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Vermont Technical College


Hands-On Practical Experience at Vermont Tech

Vermont Technical College is a small, personal college dedicated to ensuring the academic success of its students. Classes are small, averaging just 15 students, and taught by professionals with real-world experience. From agribusiness management to engineering and sustainable design, Vermont Tech offers degrees in the areas most desirable to employers in the area

Vermont Tech offers 2-year programs leading to an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, 2-year programs leading to the Associate of Engineering (A.E.) degree, 4-year programs leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, and a 1-year program leading to a Practical Nursing Certificate.

A Highly Rated Institution

Vermont Tech is consistently rated among the top 10 public colleges in the northeast by "U.S. News and World Report's" annual rankings. "U.S. News and World Report" also ranks Vermont Tech among the top 40 regional colleges in the nation. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the regional colleges emphasize undergraduate experience and offer a broad range of programs in liberal arts, nursing, education and business.

Associate Degree programs at Vermont Tech

Vermont Tech offers three different associate degrees: the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), the Associate of Science (A.S) and the Associate of Engineering (A.E.).

The Associate of Applied Science degree is offered in a wide range of subjects, including agribusiness management technology, architectural and building engineering technology, automotive technology, business technology and management, construction practice and management, dairy farm management technology, diesel power technology, fire science, general engineering technology, landscape design and sustainable horticulture, and veterinary technology.

Associate of Science candidates major in business technology & management, computer information technology, computer software engineering, nursing or respiratory therapy.

The Associates of Engineering degree includes majors in civil and environmental engineering, computer engineering technology, electrical engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology.

Industry-Specific Facilities

The facilities at Vermont Tech provide hands-on experience to students. These facilities include laboratories, simulation labs, machine and automotive shops, greenhouses, and even veterinary surgical facilities and a working farm. A full-time professional instructs students in the operation of equipment related to their field.

Bachelor Degree programs at Vermont Tech

Students pursuing a B.S. degree at Vermont Tech gain the experience necessary to obtain a wide range of jobs that are in demand in the area.

Majors are offered in architectural engineering technology, applied business management (also offered as an online program), aviation: professional pilot technology, business technology and management, computer engineering technology, computer information technology, computer software engineering, construction practice and management, dental hygiene, diversified agriculture, electrical engineering technology, electromechanical engineering technology, equine studies, nursing (online), sustainable land use, green building design, and renewable energy. , landscape design and sustainable horticulture.

Nursing Program at Vermont Tech

Vermont Tech offers 3 nursing programs: a Practical Nurse certificate program, an Associate Degree in Nursing program, and the online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing degree-completion program. These programs are built upon the foundational concepts of Dorothea Orem and her 8 outcomes for nursing. These include nursing process, scientific principles, communication theory, ethical and legal principles, understanding the role of nursing as a member of an interdisciplinary team, an understanding of the role of the provider of care, teaching and learning principles, and responsibility for accountability and self-growth.

Vermont Tech nursing graduates score well above the national average on both the Practical Nursing and the Registered Nurse examinations.

Experienced Faculty at Vermont Tech

The professional faculty members at Vermont Tech excel in both academia and the real world. For example, Professor Peter Chapin was part of the technical committee charged with standardizing the C++ programming language. A member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (I.E.E.E.) and the Association for Computing Machinery, Professor Chapin is in charge of the CubeSatLab, a research collaboration with the University of Vermont and the University of Norwich.

Professor Ellen Grimes is a consultant for the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners and serves on its Examination Committee. A Past President of the Vermont Dental Hygienist Association, Dr. Grimes is author of the book, "Medical Emergencies: Essentials for the Dental Professional."

Chair of Business Technology and Management, Professor Joyce Twing has published several textbooks and served on the National Board of Directors for the Future Business Leaders of America. At Vermont Tech, she has received both the Wonkka Advising Award and the Harold G. Wirtz Master Teacher Award.

A Small Town with a Big Ski Hill

The main campus of Vermont Tech is located in Randolph Center, Vermont, the quintessential New England small town, near the geographic center of the state. The campus boasts modern facilities, residence halls with large rooms, and its very own ski hill with tow rope.

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Certificates, Associate, And Bachelor&Apos;S
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciencesagribusiness; Dairy Science; Horse Husbandry/Equine Science And Management; Landscaping And Groundskeeping; Ornamental Horticulturebusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesbusiness Administration And Management; Construction Managementcomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicesinformation Technologyengineeringcomputer Software Engineeringengineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fieldsarchitectural Engineering Technology; Automotive Engineering Technology; Civil Engineering Technology; Computer Engineering Technology; Construction Engineering Technology; Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology; Electromechanical Technology; Energy Management And Systems Technology; Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technologyhealth Professions And Related Programsdental Hygiene; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Respiratory Care Therapy; Veterinary/Animal Health Technologyhomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicesfire Science/Firefightingmechanic And Repair Technologies/Techniciansdiesel Mechanics Technology


Admission: 825 applied; 518 admitted; 220 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.01

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application
Application fee: $40
Required: high school transcript
Required for some: essay or personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, interview
Recommended: minimum 3 GPA, 2 letters of recommendation, interview
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
1,645 Undergraduate Students, 44% Women, 56% Men, 12% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
2% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Hispanic/Latino, 2% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.1% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 0.9% Race/Ethnicity Unknown

Campus Life

On-Campus Residence Required Through Sophomore Year
Coed, Campus Housing Is University Owned
Student-Run Radio And Television Station, Choral Group, Student Council (Student Government), Adventurer&Apos;S Guild (Board And Video Gaming), WVTC (Student Radio Station), Outing Club, Veterinary Technology Club
Most popular organizations
Student Council (Student Government), Adventurer&Apos;S Guild (Board And Video Gaming), WVTC (Student Radio Station), Outing Club, Veterinary Technology Club
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Health Clinic
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Accelerated Degree Program, Advanced Placement Credit, Cooperative Education, Distance Learning, Double Majors, English As A Second Language, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C)School Calendar: Semesters




Total: 194Full-Time: 39% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 11 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
Tuition:state resident $11,520 full-time, $480 per credit hour part-time; nonresident $22,032 full-time, $918 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program
Required fees:$1456 full-time
Room and board:$9138; room only: $5442. Room and board charges vary according to board plan
Payment plan:installment
Waivers:employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,884 applied for aid, 807 were judged to have need, 75 had their need fully met
Average percent of need met:51%
Average financial aid package:$11,282
Average need-based loan:$3897
Average need-based gift aid:$6513




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