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Three Rivers Community College
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


General Engineering Technology, A.A.S



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Degree Code: B25

Associate in Applied Science

Program Contact: Michael Gentry- 860-215-9428

The General Engineering Technology (GET) program was developed to meet the industry’s need for generalists as opposed to technicians educated in a specific discipline. It also provides a program for students who wish to design an engineering technology curriculum to meet their own individual needs, and for students who are unsure of the specific technology discipline they want as a major.

Each student takes a core of courses in mathematics, science, technology, humanities and social sciences. The remainder of the program consists of courses chosen by the student to best meet personal goals. For example, an elective concentration in optics can provide the background for an entry-level position in Connecticut’s photonics industry. Approved military coursework may also be used to fulfill the elective requirements.

GET students are currently employed by Electric Boat, Pratt and Whitney, Connecticut Municipal Electrical Energy Coop, the US Navy, and other southeastern Connecticut industries. Students have also successfully transferred to four-year institutions in Engineering Technology such as Central Connecticut State University School of Technology. Students considering transfer are advised to see their advisor early in their studies to maximize transfer credit.

General Engineering Technology Curriculum Requirements


(suggested 2 year sequence)

Prerequisites to the Program


Total: 14


Total: 17


Semester III


Total: 14


Semester IV


Total: 15


Note:


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

@ Please see program coordinator.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 60


General Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. prepare technical and laboratory reports and present them using the latest computer software and oral presentation skills.
  2. prepare drawings of machine components both manually and using Autocad software.
  3. explain orthographic projection as it relates to standard board drafting and CAD.
  4. explain various parts of a drill press, milling machine, and lathe and accomplish the calculations necessary to determine the correct rotational speed for the engine lathe, drill press and milling machine.
  5. explain basic Chemistry concepts such as measurements in chemistry, atomic structures and chemical bonding, chemical reactions, states of matter and stoichiometry.
  6. demonstrate skills in a discipline of choice including but not limited to, Optics, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical, Civil, CAD or Environmental Engineering Technology options.
  7. explain an option in general engineering technology that they have chosen to emphasize in their studies.

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