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Business Technology & Management
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT
As Business Technology and Management graduates, students are well prepared to move into careers in business. Our broad-based curriculum encompasses accounting, computer applications, management, writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills. The Business Technology & Management program includes all aspects of the accounting cycle, business correspondence, effective oral presentation, document and communication collaboration systems, the structure and function of human behavior in organizations and how behavioral influences impact productivity, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency at the individual, small group, and organizational levels. Students also learn to develop marketing strategies to satisfy specific target audiences and create a marketing mix using the “4 Ps”: product, price, place, and promotion. They also learn to apply and integrate marketing concepts with other business disciplines to effect a business strategy. In the area of human resources, students come to understand what is involved in selecting, training, and evaluating personnel and identify best practices in employee training, development, appraisal, and rewards. They also study the basic operations, tools, and production functions of an organization involved in the efficient and effective creation and delivery of goods and services. Finally, students focus on the phases of successful project management and come to understand the key characteristics and terminology of the business disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, and finance so that they can integrate these disciplines to develop and effect corporate strategies and plans. Graduates of this program enjoy a wide range of career options in business, industry, government, and public institutions. They may be office managers; staff accountants; accounting specialists; marketing and communication coordinators; sales and customer service managers; project managers; or small business owners. As an alternative to immediate employment, graduates may choose to enroll in the bachelor’s degree program at Vermont Tech or they may transfer to a bachelor’s degree program elsewhere with majors such as marketing or accounting. Highlights of the program include a formal business dinner where students dress in professional attire and learn the rules of formal dining. Students also learn resumé writing and job interview skills and attend a “mocktail” reception and interview. Seniors complete a capstone project which includes a team oral presentation judged by professionals from business and industry. A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology & Management will be able to: Complete the steps of the accounting cycle, including processing and recording typical cash receipts, cash payments, sales, vendor, and payroll transactions Prepare and interpret financial statements for service and merchandising businesses on an accrual basis Understand module integrated accounting software and use Quickbooks software to record and process typical transactions and prepare financial statements Use document and communication collaboration systems to create business documents and to design and develop newsletters, brochures, and other promotional materials Write business letters, memos, email messages, instant messages, and blog posts Create reports using accurate research methods and citations Develop and deliver an effective oral presentation Understand the psychology of face-to-face communication and the role of non-verbal communication Demonstrate successful team skills, effective listening, and professional behavior Effectively utilize resume-writing, interviewing, and job-seeking skills to advance career goals Understand the key characteristics and terminology of the business disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, and finance
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Entrepreneurship
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT
During the recent economic downturn, many young people saw their parents being laid off and their peers having trouble launching traditional careers. Partly out of necessity, today’s students increasingly look to their own talents and “personal brands,” not to corporate paychecks, as the basis for a sturdy future. According to the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, a national early indicator of new business creation in the United States, activity rose 10% in 2015 in a sharp contrast to the downward trend started in 2010. Their calculations approximate 530,000 new business owners each month during the year in 2015. Entrepreneurs play a critical role in economic development. Vermont Tech’s Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to help the emerging entrepreneur harness opportunities, ignite change, and build a successful business. Students will learn about transforming ideas into enterprises that add value. The AAS degree in Entrepreneurship exposes students to an applied academic approach to the study of Entrepreneurship by focusing on creativity and innovation and offering business fundamentals such as accounting, finance, management, communication and marketing in the context of planning and launching a new business. Students who complete the associate degree program will be able to identify, plan, and evaluate new venture opportunities. A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Entrepreneurship will be able to: Complete the steps of the accounting cycle, including processing and recording typical cash receipts, cash payments, sales, vendor, and payroll transactions Prepare and interpret financial statements for service and merchandising businesses on an accrual basis Understand module integrated accounting software and use Quickbooks software to record and process typical transactions and prepare financial statements Use document and communication collaboration systems to create business documents and to design and develop newsletters, brochures, and other promotional materials Write business letters, memos, email messages, instant messages, and blog posts Create reports using accurate research methods and citations Develop and deliver an effective oral presentation Understand the psychology of face-to-face communication and the role of non-verbal communication Demonstrate successful team skills, effective listening, and professional behavior Effectively utilize resume-writing, interviewing, and job-seeking skills to advance career goals Understand the key characteristics and terminology of the business disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, and finance Recognize a business opportunity that meets their individual needs Understand how to launch an entrepreneurial career 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.
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Dairy Farm Management Technology
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT
The college’s 500-acre working farm and registered Holstein herd are integrated into all facets of the program and students are active participants in the management and operation of the farm. Practical experience at the farm is an especially valuable aspect of the program for students who lack a farm background. Additional coursework in accounting, finance, and computer applications help broaden students’ understanding of Dairy Farm Management. Students may also apply for admission to the Farm and Agricultural Resource Management Stewards (FARMS) program offered in cooperation with the University of Vermont. FARMS students make a seamless transition from Dairy Farm Management at Vermont Tech to a second two years at the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at UVM. Full-tuition scholarships are available to Vermont students in the FARMS program. Students who complete a degree in Dairy Farm Management Technology can transfer seamlessly into bachelor’s programs in Business or Diversified Agriculture. Graduates of this program possess the skills and knowledge needed to operate a modern dairy farm. They frequently return to their home farms, are employed as herd managers, or work as breeding technicians, DHIA testers, or Peace Corps volunteers. A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Dairy Farm Management Technology will be able to: Understand dairy cow nutrition and the ration formulation process Understand dairy cow reproduction and genetics and implement a breeding program Competently milk and feed cows Understand heifer-raising and successfully and competently raise heifers Manage dairy cow transition from dry to lactating Understand the dairy industry and represent it knowledgeably Raise and store common New England forages Manage a dairy operation budget Assess a dairy business and recognize potential improvements Write a business plan for a dairy operation
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Agribusiness Management Technology
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT
Interested in combining your interests in agriculture and business into a single degree? Our students benefit from both classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience, which includes use of the extensive facilities at the college farms. You'll learn to understand the income and expense sources of varied agricultural businesses; prepare and assess an agribusiness business plan; understand marketing principles; delve into small business management, including payroll and human resources; and competently represent agriculture in all venues. Graduates of this program generally pursue careers with the industries and agencies that serve production agriculture. Some typical career choices include: sales and service representatives for feed, fertilizer, and equipment industries; inspectors of milk and other agricultural products; rural credit officers; or specialists with agencies such as the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, the Soil Conservation Service, and the Peace Corps. Students who complete a degree in Agribusiness Management Technology can transfer seamlessly into bachelor’s programs in Business or Diversified Agriculture.
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Construction Management
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT
Construction management is an ideal major if you enjoy a creative challenge and like to see the results of your work. With new technology comes new materials, new products, and new implementation techniques. This program is designed to serve both recent high school graduates with limited experience in the construction field and adults already employed in the building industry who want to prepare themselves for project management and supervisory roles. The first year of the program focuses on the skills entailed in the practice of building construction. In addition to the materials and methods of residential and light commercial construction, students study drafting; print reading; electrical and mechanical systems; math; and physics. In the second year of the program, students acquire the management skills needed for supervisory positions in the building industry. Second-year students take courses in construction project management; estimating; field engineering and surveying; small business management and business law; and basic structural engineering and safety. Graduates of the program qualify for a range of positions in the construction field: small business owners, building materials representatives, construction supervisors, estimators, and entrepreneurs. Some students may decide to further their education in management, architectural, or civil engineering. Graduates who expect to run their own construction companies are encouraged to explore continuing their educational path in Vermont Tech’s bachelor’s degree program. A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management will be able to: Communicate construction materials and methods using graphical symbols, drafting practice, and CAD Effectively communicate technical instructions and building details using written and spoken English Use computers for computation, research, documentation, and communication Identify building components and materials Demonstrate and model industry-accepted (OSHA) safety practices Understand a load table and choose proper materials for structural members Create and administer construction schedules Operate a total station to establish points, elevations, survey distances, building, and road layout Write a business plan Complete quantity takeoffs in residential and commercial construction The student in this program is required to have safety glasses; work boots; speed or combo square; chalk line; tool belt; tape measure; utility knife; and pencils.
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Medical Assisting
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Community College of Vermont in Montpelier, VT
Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical duties in a healthcare practice and report directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner. The medical assistant is a vital liaison between the doctor and patient, playing an important role in diagnosis and treatment. Upon completion of the Medical Assisting program, you will be eligible to complete the American Medical Technologists Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination and will be prepared for immediate employment in the field of healthcare in hospitals, community health centers, outpatient facilities, and ambulatory healthcare services. Graduates of the Medical Assisting program will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy, physiology, and disease processes of the human body as it relates to patient medical history; prepare examination room and patient for physical examination using proper procedures for taking vital signs and preventing infection by using aseptic techniques; employ a basic knowledge of law and ethics as they pertain to the medical office; perform basic medical office functions including patient scheduling, insurance and reimbursement procedures, basic coding, accounting, and bookkeeping; complete the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination with a passing score; demonstrate academic skills required of all CCV graduates, including competency in writing, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning. Key information and advice for students in the Medical Assisting program: The Medical Assisting curriculum helps students develop key skills for performing both clinical and administrative tasks in healthcare settings. The two required Medical Assisting internships give students hands-on workplace experience and an opportunity to make connections with local healthcare facilities and employers. Students must complete a criminal background check in order to enroll in the Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting courses. Students who have a misdemeanor charge involving theft, abuse, or drugs or any felony conviction may be prevented from participating in some of the required courses for the Medical Assisting program. A felony conviction may prevent employment in a medical assisting job. Some healthcare providers will accept a misdemeanor conviction not involving theft, abuse, or drugs. Students should check with the agency with which they want to work for its policy on prior convictions. Required courses for the Medical Assisting degree are offered at select CCV academic centers throughout the state and in online and hybrid formats. Students may choose to complete a majority of their courses online.
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Landscape Design & Sustainable Horticulture
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT
Interested in landscape design and plant science? At Vermont Tech, you'll gain the scientific, creative, technical, and business skills necessary to grow a variety of plant crops as well as design and manage landscapes that enhance our environment. The LDSH program is unique in that it combines the theory and practice of horticultural science and landscape design, construction, and management. As part of our program, you will identify and propagate woody and herbaceous ornamental plants; diagnose and create preventive plans for insect and disease problems; and manage nutrients and water for plant crops. You will also gain fluency in design practices such as analyzing a site for the best design fit; taking site measurements and creating base maps; developing conceptual design ideas; and designing planting plans for real-world projects through hand drafting and computer-aided drafting programs. Graduates of this program pursue careers in the fields of landscape design and plant science, obtaining positions as landscape designers; contractors; greenhouse managers; perennial growers; plant propagators; nursery and garden center operators; arborists; technicians for state and federal agencies; and horticulture supply representatives. Those who complete the associate degree may continue seamlessly into the bachelor’s degree program in Business Technology & Management or Diversified Agriculture. A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Landscape Design & Sustainable Horticulture will be able to: Demonstrate a mastery of freehand sketching, presentation graphics, presentation layout, and CAD as effective tools for the formulation, exploration, communication, and presentation of design ideas Communicate technical and theoretical information effectively to clients, customers, and coworkers, both through the written and spoken word; Demonstrate excellent listening and interpersonal skills; Exhibit professional conduct in all aspects of client/customer and employee/employer relations Comprehend, analyze, solve, and apply materials and methods of construction; Understand site engineering issues such as grading and drainage; Create and maintain healthy plant environments; Install, operate, and understand the advantages and disadvantages of greenhouse and nursery environmental systems; Understand integrated pest management; Use appropriate computer applications Demonstrate fundamental design principles and practice, including site analysis; Take base plan measurements and prepare and study historic precedent in order to analyze, create, and apply these concepts to comprehensive and holistic landscape designs Comprehend, analyze, solve, and apply identification, production, and use of herbaceous and woody ornamental plants Propagate Diagnose insect and disease problems and assimilate integrated, environmentally safe, and sustainable approaches for their management Understand soil properties Demonstrate landscape applications such as plant selection, planting and pruning practices Understand cultural requirements and practices and maintenance Demonstrate practical aspects of organizing and managing a small business Understand marketing (product, place, pricing, and promotion) and management skills Demonstrate a working knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices as they apply to the horticultural/design industry Demonstrate mastery of essential “soft skills”: interpersonal communication, professionalism, and teamwork
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