FVTC expanding IT offerings in Oshkosh

August 1, 2012

From thenorthwestern.com: “FVTC expanding IT offerings in Oshkosh” — Fox Valley Technical College will be offering more Information Technology courses at its Riverside campus in Oshkosh, beginning with this fall semester.

The Riverside campus will offer IT coursework for the first year of the Network Specialist, Computer Support Specialist, and Network Systems Administration associate degree programs. The added courses are a result of regional demands for skilled IT employees in the region.

In 2011, FVTC added the Health Information Technology associate degree program, which is exclusively offered at the Riverside campus. This offering was a direct result of FVTC’s response to industry requests for professionals who can gather, code, manage, and maintain patient health information. The regional employer needs reaffirm projected employment in this industry to increase by 20 percent through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Health Information Technology program is currently full at Riverside in just its second year.

Along with Madison Area Technical College, FVTC offers more associate degree options in IT than any other technical college in Wisconsin. The college’s programs are nationally recognized through the Association of Information Technology Professionals. FVTC has earned three, first-place finishes in the last four years in AITP national competitions among more than 70 higher education institutions.

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