School of Engineering and Computing

Computer Information Technology (AS)

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:

  1. Understand fundamental programming concepts and write simple programs to help maintain systems
  2. Develop and maintain static and simple dynamic web pages, including those connected to databases
  3. Install, monitor, and maintain simple computer networks
  4. Administer systems to provide shared services, including those that employ UNIX-based operations systems
  5. Understand the historical and social context of information technology

Curriculum Details

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1
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2

Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
31%
Computer & Information Tech Occupations
12%
That Translates Into

131,000

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2019 - 2029

Projected Employment Growth for Computer & Information Technology Occupations, 2019-2029 (source: BLS)

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

N/A

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 2019 (October 2018)

Employers

  • Barre Supervisory Union
  • Berkeley Communications
  • Colchester School District
  • Datamann, Inc.
  • 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
  • UVM Medical Center
  • Vermont Country Store
  • Vermont Public Radio
  • Vermont State Employees Credit Union
  • Vermont Systems Inc.
  • Vertek Corporation

Job Titles

  • 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
  • IT Helpdesk Specialist

Joel Williams

• Great sense of community • Enjoys doing things with computers • Room for growth and advancement
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news

  • 01
    Mar

    After more than a year of modified instruction and limited campus housing, President Patricia Moulton has announced the college’s intention to return to full in-person academic schedules for the fall of 2021. To serve the needs of students by providing our uniquely applied educational format, the college will reinstate a full contingent of in-person classes and labs in the fall.…

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  • 16
    Feb

    Vermont Tech is proud to announce that Scott Sabol, Professor in the Department of Architectural and Building Engineering Technology within the School of Engineering and Computing, has been named Engineer of the Year by the professional associations for engineers in Vermont. Sabol is a licensed structural engineer and holds the position of Secretary as a member of the Vermont Board…

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  • 25
    Sep

    Patrick Melvin (BS.EET), Ronnie Corey (AE.MEC), and Quinn Munns (BS.EET) represented Vermont Tech at the annual Vermont Society of Engineers (VSE) Golf Tournament at Cedar Knoll Country Club in Hinesburg, Vermont on September 25, 2020. The annual VSE tournament raises funds for scholarships to engineering students at Vermont Tech, Norwich University, and the University of Vermont. Although most contestants are…

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Thomas Weening

  • I was a Dean’s List student.
  • I was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
  • I had an incredible experience at Vermont Tech.
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Taylor Fitzgerald

  • I was a camp counselor and student IT instructor at Rosie’s Girls camp program.
  • I am applying what I’ve learned at Vermont Tech in the working world.
  • I’m where I am today because my professors believed in me.
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