2022-2023 College Catalog 
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2022-2023 College Catalog

Library Technology Certificate

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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: J66

Certificate Program

Contact: Marie Shaw- 860-449-4411

This certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as library technical assistants, as well as to improve the knowledge and skills of those already working in public, academic and special libraries. Our Library Technology certificate program is nationally accredited by the American Library Association through their Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC). Students who complete the Library Technology certificate at Three Rivers Community College demonstrate nationally accepted competencies of library service and operations. Students benefit from LSSC in many ways, such as it gives students proof of their achievements, their certification is portable in other states, and it provides students an edge on employment opportunities.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below. Courses may be taken in any order with the exception of those that require a prerequisite.

Library Technology Certificate Curriculum Requirements


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

# LIB* K202  is required for students with no practical library experience.

* 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: 27

Library Technology, Certificate Program Outcomes

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

  1. explain the mission of libraries, departments and services of libraries, and basic library policies.
  2. demonstrate good customer service and communication skills.
  3. recognize and explain common library terminology.
  4. apply knowledge of basic technology skills (including online computer automation systems; word processing, email, Internet and other productivity software; and internet and database searching techniques) to assist patrons in a rapidly changing technological environment.
  5. explain basic reference and information resources and referral procedures.
  6. explain basic library classification systems and use them to catalog and retrieve materials.
  7. demonstrate appropriate methods and techniques for material processing, storage, and preservation.

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