Performance Monitoring Report:Non-creditProgrammingSeptember 15, 2020Non-credit Programming PurposeTo provide training andeducation to upgrade theoccupational skills ofindividuals and the businessand industry work force andprovide community servicesand avocational or selfenrichment activities.This report serves as partial evidence of FVTC compliance with HLC Criterion 2C.
Non-credit ProgrammingReport DetailsOverviewIndividuals and employers turn to Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) for a wide variety of non-credit classes inboth community-based and vocational education offerings, including criminal justice, CPR training, traffic safety,basic computer skills, sewing/quilting, and culinary arts. These offerings are developed to meet specificcommunity or sector needs and interests. In addition to courses, FVTC has started hosting professionaldevelopment conferences as a means for employees in various industries to obtain continuing education units.FVTC ranks #1 in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) for non-credit students served. While the noncredit student population at FVTC makes up the largest portion of overall students served each year, the FullTime Equivalent (FTE) amount is relatively small because the courses are typically short-term and low in credits.(FTE is based on 30 credits per academic year.)2019-20 FVTC Headcount by Course 35,0000Students inNon-creditCoursesStudents inProgramCoursesStudents inDual CreditCourses2,0191,465Students inAdult BasicEducationCoursesStudents inApprenticeshipCoursesSource: FVTC data warehouse query as of August 17, 2020Page 1
What We DoCoursesFVTC delivers non-credit courses in three distinct ways:Non-Credit Offering Types2019-20HeadcountDescriptionGeneral Public - These educational offerings contribute to community safety, personalenrichment, and career development for the general public. In 2019-20, the highestdemand courses were in the areas of CPR, traffic safety, and professional development.5,746Contracted & State Grant-funded Training - These educational offerings are designed toenhance technical skills for future employment or upgrade individuals’ skills in theirpresent occupations. Locally, 2019-20 enrollments were highest in public safety, humanresources, and commercial driving.10,819National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) - Funded by federal grants, currentinitiatives include AMBER Alert, Internet Crimes Against Children, Missing and ExploitedChildren and Sex Offender Re-entry training and technical assistance programs. 150subject matter experts provide instruction in over 60 criminal justice training programsdelivered all across the country.11,589Source: FVTC data warehouse query as of August 17, 2020Note: Some students took classes in more than one offering type. Headcount is distinct by type but duplicated when summed together.Each regional center has its own distinctive offerings. The table below highlights some of the unique and popularnon-credit courses by location:Non-credit Instructional Areas by Regional CenterRegional CenterInstructional AreasChiltonClintonvilleOshkoshWaupacaWautomaFire Fighter Refresher Courses, Exercise ClassesHorticulture, Early Childhood Education, CPRSewing, CPREthnic Cooking, Crafts, Ballroom DanceWisconsin Operating Engineers – Worksite Trainer Education, EMT/CPR/First AidPage 2
ConferencesIn continuation of supporting the Collegestrategic direction of workforce and communitydevelopment, the Office of Continuing EducationServices has been leading college-wide efforts tosupport growth in continuing education,licensure/certifications, and industry events forall academic divisions.Annual conferences are being held for continuing legal education for lawyers/paralegals, a conference foradministrative professionals where local businesses such as Thrivent Financial, Community Foundation for theFox Valley Region, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and other area companies have sent their administrativeprofessionals to learn new skills and network with local professionals. Each year these conferences are growingin attendance, and the individuals are appreciative to have a local, cost-effective option.Conference Attendance by YearAcademicYearContinuing LegalEducation ConferenceAdministrative 105Postponed until October 2020Source: FVTC Office of Continuing EducationPage 3
For WhomEnrollmentEach year, over half of the students that FVTC serves enroll in a non-credit course. Non-credit student countsvary cyclically due to emergency medical services refresher classes that run on a recertification cycle of everytwo years. 2019-20 was a recertification year, and enrollments for the first half of the year put FVTC on pace tohave more non-credit students than the college has served in the last five years. Unfortunately, the COVID-19pandemic that began in March 2020 forced cancellations of many non-credit classes. As a result, FVTC servedfewer non-credit students than anticipated.Non-credit Headcount by l 30,240Total 27,40013,370Total Total 27,45712,8089,14718,31015,8522017-18Summer/Fall StudentsTotal 28,6602018-192019-20Additional Spring StudentsSource: FVTC data warehouse query as of August 17, 2020WTCS ComparisonsFVTC continues to significantly outpace other benchmark colleges in non-credit enrollments due to extensivecontracted training and the unique area of NCJTC. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College presents the nextlargest noncredit enrollment with 10,779 students.2019-20 Non-credit Headcount by DistrictFox Valley (FVTC)27,457Indianhead (WITC)10,779Madison (MATC)9,969Northeast rce: WTCS Client Reporting Cube as of August 17, 2020Page 4
At What CostThe College recoups most of the total cost of non-credit course delivery, but the funding formula variessignificantly for courses that are more skills-focused versus personal enrichment. FVTC receives state aid on theFTEs generated from occupational adult classes. In contrast, there is no state aid on the FTEs generated frompersonal enrichment classes. The model used for pricing conferences is to cost recover expenses (speakers,hospitality, etc.) while considering the local economy. Grant-funded course expenses are covered by the grants,and contracted services course expenses are covered by employers. FVTC’s cost per FTE in occupational noncredit programming is above the statewide average and second highest among benchmark colleges.Occupational Non-credit Cost Per FTE 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,00016-collegeaverage 19,8972019-20Fox ValleyCost per FTEFox Valley (FVTC) 21,848 22,416Indianhead (WITC) 18,008Madison (MATC) 22,727Northeast (NWTC) 17,5632016-172017-182018-19Source: FVTC Financial ServicesPage 5
COVID-19Impact: Business changes as a result of the pandemicActionExamplesPostponedin-person conferencesMental Health Conference,Administrative Professional ConferenceCancelledCPR, traffic safetysome occupational adult classesCancelledall avocational classesSewing, photography, painting,cooking, exercise, etc.Moving Forward: What’s next?Virtual conferencesfor various professionsOccupational adult classeswith fewerstudentsPage 6
National Criminal Justice Training Cente r (NCJTC) - Funded by federal grants, current initiatives include AMBER Alert, Internet Crimes Against Children, Missing and Exploited Children and Sex Offender Re-entry training and technical assistance programs. 150 subject matter experts provide instruction in ov