Chippewa Valley Technical College Systems Portfolio Addendum | Fall 2015
CVTC offers associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates, and certification in the
following areas: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Business,
Finance, and Marketing; Health Sciences; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety,
and Security; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM);
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics; and Transfer Programs.
CVTC’s educational programs and services are each developed to meet specific stakeholder needs and
play a role within the comprehensive framework of the college’s vision and mission. In 2014-15, CVTC
offered 80 one- or two-year degree programs and 24 technical training certificates. CVTC also offers
professional development and training opportunities to a wide range of area businesses, providing
customized training, retraining, and technical assistance to 130 area businesses annually.
CVTC’s district is comprised of 11 counties in west-central Wisconsin. The college’s main campuses are
in Eau Claire, with branch campuses in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, and River Falls. Additional
instructional locations include the Neillsville Center (Neillsville), Diesel Education Center (Eau Claire),
and Truax Center (Eau Claire). Outreach campuses offer limited educational programming and services.
The college offers several distance delivery programs, as well as many general education and technical
courses within programs. In 2014-15, CVTC offered 254 online and 423 hybrid course sections. A total of
15 distance delivery programs/certificates were offered in 2014-15.
The college places a high priority on support services for its students. These include academic advising,
tutoring and academic services, career development, counseling, disability services, diversity services, the
library, and student life. Additionally, CVTC provides adult education services for community members,
including basic skills education (BSE), English Language Learning (ELL), computer literacy, and
General Education Development (GED)/ High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) preparation, and job
seeking skills. BSE services include small group instruction, peer tutoring, and individualized instruction
to provide the support students need to be successful. Academic Services provides both students and
community members with necessary basic, academic, and job skills, allowing them to enter the
workforce, advance in a current career, or embark upon a chosen educational path. Free assistance is
available to students and the general public in career exploration, resume development, job interviewing,
employment testing, and skill enhancement.
CATEGORY ONE: HELPING STUDENTS LEARN
Central to CVTC’s mission is improving the lives of students through the design and deployment of
effective teaching and learning processes, which have been the focus of multiple strategic initiatives and
AQIP action projects in the last several years.
Subcategory One: Common Learning Outcomes
CVTC is committed to students participating in broad learning, skill acquisition, and application. The
institution promotes core abilities to address the broad-based skills that will prepare a student to become a
productive member of the workforce, a civic-minded citizen of the community, and a life-long learner
ready to grow with his/her chosen profession. Some core abilities are specifically tied to technical
program outcomes, while others are met through general education offerings. The college’s AQIP action
project, Assessment of Student Learning, helps ensure that all teaching and learning at the college leads
directly to students’ mastery of the core abilities.
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