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Vermont Tech to offer two new degree programs for fall 2016

RANDOLPH – Vermont Technical College recently announced two new degree programs that will start in the fall of 2016. Both programs expand its connection to economic development in Vermont.

The college’s first-ever master’s degree, the Master’s of Science in Software Engineering, received approval by the New England Association of Schools and College’s at its fall meeting. Faculty in the college’s business department also designed a new Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship program and added it to the college’s curriculum.

 “We’re excited to be expanding our curriculum and our connection to the Vermont economy,” said Vermont Tech President Dan Smith. “At Vermont Tech, we believe in applied, hands-on higher education that is connected to jobs and enables our students to lead successful careers or start their own enterprise. In addition to our legacy programs in engineering, agriculture, manufacturing, construction and nursing, our new Fall 2016 programs offer students widely applicable technical skills that are in demand and richly rewarded.” 

In Vermont Tech’s master degree in Software Engineering, not only will graduates have the opportunity to be project leaders in their field, they will also be able to dive into the top level of their careers right from the start. The program was developed in partnership with Vermont Tech’s computer information technology board of advisors, which includes professionals from the state’s top software companies such as MyWebGrocer, Systems and Software, and Green Mountain Software. The two-year Master’s of Science curriculum will be offered at the Williston campus.

 The new Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to support the interest of the millennial generation. Young people today are increasingly focusing on starting their own enterprises. The evolution of the institution’s Business program is a natural progression in a state with a high percentage of small businesses, and in particular for Vermont Tech because of the college population’s entrepreneurial nature.

“This college is where Vermont’s legacy of Yankee ingenuity continues to thrive,” added Smith. The four-year Bachelor of Science program will be offered at the Randolph and Williston campuses. 

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