2015-2016 College Catalog 
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2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Science, A.S.

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Degree Code: B18

A College of Technology Pathway

The Connecticut College of Technology is an innovative program leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering or technology. The program consists of two distinct pathways, one in Engineering Science and one in Technology Studies. After completing the Technology Studies Pathway Program at Three Rivers, students may enter directly into technical fields at Central Connecticut State University or Charter Oak State College (Connecticut’s External Degree Program). The Engineering Science Pathway leads directly into the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut or the University of New Haven.
The pathway courses will transfer to engineering and technology programs at many other public and private universities as well.

Associate in Science

Program Contact: Michael Gentry- 860-215-9428

The “Engineering Science Pathway” consists primarily of coursework in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. In addition to the 68-credit core of courses shown below, a grade average of “B” with no grade less than a “C” is required for continuation at UConn’s School of Engineering, or University of New Haven.

The “Engineering Science Pathway” focuses upon building a foundation in the fields of mechanical, industrial, or civil engineering. Graduates will receive a background in mathematics, science and general education courses for transfer into a four-year program. Engineering Science also offers students currently employed in technical positions an opportunity to retrain and upgrade their technical skills. Differences in various areas of specialization in engineering allow students to choose electives with reference to their programs of study. Core courses in Engineering Science may be offered at other Connecticut Community Colleges in cooperation with Three Rivers.

Engineering Science Curriculum Requirements

General Education:

Semester II

Total: 18

Semester III

Total: 15

Semester IV

Total: 17


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

+ ARC* K102 , ART* K101 , ART* K102 , ART* K260 or MUS* K101  recommended for transfer to UCONN.

++ HIS* K201  or HIS* K202  recommended for transfer to UCONN

+++ ANT* K101 , ECN* K101 , ECN* K102  or PSY* K112  recommended for transfer to UCONN

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

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: 68

Engineering Science, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students in the Engineering Science program will:

  1. transition seamlessly into a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Engineering with Junior level status in the receiving institution as part of the Engineering Science Pathway Program.
  2. demonstrate the ability to assist in research, development, design, production, testing and various other functions associated with engineering.
  3. demonstrate a good understanding of engineering principles/concepts.
  4. demonstrate a good understanding of mathematical concepts.
  5. demonstrate good working knowledge of state-of-the-art hardware and software in support of engineering design.
  6. demonstrate the ability to think through a problem in a logical manner.
  7. organize and carry through to conclusion the solution to a problem.
  8. demonstrate good communication skills
  9. demonstrate teamwork skills.

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