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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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The Automotive Technology program is accredited by NATEF (ASE), 101 Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175.

Vermont Academy of Science and Technology The Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) provides an opportunity for high school seniors with a strong interest and ability in science and math to complete their senior year at Vermont Tech. Recognized by the state of Vermont as an approved independent high school, the program awards high school diplomas. Additionally, because Vermont state law allows VAST students to transfer Vermont Tech credits back to their sending high schools, the students may receive a second high school diploma from that school.

Applications for VAST will be accepted until April 1st and decisions made regarding acceptance into the program by April 15th. Any available seats available after April 15th will be filled on a rolling basis.

Entry into VAST is competitive. Students should have a strong academic transcript and PSAT scores of 55 or higher for each sub-score. VAST students are expected to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA while attending Vermont Tech or they will be required to return to their sending high school. VAST students are also expected to adhere to all policies and procedures outlined in the student handbook.

Upon completion of the one-year program, students may remain at Vermont Tech to complete a degree or transfer to another institution.

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Campus Facilities Vermont Tech’s main campus is located in Randolph Center, Vermont. The school has a long history of education, both as a teacher training school and a post-secondary agricultural institution. Today, it is a four-year baccalaureate college offering a wide range of programs leading to bachelor’s and associate degrees in technology, agriculture, nursing, allied health, and sustainability.

With four residence halls, two dining facilities, academic buildings equipped with laboratories for numerous technical majors, and conference facilities, Vermont Tech’s main campus is equipped to offer the full, traditional college experience as well as acting as an anchor for the wider community and a resource for non-traditional students and lifelong learners.

Williston Campus

Vermont Tech’s Williston campus offers a wide array of degree and certificate programs for part-time or full-time students. This campus has been designed to make our top-notch technical education programs available to students throughout northwestern Vermont.

The Williston campus is rapidly expanding, both physically and in terms of enrollment. It currently houses all of the college’s allied health programs including dental hygiene, nursing, and respiratory therapy. Also available are degree programs in electrical engineering, computer engineering, electromechanical engineering, and business management. The campus also maintains a Vermont Interactive Television studio and supports a wide array of degree and non-degree workforce-education programs for area businesses.

Putnam/Bennington Campus The Putnam Memorial School of Practical Nursing was established in 1946 by the Board of Corporators of the Putnam Memorial Hospital. It was the eighth school of practical nursing in the country to be nationally accredited by the National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service.

The school is on the grounds of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in downtown Bennington. All clinical facilities are within walking distance and day care is located in the school building.

Thompson/Brattleboro Campus Opening in 1907, the Thompson School for Practical Nurses is the oldest continuously operating school for practical nurse education in the United States.

In 1998, the school relocated from a house on Harris Place to its new facilities in the Vermont Agriculture and Business Education center.

Admissions Admissions The admission process includes a review of all transcripts, letters of recommendation, extra-curricular experiences, and performance on standardized tests, as applicable.

Admission is offered to those candidates whose credentials indicate the greatest promise of success in their academic pursuits.

Applicants who do not meet the normal admission requirements may be admitted with provisional status. Provisional acceptances may include such requirements as summer coursework prior to enrolling or additional coursework while enrolled.

Application Deadlines Vermont Tech’s policy of rolling admissions means that we process applications throughout the year until we determine that we have filled each semester’s class. We reserve the right to close admission once the class is filled. Applicants will be notified promptly of admission status after review of a complete student file. Admission to certain programs is exceptionally competitive and decisions on applicants to these programs are not normally made until the entire applicant pool has been reviewed. Applications are reviewed beginning February 1 for Practical Nursing and Veterinary Technology applicants; February 15 for Respiratory Therapy applicants; beginning March 1 for Dental Hygiene applicants; March 15 for Associate Degree Nursing applicants; and April 1 for VAST applicants. Please call the Office of Admissions to confirm these deadlines.

Admission Deposit Accepted students must remit a tuition deposit of $200 on or before May 1 for the fall semester or December 15 for the spring semester. After these dates, deposits will be accepted on a space-available basis. The deposit is credited toward the first semester’s bill.

SAT/ACT Requirements All freshman admission candidates are required to take either the SAT I or the ACT. Applicants who are already out of high school are not normally required to take either exam. The College Entrance Examination Board code for Vermont Tech is 3941. The ACT code number is 4323.

First-Year Applicants

If you have never previously attended any college or university, please submit:

• completed application (available online at www.vtc.edu) • $42 application fee (payable to Vermont Technical College)

• official high school transcript with at least the first marking period grades of the senior year or official scores from a high school equivalence exam (GED)

• SAT I or ACT results

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• official transcript(s) from any other Vermont State College attended prior to the 2002 summer term

• SAT I or ACT results, if available VAST Applicants

If you are applying to this accelerated high school program, please submit:

• completed application (available online at www.vtc.edu) • $42 application fee (payable to Vermont Technical College)

• official high school transcript with at least the first marking period grades of the junior year or a home school plan

• PSAT, SAT I, or ACT scores

• two letters of recommendation on official letterhead: one from a teacher and one from a guidance counselor or principal

• personal interview

• Vermont Tech placement test results

• an essay about why you are applying to VAST; discuss: how you think attending the Academy will help you reach your goals; what you can contribute to the Vermont Tech community; a significant event in your life and how it has affected you Nursing, Allied Health, Respiratory Therapy, and Dental Hygiene Applicants

If you are applying to one of the Allied Health programs, please submit:

• completed application (available online at www.vtc.edu) (indicate any locations you would consider attending) • $42 application fee (payable to Vermont Technical College)

• official high school transcript or official scores from a high school equivalency exam (GED)

• official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended, whether seeking transfer credit or not

• SAT I or ACT results, if available

• Vermont Tech placement test scores

• two signed letters of recommendation, dated within the past six months, on letterhead.

Letters should address your work ethic; communication skills; potential for adaptation to a fast-paced clinical environment; and potential to competently and compassionately deliver health care to patients across the lifespan. Letters from family members cannot be accepted All Practical Nursing, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Respiratory students are required to pass a background check prior to June 1.

(Nursing Only) Prior to start of classes, provide proof of current Health Provider CPR certification.

(Nursing Only) If returning to complete a Practical Nursing program after a year, students must perform a demonstration of all skills learned in the appropriate lab/clinical course from the year before. This must be done prior to reentry. If a student is unable to perform these skills satisfactorily he or she will not be readmitted to the program. Students who have been out of the program for more than a year must repeat all nursing clinical courses in the program.

(Respiratory Only) If returning to complete the Respiratory Therapy program after a semester off, students must perform a demonstration of all skills learned in the appropriate labs/clinical course from the year before. This must be done prior to reentry. If a student is unable to perform these skills satisfactorily, he or she will not be readmitted to the program. Students who have been out of the program for more than a year must repeat all RSP courses in the program.


Additional Requirements for Associate’s Degree in Nursing

• A copy of your current LPN license (without any sanctions/restrictions)

• If you are a graduate of a non-college PN program or a graduate of a Vermont LPN program prior to 1997, you must show completion of college-level equivalency for: Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits); Nutrition (3 credits); and Concepts of Human Growth & Development (3 credits)

• Proof that you have passed the PN National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN)

• If a current PN student, you must attain a first semester GPA of 3.2 or higher. If a LPN graduate, you must have a GPA of 3.0 in your LPN coursework. BIO 2120, ENG 1061, MATH 1040, PSY 1010, and an approved Arts/Humanities elective may be taken after LPN graduation to improve your GPA to a 3.0 level

• If you are a LPN, you must submit two signed recommendations on letterhead that address your clinical competence; work ethic; potential transition to an RN role, particularly with respect to leadership, management, and accountability;

and interpersonal skills

• Current PN students must have submitted a Summary of Clinical Performance document. This document must be completed by each clinical faculty member.

PN students attempting to complete courses for the ADN Program may not enroll in spring or summer courses at any VSC institution until their spring term is complete.

RSP Approved Programs Vermont Tech participates in the Regional Student Program (RSP) of the New England Board of Higher Education. Under this agreement, students from other New England states pay 150% of the in-state tuition per academic year if the student enters an eligible program under the RSP pact. A program not generally eligible because it is also offered in a student’s home state may be eligible if the student’s legal residence is closer to Vermont Tech than to the home state institution.

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New York Residents’ Good Neighbor Policy Reduced tuition rates are available for residents of the state of New York. Please contact Admissions to see if you are eligible.

Definition of a Vermont Resident The following criteria must be met by a student prior to being granted resident status for the purpose of admission, tuition, and other Vermont Tech charges.

• The applicant shall be domiciled in Vermont, said domicile having been continuous for one year immediately prior to the date of application unless the student has been in the armed services, Peace Corps, or other recognized national service organization and has retained Vermont as his/her permanent address during the period of absence and has returned to Vermont immediately following discharge from these services.

Changes in residency status shall become effective for the semester following the date of reclassification.

• Domicile shall mean a person’s true, fixed, and permanent home, to which he or she intends to return when absent. A residence established for the purpose of attending an educational institution or qualifying for resident status for tuition purposes shall not of itself constitute domicile. Domicile shall not be dependent upon the applicant’s marital status.

• The applicant must demonstrate such attachment to the community as would be typical of a permanent resident of his or her age and education.

• Receipt of significant financial support from the applicant’s family will create a rebuttable presumption that the applicant’s domicile is with his or her family

• An applicant becoming a student at an institution of higher learning in Vermont within one year of first moving to the state shall have created a rebuttable presumption of residence in Vermont for the purpose of attending an educational institution.

• A student eligible for tuition purposes to enroll as a resident student in another state shall Admissions not be enrolled as a Vermont resident.

• A student enrolled at Vermont Technical College shall be classified by the college’s Admissions office as a resident or non-resident for tuition purposes. The decision by the officer shall be based upon information furnished by the student and other relevant information. The officer is authorized to require such written documents, affidavits, verifications, or other evidence that he or she deems necessary

• The burden of proof shall, in all cases, rest upon the student claiming to be a Vermont resident and shall be met upon a presentation of clear and concurring evidence.

• A student with resident status will lose that status if he or she fails to meet the above requirements at any time. In this event, resident tuition and other charges shall continue in effect only until the end of the academic year.

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