2022-2023 College Catalog 
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2022-2023 College Catalog

Technology Studies, 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: F11

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 Degree

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

This program is designed for entry into Central Connecticut State University’s School of Technology or Charter Oak State College. The “Technology Studies Pathway” consists of courses which provide the foundation for:

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Connecticut State University in engineering technology, industrial technology or technology education.
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree from Charter Oak State College. A minimum course grade of “C” and college credit, as described below, are required for continuing at CCSU’s School of Technology or at Charter Oak.

Technology Studies Curriculum Requirements

Total: 16

Total: 18-19

Semester III

Total: 17

Semester IV

__________ - Economics or History Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS

__________ - Geography or History or Political Science Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS

__________ - Psychology or Sociology Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS

__________ - Technical Elective   3 CREDIT HOURS

__________ - Technical Elective   3-4 CREDIT HOURS


Total: 15-16

Grand Total: 66-67


° 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.   

Technology Studies, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

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

  1. transition seamlessly into a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in 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 industrial technology applications.
  4. perform competently in mathematics.
  5. express ideas effectively through written and oral communications.
  6. demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze industrial 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 stateof- the art computer aided design (CAD) software and be able to respond positively to continuous software revisions and upgrades.

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