2022-2023 College Catalog 
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2022-2023 College Catalog

Engineering Science, A.S.

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Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. The program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.

Degree Code: B18

A College of Technology Pathway

Contact: Mark Comeau, Department Chairperson - 860-215-9415

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.

The Engineering Science Pathway consists primarily of coursework in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. In addition to the 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

Total: 18

Total: 18

Semester III

Total: 13-14

Semester IV

Total: 16


° 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: 65-66

Engineering Science, Associate in Science Degree Program Objectives

Program Objectives:

  1. Complete an Associate of Science degreein Engineering Science.
  2. Transition seamlessly into a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Engineering with junior level status in the receiving institution as part of the College of Technology Engineering Pathway Program.

Engineering Science, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Apply engineering, mathematical, scientific, and technological principles and concepts to identify and formulate solutions to engineering problems.
  2. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to solve engineering problems.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to function on teams.
  4. Recognize the need to engage in life-long learning.

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