School of Engineering and Computing

General Engineering Technology

Graduates of this program are generally already employed by a variety of companies and industries seeking workforce development opportunities. The program is designed to provide students with flexible, interdisciplinary educational opportunities, with a focus on technology and career-oriented coursework.

Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.

Administered by the college’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) office, GET degree programs are industry-sponsored and offered primarily at the facilities of sponsoring organizations. The curriculum consists of initial courses common to all GET degree programs, as well as a sequence of technology foundation and technical emphasis courses specific to the needs of a workforce education population. These industry-specific technical courses are developed by a curriculum development team comprised of Vermont Tech faculty and representatives from the sponsoring organizations. The goal is a flexible, interdisciplinary path to the acquisition of basic engineering concepts and specific job-related skills needed for the student to excel in their current position and prepare for career growth.

General Education

ELE 2XXX      AH elective                           3

ELE 2XXX      SS elective                             3

ENG 1061      English Composition            3

ENG 2080     Technical Communication   3

MAT XXXX    Mathematics elective        3-5

SCI XXXX      Science elective                     4

Foundation Courses

These courses provide a general educational foundation appropriate to the particular technical emphasis. Foundation courses should satisfy the following requirements and can’t be used to satisfy a general education or technical emphasis course requirement:

select two

CIS XXXX      CIS elective                             3

select two

COM XXXX   Communications elective     3

MAT XXXX     Mathematics elective        3-5

SCI XXXX        Science elective                    4

XXX XXXX     Elective                                    3

Technical Emphasis Courses

In addition to completing general education and foundation requirements, the student completes a combination of technical courses based on the degree emphasis. That includes lab or hands-on components to build troubleshooting and problem-solving skills and provide exposure to course topics; integration of theoretical topics with practical skills; at least one multi-course sequence consisting of 1000- and 2000-level courses; and a capstone experience which requires the student to call upon the comprehensive skills and knowledge gained in the program.

Tyler Wright

  • I completed my senior year of high school and first year of college simultaneously through VAST.
  • Mechanical Engineering is a great fit for me because I love solving puzzles and learning how things work
  • If you’re serious about your future, Vermont Tech is the best.
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  • I'm a 14th-generation Vermonter
  • I learn best by doing
  • I worked summers and weekends to help pay for college
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Connor Murphy

  • I started as a Mechanical major
  • I use a lot of my knowledge from the classroom in my job
  • My capstone course was most similar to my daily work
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