2022-2023 College Catalog 
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2022-2023 College Catalog

General Engineering Technology, A.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: B25

Associate in Applied Science

Program Contact: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415

This program is designed to meet the industry’s need for generalists, as opposed to technicians educated in a specific discipline. It also provides a program for students who wish to design an engineering technology curriculum to meet their own individual needs, and for students who are unsure of the specific technology discipline they want as a major.

Each student takes a core of courses in mathematics, science, technology, humanities and social sciences. The remainder of the program consists of courses chosen by the student to best meet personal goals. For example, an elective concentration in optics can provide the background for an entry-level position in Connecticut’s photonics industry. Approved military coursework may also be used to fulfill the elective requirements.

GET students are currently employed by Electric Boat, Pratt and Whitney, Connecticut Municipal Electrical Energy Co-op, the US Navy, and other southeastern Connecticut industries. Students have also successfully transferred to four-year institutions in Engineering Technology, such as Central Connecticut State University School of Technology. Students considering transfer are advised to see their advisor early in their studies to maximize transfer credit.

General Engineering Technology Curriculum Requirements

(suggested 2 year sequence)

Prerequisites to the Program

Total: 14

Total: 17

Semester III

Total: 14

Semester IV

Total: 15


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

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

@ Please see program coordinator.

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: 60

General Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

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

  1. prepare technical and laboratory reports and present them using the latest computer software and oral presentation skills.
  2. prepare drawings of machine components both manually and using Autocad software.
  3. explain orthographic projection as it relates to standard board drafting and CAD.
  4. explain various parts of a drill press, milling machine, and lathe and accomplish the calculations necessary to determine the correct rotational speed for the engine lathe, drill press and milling machine.
  5. explain basic Chemistry concepts such as measurements in chemistry, atomic structures and chemical bonding, chemical reactions, states of matter and stoichiometry.
  6. demonstrate skills in a discipline of choice including but not limited to, Optics, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical, Civil, CAD or Environmental Engineering Technology options.
  7. explain an option in general engineering technology that they have chosen to emphasize in their studies.

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