Vermont Technical College
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|Type||Public technical college|
|Location||Randolph Center, Vermont, USA|
|Campus||Rural: 554 acres (2.24 km2)|
|Athletics||Yankee Small College Conference - Green Knights|
Vermont Technical College is a public technical college in Vermont with two main campuses located in Randolph Center and Williston. The college also has nursing campuses in other locations throughout the state.
The school is a part of the Vermont State Colleges, a consortium of Vermont's five public colleges, governed by a common board of trustees, chancellor and Council of Presidents, each college with its own president and deans. Total enrollment is approximately 1,650, the average class size is 14, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1.
The college offers Bachelor and associate degrees across 13 departments:
- Professional Pilot Technology
- Business and Entrepreneurship
Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
- Computers & IT
- Construction Management
- Dental Hygiene
- Engineering and Architectural Technology
- Equine Studies
- Fire Science & Paramedicine
- Respiratory Therapy
- Transportation and Automotive Technology
- Veterinary Technology
There are roughly 50 clubs and student organizations, including:
- 795 Crew (2003-2006)
- 3-D Printing Club
- Adventurer's Guild (computer gaming, fantasy gaming, etc.)
- Agriculture Club
- Anime Club
- American Institute of Architectural Students (AIAS)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASC)
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
- Android Club
- Auto Tech Club
- Bass Fishing Club
- Billiards Club
- Brew Club
- Computer Club
- Computer Security Club
- Construction Club
- Diesel Power Club
- Equine Club
- Fire Science Club
- First Responders Club
- Formula Off-Road Club
- Glass Blowing Club
- Golf Club
- Gun Club
- Hockey Club
- Humans vs. Zombies Club
- Investment & Finance Club
- Quidditch Club
- Machine Shop Club
- Mixed Martial Arts Club
- Multicultural Club
- Outing Club
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (national honor society for associate degree students)
- Scuba Club
- Skateboarding Club
- Ski & Ride Club
- Student Athletic Advisory Club (promotes athletic events)
- Vet Tech Club
- WVTC radio station
The college is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) in the Yankee Small College Conference. From 2006 to 2011, Vermont Tech was a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and played within the Sunrise Conference. The Knights currently sponsor men's and women's basketball, cross country, soccer and golf.
Student radio station
The Vermont Tech CubeSat Lab launched its first satellite, the Vermont Lunar CubeSat, a 1U CubeSat on November 19, 2013, and was fully functional until reentry on November 21, 2015. It is still the only successful university satellite from a college or university in New England or the east coast of the U.S. They are now working on the flight software for Lunar IceCube which has a ride to the moon on NASA's Space Launch System.
Notable alumni and faculty
- Harry H. Cooley, Secretary of State of Vermont, VTC graduate (1913) and VTC faculty member.
- Alexander Dunnett, Randolph Normal School graduate who served as US Attorney for Vermont, President of the Vermont Bar Association, a member of the Vermont Senate, and Caledonia County State's Attorney.
- Abel E. Leavenworth, Union Army veteran of the American Civil War; principal of the normal schools that are now Vermont Technical College and Castleton State College, as well as Bolivar Academy in Bolivar, Missouri.
- "Why Vermont Tech?". vtc.edu. 7 March 2014.
- "Clubs". vtc.edu. 20 November 2013.
- Mahoney, Larry (June 17, 2011). "UMFK, UMPI, UMM leave NAIA for new association". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 11, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2011.
- "Biography, Harry H. Cooley" (PDF). Secretary of State Harry H. Cooley Papers. Montpelier, VT: Vermont Secretary of State. Vermont State Archives. p. 1.
- "Demise of Alexander Dunnett". The Evening Argus. Montpelier, VT. September 15, 1920. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. (Subscription required (. ))
- Ullery, Jacob G. (1894). Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont. Brattleboro, VT: Transcript Publishing Company. pp. 243–244.