2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Dec 10, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Studies: Engineering Technology Option, A.S.

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Degree Code: F12

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: Mark Vesligaj - 860-215-9442

The Engineering Technology option to the Technology Studies associate degree program provides rigorous preparation and the specific coursework students need to pursue a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology at Central Connecticut State University. The courses for this option were also approved by the CCSU for articulation into their B.S. in Industrial Technology programs.

A minimum course grade of “C” is required in all courses below for continuing at CCSU’s School of Engineering and Technology.

Engineering Technology 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

Specialized Core

Total: 9

Option Courses

Total: 15


° 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: 66

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

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

  1. enter a Bachelor of Science Program in Engineering Technology with junior level status in the receiving institution as part of the Technology 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 engineering technology applications.
  4. perform competently in mathematics.
  5. express ideas effectively through written and oral communications.
  6. demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze engineering 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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