Computer Information Technology (BS)

At Vermont Tech, you'll get both the classroom and real-world experience you need to design, build, and deploy dynamic software systems; scalable and secure data networks; and telecommunication infrastructures. Our students develop the technical savvy necessary to effectively interact with software developers at a detailed level while recognizing the big-picture business viewpoint and how to communicate effectively with the rest of an organization.

Graduates of this program are prepared to understand the organization and technology of computers, databases, networking, and other information technologies. Students are introduced to the breadth of technologies and to the basics of the business world.

Because of the broad technological background this program provides, students are well-prepared to enter new technical areas as the field expands and evolves.

In addition to all of the objectives included in the associate program, a student with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology will be able to:

  • Design and architect systems that utilize computer networking
  • Understand the requirements for developing and deploying high-quality, large-scale software systems
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a user interface for a computer system
  • Understand the concepts and practice of relational databases
  • Understand the security issues surrounding information technology and the appropriate tools and techniques to safeguard that security
  • Understand the professional, historical, and social context of information technology and make reasoned judgments about the social and ethical implications of their actions

All students must actively participate in the design, development, and evaluation of a sizable information technology system and present the results of that effort.

The student, in conjunction with the department chair, may develop a sequence of courses to best meet their background and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum is shown here.

Careers in Computer Information Technology

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
78%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Computer & Information Tech occupations
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

488,500

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024


Projected Employment Growth for Computer & Information Technology Occupations, 2014-2024 (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

2016 Median Pay (Computer & IT Occupations) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

 

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
  • Barre Supervisory Union Berkeley Communications
  • Burton Snowboards Cabot Creamery
  • DataMann Intralot
  • JCP Johnson State College
  • Physicians Computer Company Red River
  • Sovernet Staples
  • Technology Seed Trapp Family Lodge
  • Union Mutual Insurance of Vermont
  • Vermont Country Store Vermont Public Radio
  • Vermont State Employees Credit Union
  • Vermont Systems Vertek
  • Tech Support Front End Developer
  • IT Help Center Network Administrator
  • Customer & Technical Support
  • Systems Engineer Tech Support
  • Assistant Network Admin
  • System Administrator Managed Services Technician
  • Network Monitor Technical Associate
  • Computer Technician Analyst/Programmer
  • Technology Support Technician Desktop Support
  • Network Administrator Technical Support Specialist

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11Jan
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9Dec
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Alumni

Grace De Geus

  • Associate Software Engineer, Sensors & Integrated Systems, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Aerospace Systems, United Technologies, Vergennes, Vermont
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Computer Software Engineering, 2013

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