Vermont Technical College is announcing two new degree programs that will start in the fall of 2016. Both programs expand Vermont Tech’s connection to economic development in Vermont. The college’s first ever master’s degree, the Masters of Science in Software Engineering, received approval by the New England Association of Schools and College’s at its fall meeting. Faculty in the college’s business department also designed a new Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship program and added it to the college’s curriculum.
“We’re proud to be expanding our curriculum and our connection to the Vermont economy,” said Vermont Tech President Dan Smith. “At Vermont Tech, we believe in applied, hands-on higher education that is connected to jobs and enables our students to lead successful careers or start their own enterprise. In addition to our legacy programs in engineering, agriculture, manufacturing, construction and nursing, our new Fall 2016 programs offer students widely applicable technical skills that are highly in demand and richly rewarded,” Smith said.
Vermont Tech is proud to help drive growth in the Vermont technology sector with the addition of the Masters of Science in Software Engineering program. Not only will graduates have the opportunity to be project leads in their field, they will also be able to dive into the top level of their careers right from the start. The program was developed in partnership with Vermont Tech’s computer information technology board of advisors, which includes professionals from the state of Vermont’s top software companies such as MyWebGrocer, Systems and Software, and Green Mountain Software. The two-year Masters of Science curriculum will be offered at the Williston campus.
The innovative new Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to support the interest of the millennial generation. Young people today are increasingly focusing on starting their own enterprises. The evolution of the institution’s Business program is a natural progression in a state with a traditionally high number of small businesses, and in particular for Vermont Tech because of the college population’s entrepreneurial nature and graduates who go on to create their own businesses in Vermont. “This college is where Vermont’s legacy of Yankee ingenuity continues to thrive,” added Smith. The four-year Bachelor of Science program will be offered at the Randolph and Williston campuses.
Vermont Tech is now recruiting prospective students for fall enrollment for both new degree programs. There is no application deadline.