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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

  Credits
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
  19


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:

  Credits
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
  18-20

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



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