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Vermont Technical College

Catalog 2011-2012

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

Electrical Engineering Technology

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 Design and Sustainable 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 1 Foreword Foreword This catalog has been prepared to give prospective students at Vermont Technical College a comprehensive preview of the college.

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 e-mail

admissions@vtc.edu or write to:

Office of Admissions Vermont Technical College PO Box 500 Randolph Center, VT 05061-0500 Vermont Tech: (802) 728-1000 Admissions Office: (800) 442-8821 or (802) 728-1444 Fax: (802) 728-1390 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.

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General Information Vermont Technical College is a public, coeducational, 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 there are eleven 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 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, Electrical Engineering, 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. Associate degree programs afford the choice of entering employment upon graduation or continuing toward a bachelor’s degree.

Vermont Tech Mission Statement Vermont Tech is an integral and unique institution within the state of Vermont and the Vermont State Colleges offering career-focused, technical education in specialized areas of study related to agriculture, applied sciences, business, engineering, health science, and sustainability. The college offers bachelor’s and associate degrees, certificates, and continuing education.

Vermont Tech prepares students for immediate success and productivity in the workforce, continuing formal education, and life-long learning.

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

Vermont Tech is dedicated to its tradition of helping students reach their full potential by developing their academic and scholarly proficiency; 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.

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.

General Information 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

• 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, studentcentered, 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 in collaboration

• be engaged, effective, and responsible citizens

• bring to the workplace appropriate skills and an appreciation of work quality and ethics

• 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.

History In Public Act No. 1 of 1866, the Vermont legislature established the first public school in Vermont devoted to the education of teachers. The Randolph State Normal School served this function until 1910, when the legislature determined that there was a need for a state agricultural school and established the Vermont School of Agriculture at the Normal School site by legislative act, November 29, 1910.

Over the long years of its existence, the Vermont School of Agriculture (VSA) graduated many Vermonters who were distinguished by their numerous and notable contributions to agriculture and government.

In response to evolving educational needs in the state, technical courses were added to the offerings of the school in 1957 and the institution was given a new name reflecting this expanding mission. The Vermont Agricultural and Technical Institute opened on September 9, 1957 as the first technical institute in Vermont with an initial enrollment of approximately 75 students.

General Information By act of the 1961 Legislature, VATI and the state teacher colleges (Castleton, Johnson, and Lyndon) were placed under the control of a newly-created public corporation known as Vermont State Colleges. Community College of Vermont joined the other state colleges in 1975.

The name VATI was changed to Vermont Technical College on July 1, 1962 and the college was authorized to grant the degree of Associate of Applied Science with a major in the program pursued. The Associate of Engineering degree was first granted in 1965 and the first one-year certificate was awarded in 1986. Another milestone came on May 7, 1993 when the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees approved the college’s first baccalaureate degree program: the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology. A second baccalaureate curriculum, the Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology, began in the fall of 1995 and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology in the fall of 2000. Beginning in 2005, the college offered a Bachelor of Science in either Software Engineering or Information Technology. In June 2007, these additional baccalaureate degrees were added: Dental Hygiene, Equine Studies, and Sustainable Design & Technology. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology was added in 2011.

Nursing programs were added to the college curriculum in 1994 when Vermont’s three schools of practical nursing became part of the Vermont Tech community. Beginning in fall of 1996, Practical Nursing became a credit-bearing program that could also be applied toward a two-year associate degree in nursing from Vermont Tech.

Location Vermont Technical College is located on 544 acres in Randolph Center, 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 campus in Williston, Vermont. The Williston campus is accessible from exit 12 off Interstate 89.

The college 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 Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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 General Information 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.

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 for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021-4244, 817-283-2835.

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