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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 Vermont Association of Professional Horticulturists Student Award is given to • a second-year student in the Landscape Development and Ornamental Horticulture Program who exemplifies the qualities of a professional in their field: motivation, direction, leadership, and respect for both humans and the natural environment. The recipient must have earned at least 30 credits and hold a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

The Vermont Automobile Dealers Association Awards are given to graduating seniors • with the highest academic average and greatest all-around academic development in the Automotive Technology program.

The Vermont Dental Hygienists Association Membership Spirit Award is given to the • graduating Dental Hygiene student who exhibits a high level of professional pride and enthusiasm for the profession of dental hygiene.

The Vermont Tech Faculty Memorial Fund Scholarship is given to a student who • has completed the freshman year and whose outstanding scholarship exemplifies excellence in technology. This award was created by the faculty as a memorial to the men and women who served on the faculty and have passed away.

• The W. Newton Ryerson Award for Excellence in Freshman Mathematics and Physics is given to a returning student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in freshman mathematics and physics courses who demonstrates excellence in laboratory performance and a positive general attitude as shown by class and/or laboratory participation and/or assisting other students.

Who’s Who Among Students at American Junior Colleges: each department nominates • students for this honor given for academic achievement, community service, leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential for success.

Honesty and Ethics Vermont Tech expects high standards of truthfulness and honesty in all academic work.

Any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty will face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the college. Cheating refers to plagiarizing or using unauthorized aids or copying another person’s work on exams, quizzes, and/or assignments.

Center for Academic Success A number of services are provided by the staff at the Center for Academic Success to help students meet their academic, personal, and career goals.

These include academic counseling, study skill assistance, Learning Center services, services for students with disabilities, and the Student Support Services/TRIO Program. Students enrolled in programs at sites other than Randolph Center or Williston should contact their site coordinator to arrange for tutoring, career information, placement, counseling, and disabilities services.

Academic Affairs

Student Support Services/TRIO Program The SSS/TRIO Program at Vermont Tech provides support services designed to increase student retention and graduation. Funded by a special grant from the U.S. Department of Education, SSS/TRIO provides services to first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities. This program is widely used by students for academic and career counseling; assistance in transferring to bachelor’s degree programs; improving study skills; developing reading and writing skills; individual tutoring; workshops; peer advising; support groups; cultural events; and field trips.

Academic Counseling Academic counseling includes a variety of services designed to help students with concerns about reaching their academic goals. Counselors provide informal academic assessments, academic and vocational counseling, and individual help with writing and study skills.

Referrals for individual tutoring with professionals in specific courses are also available.

Support and Counseling The Center for Academic Success focuses on wellness for emotional and mental health.

The center offers workshops, mentoring, and support groups on stress, adjusting to college, academic success, test anxiety, and other issues related to student wellness. The center also offers referrals to off-campus mental health agencies where appropriate. Students with specific mental health concerns should contact the Dean of the College, who will assist them in locating appropriate community treatment resources.

Services for Students with Disabilities Prior to enrollment, students with any type of disability are encouraged to identify their disability to the Learning Skills Specialist to arrange necessary accommodations. Incoming Vermont Tech students with pre-existing mental illness should consider contacting the Learning Skills Specialist to discuss potential residential or academic accommodations.

Interviews and phone calls to address particular concerns are welcome at any time during the admissions process and while attending Vermont Tech. All information regarding a disability is kept in strict confidence and is never entered on a student’s academic record.

Available services include: academic counseling; student support group; classroom accommodations; and assistance in obtaining auxiliary aids.

Career/Transfer Center The Career/Transfer Center provides assistance with career and college transfer decisionmaking and job placement; occupational information; college information; and individual assistance and workshops on writing resumes, job hunting strategies, internships, and job interviews. Vermont Tech maintains close ties to industries through field trips, an annual career fair, mentoring, and guest speakers. Spring is a busy recruiting season on campus.

The Learning Center The Learning Center provides a wide range of academic services, including tutoring, test review sessions, supplemental instruction, and study groups. Tutoring, offered on a drop-in, oncall, and scheduled basis, is especially popular. Many students use the Learning Center when they need to ask quick questions in physics, review for a calculus final, enhance their understanding of DC circuits, or brush up on rusty computer skills, study with classmates, or work in a quiet place.

Academic Affairs Writing and Communication Center (WCC) The WCCs offer one-on-one tutoring for any Vermont Tech student who wants to strengthen reading, writing, oral presentation, or study skills. The WCCs also provide access to a variety of assistive technology software programs and hardware designed to help students with scanning, editing, or dictating documents; having documents read aloud by the computer for editing or test-taking; and developing or organizing information. In addition, the ESOL computer programs are housed in the WCCs, providing opportunities for students to study and practice vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

Public Notice Designating Directory Information Currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of personally identifiable, directorytype information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). To withhold disclosure, written notification must be received in the Registrar’s Office. Forms requesting the withholding of directory information are available. Vermont Tech assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request the withholding of directory information indicates individual approval for disclosure.

Student Records Review, Release, and Right-to-Know Annually, Vermont Tech informs students of FERPA. This act was designated to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the FERPA Office concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the act.

The college has a policy of disclosing educational records to Vermont Tech and VSC officials with a legitimate educational interest without prior consent. Questions concerning FERPA may be referred to the Registrar’s Office.

Students will receive graduation rate information during orientation. This information is available to prospective students upon request.

VSC Enrollment Consortium Agreement By agreement of the five Vermont State Colleges (Castleton, Lyndon, Johnson, Vermont Tech, and the Community College of Vermont), students enrolled at any VSC institution may simultaneously enroll in courses at other VSC institutions and receive full credit for those courses at their home institution. This agreement eliminates duplication of registration or other enrollment fees and students receive financial aid based upon their total credit enrollment within the VSC. Course-specific fees of $100 or more are reimbursed by the student to the institution where those fees are incurred.

Students seeking to benefit by this agreement must ensure that course work will meet program requirements at the home institution prior to enrolling at the other VSC institution. Registration for courses at other VSC institutions will be through the home institution. The school-specific policies and procedures regarding degree requirements, transfer credits, placement levels, refund policies, and add/drop/withdraw dates and procedures that pertain to each student are those of the home institution. When registering, it is important that students receive information and advising based on their own school’s policies and procedures. Therefore, students will register at their home institutions (or online via Web Services, with home institution approval) for all courses to be taken within the VSC, regardless of where the course will be taken.

Students enrolled in the LPN program are not eligible for the VSC enrollment consortium because of the divergent calendar of the LPN program.

Students who desire to enroll exclusively at another VSC school other than their home institution may do so for a maximum of two terms. To be eligible for this, students must be matriculated at the home institution and must secure written permission in advance of their enrollment from the home institution.

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Tuition & Fees 2011-2012 Estimated Costs of Attendance Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the costs descriptions; payment and refund policies; and the definition of residency for tuition payment purposes as detailed below. In the following cost charts, all charges are based on full-time enrollment (12-19 credits per semester) and are subject to change.

Cost Chart One: Fall & Spring Terms All programs except Nursing & Dental Hygiene

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* Applies to all matriculated students.

** New students only; fall semester rate is $220, spring incoming rate is $110; one-time charge for first semester enrolled *** Required if not covered by another medical plan; you must be a full-time degree seeking student to obtain coverage. The one-semester rate of $925 applies to spring semester incoming students only. $1,407 is the annual rate for all fall semester students.

**** Room charges for Randolph Center campus, see Other Estimated Expenses for Williston campus Other Estimated Expenses Books, transportation, personal needs

Automotive student tools

Equine Riding Arena Costs

NECI Room- Williston Campus (No meal plan at Williston campus)

Tuition & Fees Cost Chart Two: Nursing

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* Applies to all matriculated students ** New students only; cost is fall semester rate *** Required for all full-time students not covered by another medical plan **** Room charges for Randolph Center campus; see Other Estimated Expenses for Williston campus Other Estimated Expenses Books, transportation, personal needs

Nursing uniforms

NECI Room- Williston Campus (No meal plan at Williston campus)

For further information concerning estimated costs of attendance for the nursing programs, contact the Business Office at 1-802-728-1301. Program costs are based on annual full-time cost of the program.

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*Williston based on availability; no meal plans available at Williston campus **Applies to all matriculated students ** New students only; fall semester rate is $220 spring incoming rate is $110 *** Required if not covered by another medical plan; you must be a full-time degree seeking student to obtain coverage. The one-semester rate of $925 applies to spring semester incoming students only. $1,407 is the annual rate for all fall semester students.

Other Estimated Expenses Books, transportation, personal needs

Clinic attire, uniforms, shoes, laundry, etc

Dental instruments & lab material

Second Year Examinations & Licensure

Optional Room & Board Rates per Semester (Randolph Center Campus Only) Double Room

Single Room

Triple Room

Gold Meal Plan is unlimited with 75 points at snack bar

12 Meal Plan with 150 points at snack bar

8 Meal Plan with 225 points at snack bar

150 Block Meal Plan with 150 points at snack bar

Overnight rooms for emergencies

Tuition & Fees

Other Fees: All Programs Application fee (due when applying for admission)

Course Change

Challenge Exam Fee

Deferred Payment Fee

Graduation Fee

Late Class Registration

Late Financial Clearance Fee

Non-degree Student Registration Fee (per semester)

Returned Check Fee

Parking Sticker

Portfolio Assessment

Transcript Evaluation (Incoming transfer courses)

Transcript Fee

Per Credit Tuition and Fees Degree-seeking students registered for 12 credit hours or more are full-time students and expenses are set forth under cost charts One through Three on the preceding pages. Overload status fees apply to class loads of 20 or more credit hours per semester. Overload credit hours are billed at the rates below. Degree-seeking students registered for fewer than 12 credit hours are considered part-time students and are charged on a per credit basis as indicated below. Non-degree-seeking students are charged for all credits.

Tuition Vermont Resident (Non-Dental Hygiene, Non-Nursing)

Vermont Resident (Nursing)

Vermont Resident (Dental Hygiene)

Non-Vermont Resident (Non-Nursing)

None-Vermont Resident (Nursing)

RSP/NEBHE Student Program (Non-Nursing)

RSP/NEBHE Student Program (Nursing)

(RSP/NEBHE/GN cost shown as money due after NEBHE credit is applied) Fees Student Activity Fee (per credit hour - max. 12 credits)

Non-degree Student Registration Fee (per semester)

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