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Career and Technical Training in Vermont

Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities in Vermont

Eplore higher education in Vermont. Find a college listing of of Vermont's career schools and colleges, and job-related training programs. Get info! Each program from a Vermont Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. The programs are designed to get you work-ready, equipped with the practical knowledge, and the competence needed to obtain a competitive career in Vermont.

At career colleges in Vermont, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Vermont Career-Focused Degree Programs

Vermont may be a small state, but it's big on education options, including the University of Vermont, Middlebury College and the Community College of Vermont system.

Green Mountain education at Vermont colleges and universities

Students of higher education programs in Vermont enjoy the benefits of going to school in the sparsely -populated state: smaller class sizes, excellent teacher-to-student ratios, and campuses in beautiful locations in the Green Mountain State. Take a look at a few major Vermont colleges, universities and career colleges:

  1. University of Vermont (Burlington): A small, public research university, featuring 7 undergraduate schools and colleges
  2. Community College of Vermont (various): Accredited since 1975, the community college system provides an education to more than 10,000 students each year in 12 academic centers and online.
  3. Norwich University (Northfield): The first private military college in the U.S., this school is located in the state's Green Mountains.
  4. Champlain College (Burlington): Located in the quaint college town of Burlington, this college enrolls about 2,000 students a year.
  5. Middlebury College (Middlebury): This charming liberal arts college is known for its environmental education program.

During the Fall 2008 semester, enrollments across all Vermont universities and colleges were 53.9 percent female and 46.1 percent male students, according to the Vermont Higher Education Council.

Financial aid for Vermont degree programs

College and university funding is a high priority in Vermont education. There were 22,011 grant applications to the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, or VSAC, in 2008. That year, about half of all tuition, fees, and room and board costs to Vermont public schools were covered by parent contributions, Federal Pell Grants or VSAC grants.

Prepare for long-term growth at Vermont universities

The Vermont Department of Labor projects to see job growth in health care, IT and science careers in Vermont - all skilled fields, which typically require formal training that can be found at one of the Vermont colleges. Take a look at the jobs with the highest projected percentage increase between 2008 and 2018:

  1. Network systems and data communications analysts: 61 percent
  2. Computer software engineers, applications: 41 percent
  3. Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers: 38 percent
  4. Computer software engineers, systems software: 38 percent
  5. Medical scientists, except epidemiologists: 37 percent

Pharmacy technicians, financial examiners and environmental science technicians also made the top 10.

Train for top places to work in Vermont

Vermont Business Magazine published its 2011 ranking of Best Places to Work in Vermont and included the following in the Large Company category:

  1. Mascoma Bank
  3. Entergy Vermont Yankee
  4. Country Home Products
  5. Edward Jones

Among small and medium companies, the following Vermont businesses earned top honors:

  1. Huber+Suhner
  2. Seventh Generation
  3. Wild Apple Graphics,LTD.
  4. Heritage Aviation
  5. Champlain Dental Laboratory

Vermont universities boost your earning potential

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workers in Vermont earned mean annual wages of $42,030 in 2010. Over 286,900 Vermonters were employed that year. A nationwide survey found that adult workers with bachelor's degrees earned over $21,400 more on average per year than those with only a high school diploma. Whether you choose among Vermont vocational schools or a local college or university, you could improve your earning potential for the duration of your career.

Author: Amelia Gray

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