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Vermont Technical College

Catalog 2009-2010

Bachelor of Science

Architectural Engineering Technology

Business Technology and Management

Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Information Technology

Computer Software Engineering

Construction Management

Dental Hygiene

Diversified Agriculture

Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Equine Studies

Sustainable Design and Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Agribusiness Management Technology

Architectural and Building Engineering Technology Automotive Technology Business Technology and Management Construction Management Dairy Farm Management Technology Diesel Power Technology Fire Science General Engineering Technology Landscape Development and Ornamental Horticulture Telecommunications Technology Veterinary Technology Associate of Science Computer Information Technology Computer Software Engineering Dental Hygiene Nursing Respiratory Therapy Associate of Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology Computer Engineering Technology Electrical Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology Certificate Practical Nursing Foreword Foreword This catalog has been prepared to give prospective students at Vermont Technical College a comprehensive preview of the college. For updates to this publication, please refer to the Vermont Tech website at www.vtc.edu.

Notice of College Regulations The information contained in this catalog is current at the time of publication and subject to change at any time. The regulations included in this catalog and other official college statements are binding on all students. The college reserves the right to change any of the regulations at any time. Students will be deemed to have had sufficient notice of all official regulations when such are contained in official publications or posted on the college’s web site, www.vtc.edu

Should you have questions not answered in this catalog, please write to:

Office of Admissions Vermont Technical College PO Box 500 Randolph Center, VT 05061-0500 or email admissions@vtc.edu Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except holidays Telephone: Vermont Tech: (802) 728-1000
 Admissions Office: (800) 442-8821 
 (802) 728-1444 Fax: (802) 728-1390 Foreword Non-discrimination and Equal Opportunity Statement Every member of Vermont Tech should work to ensure non-discriminatory processes and practices with faculty, staff, and students. Qualified students are recruited for, admitted to, and participate in all college programs without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability. Vermont Tech will provide reasonable accommodations to create equal opportunities for students with documented disabilities.

Faculty, administrators, and staff are employed without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. Vermont Tech will make reasonable accommodations to the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee.

Additionally, the Vermont State Colleges will engage in affirmative efforts to recruit, admit, and support students and to recruit, employ, and support employees in order to achieve the diversity which advances the educational mission.

The Vermont State Colleges complies with state and federal laws related to equal opportunity and non-discrimination. Any questions or complaints about potential or perceived discrimination in violation of any state or federal law should be directed to: the Vermont Tech Ombudsperson, the VSC Office of the Chancellor, the Vermont Office of the Attorney General, or the federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.

If auxiliary aid or service is needed to apply for admission or employment, please contact Vermont Tech’s Learning Skills Specialist at 728-1396. For questions related to Title IX, please contact Michael Van Dyke, Dean of the College and Title IX coordinator at (802) 728-1213 or via mail at PO Box 500, Randolph Center, Vermont 05061.

Academic Calendar

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Tuesday December 22 Academic planning 2010 WINTER TERM (Practical Nursing only) Monday December 7 PN classes begins Friday December 18 PN vacation break begins

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2010 SPRING2 (Practical Nursing only) Monday April 12 PN classes begin Friday April 16 Graduation applications due for June commencement

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General Information General Information Vermont Technical College is a public, co-educational, two- and four-year technical college with a rural residential main campus located in Randolph Center, Vermont. There is also a commuter campus in Williston with limited residential housing and nine satellite nursing campuses located throughout the state. The college is part of the Vermont State Colleges (VSC) system that includes Castleton State College, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, and the Community College of Vermont. Vermont Tech offers collegiate-level programs leading to associate’s degrees with majors in applied technologies and related fields; to bachelor’s degrees in Architectural Engineering, Business Technology & Management, Computer Engineering, Construction Management, Dental Hygiene, Diversified Agriculture, Electromechanical Engineering, Equine Studies, Information Technology, Sustainable Design & Technology, and Software Engineering; and to a certificate in Practical Nursing.

The college provides students with a rigorous, broad-based background in technology and applied sciences. Graduates are well prepared to work with scientists, engineers, and other professionals in meeting the challenges of today’s high-tech workplace. They find career opportunities in business, industry, commerce, transportation, agriculture, health care, construction, and government.

A major advantage of the associate’s degree is that it affords the choice of entering employment upon graduation or continuing toward a bachelor’s degree. The majority of Vermont Tech graduates go directly to work. A significant number enter bachelor’s degree programs after graduation.

Vermont Tech Mission Statement Vermont Tech is a unique institution within the VSC system, offering associate’s and baccalaureate degrees, a certificate program, and continuing education in career-oriented technologies such as agriculture, applied sciences, business, engineering, and health sciences.

Vermont Tech serves its students, the state of Vermont, and the region by providing high quality, accessible, post-secondary education through broad-based curricula that prepare graduates for the workplace, for continuing formal education, and for lifelong learning.

Vermont Tech undertakes its mission guided by institutional values and focused by institutional objectives.

Institutional Values Vermont Tech emphasizes the core values of dedication, integrity, and responsibility as a foundation for learning, for career preparation, and for citizenship.

Vermont Tech is dedicated to its tradition of helping students reach their full potential by developing their academic and scholarly proficiencies; critical thinking and communication skills; civic responsibility; and global awareness.

The faculty, staff, administration, and students at Vermont Tech are committed to forming a stimulating, compassionate, and supportive learning community which fosters the personal and professional growth of all members.

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Vermont Tech values its role in supporting the Vermont economy and meeting the needs of businesses by preparing highly qualified graduates in various occupations, as well as by providing businesses with opportunities for continuing education for their employees.

Institutional Objectives

• Establish a high quality academic environment

• Broaden students’ experiences, both academically and socially

• Emphasize the combination of theoretical concepts and practical applications in the curriculum

• Prepare students to adapt to changing technology

• Offer academic and personal support services that enhance student learning

• Furnish placement services for students, graduates, and alumni seeking employment and further education

• Afford opportunities for faculty and staff development

• Pursue strong liaisons with Vermont elementary and secondary schools

• Inform the general public and potential students of opportunities at Vermont Tech

• Encourage a large and diverse population to enter Vermont Tech

• Strengthen relationships with our community partners

• Provide outreach programs to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, employers, and employees

• Maintain continuing communication and relationships with alumni Vermont State Colleges Mission Statement For the benefit of Vermont, the Vermont State Colleges provide affordable, high quality, student-centered, and accessible education, fully integrating professional, liberal, and career study.

This integrated education, in conjunction with applied learning experiences, assures that

graduates of VSC programs will:

• Demonstrate competence in communication, research, and critical thinking

• Practice creative problem-solving both individually and collaboratively

• Be engaged, effective, and responsible citizens

• Bring to the workplace appropriate skills and an appreciation of work quality and ethics General Information

• Embrace the necessity and joy of lifelong learning The Vermont State Colleges also offer numerous opportunities for others to engage in continuous learning to meet their specific goals.

Location The Vermont Technical College main campus is located on 544 acres in the rural village of Randolph Center, near the geographical center of the State of Vermont. Interstate 89 passes within one mile of the campus. Buses from the metropolitan areas serve the area and Amtrak’s Vermonter stops in downtown Randolph twice daily.

Vermont Tech also maintains a satellite campus in Williston, Vermont. The Williston campus is accessible from exit 12 off Interstate 89.

Vermont Tech also operates eleven nursing campuses throughout the state.

Academic Recognition By authority conferred by the legislature of the State of Vermont, the Trustees of Vermont State Colleges have authorized Vermont Technical College to grant the degrees of Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, Associate of Engineering, and Bachelor of Science with a major in the program pursued.

The Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) at Vermont Technical College has Independent School Approval for grade 12 from the Vermont State Board of Education.

Vermont Technical College is an institutional member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Vermont Higher Education Council, and the American Society for Engineering Education.

Accreditation Vermont Technical College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The following programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology: Architectural & Building Engineering Technology; Architectural Engineering Technology; Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology; Computer Engineering Technology; Electrical Engineering Technology;

Electromechanical Engineering Technology; Mechanical Engineering Technology. The Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology may be contacted at 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.

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The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678, (312) 440-4653.

The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association as a program for educating veterinary technicians at 1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173.

The Practical Nursing and Associate of Science in Nursing programs are approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), 3343 Peach Tree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. The Vermont State Board of Nursing may be contacted at the Office of Professional Regulation, National Life Building, North FL2, Montpelier, VT 05620-3402.

The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350, in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Programs, 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, 817-283-2835.

Vermont Academy of Science and Technology The Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) provides an opportunity for high school seniors with a strong interest and ability in science and math to complete their senior year at Vermont Tech. Recognized by the State of Vermont as an approved independent high school, the program awards high school diplomas. Additionally, because Vermont state law allows VAST students to transfer Vermont Tech credits back to their sending high schools, the students may receive a second high school diploma from that school.

Entry into VAST is competitive. Students should have a strong academic transcript and PSAT scores of 55 or higher for each sub-score. VAST students are expected to maintain at least a

2.0 GPA while attending Vermont Tech or they will be required to return to their sending high school. VAST students are also expected to adhere to all policies and procedures outlined in the student handbook.

Upon completion of the one-year program, students may remain at Vermont Tech to complete a degree or transfer to another institution.

The Vermont legislature has provided that a Vermont student’s general state support grant for the senior year of high school may be used to cover tuition for VAST. Vermont Tech provides financial aid to Vermont residents for any gap that may exist between the state grant and its tuition, enabling Vermonters to attend VAST tuition-free. Other fees, including room and board for students who choose to live on campus, are the responsibility of the student.

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