3D Technology

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The 3D modeling, imaging, and printing revolution is transforming society and a variety of industries. Practical and creative applications of 3D technology are now found in art, science, food, education, healthcare, automotive, construction, and manufacturing sectors. Vermont State’s Certificate in 3D Technology prepares you to understand and explain the applications of 3D technology in a broad range of fields from anthropology to manufacturing, employ the principles and practices, and demonstrate technical competency with a range of 3D technologies. Upon completion, you will be ready to apply your new knowledge in many fields or go on for further study. This certificate can also be added to your associate or bachelor’s degree program at Vermont State.

Matthew Moriarty

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Why Study 3D Technology at Vermont State

  • Flexibility: Earn your certificate with just three courses. Enroll in all three simultaneously or take one at a time. 
  • Career Options: You’ll learn skills and knowledge applicable to many fields, including engineering and additive manufacturing, anthropology and archeology, art and illustration, and virtual and augmented reality.
  • Cutting-edge Technology: You’ll work with the software and hardware used right now by leading companies in multiple industries. 
  • Accessibility: The certificate program is open to Vermont State students, high school students, and working adults. 

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Join us This Summer for Our 3D Technology Camp!

The Vermont State University 3D Technology Camp is a FREE, residential summer program where advanced high school students will gain valuable experience with cutting-edge 3D technologies while earning up to 9 college credits and a certificate in 3D Technology from Vermont State University.

Financial Aid for 3D Technology Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable option for degree completion to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

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Cannabis Studies

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Vermont State’s Cannabis Studies Certificate Program is a 12-credit interdisciplinary program exploring cannabis – including its historical, cultural, economic, political, legal, medicinal, and spiritual dimensions. You’ll also learn about and participate in the cultivation of cannabis and the commercial development of the cannabis industry. In addition, the certificate program provides students with Cannabis Employee ID Card Compliance Training, required of all employees in the Vermont cannabis industry. The Cannabis Studies Certificate Program is your ticket to the cannabis industry, providing the education, experience, opportunity and certification to enter this growing field.

Why Study Cannabis Studies at Vermont State

  • Flexibility: You can enroll in this certificate program as a stand-alone credential or add it to your Vermont State program of study.
  • Interdisciplinary Study: The Cannabis Studies Certificate Program takes a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to cannabis studies, including its history and anthropology, sociology and politics, cultivation and production, health and wellness, business and enterprise, practical experience and skills development. 
  • Career Opportunity: Learn how to capitalize on emerging career opportunities within this field, from working with cannabis businesses and organizations to roles as a regulation consultant, master grower, cannabis medicine consultant, lab worker, budtender, and more. 
  • Affordable and Accessible: Just 12 credits plus opportunities to take courses during the summer and a flexible internship mean you can complete the program at your own pace. 

Financial Aid for Cannabis Studies Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable option for degree completion to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Note: Federal aid eligibility is determined by enrollment status in non-cannabis courses as federal aid can’t be used to pay for cannabis related coursework. If you have questions about your financial aid eligibility and taking cannabis courses, contact FinancialAid@VermontState.edu.

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Questions about how to apply? Contact, Professor Philip Lamy. If you’re interested in taking a cannabis course you can register as a non-matriculated student.

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    • Social Sciences
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    Castleton Campus

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Nurse Re-Entry

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Sherry Barnard

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Vermont State’s Nurse Re-Entry program is a self-paced course of study designed for registered nurses or licensed practical nurses who want to renew their license and successfully transition back into a role of Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

In addition to coursework, you will complete required clinical practice hours to achieve re-licensure.

Coursework will cover trends in nursing, the nursing process, functional health patterns, review of pharmacology, pathology and patient information.

A Vermont State application is not required for this program. Please contact Sherry Barnard, Re-entry coordinator, for assistance with eligibility and enrollment.

Program Fee: $2,000 not including books and supplies.

Student Stories

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“I have learned that nursing is about accepting people for who they are and trying to help them achieve their potential. I love nursing. It has helped me be a better mother, a better wife, and a better person. I think I get as much out of caring for my patients as they do, and that feeling is tough to beat!”

Patricia Dudley

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Paramedicine Certificate

Paramedics and EMTs are first-responder lifelines for rural communities and urban centers, responding to emergency calls, performing medical services, and transporting patients to medical facilities. With Vermont State University’s Paramedic Certificate, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to apply to take the National Registry of EMT’s Paramedic examination and enter this growing field.  

The four to six-semester program includes independent study, online discussions, lectures, demonstrations, and practice in an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) lab. Under preceptor supervision, students also provide patient care in a variety of pre-hospital and in-hospital healthcare settings.

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Jack Lareau

Senior Admissions Counselor

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Inge Smith-Luce

Associate Professor / Program Director

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Why Study Paramedicine at Vermont State?

  • Good earning potential: EMT and paramedic positions offer a median annual salary of $49,271* along with a job growth outlook of 11% between 2020-2030. 
  • 100% placement rate: All Vermont State paramedicine students found employment within six months of graduation.** 
  • Enter the field quickly: This four to six-semester program prepares you to take the National Registry EMT examination. After the successful completion of this exam, you’ll be ready to work as an EMT or paramedic. 
  • Care for your community in crises: EMTs and paramedics are often first to respond to accidents and crises and are a critical, life-saving link between the scene of an emergency and the healthcare system.  

Upon completion of the program, Paramedicine graduates are awarded certificates and are eligible to apply to take the National Registry of EMTs’ Paramedic examination. After licensure/certification, Paramedicine graduates typically find employment in pre-hospital or in-hospital care settings working as a member of the healthcare team.

*Source: Salary.com

** Source: Vermont Tech Class of 2020

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Financial Aid for Paramedicine Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable certificate in Paramedicine to students across Vermont and Beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Internships & Experiential Learning in Paramedicine

You’ll gain cutting-edge skills for top EMT jobs through independent study, online discussions, lectures, demonstrations, and practice in an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) lab. You will also have opportunities to care for real patients in a variety of pre-hospital and in-hospital healthcare settings. 

Accreditation

The Vermont State University Paramedicine program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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Adjunct Professor

  • Bennington Campus

Medical Director and Affiliate Professor, Paramedicine

  • Williston Campus

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Practical Nursing Certificate

If you are new to the field of nursing and want to enter the workforce quickly, our Practical Nursing Certificate program is designed for you. This nursing education program will put you on track to earn a livable wage as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and prepare you to enter Vermont State’s associate degree in nursing program at the same time.

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Jack Lareau

Senior Admissions Counselor

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Vermont State offers two tracks to nursing: 

This certificate program is year one in our unique 1+1+2 track. For a third option, see below for information on our tuition-free Practical Nursing Certificate in Long-Term Care.

Which nursing program is best for you? Visit our Nursing Program information page to learn more. 

Why Study Practical Nursing at Vermont State?

  • Direct clinical experience: Learn hands-on beginning in nursing simulation centers. 
  • High NCLEX-PN pass rates: 100% of our students have passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) in recent years.
  • Great earning potential: LPN positions offer a median annual salary of $48,070.* 
  • 100% job placement rate: Vermont State nursing students work in the field (or pursue higher education) within six months of graduation.**  
  • One-year program: You can start working in the field within one year of starting this program. See the Practical Nursing academic calendar.
  • Multiple career paths: LPNs work in long-term care and outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, and healthcare agencies, and work under the supervision of an RN, physician, or dentist, with increasing responsibilities as you build experience. 
  • Seamless transition to your associate degree in nursing: You’ll be prepared to enter Vermont State’s one-year A.S. in Nursing program while you work as an LPN. 

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Financial Aid for Practical Nursing Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable certificate in Practical Nursing to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students.

Many of our clinical affiliates offer tuition assistance for nursing students who agree to work for the facility as an LPN or RN after graduation. Several facilities offer additional scholarship programs to help their employees pay for nursing school including, but not limited to:

  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Southwestern Vermont Health Care
  • University of Vermont Medical Center

We encourage prospective students to reach out to local facilities to learn about available opportunities. Contact Admissions@VermontState.edu for assistance. 

Internships & Jobs in Practical Nursing

From our state-of-the-art simulation labs to clinical instruction in hospitals and long-term care facilities, we will make sure you are learning hands-on from the start. A sample of student clinical locations include:

  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Keene Medical Center
  • Northwestern Vermont Medical Center
  • Northeastern Regional Hospital
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • VA Medical Cente

Program Requirements

College-level approved transfer credit in BIO 2011 Human Anatomy & Physiology Part I, BIO 2012 Human Anatomy & Physiology Part II, BIO 1030 Nutrition, and PSY 2070 Lifespan Developmental Psychology. Science courses must be taken within the last ten years with a grade of C or higher. Additional requirements include: math and English preparation as demonstrated through minimum accuplacer scores and/or approved transfer credit. Recommended high school math preparation includes Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry.

Accreditation 

The program is approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Accreditation (NLN CNEA).

Student Stories

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“My career is one of my top passions, and being a mother is my other. I eventually want to travel more, maybe take my career across seas. My advice? Make school a priority. Don’t hesitate to ask for help.”

Trisha White, ’21
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“I started as a licensed nursing assistant and now my goal is to become a registered nurse. I have always taken care of people, including at a young age, and I’ve always known that nursing is my calling.” 

Jessica Marsh, ’21 

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