2016-2017 College Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2019  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Studies: Computer Aided Design Option, A.S.

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Degree Code: F15

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 Degree

Program Contact: Michael Gentry - 860-215-9428

Computer Aided Drafting and Design is a technology that is reliant upon basic drafting technologies that have emerged with technological advances in the computer world. The proposed CADD Engineering Associate Degree supports Three Rivers Community College’s purpose and mission.: The mission of Three Rivers Community College is to :”Meet the diverse educational needs of the community by creating an environment that stimulates learning. The college provides educational opportunities that are affordable and accessible. Additionally, Three Rivers develops regional partnerships and initiatives that contribute to the educational, economic, and cultural growth of Southeastern Connecticut.” The curriculum for the CADD Engineering Associate Degree is structured to prepare individuals for positions as Drafters and Designers.

Computer Aided Design Option Curriculum Requirements

General Education:


Total: 15

Total: 15

Social/Behavioral Sciences

  • __________- Behavioral Sciences Elective (psychology or sociology) 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • __________- Social Science Elective  (economics or history recommended) 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • __________- Social Science Elective  (geography, political science or history recommended) 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • __________- Social Science Elective  (economics recommended) 3 CREDIT HOURS
Total: 12

Total: 9


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

Note: Students should be familiar with the latest CAD release within two years of graduation. CAD* K111  may be used for this purpose.

* 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: 66

Technology Studies, CAD Option, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

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

  1. become proficient in the use of Computer-Aided drafting Software.
  2. have a thorough knowledge and expertise in multiple CAD programs, to include but not limited to AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and Master Cam.
  3. demonstrate knowledge of drafting standards set forth by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
  4. demonstrate knowledge of drafting standards set forth by the International Standards Organization (ISO).
  5. provide a general understanding of standard drafting principles such as alphabet of lines, precedence of lines, dimensioning standards and projection techniques.
  6. apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to solve problems utilizing a CAD program, particularly descriptive geometry.
  7. demonstrate the ability to develop an engineering concept. through detail and assembly drafting techniques to produce professionally finished engineering drawings suitable for use in industry.
  8. demonstrate a thorough knowledge in the use of 3-D Parametric Modeling packages, such as Inventor and Revit.
  9. readily adapt the necessary skills required for an entry-level position in the discipline of drafting.
  10. provide an education that integrates a core curriculum with drafting theory, computer theory, technical background, and practice elements, for students who will seek advanced degrees.
  11. expand life long learning opportunities in the drafting area for those with previous experience in other fields.
  12. demonstrate and apply skills necessary for visual thinking and graphic problem solving.
  13. work cooperatively and productively in groups to solve problems.
  14. foster a learning environment that emulates industrial standards.
  15. demonstrate working knowledge to translate engineering sketches into accurate scaled drawings.
  16. be able to implement engineering change orders.
  17. be able to plan methods and processes of production.
  18. be able to select and demonstrate the appropriate characteristics of a particular material.
  19. demonstrate a working knowledge of the use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT) techniques used in industry.
  20. become efficient with the use of ISO 9000 standards as they relate to the Drafting and Design field.

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