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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 157). This may require summer courses or additional terms.
TCT 0001 – Asset Test Preparation may be a prerequisite to the first semester for some students.
Undeclared Associate Program Undeclared Associate Program Students who have not decided on a specific program of study and who have met the acceptance requirements of Vermont Tech may be admitted to the college in the associate degree undeclared program. Enrollment in this program may begin in either the fall or spring semester.
Students who might be interested in this program are uncertain about a major, want to begin college in mid-year, would like a lighter credit load each semester, would like a slower pace, or have other plans for the fall semester.
Students who enroll in the undeclared program will be expected to select a degree program as soon as possible. When ready to declare, students will apply for a change of program during the pre-registration cycle for the following term. Acceptance into a degree program is contingent upon space availability and departmental approval. Once in the program, students are expected to meet all the requirements of that program for graduation.
Enrollment in the undeclared program will either be in engineering or non-engineering and by be determined by placement test. It will also necessarily increase the time it takes to complete a degree. Students are not eligible to graduate as undeclared and will not have scheduling priority over matriculated students.
A minimum of 12 credits are required for full-time and on-campus residency. Subsequent terms may be scheduled as necessary.
Veterinary Technology Graduates of this program have various employment opportunities, including veterinary practices, universities, pharmaceutical/ biological research companies, diagnostic labs, feed companies, zoos, and government veterinary facilities.
The college farm gives students excellent exposure to dairy cattle and horses, and the newlyremodeled facility on the main campus provides a modern setting for experience with dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, and birds. Basic restraint and handling is also taught on sheep, chickens, and rabbits.
All students are required to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth in the Vermont Tech Veterinary Technology Student Handbook. These policies include safety issues related to pregnancy, immunizations, and substance abuse. The college strongly recommends that Vet Tech students receive human prophylactic rabies vaccine, which is available through the college (at the students’ expense) in the fall semester.
Students with an Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology will be able to:
• Participate in facility management, utilize appropriate medical terminology, and communicate in a professional manner; as well as follow and uphold the applicable laws and the veterinary technology ethical code.
• Demonstrate safe and effective administration and dispensing of medications and explain prescribed drugs to clients
• Demonstrate and perform patient assessment, husbandry, nutrition, therapeutic, and dentistry techniques to various animal species
• Safely and effectively manage patients, anesthetic, and monitoring equipment in all phases of anesthetic procedures
• Understand and integrate all aspects of patient and equipment management for common surgical procedures in a variety of species
• Demonstrate the ability to handle, store, and properly analyze laboratory specimens
• Demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively produce diagnostic radiographic and non-radiographic images
• Demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively handle and provide care for common laboratory, avian and exotic animals
Students demonstrate competence by:
• Completing AVMA required psychomotor and didactic skills in each category in accordance with criteria of evaluation established by program faculty
• Taking quizzes, hourly and final examinations, and other written assessments as determined by the instructor Veterinary Technology Students must satisfactorily complete all AVMA required tasks for each course to receive a grade in the course.
The minimum number of credits required for a degree is 70.
*Students who do not place into ENG 1060 or 1061 may take up to three terms to complete English Composition (See English Requirement 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.
*** Must be taken at least once, but may be repeated for credit
General Education Requirements The goals of Vermont Tech’s general education component, within both the prescribed and the elective areas of the curriculum, are to foster within each student an appreciation for the major domains of human achievement; to provide a common educational experience; to refine critical thinking, writing, information literacy, and communication skills; to nurture civic responsibility; to celebrate diversity and common values; to foster life-long learning; and to produce a well-rounded graduate.
The college does not guarantee that general education or elective courses will be available and reserves the right to withdraw or restrict any offering if registration exceeds class capacity, an insufficient number of students enroll in the course, or the availability of faculty or other resources are limited.
Course requirements also may be fulfilled by simultaneous enrollment at other VSC schools under the VSC consortium agreement. Students may not use one course to meet more than one requirement within their program.
Depending on specific program requirements, each associate’s degree student will complete
a minimum of the following list:
• 3 credits of English (composition, writing, and research) • 3 credits of Technical Communication
• 3 credits of mathematics/critical thinking In addition to the basic associate’s degree requirements, and depending on specific program
requirements, each bachelor’s degree student will complete a selection from the following list:
• 6 credits of arts/humanities or social sciences (3 credits minimum at the 3XXX level) • 2 credits of information technology
• 2-3 credits of mathematics/critical thinking All courses that are at a higher level or are a continuation of the listed initial courses will meet the general education requirements of the initial offerings. For example, if PHY 1041 is listed as meeting the science requirement, PHY 1042 also will satisfy the science requirement.
Students need to work with their advisors to develop a plan to meet the general education elective requirements.
General Education English Requirements Each student will complete English Composition or an equivalent course or sequence of courses that will emphasize reading and writing and will require the successful completion of a research paper. Degree students may satisfy the English Composition requirements by completing one of
the following, as determined by placement:
• ENG 1041 or ESL 1041 (with a “B” or better); ENG 1042 and ENG 1043
For most programs, students who do not place into ENG 1060 or 1061 might take up to three terms to complete English Composition. This might require summer courses or additional terms.
Each student will complete ENG 2080 or an equivalent course that emphasizes the principles and forms of communication in the workplace, including a technical report. Each student will complete coursework that emphasizes effective speaking, organization, and presentation skills.
*Courses marked with an asterisk may be offered regularly at Vermont Tech.
CCV course HUM 1000 does not meet the Vermont Tech AH elective requirement.
Social Sciences Electives (SS) Each student will be exposed to an understanding of human behavior, personality, politics, and economics, as well as the social context of human interaction, in survey and special topics courses designed to enhance reading, writing, and communication skills within the context of the social sciences.
* Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may be offered regularly at Vermont Tech.
Learning outcomes for students taking courses in English, humanities, and social sciences
• Gains experience with the unique content and methods of inquiry in social sciences and in arts/humanities
• Demonstrates competence with written communication by achieving the required standard on the written communication assessment
• Focuses written work around an explicit or implicit central thesis
• Develops the central thesis as appropriate to the audience, using specific details and supporting evidence
• Organizes written work clearly and logically
• Uses correct grammar, syntax, punctuation, and spelling
NOTE: Students without the prerequisites for any course must obtain the permission of the instructor.
Course Descriptions Accounting (ACC) ACC 1010 Computerized Accounting (3) spring This course demonstrates how various accounting systems are implemented and integrated on a microcomputer. Students will become proficient with applications in general ledger, receivables, payables, inventory, fixed assets, and the preparation of financial statements; 1 hour of lecture, 4 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ACC 2121 or 1020 ACC 1020 Survey of Accounting (3) fall/spring Students acquire basic familiarity with processing accounting transactions for service and merchandise businesses, including cash receipts and accounts payable; cash payments and accounts payable; and payroll.
Students prepare and analyze financial statements and develop an understanding of inventory valuation, depreciation of plant assets, and generally accepted accounting principles; 3 hours of lecture per week.
Prerequisite: None ACC 2121 Financial Accounting (4) fall This course covers the basics of generally accepted accounting principles, terminology and accounting cycle.
Students will learn to prepare financial statements and become familiar with special journals, receivables, payables, control accounts, inventory, depreciation, deferrals, accruals, and payroll; 3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None ACC 2122 Managerial Accounting (4) spring This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting and covers accounting concepts of partnerships and corporations. Topics also include bonds, investments, financial statement analysis, and cash-flow analysis.
Students will gain entry-level skills which permit employment in keeping accurate financial records for a small business; 4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ACC 2121 ACC 2201 Intermediate Accounting I (4) as required This course provides an in-depth examination of accounting theory for assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity which is essential for the understanding and analysis of financial statements. The accounting cycle is reviewed and other topics include temporary investments, receivables, inventories, and fixed and intangible assets; 4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ACC 2121 ACC 2202 Intermediate Accounting II (4) as required This is a continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered include long-term investments; liabilities; matching revenue and expenses for the determination of net income; income taxes; non-operational revenue; and financial statement analysis; 4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ACC 2201 ACC 2210 Cost Accounting (4) as required This course examines in-depth concepts used in recording, classifying, and reporting cost data. Students will understand costs as related to management in the planning and control process. Topics include budgeting, job order, and job process; 4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ACC 2122
Agriculture and Animal Science (AGR) AGR 1011 Agricultural Techniques I (2) fall
This course is designed to facilitate a successful transition to college and focuses on four primary areas:
orientation to the college and academic programs; development of basic agricultural skills; interpersonal development; and an introduction to agriculture-related careers. In an informal laboratory, students will be exposed to the practical skills necessary to succeed within the agricultural curriculum under the supervision of experienced farm staff. Students will be introduced to student rights & responsibilities, will learn how to interact with faculty and classmates, will explore agricultural careers, will learn good time management, and will learn how to enhance academic performance; 1 hour of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week, plus two weeks of farm work experience. Prerequisite: None AGR 1012 Agricultural Techniques II (1) spring This is a continuation of AG 1011 in which the student must select an area for independent study through a work experience project. Students work closely with the farm staff to complete their selected topics during
the semester; 2 hours of laboratory per week, plus one week of required farm work experience. Prerequisite: