After more than a year of modified instruction and limited campus housing, President Patricia Moulton has announced the college’s intention to return to full in-person academic schedules for the fall of 2021. To serve the needs of students by providing our uniquely applied educational format, the college will reinstate a full contingent of in-person classes and labs in the fall.…
Diesel engine repair and maintenance is becoming more complex as more electronic systems are used to control equipment function. Classroom and lab lessons in the Diesel Certificate program will center on practical assignments using technology in our garage.
The certificate program allows you to begin a successful career in the heavy-duty diesel service industry. Graduates who pursue a career in diesel service perform inspections, and repair or upgrade any type of diesel engine, often found in buses, trucks and farming equipment. Skills gained in the diesel certificate can also be applied to the mechanical needs of an agriculture business that uses large-scale farming machinery.
Students who graduate from the certificate program can transition seamlessly into the associate degree, should they chose to advance their education and access broader career opportunities.
This certificate program allows the student to begin a successful career in the heavy-duty diesel service industry without taking additional math, science, English, and general education courses.
Upon completion of the certificate program, the student can achieve an Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Power Technology with one additional year of study.
The student pursuing the certificate should be cautioned that most upscale original equipment manufacturer’s dealerships (Milton CAT, NORTRAX, etc.) require a minimum of an associate degree before they hire graduates.
Projected Employment Growth for Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics, 2019-2029 (source: BLS)
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…
by Zoe Newmarco Vermont Technical College President Pat Moulton’s goals for the Randolph Center campus raised eyebrows, when a WCAX report quoted her as planning to “shrink” VTC’s footprint in Randolph Center while expanding the Williston campus. Moulton explained that her comment came in relation to a plan VTC administrators are working on to develop as part of a Vermont…