School of Engineering and Computing

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. Use relational databases to solve information management problems
  2. Apply best security practices to safeguard information systems
  3. Apply significant technical knowledge in their field of study to solve technical problems
  4. Work effectively as a member of a team to design, develop, and implement solutions to technical problems
  5. Make ethical professional decisions in their careers

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 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.

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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)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

100%

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
  • 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

Job Titles

  • Tech Support
  • Front End Developer
  • IT Help Center
  • Network Administrator
  • Customer & Technical Support
  • Systems Engineer
  • 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

Joel Williams

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

  • 17
    May

    Vermont State University, the first statewide, hybrid higher education institution in the United States, launched its unified brand identity and logo during a live virtual broadcast today. The unveiling is a major milestone in a transformation process unifying three institutions – Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College. Sixteen months ago, the Vermont State Colleges System initiated a…

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  • 27
    Apr

    Vermont Tech’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development Division announces that Instrumart, a leading distributor of industrial instrumentation headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, has joined its Employer Partner Program. “This type of partnership is really impactful for our students,” said Maureen Hebert, Associate Dean of Industrial Relations & Workforce Development at Vermont Tech. “The scholarship funding can mean the difference between…

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  • 14
    Mar

    *As published by Green Energy Times, February 11, 2022 Vermont Tech’s Architectural Engineering Technology and Renewable Energy programs both include a senior capstone project, wherein students apply what they have learned in coursework toward solving a problem, capitalizing on an opportunity, or fulfilling some need. The programs both include a focus on energy issues. This year, the two programs have…

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Alexander Schramm

  • I work with several Vermont Tech Grads
  • I get to be on the road half the time
  • The problem-solving skills I learned in college help me with my career.
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Zack Davis

  • I got hands-on learning even before the first day of school
  • I have always known I wanted to do something in the IT field
  • I am the president of the Radio Club at Vermont Tech
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