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«Vermont Technical College Catalog 2009-2010 Bachelor of Science Architectural Engineering Technology Business Technology and Management Computer ...»

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Upon completion of the program, PN graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. The ADN program graduates are awarded an Associate of Science in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The Vermont State Board of Nursing (VSBN) application requests information regarding past history of substance abuse, prior felony convictions, and failure to pay child support and/or taxes concerning all graduates. Other states may ask similar questions. It is the Board’s responsibility to determine eligibility to sit for the licensure examination and to issue the license to practice. For more information, please refer to the VSBN website: http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses After licensure, PN graduates typically find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies and work under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist. With experience, they can assume increasing responsibilities in the nursing field.

The ADN program articulates with the PN program and requires two further semesters of full-time study. The program is selective and rigorous and there is no assurance of admission from the PN program. Additionally, the twelve clinical credits earned in the PN program do not transfer to the ADN program.

Graduates are prepared to work in a health care setting under the supervision of more experienced practitioners. With experience, they can assume increasing responsibilities and may be responsible for supervising others.

Students with a Certificate in Practical Nursing will be able to:

• Employ the nursing process for selected clients to maintain, achieve, or regain their optimal level of self-care

• Integrate knowledge of scientific, behavioral, and cultural principles in the care of clients in a variety of settings

• Establish collaborative relationships with members of the nursing and health team

• Maintain confidentiality in clinical setting

• Support the use of legal and ethical standards

• Assume the role of a member of an interdisciplinary team Nursing

• Provide care which maximizes the self-care potential of individuals across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings

• Contribute to the development of a teaching plan for the client with an alteration in basic self-care needs

• Assume responsibility for self-directed, goal-oriented growth

Students with an Associate of Science in Nursing will be able to:

• Evaluate the plan of care to assist clients with complex health care needs to maintain, achieve, or regain their optimal level of self-care

• Select appropriate scientific, behavioral, and cultural principles for the care of clients with complex needs in diverse settings

• Evaluate interpersonal skills in professional practice

• Incorporate behaviors consistent with legal and ethical standards of professional practice

• Assume the role of manager of care within the interdisciplinary team

• Competently deliver nursing care which maximizes the self-care potential of individuals with complex health needs in diverse settings

• Evaluate a comprehensive teaching plan to meet the physical and emotional needs of individuals and groups with common and complex health care needs

• Demonstrate accountability for growth as individuals, as members of society, and as professional nurses The minimum number of credits required for the certificate 47 and for the associate’s degree is 35.

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*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.

All BIO and NUR courses and PSY-1050 must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to continue in the program.

The certificate program includes 495 hours of theory and 630 hours of clinical/lab; the degree program includes 420 hours of theory and 315 hours of clinical/lab.

Respiratory Therapy Respiratory Therapy Graduates of this program work to apply scientific principles to prevent, identify, and treat acute or chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system. Respiratory care includes the assessment, treatment, management, control, diagnostic evaluation, education, and care of patients with deficiencies of the cardiopulmonary system. About 75% of all respiratory therapists work in hospitals or other acute care settings. However, many therapists are employed in clinics, physicians’ offices, skilled nursing facilities The respiratory therapy program is offered in a distance learning format in several locations around Vermont in collaboration with CCV and health care providers at various locales. Under instructor supervision, students provide patient care in a variety of health care settings in Vermont and New York. All students are required to travel to hospital sites at a distance from their local site.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the entry-level certified respiratory therapist and advanced-level registered respiratory therapist credentialing examinations offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Programs.

Students with an Associates of Science in Respiratory Therapy will be able to:

• Meet the respiratory care needs in the health care community and demonstrate the attitudes, skills, and knowledge relevant to their role as registered respiratory therapists

• Decide whether care is needed, administer the care competently, and determine whether the care provided was in fact effective

• Develop critical thinking skills, use strong communication skills, and demonstrate the leadership required of today’s respiratory therapists The minimum number of credits required for a degree is 69.

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*Students must place into ENG 1060 or 1061 in order to be accepted into the program.

**Students must complete a minimum of on Arts and Humanities (AH) and one Social Science (SS) elective.

***Choose from: MAT 1210, MAT 1221, MAT 2021, or others with permission of department; availability depends on scheduling. Students must complete a minimum of one placement level 2 math elective.

All BIO and RSP courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to continue in the program.

Sustainable Design and Technology Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design and Technology Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in technical fields related to their associate’s degree and to work with newer sustainable technologies as applications engineers, project managers, or technical staff. SDT graduates will also be prepared to pursue post-baccalaureate education in business, environmental law, or related technical fields. Graduates will provide businesses with highly valued employees with a blend of technical, project management, and communication skills.

This is a cross-disciplinary program grounded in the belief that students who understand the fundamentals of technology, business, and the regulations that govern both can be effective agents for sustainable change. The program creates graduates committed to using technology to grow a sustainable economy, act as stewards of our environment and resources, and educate others about the benefits of a more sustainable college and community.

The 2+2 SDT curriculum emphasizes application of technology in service of sustainable goals and an understanding of the fundamentals of business, regulation, and permitting as

well as sustainable application of technologies. The curriculum is organized into four areas:

sustainability core, green technical track, business electives, and general education. Students select one of three technical tracks: Green Buildings, Green Sites, or Renewable Energy.

The Green Buildings track focuses on conserving energy in new and renovated residential and commercial buildings without sacrificing function and design. This track includes all aspects of sustainable design, from green materials and construction to efficient selection and operation of complex mechanical systems. Students learn to evaluate building designs on the basis of natural energy efficiency standards and how to integrate renewable energy systems into buildings. Students enter this track from the Architectural & Building Engineering Technology (ABT) and Construction Management (CPM) programs.

The Green Sites track focuses upon the art of responsible, inspired design and engineering for residential, agricultural, and commercial sites in order to enhance the quality, sustainability, and integrity of our built environment. Within this track, special emphasis is placed upon the design of the landscape, including structures, plantings, roads, and water systems, in order to minimize environmental impact; meet and create legislative standards; and promote an ethic of stewardship of the land and our natural resources. Students enter this track from the Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology (CET), Dairy Farm Management Technology (DFM), and Landscape Development & Ornamental Horticulture (LAH) programs.

The Renewable Energy track focuses on renewable energy technology and systems for efficient energy conversion and use. The technical curriculum includes courses in mechanical and electrical engineering that cover topics such as materials and structures; circuits and electronics; sensors and instrumentation; and electromechanical power systems. Energy systems courses address the use of solar, wind, alternative fuels, and other renewable technologies for electricity, heating, and other power uses. Students enter this track from Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) or Mechanical Engineering Technology (MEC) programs.

Students with associate’s degrees from other majors may have individualized programs set up based on previous coursework and track requirements.

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Students with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design and Technology will be able to:

• Demonstrate a robust understanding of the environmental, climate, and energy challenges facing our state and society and the economic opportunities provided by meeting these challenges

• Apply critical and analytical thinking skills to determine where and when sustainable designs, technologies, and practices are appropriate and effective

• Demonstrate effective communication and be advocates for sustainability and environmental stewardship

• Develop a basic understanding of business and management practices.

• Demonstrate an understanding of the costs and benefits of a more sustainable approach to environmental, technological, economic, and societal issues

• Apply a high level of competence and technical mastery in their chosen green technical track.

Students may take SDT courses prior to completion of their associate’s degree if their schedule and prerequisites permit.

The minimum number of credits required for the degree is 120.

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* CPM students must complete MAT 1420 - Technical Mathematics I before entering the SDT program.

**Students must complete a minimum of two Arts and Humanities (AH) or Social Science (SS) electives, including at least one at the 3XXX level.

Two business courses, BUS 2020 - Principles of Management and BUS 4530 - Technical Project Management, are strongly suggested.

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**Students must complete a minimum of two Arts and Humanities (AH) or Social Science (SS) electives, including one at the 3XXX level.

Two business courses, BUS 2020 - Principles of Management and BUS 4530 - Technical Project Management, are strongly suggested.

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13-15 **Students must complete a minimum of two Arts and Humanities (AH) or Social Science (SS) electives, including at least one at the 3XXX level.

Two business courses, BUS-2020 Principles of Management and BUS-4530 Technical Project Management, are strongly suggested.

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Technical Education Program The Vermont Mentor Program is an alternative process of teacher certification for people with professional experience in trades and industry and technical professional areas who need to complete the technical education courses required to teach in Vermont’s Career and Technical Education Centers. Once employed as a Trades and Industry instructor or technical professional in a technical center, the student then takes: Methods and Materials in Technical Education I & II; Current Issues and Trends in Technical Education; Special Needs Students in Technical Education; Reading in Secondary Content Areas; and Adolescent Development.

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Note: Enrollment in the Technical Education Mentor Program or permission of the instructor is the prerequisite for all of the above courses.

Telecommunications Technology Telecommunications Technology The Associate of Applied Science degree in Telecommunications Technology program is part of a cooperative effort among Vermont Tech, the telecommunications industry, and other New England colleges. Presently, enrollment in the program is open only to employees of sponsoring organizations.

The program provides a thorough examination of state-of-the-art telecommunications technology, as well as a solid foundation in mathematics, electronics, physics, and general education subjects. The instructional approach is applications-oriented with a science and technology emphasis. Graduates of the program are proficient in the broad range of technical competencies required of highly-skilled telecommunications technicians.

The general education foundation in mathematics, computer applications, social science, and written and oral communications provides essential support for the specialized coursework in electronics and technical subjects specific to the telecommunications industry.

The minimum number of credits for the degree is 61.

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