School of Engineering and Computing

Computer Software Engineering (BS)

From commercial servers to mobile and embedded devices, almost everything we use relies on software. Our dynamic program will introduce you to the entire software development life cycle, including requirements, design, coding, testing, and deployment in a rigorous, hands-on, programming-intensive experience. You’ll master computer programming, website design, networking and system development, and administration and take part in major projects that reflect real-world needs.

Graduates of this program develop programming expertise and experience significant technical depth in multiple areas. Typical jobs for graduates include test, release, or customer support engineers.

In addition to the student outcomes included in the associate program, a student with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Engineering will be able to:

  1. Use a relational database to solve information management problems
  2. Identify and effectively describe a user’s problem and design and develop an appropriate software solution
  3. Apply knowledge of computer science fundamentals to develop high-quality software applications
  4. Apply significant technical knowledge in their field of study to solve technical problems
  5. Effectively work as a member of a team to design, develop, and implement solutions to technical problems
  6. Make ethical professional decisions in their career

All students actively participate in the design, development, and evaluation of a sizable software system and present the results of those efforts.

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.
22%
Software Developers
21%
That Translates Into

1,469,200

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2019 - 2029

Projected Employment Growth for Software Developers, 2019-2029 (source BLS)

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

83%

VTC

vs

85%

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

  • Aadco Medical
  • Bionic
  • BioRAFT
  • Contact Energy
  • CSL Software Solutions Inc
  • Dealer.com
  • DealerTrack Inc.
  • Green Mountain Software
  • IBM
  • Insurity
  • Marathon Health
  • Mary Hitchcock Memorial Systems & Software
  • MISys Inc.
  • NewsBank
  • NTT Data
  • PieMatrix
  • Rainworx Software
  • Red Hat Software
  • Red River
  • Ringmaster Software Corp.
  • State of Vermont
  • Union Mutual of Vermont
  • Union Street Media
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Vermont Information Processing
  • Vermont Public Radio
  • Vermont Technical College
  • Vertek
  • Washington County Supervisory Union

Job Titles

  • Associate Analyst
  • Associate Engineer Software
  • Associate Quality Engineer
  • Data Remediation Analyst
  • Developer
  • Helpdesk Technician
  • IT Associate
  • Java Programmer
  • Jr. Software Engineer
  • Jr. Developer
  • Programmer
  • Analyst
  • Server-Side Application
  • Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • System Developer
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Test Development Technician
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Digital Retail Implementation Specialist

Roslyn Parker

• Driven to get into the VAST program, easy transition from high school to college • She chose VTC because it is close to where she lives • Passion for computers and programming
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Allison Miller

  • I was among my program's first seven graduates.
  • After graduation, I was hired immediately where I had my internship!
  • I always get a positive response from employers when they see Vermont Tech on my resume.
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Chris Farnsworth

  • I’m working full time while completing my master’s degree.
  • I received a fellowship from NASA.
  • I’m working on the Lunar IceCube satellite project.
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