School and Ranking Information
Students interested in studying computer programming in or near Green Bay have only two school options. Based on school distinctions and number of degrees awarded, the following college is considered a top school for computer programming in the Green Bay area:
- Winner: Fox Valley Technical College is located approximately 35 miles from Green Bay. It is the only public college within 50 miles of Green Bay that provides studies in computer programming. The school offers a certificate and a 2-year degree in this field of study.
School Info Chart
|Category||Fox Valley Technical College|
|Distinction||Largest district in Wisconsin in regards to student enrollment (2012-2013)*|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $4,152 (in-state); $5,985 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Programming Levels Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Computer Programming Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||35**|
|Most Popular Computer Programming Degree in 2012-2013||Associate's (35 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||38%**|
|Noteworthy||Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Sources: *Fox Valley Technical College; **NCES College Navigator.
Fox Valley Technical College
- School has a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Training on up-to-date hardware and software
- Students can access two on-campus computer labs
Established in 1912, Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) currently offers more than 200 educational programs at the certificate and associate degree levels, as well as multiple workforce training programs. FVTC's main campus is in Appleton, but it features another campus in Oshkosh as well as five regional centers and nine training centers throughout the state. The college offers classes in 15 separate departments, including information technology (IT). The Information Technology Department offers 32 different certificates and degrees, including the Associate of Applied Science - Software Developer and a Certificate in Personal Computer (PC) Programming. Students can focus on computer programming and database management in these programs.
Students in the Associate of Applied Science program for software developers can take courses in computer programming and C++ language, database design or Web development using XHTML. All students must take courses in IT concepts, PC support and written communications. The 16-credit-hour Certificate in PC Programming offers introductory and intermediate courses in Visual Basic, data access for programmers and database servers. Some of these courses may have prerequisites. Students are expected to develop simple and more complex computer applications using Visual Basic and study object-oriented programming.