Graduates of this program are generally already employed by a variety of companies and industries seeking workforce development opportunities. The program is designed to provide students with flexible, interdisciplinary educational opportunities, with a focus on technology and career-oriented coursework.
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 the basic engineering concepts and specific job-related skills needed to excel in their current positions and prepare for career growth.
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:
Advanced math/science elective
Technical Emphasis Courses
A combination of technical courses based on the degree emphasis are required. These courses must have the following characteristics:
Most have lab or hands-on components; these experiences build troubleshooting and problem-solving skills as well as provide exposure to the course topics
At least one multi-course sequence is included; the program should not contain only introductory courses. Typically, there are 1000-level courses followed by 2000-level courses which lead to more advanced issues. Prerequisites are established and reinforced
There is a capstone experience (typically a senior project course) which requires students to call upon the comprehensive skills/knowledge gained in the program
All courses integrate theoretical topics with practical skills
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