Our programs of study prepares students for many careers in the computer industry.

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In the Computer Information Technology program, students learn both in the classroom and in hands-on laboratories, gaining the experience they need to design, build, and deploy dynamic software systems; design, deploy, and administer scalable and secure data networks and telecommunication infrastructures; and understand and provide solutions to complex problems affecting almost all aspects of daily life.

Students in this program develop the technical savvy necessary to effectively interact with software developers at a detailed level, while, at the same time, recognizing the big-picture business viewpoint and how to communicate effectively with all colleagues and departments within an organization.

Those who pursue the Bachelor of Science gain in-depth leaning opportunities focused on business and enterprise software as well as a yearlong capstone project, in conjunction with Software Engineering students. By the time students graduate, they will have mastered networking, system development, user interfaces, databases, security, and essential business processes and practices. . The associate’s degree program focuses on the fundamentals. The goal of this degree is to prepare students to contribute as a member of a technology team. Students graduating from this program have a basis for web design, systems administration and have built a programming skills foundation.

VTC is now a Cisco Academy
Students majoring in any CIS degree may take advanced networking courses to prepare for Cisco Certification. Please see more here: Cisco Academy

Education & Career Opportunities

With the increased demand for high-speed networks, there is increasing demand for professionals to design, run, and manage critical systems. Just a few of the employment opportunities available to Vermont Tech graduates include computer and information systems managers, network engineers and architects, solution architects, database administrators, computer and network security specialists, telecommunications engineers, website designers and developers, and systems administrators.

The first semester curriculum is common between Software Engineering and Information Technology, allowing students to seamlessly transfer between the two programs in the spring of the first year. Students completing the first two years of Software Engineering may choose to complete the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.