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…
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 Technical College’s Construction Management Associate Degree program has been ranked #10 out of 23 Best Construction Management Associate Degree programs by Best Accredited Colleges. The ranking comes at an important time for both Vermont and the nation: Construction continues its upward jobs trend. In March 2022, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shared a report that showed the ninth-straight…
Vermont Technical College has launched a provisional chapter of Women in Aviation International in partnership with Beta Technologies and Vermont Flight Academy. The new community provides a professional networking space to students and graduates of Vermont Tech’s Professional Pilot Technology Program as well as the broader Vermont aviation community. It is the first such chapter in Vermont and one of…