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General Engineering Technology

Graduates of this program are generally already employed by a variety of companies and industries seeking workforce development opportunities. Administered by the college’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development office, GET degree programs are industry-sponsored and offered primarily at the facilities of sponsoring organizations. The curriculum consists of initial courses common to all GET degree programs, as well as a sequence of technology foundation and technical emphasis courses specific to the workforce education needs being served. These industry-specific technical courses are developed by a curriculum development team comprised of Vermont Tech faculty and representatives from the sponsoring organizations.

The goal is to offer students a flexible, interdisciplinary path to the acquisition of basic engineering concepts and specific job-related skills needed to excel in their current positions and prepare for career growth. 

The minimum number of credits for the degree is 60.

General Education

ENG 1061  English Composition 3
ENG 2080  Technical Communication 3
MAT XXXX  Mathematics elective 3
PHY/CHE/BIO XXXX  Science elective 4
ELE 2XXX  AH elective 3
ELE 2XXX  SS elective 3

Foundation Courses

These courses provide a general educational foundation appropriate to the particular technical emphasis. Foundation courses should satisfy the following requirements and cannot be used to satisfy a general education or technical emphasis course requirement:

CIS XXXX  Computer elective 3
CIS XXXX  Computer elective 3
XXX XXXX  Communications elective 3
XXX XXXX  Communications elective 3
MAT/SCI XXXX  Advanced math/science elective 3-5
XXX XXXX  Technical elective 3

Technical Emphasis Courses

A combination of technical courses based on the degree emphasis will be required. These courses must have the following characteristics:
  • Most will have laboratory or hands-on components; these experiences will build trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills as well as provide exposure to the course topics
  • At least one multi-course sequence will be included; the program should not contain only introductory courses. Typically, there will be a 1000-level courses followed by 2000-level courses which lead to more advanced issues. Prerequisites will be established and reinforced
  • There will be a capstone experience (typically a senior project course) which requires students to call upon the comprehensive skills/knowledge gained in the program
  • All will integrate theoretical topics with practical skills