Vermont Technical College is a public technical college that has main campus locations in Randolph Center and Williston, Vermont. VT is a member of the Vermont State Colleges, which is a consortium of the five public colleges in Vermont, and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Specific programs hold additional accreditations.
VT was founded in 1866, and is the only one of Vermont’s state colleges that specializes in technical education. The academic programs at VT provide students with the skills that are needed to succeed in today’s technological workplace. VT offers a career oriented technical education in specialized study areas that are related to applied sciences, agriculture, engineering, business and sustainability and health sciences. Associate & bachelor degrees, certificates and continuing education courses are offered. Students that receive a VT education are prepared for workforce entry, continuing education, and life-long learning.
The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1, and the average class size is 22, which allows students to receive personal attention. Continuing education and workforce development offers non-degree programs teacher training, workforce development and customized training in technical and leadership areas and workforce education management services. Online learning continuing education and workforce development programs provide students with the skills that are needed for careers in healthcare, manufacturing, business and computer technology, and programs are also offered to professionals that allow them to receive continuing education. Online programs are open enrollment programs that make it possible for students to begin when they want to, and work at their own pace.
VT has a technical education teacher program that is an initial route to education licensing for new industry and trades teachers at the 17 technical and career centers located in Vermont. High school graduates that have a minimum of six years’ experience in the trades or industry, or those that have received an associate’s degree and have four years of experience are eligible for admission to the program. Teachers can obtain their Level I Educator license after being hired at a regional high school tech center and entering this three year program. Students in the program can earn 24 Vermont Tech undergraduate credits, by taking six courses. This program was designed to give individuals in trades and industry the chance to become masters in their areas without earning a college degree, and the program supports the entry of these individuals into the field of teaching. The Vermont Department of Education endorses trades that include business, agriculture, & natural resources, arts & communications, hospitality, health, engineering and more.
VTC has a center for academic success that offers free services to assist students with reaching their educational goals. Services provided by the Center for Academic Success include career planning and transfer services, test preparation, study skills, stress and time management workshops, tutoring, and personal and academic counseling. VT has a learning center that is an academic resource that offers study groups, individual tutoring, study skill instruction and test review sessions.
VT has established community partnerships with the Small Business Development Center, Center for Sustainable Practices, Vermont Interactive Technologies, Vermont Corporate College and the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center. The Center for Sustainable Practices offers academic opportunities for sustainability that are consistent with the mission of VT, which focuses on applied research and places emphasis on experiential learning. The three programmatic components to the work of the Center for Sustainable Practices are informing policy, training the workforce, and affecting academic study. The CSP creates projects, develops programs, demonstrates new concepts and technologies and brings intellectual and physical resources to the campus of VT.
The student life department at VT offers a variety of activities and programs for students to enjoy during their free time, which include discounted movie, cultural, event and concert tickets, programs that include game nights, movies and special interest speakers, service activities and residence hall based programming.
The annual cost of attending VT is $12,344, for in state residents, and $22,448 for out of state residents, including tuition and fees.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Bachelor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:566
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