2016-2017 College Catalog 
    Nov 14, 2018  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Studies: Electrical Option, A.S.

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Degree Code: F06

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 disti nct 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: Daniel Courtney - 860-215-9417

The College of Technology - Electrical Option pathway offers a core of courses that will provide the foundation for the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at Central Connecticut State University. Continuation requirements include a minimum grade of “C” and credits as listed below.

Offered in conjunction with other Connecticut Community Colleges, this program provides an opportunity for individuals who have completed the apprenticeship training program available through the Independent Electrical Contractors of Connecticut to receive credit for their Electrical Contractors Certificate. Upon completion of the training program, students will receive credit toward fulfillment of the credits required for a degree in the Technology Studies Pathway Program. Upon graduation, students may choose to transfer to Central Connecticut State University, where their credits will be accepted into the Industrial Technology bachelors degree program.

Electrical Option Curriculum Requirements

General Education:


Total: 15

Total: 8

Total: 10

Social/Behavioral Sciences

  • __________- Behavioral Sciences Elective (psychology or sociology) 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • __________- Social Science Elective  (anthropology, economics geography, government, history) 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • SOS* K2___- Technology and Society 3 CREDIT HOURS
Total: 9

Specialized Core

Total: 25


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

* 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: 67

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

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

  1. transition seamlessly into a Bachelor of Science Degree program in Technology with junior level status in the receiving institution as part of the Technological Studies Pathway Program.
  2. demonstrate team-oriented skills that permit effective participation in multicultural work and social environments.
  3. apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to industrial technology applications.
  4. perform competently in mathematics.
  5. express ideas effectively through written and oral communications.
  6. demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze industrial technology problems and make appropriate decisions.
  7. maintain a practical knowledge of state-of-the-art hardware and software.
  8. apply skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently plan, organize, implement, measure and manage technology.
  9. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics as well as conventional drafting practices, such as orthographic and isometric projection, section, detail, auxiliary views, descriptive geometry, as well as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing basics.
  10. demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the use of state-of-the-art computer aided design (CAD) software and be able to respond positively to continuous software revisions and upgrades.

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