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All DHY/BIO courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to continue in the program Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Graduates of this bachelor’s program have access to more educational and career opportunities than students who have only completed an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Career areas where the advanced degree would be advantageous include jobs in dental hygiene research, sales, public health, and education.
Current Vermont Tech students may continue into the bachelor’s degree program with departmental approval and do not have to make the decision until the spring of the sophomore year. Students will complete the bachelor level curriculum through a combination of on-line and transfer courses. Students have six years to complete the required courses for the bachelor’s degree.
Intended outcomes for the Dental Hygiene degree completion program are:
• To provide a vehicle in which graduates of the associate’s degree program may earn a bachelor’s degree while employed as practitioners or full-time students
• To provide opportunities for students to explore various occupational settings such as public health, education, sales, and research
• To prepare graduates for further study at the graduate level
• To broaden the student’s knowledge base and education experience in dental hygiene and general education courses
• To provide students with knowledge to develop skills in critical thinking and evidencebased research while fostering life-long learning The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120.
*In addition to the associate requirements, bachelor’s students must complete a minimum of two Arts and Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS) courses, including one at the 3XXX level.
All DHY and BIO courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to continue in the program The Vermont Tech Bachelor of Science degree program holds articulation agreements with Quinsigamond Community College, Community College of Rhode Island, Tunxis Community College, and the New Hampshire Technical Institute associate degree dental hygiene programs. These agreements are designed to maximize the number of credits students will be able to transfer to Vermont Tech. Specific details regarding these agreements can be obtained by contacting Vermont Tech’s Department of Dental Hygiene at (802) 879-5643.
Diesel Power Technology Diesel Power Technology The associate degree program in Diesel Power Technology answers an increasing need for skilled diesel service technicians for the growing agricultural, heavy-duty truck, and earthmoving equipment service industry. Graduates are prepared to enter the repair, parts, or management aspects of the diesel power service industry. Job categories include general repair technician, parts professional, service advisor, and, with experience, specialty or lead technician, parts manager, or service manager. Self employment is also possible.
The program covers all significant skill areas of the repair industry and includes modules on parts, record keeping, customer relations, and preventive maintenance. Electronic control of mechanical systems, system design considerations, and the analysis and diagnosis of system failures are examined through the coursework. Students are exposed to the agricultural equipment, earthmoving equipment, and heavy-duty trucks and have the opportunity to work part time at local service providers. A 400-hour summer internship is included which provides students with production experience and an opportunity to assess future employment possibilities.
The coursework covers all systems down to the component level on agricultural equipment, earthmoving equipment, and heavy-duty trucks. All mechanical systems are covered in the curriculum including steering, suspension and brakes, and drive train systems Electrical, electronic and hydraulic systems maintenance, diagnosis, and repair are emphasized. A combination of classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory practical experience is used at a one-to-one ratio. Students must possess their own set of hand tools for use in the laboratory and for the summer internship program. A tool list is available from the Admissions Department.
The curriculum uses the NATEF (National Technician’s Education Foundation) and AED (Associated Equipment Distributors) diesel task mastery specifications to assess successful learning outcomes. Outcomes include but are not limited to: the ability to use the principles of critical thinking in the diagnostic process, the ability to understand, maintain and repair advanced electronic systems on trucks, agricultural and earthmoving equipment, the ability to understand, maintain and repair all major mechanical systems on trucks, agricultural and earthmoving equipment and the ability to perform successfully as an entry to B-level heavy duty service technician. Coursework in English and technical communication, computer software skills, technical math, physics, and general education are also included. Courses are offered in Williston and Middlebury. Students must provide their own transportation.
The minimum number of credits required for degree is 64.
*Students who do not place into ENG 1060 or 1061 may take up to three terms to complete English Composition (see English Requirements, page 99). This may require summer courses or additional terms.
**Students must complete a minimum of one Arts and Humanities (AH) and one Social Science (SS) elective.
Diversified Agriculture Bachelor of Science in Diversified Agriculture Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to own or manage small farms with diverse operations such as dairy, livestock (e.g. beef, sheep, and goats), succession grazing, market gardening, greenhouse production, and maple sugaring or to be consultants to agricultural organizations looking to diversify their operations and opportunities.
The Diversified Agriculture program combines animal, plant, and soil sciences with a knowledge and understanding of business and management. The program emphasizes the use of synergistic biological processes to foster a reduction in the need for, and subsequent use of, off-farm inputs. Instruction focuses on practical application of agricultural science in Vermont.
Today’s farmers and agricultural industries must compete for customers on an international level while simultaneously meeting an increased demand for locally grown products. Training farmers to develop and synergize diverse agriculture operations on the same farmstead will make them stronger all-around competitors in the food production market, as well as more economically sound.
Students with a Bachelor of Science in Diversified Agriculture will be able to:
• Understand livestock nutrition and the ration formulation process
• Understand reproduction and genetics and be able to implement a breeding program
• Design, plan, and implement a garden
• Competently identify and treat common New England weeds and pests
• Understand the operational details of two forms of New England agriculture
• Competently recognize livestock disease
• Understand the agriculture industry and represent it knowledgably
• Raise and store common New England forages
• Manage an agriculture operation budget
• Assess an agricultural business and recognize potential investors
• Write a business plan for an agricultural operation The number of credits required for a degree is 120.
*Students who do not place into ENG 1060 or 1061 may take up to three terms to complete English Composition (see English Requirements, page 99). This may require summer courses or additional terms to complete the degree.
**Students must complete a minimum of four Arts and Humanities (AH) and Social Science (SS) electives, with at least one at the 3XXX level.
Electrical Engineering Technology Graduates of this program are able to work in any number of challenging positions. As engineering technicians, they may participate in such varied activities as research, development, design, production, or manufacturing of complex electrical, electronic, or electromechanical products. Testing, quality control, marketing, installation, and customer service are among the job opportunities available.
With a minimum of an extra year’s work, students may pursue a dual major with Computer Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. Upon completion of a two year Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, students may pursue a bachelor’s degree in Electromechanical Engineering, Sustainable Technology, or Business Technology & Management.
Students with an Associate of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Technology will be able to:
• Understand the concepts of AC/DC circuit analysis and demonstrate the ability to apply concepts learned in class experimentally
• Understand the concepts of digital electronics and demonstrate the ability to apply concepts learned in class experimentally
• Understand the fundamental operation of semiconductor devices and their application in modern electronic circuits
• Be able to write programs in assembly language and in an appropriate high level language
• Be able to utilize current hardware and software tools and devices such as laboratory instruments, MultiSim, embedded controllers, and PLCs
• Execute a simple manufacturing type project including design, layout prototype, documentation, and presentation
• Be able to communicate technical information clearly in oral and written forms
• Understand the professional requirements of today’s employers regarding quality, timeliness, and the ability to work in teams towards a common goal
• Understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities and recognize the need for continuous improvement and lifelong learning
• Demonstrate a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues The minimum number of credits required for the degree is 71.
*Students who do not place into ENG 1060 or 1061 may take up to three terms to complete English Composition (See English Requirements page 99). This may require summer courses or additional terms to complete the degree.
**Students must complete a minimum of one Arts and Humanities (AH) and once Social Science (SS) elective.
Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology Graduates of this program bridge the traditional gap between engineering disciplines via an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes problem solving in a design and manufacturing environment where the challenges are both mechanical and electrical. Successful students are prepared to bring this broader understanding to the design, development, manufacturing, and technical support of emerging products, integrating and improving both the product and the process. In larger firms, this might be as a member of the design or manufacturing team, while smaller companies might assign this role to a single individual.
The ELM program is the second leg of a “two-plus-two” curriculum. The junior year offers courses in advanced math, science, and sensor technology, along with “crossover” courses that vary according to a student’s prior educational background.
Students with a Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology should
be able to:
• Use standard software engineering tools in the mechanical, electrical, and software areas.
• Exhibit a basic knowledge in the mechanical, electrical, and software areas and be able to apply this knowledge to adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
• Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
• Program in several languages including those related to microcontrollers and PLCs.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of control theory and control systems de-sign, both analog and digital, employing differential and integral calculus.
• Understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
• Research and evaluate new technologies (electrical, mechanical, or software); make recommendations about such technologies based on features, performance, and cost;
and manage the implementation of those new technologies in a design or technical solution with a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
• Research, read, and understand relevant documents, recognizing that lifelong learning is a necessary part of the discipline.
• Communicate clearly (in writing and orally) with his or her peers as well as with personnel and authority.
• Apply engineering principles and creativity to design, develop, and troubleshoot electromechanical products.
• Function effectively on teams.
• Demonstrate a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues.
The minimum number of credits required in the junior and senior years is 66.
* General Education requirement for the BS.ELM program include a cumulative 24 credits, 9 of which must contain a strong writing component. Some of these credits may have been earned in previous degree studies.
Three of these credits are included in the ELM Senior Project courses (ELM 4701 and ELM 4702), and three credits must be at a 3XXX level.
** EET ELM courses required of students with two-year electrical/electronic degrees; MEC ELM courses required of students with two-year mechanical degrees *** Technical electives may be selected from several areas, including computer science, mathematics, and business: CHE 1031, MAT 2533, 2021, 2533, BUS 2210, 2440 and, for EETELM track students only, MEC 2050 or 2130.