2018-2019 College Catalog 
    Aug 11, 2022  
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Studies: Biomolecular Science Option, A.S.

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Degree Code: F21

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

This option will create a new area of emphasis for the College of Technology, providing an area of specialty for students who wish to go into a biomolecular science career as a laboratory technician and/or pursue a baccalaureate degree through the Pathways program at Central Connecticut State University in Biomolecular Sciences. The associate’s degree can also serve as a career-oriented degree for students who choose to enter workforce in various laboratory environments such as an academic research laboratory, environmental laboratory, or medical laboratory.

Biomolecular Science Option Curriculum Requirements

General Education:


Total: 27

Math and Science Core

Total: 12

Total: 12


Please choose four courses from the following specialized electives:

Total: 16


° 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, Biomolecular Science Option, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

In addition to the outcomes listed for the Technology Studies degree, students who complete the Biomolecular Science Option will be able to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. understand and apply the scientific method.
  2. comprehend and apply basic techniques of scientific investigation.
  3. complete laboratory analyses, compile data, and construct technical reports.
  4. understand the classifications of organisms in the six kingdoms.
  5. complete a systematic study of human anatomy and physiology.
  6. understand and apply the principles of microbiology.
  7. understand and the principles and implications of genetics and research.

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