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.

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology should be able to meet all of the outcomes of the associate degree program as well as:

  • 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 be able to make reasoned judgments about the social and ethical implications of their actions

In addition, all students must actively participate in the design, development, and evaluation of a sizable software system and present the results of that effort.

Students, in conjunction with the department chair, may develop a sequence of courses to best meet their backgrounds and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum taken by students is shown here. 

  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  
What do employers say about Vermont Tech grads?

We're fortunate to have a number of graduates from Vermont Tech as full time employees. The VTC graduate has a distinct balance of technical and social skills that allows them to integrate quickly into our customer service culture.

Paul Dandurand, CEO PIEmatrix

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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

Education & Career Opportunities

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For the past five years, U.S. News & World Report has listed Vermont Tech among the top 15 best public colleges in the North. This year, we're ranked #8.

With the increased demand for high-speed networks come a greater need for professionals to design, run, and manage critical systems. Vermont Tech graduates are successful 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.

Not sure which major is right for you? 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.

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Curriculum Details