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«Vermont Technical College Catalog 2011-2012 Bachelor of Science Architectural Engineering Technology Business Technology and Management Computer ...»

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Technical Education Program The Career and Technical Teacher Education Preparation 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 Educational Psychology.

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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 normal number of credits for the degree is 61.

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*Students who do not place into ENG 1060 or 1061 may need to take remedial coursework.

TCT 0001 – Asset Test Preparation may be a prerequisite to the first semester for some students.

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Undeclared Major 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 an undeclared status. Enrollment as undeclared may begin in either the fall or spring semester.

Students who might be interested in this program who are uncertain about a major, want to begin college in mid-year, would like a lighter credit load, would like a slower pace, or have other plans for subsequent semesters should discuss this with their academic advisor.

Students who matriculate as undeclared will be expected to select a degree program by the end of their second term at Vermont Tech. 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 and is through the Admissions department for “capped” programs. Once in the program, students are expected to meet all the requirements of that program for graduation.

Enrollment as undeclared is based on placement, student desires, and class availability.

Undeclared status will also increase the time it takes to complete a degree. Students are not eligible to graduate as undeclared and will not have scheduling priority over degree-seeking students.

A minimum of 12 credits are required for full-time and on-campus residency. Subsequent terms may be scheduled as necessary.

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*Students who place into ENG 1042 must also take ENG 1060 to complete first-year English.

**Students who do not place into MAT 1420 will be required to complete the engineering foundations track (EFT) prior to entering an engineering first year curriculum.

Veterinary Technology 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 newly-remodeled 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:

• demonstrate competence in veterinary facility management, utilizing appropriate professional and client communication skills and maintaining ethical standards according to applicable laws and codes of the veterinary technology field

• exhibit a technical level of competency in the safe and effective preparation, administration, and dispensation of medications (including controlled drugs) using proper dosage calculations, labeling, and record-keeping

• demonstrate entry-level skills in patient nursing care for both companion and food animals including husbandry; nutrition; restraint techniques; patient data and sample collection; administration of therapeutics; and basic dental prophylaxis

• safely and effectively manage patients and the associated equipment in all phases of anesthetic procedures

• integrate all aspects of patient, environment, and equipment management for common surgical procedures in a variety of animal species

• handle, store, ship, and properly analyze laboratory specimens

• safely and effectively produce diagnostic radiographic and non-radiographic images as well as operate and maintain the associated equipment

• safely and effectively handle and provide care for laboratory, avian, and exotic animals Students must satisfactorily complete all AVMA required tasks for each course to receive a grade in the course.

The normal number of credits required for a degree is 69.

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*Students who place into ENG 1042 must also take ENG 1060 to complete first-year English.

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

*** Must be taken at least once; may be repeated for credit BIO 2320 and all VET courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better to graduate from the program.

Students who fail to achieve a C- or better in any core VET/BIO course after two attempts will be dropped from the program.

Returning students who need to repeat courses will be placed in them on a space-available basis.

Course Descriptions Key

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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 This class is designed for non-business majors. Students will identify accounts and process and record typical cash receipts, cash payments, and payroll transactions for a service business and a merchandising business. Students will complete a worksheet and prepare and interpret financial statements. Students will prepare adjusting and closing entries and understand inventory valuation and depreciation of plant assets; 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 (3) 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 Course Descriptions 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 AGR 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: None AGR 1030 Animal Reproduction and Genetics (3) spring Students are expected to develop knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems and the estrous cycle in farm animals. The course includes an understanding of simple Mendelian and quantitative genetic principles. Students are expected to develop sound breeding and selection systems; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None AGR 1050 Livestock Production (3) fall This course focuses on the study and discussion of livestock applicable to the New England agricultural industry. Cell biology, beef cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, and horses are covered. Breeding, feeding, and management topics are presented in a technical and practical manner; 3 hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: None AGR 1061 Burls to Boards (3) fall Students will understand the principles of tree harvesting for wood product production. The choosing, cutting, skidding, and milling of common types of lumber in Vermont will be discussed and practiced. Successful students will be able to manage small woodlots for efficient personal production of lumber products upon completion; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: AGR 1011 or instructor permission AGR 2011 Dairy Herd Management I (3) fall This course concentrates on the profitable care and management of a dairy herd. Detailed practices that are essential to operating a modern, efficient dairy herd are presented in lecture. These principles are reinforced in laboratory experiences that utilize the college herd. Various field trips are planned to complement what is taught in lecture and laboratory. Active student participation is expected. Dairy Herd Management I deals with record keeping and the development and implementation of breeding and feeding programs that will accomplish a desired set of goals. Students also learn how to manage the reproductive performance of the herd as well as how to raise quality herd replacements. Further covered is the production of quality milk and the ability to identify weaknesses in a dairy operation; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: AGR 1030, 2030 or instructor permission

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AGR 2030 Animal Nutrition (4) spring This is a course in the fundamentals of livestock feeding. It includes the study of the nutritive characteristics of forages, grains, and grain products as feeds for different farm animals. Students will be asked to develop livestock rations and feeding programs based on the available feedstuffs and needs for maintenance, growth, and production. Typical applications may center on the college’s dairy herd and/or the student’s home farm;

3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week for the first half of the term. Prerequisite: None

Course Descriptions

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