Computer Information Technology (BS)

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.

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.

In addition to the student outcomes included in the associate program, a student with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology will be able to:

  1. Design and architect systems that utilize computer networking
  2. Understand the requirements for developing and deploying high-quality, large-scale software systems
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a user interface for a computer system
  4. Understand the concepts and practice of relational databases
  5. Understand the security issues surrounding information technology and the appropriate tools and techniques to safeguard that security
  6. Understand the professional, historical, and social context of information technology and make reasoned judgments about the social and ethical implications of their actions

All students actively participate in the design, development, and evaluation of a sizable information technology system and present the results of that effort.

The student, in conjunction with the Department Chair, may develop a sequence of courses to best meet their background and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum is shown here.

Careers in Computer Information Technology

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
81%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (December 2018)

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

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

546,200

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2016-2026


Projected Employment Growth for Computer & Information Technology Occupations, 2018-2028 (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

2018 Median Pay (Computer & IT Occupations) vs. National Median for All occupations (2018), Source: BLS

 

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'18
  • Barre Supervisory Union Berkeley Communications
  • Burton Snowboards Cabot Creamery
  • DataMann GlobalFoundries
  • Intralot Leidos
  • Northern Vermont University Physicians Computer Company
  • Red River Sovernet
  • Staples Technology Seed
  • Trapp Family Lodge Union Mutual Insurance
  • of Vermont Vermont Country Store
  • Vermont Public Radio Vermont State Employees
  • Credit Union Vermont Systems
  • Vertek MyWebGrocer
  • Tech Support Front End Developer
  • IT Help Center Network Administrator
  • Customer & Technical Support Systems Engineer
  • Tech Support Assistant Network Admin
  • System Administrator Managed Services Technician
  • Network Monitor Technical Associate
  • Computer Technician Analyst/Programmer
  • Technology Support Technician Desktop Support
  • Network Administrator Technical Support Specialist
  • Intermediate PC Technician

News & Events

16Jan
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Choose Vermont Scholarship program has launched! The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and 13 Vermont colleges and universities, including Vermont Tech, are partnering in the 2020 Choose... Read More
19Dec
Vermont Tech's Future is Strong, Says Moulton The Herald of Randolph by Zoe Newmarco Vermont Technical College President Pat Moulton’s goals for the Randolph Center campus raised eyebrows, when a WCAX report quoted her as planning to “shrink” VTC’s footprint in Randolph Center while... Read More
16Dec
On the heels of its national ranking in the 96th percentile for return on investment, Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the Class of 2019 achieved a 99% placement rate as demonstrated in the 6-Month Outcomes Survey. The college ranks first in the state for return on investment, according... Read More

Alumni

Grace De Geus

  • Associate Software Engineer, Sensors & Integrated Systems, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Aerospace Systems, United Technologies, Vergennes, Vermont
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Computer Software Engineering, 2013

Faculty

  • Jean F. Hakim

    Jean Hakim, Associate Professor & Department Co-Chair
    Jean
    F.
    Hakim
    Associate Professor & Department Co-Chair

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Curriculum Details