School of Professional Studies and Management

Entrepreneurship (+2 BS)

Entrepreneurship is a valuable skill set for everyone, not just business majors. The world of business is changing, owning a service shop or a business today is a totally different ball game than it was 25 years ago. For Vermont Tech students, the combination of an applied technical skill like Engineering or Auto Tech and an entrepreneurial knowledge-base will be a big asset in today’s economy. Students who complete the bachelor’s degree will acquire the skills to manage, optimize, and lead their growing businesses.

This degree completion program can be added onto any two-year degree from Vermont Tech and awards a bachelor of science upon completion.

The +2 Entrepreneurship program is a degree-completion program. Students must have at least 50 transferable credits from an accredited institution. All coursework from an accredited institution not used to meet core requirements may be used towards the 120-credit minimum provided that it doesn’t duplicate other coursework.

Student outcomes correlate with the four-year bachelor’s degree.

Minimum degree requirements are listed here. A typical curriculum is shown below.

Curriculum Details

year
3
year
4

ENTREPRENEURS

652,780
2014
679,072
2015
That Translates Into

26,292

more startups than the previous year

Number of established start-ups less than 1 year old 2015 compared to 2014. Source: Entrepreneurship and the U.S. Economy, 2015, opens in a new windowBLS

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

85%

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of  opens in a new window2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

Businesses launched by Vermont Tech students or alumni

  • Bicycle Express VT
  • Cuttin' It Close Landscaping
  • Filabot
  • Misty Knoll Farm
  • Noodle Station/Swirl & Pearl

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      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…

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      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…

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      On the heels of its national ranking in the 96th percentile for return on investment, Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the Class of 2019 achieved a 99% placement rate as demonstrated in the 6-Month Outcomes Survey. The college ranks first in the state for return on investment, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce…

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