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Occupational Aide Readiness (OAR)

If you or someone you know has learning, health or other challenges, the Occupational Aide Readiness (OAR) programs at Fox Valley Technical College can assist with the training needed for employment. These specially developed technical diplomas offer additional assistance and support to help pave the way for success.

Get started in one of the OAR technical diploma programs listed below by contacting Educational Support Services at 920-735-2569. 


Clerical Aide (TD)

28 Credits Location: Appleton

Your training as a Clerical Aide will give you the basic skills needed in an office setting. This career is full of variety, so you’ll learn about many things such as maintaining basic office records, completing basic mailing projects, preparing basic business documents, using common office software, recognizing and greeting customers, and taking and relaying telephone messages.

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Early Childhood Assistant Teacher (TD)

28 Credits Location: Appleton

If you like young children and enjoy helping others, then consider the Early Childhood Assistant Teacher diploma. You’ll learn how to support classroom teachers in early childhood settings and develop skills for a variety of supportive tasks associated with the growth and development of children and the learning environment.

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Kitchen Steward (TD)

32 Credits Location: Appleton

A Kitchen Steward is an important part of keeping things running smoothly. With this diploma, you’ll learn how to perform a variety of food preparation duties, such as preparing cold foods, beverages and trays, as well as assembling food service materials. In addition, you’ll receive training on basic kitchen inventory, and regular cleaning and maintenance of food service equipment.

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Landscape Worker (TD)

29 Credits Location: Appleton

Receive hands-on training for a career as a Landscape Worker. You’ll learn how to develop and maintain lawns and gardens using hand or power tools, as well as landscaping equipment. Some of the skills you’ll gain are sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking and installation of basic garden borders, paths and structures.

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Work Readiness (C)

16 Credits Location: Appleton

Occupational programming and support services designed to bridge the gap between education and employment. In addition to occupational and internship-to-work training, class work will include work, life, and transition-to-employment job skills.

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