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 operating systems
  5. Understand the historical and social context of information technology

The student, in consultation with their advisor, may develop a sequence of courses that best meets their pace, experience, and needs while still satisfying all degree requirements, including minimum required credits and required program courses. A typical curriculum is shown here.

Curriculum Details

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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

  • 11
    Aug

    August 11, 2021 Effective Friday, August 13 all faculty, staff, students, and visitors are required to wear a mask when indoors on campus at any Vermont Tech location. This is in accordance with the CDC’s latest recommendations. This decision follows our recent announcement to mandate a COVID-19 vaccine of all enrolled students. The latest research on the Delta variant shows…

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  • 16
    Jul

    Today, the Vermont State Colleges System Board Chair, Chancellor, and Presidents held a press conference to announce the new legislation that creates several scholarship programs for Vermonters. Thanks to the Legislature and Governor, Vermont is funding several incredible opportunities for high school graduates and adult learners at the Vermont State Colleges this year. We are grateful, especially to the Legislature,…

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    Jun

    Vermont Tech is flying high, and it’s not just among its Professional Pilot program students. The college has been included in Newsweek Magazine’s The 100 Community Colleges With the Most Bang For Your Buck list. Ranking at 39, Vermont Tech is cited for the $1,050,000 40-year net present value, or a comparison of investing in a Vermont Tech education to…

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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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