Computer Software Engineering (AS)

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From commercial servers to mobile and embedded devices, almost everything we use relies on software.  Our dynamic program will introduce you to the entire software development life cycle, including requirements, design, coding, testing, and deployment in a rigorous, hands-on, programming-intensive experience. You'll master computer programming; website design; networking and system development; and administration and take part in major projects that reflect real-world needs.

Graduates of this program are prepared to make meaningful contributions to a software development group. Typical jobs for graduates might include test, release, or customer support engineers. Students may continue on to the bachelor’s degree, which adds an understanding of software development and significantly more technical depth.

A student with an Associate of Science in Computer Software Engineering will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fluency in multiple languages, including one object-oriented language and one scripting language
  • Understand the fundamentals of computer hardware, including assembly language
  • Develop complete websites
  • Understand the behaviors and implementation of computer networking
  • Understand basic principles for developing and deploying high-quality software systems
  • Understand how to manage systems, including UNIX-based computers
  • Work effectively in a group software development effort
  • Understand the historical and social context of information technology

All students must actively participate in the design and development of a software 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 Software Engineering

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
%
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
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

1,114,000

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024


Projected Employment Growth for Software Developers, 2014-2024 (source BLS) National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

2016 Median Pay (Software Developers) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
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News & Events

7Mar
Two exceptional Vermont Technical College engineering students were honored by the college and recognized at a Vermont Society of Professional Engineers event on February 24 at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington. This event is part of E-Week, a national celebration of Engineering... Read More
25Jan
How many students can say they have worked on a satellite? At Vermont Tech, one graduate is getting the chance of a lifetime. Vermont Tech’s CubeSat Laboratory is working with Morehead State College in Kentucky to build an elaborate satellite—called the Lunar IceCube—that will launch in 2018 and... Read More
11Jan
Meet Elissa Lee, the AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Vermont Tech. Elissa is a 2016 graduate of Vermont Tech, where she received her bachelor's in Business Technology and Management. VHEC’s AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program, which falls under Vermont Campus Compact, focuses... Read More

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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