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

year
1
year
2

Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
5%
Computer & Information Tech Occupations
12%
That Translates Into

546,200

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2018 - 2028

Projected Employment Growth for Computer & Information Technology Occupations, 2018-2028 (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 2018 (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

Jennifer Grenier

  • I started at Community College of Vermont
  • The small class sizes are perfect
  • I'm on the women's soccer team
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Jonathan Alvin

  • I am fascinated by solar power and want to learn more
  • The low student to teacher ratio is great
  • I am very active with campus clubs and sports
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Tyler Wright

  • I completed my senior year of high school and first year of college simultaneously through VAST.
  • Mechanical Engineering is a great fit for me because I love solving puzzles and learning how things work
  • If you’re serious about your future, Vermont Tech is the best.
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news

  • 31
    Aug

    Senator Patrick Leahy, Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Vermont Technical College (Vermont Tech) President Patricia Moulton Monday announced a $7.969 million contract awarded to Vermont Tech from the U.S. Army’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) office as part of its National Imperative for Industrial Skills. The contract, which has an additional $4 million option, will establish…

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  • 23
    Jan

    How do you prepare for a competition that gives you nothing to prepare for? Just like the other entrants of the American Institute of Architects’ Emerging Professionals Network (EPN) 4th Annual Design Charrette at Norwich University: anxiety ridden. William Fretwell and David Woolaver, students in Vermont Tech’s Architectural Engineering Technology major, were more than first-time entrants to the charette —…

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  • 16
    Jan

    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 Vermont Scholarship Program, which will award $60,000 in scholarship money to students who commit to attend a Vermont…

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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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