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

  • 22
    Jul

    July 22, 2021 Today, Chancellor Zdatny shared news from the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees: The Executive Committee of the Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees voted this afternoon to require COVID-19 vaccination for all students enrolled in the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The safety of our students, employees, and local community members is our top priority as…

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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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  • 18
    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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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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