Computer Information Technology (AS)

School of Engineering and Computing

At Vermont Tech, you'll get both the classroom and real-world experience you need to design, build, and deploy dynamic software systems; scalable and secure data networks; and telecommunication infrastructures. Our students develop the technical savvy necessary to effectively interact with software developers at a detailed level while recognizing the big-picture business viewpoint and how to communicate effectively with the rest of an organization.

Students who pursue an associate degree graduate ready to contribute as members of a technology team and are knowledgeable about web design and systems, systems administration, and have built a programming skills foundation. Graduates of this program are prepared to understand the organization and technology of computers, databases, networking, and other information technologies. Students are introduced to the breadth of technologies and to the basics of the business world.

Because of the broad technological background this program provides, students are well-prepared to enter new technical areas as the field expands and evolves.

A student with an Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fluency in multiple programming languages
  • Develop and manage complete websites
  • Understand the design and implementation of computer networking
  • Understand basic principles for developing and deploying high quality software systems
  • Understand how to manage systems, including UNIX-based computers
  • Demonstrate a solid background in business processes
  • Understand the historical and social context of information technology

Careers in Computer Information Technology

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Computer & Information Tech occupations
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

488,500

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024


Projected Employment Growth for Computer & Information Technology Occupations, 2014-2024 (source: BLS) National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

2016 Median Pay (Computer & IT Occupations) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

 

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
  • Barre Supervisory Union Berkeley Communications
  • Datamann, Inc. UVM Medical Center
  • Herbal Adventures Intralot, Inc.
  • Northern Vermont University PBM Nutritionals
  • Physician's Computer Company Red River Computer Co.
  • Sovernet Communications Staples
  • Technology Seed, LLC Trapp Family Lodge
  • Union Mutual Insurance of VT Vermont Country Store
  • Vermont Public Radio Vermont State Employees
  • Credit Union Vermont Systems Inc.
  • Vertek Corporation
  • Tech Support Front End Developer
  • IT Help Center Network Administrator
  • Customer and Technical Support Technician
  • Systems Engineer Asst. Network Administrator
  • System Administrator Managed Services Technician
  • Network Monitor Technical Associate
  • Computer Technician Analyst/Programmer
  • Technology Support Technician Desktop Support
  • Network Administrator Technical Support Specialist

News & Events

12Sep
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the college has been ranked 19th among the Best Northeast Regional Colleges for 2019 in the annual best college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The college has risen in two important categories this year, in both the public college... Read More
29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More

Alumni

Allison Miller

  • Software Developer, Logic Supply, South Burlington, Vermont
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Software Engineering, 2010

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