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Energy Works: Heat Pump Installation | Certification

Energy Works provides no-cost training opportunities for heat pump installation in just two weeks.

There is no experience required for training within Energy Works. Participants will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the training. Individuals who enter the field following the training will receive an additional $500 after 60 days of employment. Training includes OSHA-10 and First Aid/CPR certification, EPA-608, job shadow opportunities, and four days of technical training conducted by industry leading instructors with years of experience.

Heat pump trainings are offered in Burlington, Hartford, Rutland, and Westminster. This program will be expanding to additional locations throughout Vermont. Please visit our website and/or contact Vermont Adult Learning for the most up-to-date offerings.

This program includes for prepares for the following credential(s): EPA Act 608 Safe Refrigerant Handling Certification.

Trailblazers | Certification

Trailblazers is a free trades training program preparing women and gender-expansive individuals ages 18+ for careers in construction and the renewable energy sector.

The seven-week-long pre-apprenticeship program provides a safe, non-judgmental environment for participants to build skills, gain confidence, and explore fields that tend to be male-dominated.

Throughout the program, participants get hands-on experience through field trips, community build projects, and a three-week paid onsite work experience with a local employer who has participated in our gender equity training.

This program includes or prepares for the following credential(s): National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Craft.

Theater Arts | Bachelor’s Degree

This degree program is designed to showcase your talents and set you on a path to a successful career in the theater world. As a theater major, you will work on main stage plays, black box productions, musical theater, classic works, and original pieces. You will learn all about acting, directing, dance, stage management, running crew, lighting and sound design, video, and set construction. Our small classes allow you to work closely with our award-winning faculty on collaborative projects.

Social Work | Bachelor’s Degree

Vermont State University’s social work program provides you with the knowledge to start working right away upon graduation or go into a graduate Master of Social Work program. Through coursework and field placements, you will have the opportunity to help local agencies while learning how to provide services to individuals, families, groups, and organizations.

This program will give you the skills needed to make a real-world impact by helping people and communities. Many employers have hired graduates following their senior field placement or given them a strong recommendation for another position in the field.

Resort & Hospitality Management | Bachelor’s Degree

The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Resort & Hospitality Management at Vermont State University allows you to graduate in three years and combines classroom learning with on-mountain experience at Killington-Pico Resort — the largest winter resort in the eastern United States. Our partnership with Killington resort guarantees that you’ll be fully immersed in the resort industry and well-connected with industry leaders by the time you graduate.

Psychological Science | Associate Degree

The associate and bachelor’s degree programs in psychology at Vermont State University are affordable, accessible, and flexible while offering the same type of curriculum as larger universities. You will get real-world experience through internships as well as research opportunities in our faculty’s psychology research labs. You can choose from many courses, tailoring your program to your interests while preparing for careers in mental health, education, health care, or business. You will have access to the full range of psychology courses across Vermont State University, regardless of your home campus.

Sociology | Bachelor’s Degree

Vermont State University’s sociology program provides you with hands-on learning about culture and society through community service, civic engagement, study abroad opportunities, and diversity, equity, and inclusiveness training. You will gain the tools to become an active global citizen and advance social justice. You will get to engage in the study of society and culture to understand how to make a change.

Graduates of this program are prepared to continue their education or start careers in human services, education, law, diversity management, governmental and international careers, research analysis, criminal justice, and much more.

Sport Management | Bachelor’s Degree

With a strong balance of theoretical, applied, and experiential learning, Vermont State develops well-rounded professionals prepared to do well in the industry of sport management. With small class sizes, faculty excited to help you excel, and at least 630 hours of hands-on learning, you will graduate ready to make your mark in this diverse field.

Statistics | Bachelor’s Degree

Learn the basics that will help you apply strong math skills to your personal interests in politics, healthcare, law, finance, engineering, and more. As a student in Vermont State University’s statistics program, you will gain hands-on experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing statistical information that will prepare you to make data-driven decisions in your career. The Bachelor of Science in Statistics will help you develop a valuable skill set for the careers of the present and the future.

Wildlife & Forest Conservation | Bachelor’s Degree

Explore your passion for conservation and forests, wildlife, biodiversity, and soils in Vermont State University’s wildlife and forest conservation program. This program prepares you to be a policy maker, researcher, and change maker. As a student, you will take courses in biology, ecological science, and public policy, which will provide you with a strong foundation to analyze and manage these natural systems for long-term sustainability.