July 30, 2021 Vermont Technical College now requires COVID-19 vaccination for all students enrolled during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. To be in full compliance a student must complete one of the following options before 8:00 am on August 23, 2021: Submit a copy of their completed COVID-19 vaccination record. Please review the vaccination information to submit your vaccine; OR Submit…
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)
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,…
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…