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. Design and architect systems that utilize computer networking
  2. Understand the requirements for developing and deploying high-quality, large-scale software systems
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a user interface for a computer system
  4. Understand the concepts and practice of relational databases
  5. Understand the security issues surrounding information technology and the appropriate tools and techniques to safeguard that security
  6. Understand the professional, historical, and social context of information technology and make reasoned judgments about the social and ethical implications of their actions

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 conjunction with the Department Chair, may develop a sequence of courses to best meet their background and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum is shown here.

Program enrollment and graduation count  

Curriculum Details

year
3
year
4

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

81%

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of  opens in a new window2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

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:  opens in a new windowBLS)

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

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