Fox Valley Technical College | International Student Viewbook 2018 | Study in the United States

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Study in the United States



Welcome to Fox Valley Technical College




I am more than just a student here. The staff treats us as part of a big family. I am also developing my leadership skills, and I know this will help me for the rest of my life.

Dominican Republic Business Management, Entrepreneurship

Fox Valley Technical College has been the top college choice in the community for more than 100 years. Discover the success thousands of international students from 50+ countries have experienced with us. For 30 years, we have supported international students as they learn English, pursue an associate degree and work to achieve their educational goals.


Why Study at Fox Valley Technical College? With 75+ programs to choose from, you can achieve your academic and professional career goals. With a variety of on-campus clubs and activities, you will always be active. We are a 2-year community technical college that takes a personalized approach to your education. Our college has smaller class sizes and instruction is hands-on.

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My year at FVTC has given me the opportunity to explore a variety of interests and the space to build my confidence.


*Conditional Admission Students enrolling at Fox Valley Technical College can request conditional admission into many U.S. colleges or universities. Once the college or university is identified, representatives from Fox Valley Tech will work on your behalf to secure conditional admission to the requested college or university.

Bangladesh Global Technical Studies

Additional benefits: • Begin your United States education with affordable tuition. • Start studying at any English level (no minimum requirement). • Receive a more personalized approach to your education from instructors with professional experience. • Participate in hands-on learning labs that provide you with real- world learning experiences. • Apply for conditional admission* and transfer into a college or university to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Mexico Entrepreneurship




I like everything about Fox Valley Technical College: the instructors, staff, facilities, technology. The staff and people are so nice. They smile at you when you see them. I will really miss Wisconsin and Fox Valley Technical College.

At Fox Valley Tech, we provide high-quality education that supports your academic and professional career goals. We strive to be a model of innovation and are recognized as an exceptional starting point to many rewarding professions. Each year, we serve about 50,000 people, making us the largest technical college in the state of Wisconsin. Despite our large size, we pride ourselves on offering personalized instruction in a warm and welcoming environment. We care about you as a student and want you to succeed. We have been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1974 and we have been in our community for more than 100 years. Our local and international reputation is strong, and we are focused on the future.

Accreditation Matters When you attend an accredited college or university, you can expect: • A quality education: Accreditation means that a college, university, institution or program meets standards of quality for faculty, curriculum, administration, library, financial management and student services. • Credits that transfer: If you ever want to transfer your college credits to continue your education towards a bachelor’s degree, accreditation is an important factor when a college or university is deciding to accept transfer credits from your previous college. • • • Learn More:


Who We Are



South Africa Meeting & Event Management


Fox Valley Technical College is the best college in the state of Wisconsin.

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Appleton, WI to... Milwaukee

174 km / 108 miles


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457 km / 284 miles


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Where We Are Fox Valley Tech is located in Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.A.—a safe, friendly, welcoming city. It is the perfect size: big enough to offer the amenities of a larger city, small enough to feel comfortable. Regarded as one of the safest cities in Wisconsin, Appleton is located within the Fox River Valley region of northeast Wisconsin. The Fox Valley area is a vibrant, diverse community with 250,000 residents and a thriving metropolitan area surrounded by natural beauty.


Appleton is really clean, and there’s not much traffic. The people here are really nice, and it has a big mall, so I like it!

China Business Management

Residents enjoy many arts and cultural activities including museums and art galleries, the renowned Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, indoor and outdoor sports and recreational activities, parks, restaurants, shopping, public transportation (free for FVTC students) and much more.

Learn English Do you want to improve your English language skills? You can with our Intensive English Program (IEP) and experienced instructors. • 18-week sessions start in August/January. • 6-week summer session in July. • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced English language levels. • Courses include: Pronunciation, grammar, speaking, writing and reading. • Earn an English Language Competency certificate. • TOEFL test is NOT required to enter Fox Valley Tech programs.

South Korea Dental Hygienist

The English program is excellent. In about six months, you will be able to communicate with other American people fluently. In another six months, you will be taking advanced classes.



Agriculture, Horticulture & Natural Resources

Educational Options

Agriculture Agribusiness/Science Technology (AAS) Agribusiness & Science Technology-Agronomy (AAS/TD) Agribusiness & Science Technology-Animal Science (AAS) Agriculture Power Equipment (AAS/TD) Agribusiness Dairy Technician (TD) Agribusiness Management Technician (TD) Farm Business & Production Management (TD) Farm Operation (TD) Precision Agriculture Technician (TD) Crop Application Specialist (C)

Choose from 75+ hands-on, career-centered associate degree and technical diploma programs.

Horticulture Horticulture/Landscape Specialist (TD) Horticulture Technician (TD) Greenhouse Grower/Plant Propagation Technician (C) Landscape Construction Technician (C) Landscape Maintenance Technician (C) Urban Forestry Technician (C) Laboratory Science Laboratory Science Technician (AAS) Laboratory Science-Environmental (C) Laboratory Science-Food (C) Laboratory Science-Paper & Packaging (C)

Transfer College Credits (2+2) Are you interested in a bachelor’s degree? Save time and money by starting at Fox Valley Tech. You can earn your associate degree in about 2 years at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree to a 4-year university in the United States.


of our international students who start at Fox Valley Tech

transfer to a 4-year university

Fox Valley Technical College has many credit transfer partners, including: • Ashford University • Bellevue University • Concordia University • Franklin University • Grand Canyon University • Herzing University • Lakeland University • Marian University • Milwaukee School of Engineering • Northern Michigan University • Silver Lake College

• University of Wisconsin-Green Bay • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh • University of Wisconsin-Platteville • University of Wisconsin-River Falls • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point • University of Wisconsin-Stout • Viterbo University •••

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Natural Resources Natural Resources Technician (AAS) Wildland Firefighter (AAS) Forest Management Specialist (C) Habitat and Land Use Management Specialist (C)


Aircraft Electronics (AAS) Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics (TD)

Business, Management & Finance Accounting & Finance Accounting (AAS) Banking & Financial Services (AAS) Financial Fraud Detection (C) Business & Management Broadcast Captioning (AAS) Business Analyst (AAS) Business Management (AAS) Human Resources (AAS)

Communication Communications, Professional (AAS) Digital Media (C) Writing, Grant/Proposal (C) Writing for the Web (C)


Construction Management Technology (AAS) Electricity (TD)

Culinary & Hospitality Culinary Arts (AAS) Hospitality Management (AAS)

Engineering Technologies Electrical & Electronics Electrical Engineering Technology (AAS) Electronic Engineering Technology (AAS)

Manufacturing & Automation Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology (AAS) Electro-Mechanical Technology (AAS) Manufacturing Engineering Technology (AAS) Quality Engineering Technology (AAS) Mechanical Design Mechanical Design Technology (AAS) Mechanical CAD Drafting (TD) CAD Customization (C) Safety, Energy & Environmental Safety Engineering Technology (AAS) Environmental Compliance Specialist (C) Environmental Health & Safety (C) Essentials of Occupational Safety (C)

Health Science

Dental Hygienist (AAS) Health Information Technology (AAS) Medical Laboratory Technician (AAS) Neurodiagnostic Technologist (AAS) Nursing, RN Associate Degree (AAS)

Occupational Therapy Assistant (AAS) Pharmacy Services Management (AAS) Gerontology (C) Phlebotomy Technician (C)

Human Services

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Associate (AAS) AODA Specialty Education (C) Substance Abuse Counselor (C) Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education (AAS) Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (C)

Information Technology

Network/Computer Support Computer Support Specialist (AAS) Information Systems Security Specialist (AAS) Network Specialist (AAS) Network Systems Administration (AAS) Software Development/Web Software Developer (AAS) Web Development & Design Specialist (AAS) Web Design (TD) Mobile Applications Development (C)


Manufacturing Operations Industrial Engineering Technology (AAS) Process Technician (TD) Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt (C) Production Inspection & Metrology (C) Metal Machining, Fabrication & Welding Welding Technician, Industrial (AAS)

Marketing, Sales & Service Interior Design Interior Design (AAS) Kitchen & Bath Design (C) Marketing Marketing (AAS) Digital Marketing (TD)

Public Safety

Emergency Medical Services Fire Protection Technician (AAS) Emergency Medical Technician (TD) Paramedic Technician (TD)


Management Development (AAS) Meeting & Event Management (AAS) Paralegal (AAS) Supply Chain Management (AAS) Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (C) Event Planning (C) Organizational Leadership (C)

Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Studies (AAS) Forensic Science (AAS) Security & Asset Protection (AAS) Child Protection Investigator (C) Crime Prevention (C) Criminal Investigator (C) Cyber Crime Investigation (C) Evidence Technician (C) Private Investigation Specialist (C) Security Management (C)


Automotive Automotive Technology (AAS) Automotive Technology – Imports (AAS) Vehicle Refinishing & Repair Technology (AAS) Diesel Diesel Equipment Technology (AAS)

General, Global & Individualized Studies

Individualized Technical Studies (AAS) Global Advantage Professional (C) Global Business Professional (C) Intercultural Relations (C) Spanish (C) Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (C) AAS – Associate of Applied Science TD – Technical Diploma C – Certificate International students are required to enroll in either an AAS or TD program. Certificates can be added to these programs. •••

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France Agriculture


My favorite part about living in Wisconsin is that the people are really nice—it’s a safe place with diverse people, and there is always something to do.

Outside the Classroom

Take advantage of all Fox Valley Technical College has to offer. • Travel throughout the community using the FREE bus service. • Receive personalized support from FVTC Global Education advisors. • Earn work experience with internships and on-campus employment. • Visit other cities and enjoy activities with FVTC International students. • Create an unforgettable relationship with the International Student Mentorship program. • Get involved with FVTC clubs, groups and events. • Give back locally through volunteer opportunities. • Receive FREE health services through FVTC Campus Care Clinic.


Housing Take your college experience to a higher level. Create a circle of friends in an exciting new living-learning community located just a few steps from Fox Valley Technical College. Meet international students from around the globe as well as students from the local area. Tech Village offers apartment-style student living where you can share a comfortable, fully furnished four-bedroom two-bath suite with four other students. • High-speed internet • Walking path • Variety of settings for learning, creating and connecting

The Tech Village staff are so friendly. They helped me get everything organized in my apartment.

Tunisia English Business Communication

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Tuition Is Affordable International student tuition at Fox Valley Tech is about half the cost of public 4-year universities.

Summer Tuition Housing/Meals Books/Supplies Health Insurance Orientation Course Application Processing Fee Program Registration TOTAL

$1,610 $1,650 $200 N/A $200 $100 N/A $3,760

1 Semester $2,250 $5,000 $500 $300 $350 $100 $30 $8,530

Academic Year $5,500 $10,000 $1,000 $600 $350 $100 $30 $17,580





Fox Valley Tech is really affordable, safe and clean. It is perfect for students.

Venezuela Intensive English Program

Tuition costs are estimates and are subject to change.

Indonesia Human Resources

I Gusti


Fox Valley Tech is a great place to study! The location is convenient and the cost is affordable.

Ready to Apply

We have made the application process easy. Follow these 3 steps to apply: 1. Prepare to Apply Visit to review our program requirements, application process and additional information. 2. Submit Your Application Complete the online application and pay the application fee. 3. Submit Required Documentation Submit proof of high school completion, copy of your passport, financial certification and proof of English proficiency (waived if applying for Intensive English) •••

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Application Deadlines: Semester Fall Spring

Start Date August January

Due Date May 15 October 15


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Fox Valley Technical College 1825 N. Bluemound Drive • P.O. Box 2277 Appleton, WI 54912-2277 • United States Global Education & Services: +920-735-4878 •



Learn More: Fox Valley Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including members of underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, females, veterans and individuals of all abilities. For questions regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policy, contact: Rayon Brown – (Affirmative Action), (gender discrimination, including sex-based violence) or Elizabeth Burns – (disability related discrimination).

@FoxValleyTech @FVTCGlobalEd


@FoxValleyTech 5000/524/8-18

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