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Students can seamlessly transfer to the Industrial Technology Management program at Central CT State University.

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The need for Engineering Technology graduates who have a strong math/science background and who are well grounded in the application of technology to workplace problems, has been the focus of much attention by the state’s employers.

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Get a Quality Education That Prepares Graduates for Immediate Employment

The Engineering Technology Program leads to an associate in science degree. It was developed to meet the need for educational opportunities that will lead to employment in jobs using electro-mechanical skills, computer knowledge and application skills.

The increasing application of two or more technologies to achieve desired results in such areas as robotics and computer numerical control has focused our attention on the value of an engineering technology generalist.

The engineering technician is versed in several disciplines including electrical, automated manufacturing, mechanical, and chemical, and also has a good working knowledge of computer systems. The Engineering Technology Program prepares students to be engineering technicians who are able to respond to the changing demands of “high tech” industries, who are able to communicate with both the production worker and the engineer, and who can “wear many hats.” The Engineering Technology Program is attractive to those with specific career and educational goals that require diversity and to those who are unsure of their interests and/or abilities. Students may tailor a special program to meet specific educational and/or career goals which may include a unique career, job objectives, or a technology-oriented transfer program. While providing a quality education that prepares graduates for immediate employment, the program also enables graduates to transfer to baccalaureate programs at senior institutions. It is also attractive to those presently employed seeking skills enhancement and/or upward mobility.

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Program Requirements

Engineering Technology A.S.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra 3
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Program Requirement CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H111 Concepts of Chemistry OR CHE*H121 General Chemistry I1 4
Program Requirement MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature and Composition ORENG*H200 Advanced Composition OR ENG*H202 Technical Writing (recommended) 3
Program Requirement MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective (200 level)2 3-4
THIRD SEMESTER
Oral Communication Oral Communication course COM*H173 (recommended) 3
Program Requirement MEC*H114 Statics (fall only) 3
Program Requirement MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I (fall only) 3
Program Requirement EET*H102 Electrical Applications 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective (200 level)2 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena course 3
Program Requirement MFG*H275 Mechanics of Materials OR MEC*H251 Materials Strength (spring only) 3-4
Program Requirement Directed Elective (200 level)2 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective (200 level)2 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective (200 level)2 3

Total Credits: 63-65

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1 Choose if planning to transfer to a Bachelor's degree program

2 Choose any 200-level CAD*, EET*, MAT*, MEC*, MFG*, PHY* course

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

  1. Apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to engineering technologies.
  2. Use state-of-the-art software and hardware.
  3. Design and prepare CAD drawings.
  4. Perform individually or as a member of a team to complete projects in an industrial environment.
  5. Conduct experiments, analyze data, and interpret results from controlled laboratory experimentation in industrial applications.
  6. Effectively and efficiently plan, organize, implement, and control projects.
  7. Act consistently with the ethical standards and conduct of a professional in engineering technology.
  8. Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using written, oral, and computer skills.
  9. Possess the educational background needed to:

    a. obtain employment as a technician, and

    b. continue studies toward a B.S. degree in

    Engineering Technology.

Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)/Design Engineering Technology Option A.S.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Program Requirement CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra 3
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H111 Concepts of Chemistry OR CHE*H121 General Chemistry I1 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature and Composition OR ENG*H200 Advanced Composition OR ENG*H202 Technical Writing2 3
Program Requirement MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
Program Requirement MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
Program Requirement CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling 4
THIRD SEMESTER
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communications listed2 3
Program Requirement MEC*H114 Statics (fall only) 3
Program Requirement MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I (fall only) 3
Program Requirement CAD*H220 Parametric Design 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective3 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement MEC*H251 Materials Strength (spring only) OR MFG*H275 Mechanics of Materials 3-4
Program Requirement CAD*H294 Senior Project 4
Program Requirement Directed Elective3 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective3 3

Total Credits: 65-66

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1Choose if planning to transfer to a Bachelor's degree program.

2ENG*H202 Technical Writing and COM*H173 Public Speaking recommended for transfer to CCSU.

3Directed Electives: (9 credits total)

Choose from any 200-level CAD*; EET 102 or any 200-level EET*; any 200-level MAT*; any 200-level MEC*; MFG* 171 or above.

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

  1. Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of CAD tools and processes.
  2. Demonstrate team-oriented human skills that permit effective participation in multicultural work and social environments.
  3. Apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to CAD applications, particularly descriptive geometry.
  4. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics and conventional drafting practices such as orthographic and isometric projection, section, detail, auxiliary views, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to develop an engineering concept through the detail design process and produce professionally finished engineering drawings suitable for use in manufacturing.
  6. Be able to work with specialists to resolve technical problems in design, manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and production.
  7. Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the use of state-of-the-art CAD software and be able to adapt to new CAD systems as they are developed.
  8. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of 3-dimensional solid modeling concepts, procedures, and applications.
  9. Be aware of new developments in CAD and related areas, and assimilate new technologies as they emerge.
  10. Be able to organize activities and perform work in an efficient, accurate manner.
  11. Apply knowledge of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and other software related to CAD processes.

Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology Option A.S.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra 3
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Program Requirement CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H111 Concepts of Chemistry OR CHE*H121 General Chemistry I1 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature and Composition OR ENG*H200 Advanced Composition OR ENG*H202 Technical Writing (recommended) 3
Program Requirement MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
Program Requirement MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
Program Requirement CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling OR MAT*H254 Calculus2 4
THIRD SEMESTER
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena course listed 3
Program Requirement MEC*H114 Statics (fall only) 3
Program Requirement MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I (fall only) 3
Program Requirement MFG*H171 Intro to Lean Manufacturing (fall only) 3
Program Requirement EET*H102 Electrical Applications 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication course listed, COM*H173 (recommended) 3
Program Requirement MFG*H275 Mechanics of Materials OR MEC*H251 Materials Strength (spring only) 3-4
Program Requirement MFG*H239 Geometric Dimension & Tolerance OR MFG*H230 Statistical Process Control 3
Program Requirement MFG*H210 Materials of Engineering 4
Program Requirement MFG*H201 Computer-Aided Manufacturing II (spring only) 3

Total Credits: 65-66

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1 Choose CHE*H121 if planning to transfer to a Bachelor's degree program. 2 Choose MAT*H254 if transferring to a Bachelor's degree program. Take MAT*H254 in semester 3 and EET*H102 in semester 2.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

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

  1. Graduates will use the knowledge of fundamental technical sciences integrated with applied technical specialties such as manufacturing processes, engineering materials, and manufacturing management and will successfully apply analytical techniques and problem solving skills necessary to adapt to technological changes and for a career in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
  2. Graduates will use the academic experience from projects, laboratory experimentation, classroom lectures, and demonstrations and will apply the in-depth technical knowledge attained in areas such as applied mechanics, computer-aided engineering graphics and manufacturing, design, and CNC machining.
  3. Graduates will effectively use their communication skills in oral, written, visual, and graphic modes within interpersonal, team, and group environments.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate professionalism and ethics, including commitment to utmost performance quality and timeliness, respect for diversity, and awareness of international issues; and will initiate continuing professional development that demonstrates their commitment to the responsibilities of a contemporary engineering technologist throughout their careers.Student Outcomes (SOs)

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, the graduates will demonstrate the:

  1. Ability to apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to solve technical problems.
  2. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve technical problems.
  3. Ability to use modern technical and computer based tools in engineering practice.
  4. Ability to conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data.
  5. Ability to develop a system or process to meet desired needs.
  6. Ability to function effectively on teams and within a diverse environment.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual, and graphic modes.
  8. Recognition of the need for self-improvement through continuing education and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  9. Understanding of professionalism and ethics and associated responsibilities.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues and understanding of the impact of engineering/ technical solutions within a global perspective.

Engineering Exploratory Certificate

Course No. Title Credits
TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
CAD*H150 CAD 2D
or
ARC*H133 Technical Drafting 3
EET*H104 Electrical CAD and Fabrication 1
or
EET*H102 Electrical Applications† 3
Total Credit Hours 11-13

†EET*H102 can be taken instead of EET*H104 but may require additional math courses.

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate career choices in Engineering technologies.
  2. Discuss the history of technology.
  3. Meet with faculty in various Engineering Technologies.
  4. Demonstrate proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  5. Use OrCAD Capture and Layout software.
  6. Populate a double sided PC board.
  7. Use drafting instruments.
  8. Prepare a set of working drawings for a small machine assembly.
  9. Differentiate between the various technologies used to complete a major engineering project.

2D Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate

Course No. Title Credits
CAD*H150 2D CAD Drafting 3
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
ENG*H101 Composition 3
MAT*H137 Intermediate Algebra 3
Elective Directed Elective† 3
Total Credit Hours 16

†Directed Electives:

CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling

CAD*H220 Parametric Design

MAT*H172 College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics course)

MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I

TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics and conventional 2-dimensional drafting practices such as geometric constructions, orthographic, projection, isometric, section, detail, and auxiliary views.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of CAD software for 2-dimensional applications.
  3. Explain concepts and requirements for drawings used in the manufacturing process.
  4. Create 2D professionally finished drawings from working drawings under the supervision of a senior draftsperson.
  5. Demonstrate the proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  6. Apply language arts skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to: critical thinking, reading, and writing.
  7. Apply mathamatics required for basic drafting and manufacturing applications.

Certificate in 3D CADD Modeling

Course No. Title Credits
MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Mfg I 3
CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling 4
CAD*H220 Parametric Design 3
Elective Directed Elective† 3
Total Credit Hours 13

†Directed Electives

CAD*H275 CAD Animation 3D Studio Max

CAD*H285 Computer Integrated Manufacturing I

CAD*H286 Advanced Modeling Techniques

CAD*H294 Senior Project

MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions (or higher level Mathematics course)

MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes

MFG*H201 Computer-Aided Manufacturing II

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of engineering graphics and conventional drafting practices such as geometric constructions, orthographic, projection, isometric, section, detail, auxiliary views, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  2. Starting with an engineering design concept, create 3D geometric models, develop tolerance requirements, perform basic analysis functions under the supervision of a degreed engineer, and produce professionally finished engineering drawings, suitable for use in manufacturing.
  3. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of 3-dimentional wire frame, surface, and solid modeling concepts, procedures, and applications.
  4. Perform basic CNC programming.

Certificate in 3D CADD Modeling (Advanced)

Course No. Title Credits
MFG*H201 Computer-Aided Mfg II 3
CAD*H220 Parametric Design 3
CAD*H275 CAD Animation 3D Studio Max 4
CAD*H294 Senior Project 4
Elective Directed Elective† 3
Total Credit Hours 17

†Directed Electives:

CAD*H285 Computer Integrated Manufacturing I
CAD *H286 Advanced Modeling Techniques
MAT*H232 Applied Calculus
MAT*H254 Calculus I
MEC*H251 Materials Strength
MFG*H210 Materials of Engineering
MFG*H275 Mechanics of Materials

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of engineering graphics and conventional drafting practices such as geometric constructions, orthographic, projection, isometric, section, detail, auxiliary views, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  2. Develop an engineering concept through the detail design process and produce professionally finished engineering drawings.
  3. Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the use of state-of-the-art CAD software and be able to adapt to new CAD systems as they are developed.
  4. Do basic and advanced manual CNC programming.
  5. Write computer generated CNC programming.
  6. Be aware of new developments in CAD and related areas.
  7. Organize activities and perform work in an efficient, accurate manner.
  8. Utilize advanced design methods, such as parametric feature based modeling, animation, simulation, and web-based design.

Certificate in CNC Machining

Course No. Title Credits
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Mfg I 3
MFG*H201 Computer-Aided Mfg. II 3
Elective Directed Elective 3
Elective Directed Elective† 3
Total Credit Hours 19

†Directed Electives:

CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling

CAD*H220 Parametric Design

EET*H102 Electrical Applications

MAT*H172 College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics course)

MEC*H114 Statics

MEC*H251 Materials Strengths

Any MFG* course

PHY*H121 General Physics I

PHY*H122 General Physics II

TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics and conventional 2-dimensional drafting practices such as orthographic and isometric projection, section, detail, auxiliary views, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of CAD software for 2-dimensional applications.
  3. Explain concepts and skills required for manufacturing processes.
  4. Demonstrate proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  5. Write basic and advanced MDI NC programs.
  6. Produce NC programs using Mastercam®, being able to;
    1. a. import or generate CAD files
    2. b. utilize tool and material libraries.
    3. c. generate tool pass.
    4. d. verify tool pass.
    5. e. post process using appropriate controller.

Certificate in Modern Manufacturing Design

Course No. Title Credits
CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
CAD*H220 Parametric Design 3
MFG*H120 Metrology 3
MAT*H135 Topics in Contemporary Mathematics
(or higher level Mathematics course) 3
Total Credit Hours 19

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics and conventional 2-dimensional drafting practices such as orthographic and isometric projection, section, detail, auxiliary views, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of Cad software for 2-dimensional applications.
  3. Explain concepts and skills required for manufacturing processes.
  4. Demonstrate proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  5. To demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical and computational skills needed for entry-level work in manufacturing.
  6. To combine oral, graphical, and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and to direct manufacturing activities.

Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing: Machine Technology

Course No. Title Credits
MFG* H171 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing 3
MFG* H271 Advanced Lean Manufacturing 3
Total Credit Hours 6

Supply Chain Management Certificate

Course No. Title Credits
MFG* H172 Intro to Lean Supply Chain Mgmt. 3
MFG* H272 Implementing Lean Supply Chain Mgmt. 3
Total Credit Hours 6

Program Overview

Program Overview

Engineering Technology introduces you to the world of electrical, manufacturing, mechanical and chemical engineering. You will receive a broad overview of the electro-mechanical skills, computer knowledge and application skills necessary for ET and can then choose an area of specialization in manufacturing, computer-aided drafting/design or mechanical engineering technology. Connecticut employers are seeking technology graduates who have a strong math/science background and who are well grounded in the application of technology to workplace problems. Business and industry needs technical people who have knowledge in several areas of ET to improve areas such as robotics and numerical control. Because of this, special funding is available for a number of ET programs. A course in engineering technology is required before you can register for the degree program.

  • Career-oriented students are prepared for beginning positions in engineering. Typical positions for which graduates are qualified include: technician (engineering, laboratory, quality control or service), CAD draftsperson,CNC programmer, industrial salesperson, or a supervisor or manager (upon completing 4-year degree). The program is also attractive to those presently employed seeking skills enhancement and/or upward mobility.
  • The program also enables graduates to transfer to baccalaureate programs at senior institutions. Students can seamlessly transfer to the Industrial Technology Management program at Central CT State University. 

Earn a degree

Degree options include:

Can't Decide What Field of Engineering To Delve Into?

Take the "General Engineering" path. As a student at Naugatuck Valley Community College, many opportunities will present themselves to you.

To get started in an Engineering program, you don't have to choose a specific Engineering field. The Engineering Technology degree will give you a broad engineering foundation and leave many options for school and career fields. 


Become a highly skilled, hands-on, manufacturing technologist for the 21st century! Students are engaged in learning a full range of practical industrial skills that occur throughout a product’s assembly or production process.

What is Automated Manufacturing?

In the Manufacturing Engineering Program, you will learn to develop the most competitive manufacturing processes to produce new and future products. You will learn the basic engineering fundamentals and how to apply the scientific principles you have already learned to solve the most complicated of technical problems.

The program includes working with:

    • Computer Numerical Controlled Machines (CNC) 
    • Computer-Aided Manufacturing Software (CAM) 
What happens after?

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be eligible to go into various fields of manufacturing engineering, product development, CNC/CAM programming, and project or production supervision.


Learn to use and master technology used by designers and engineers to create technical drawings and computer models.

What is CAD?

Computer-aided design (CAD) is an advanced, rapidly evolving technology used by designers, engineers and technical illustrators to create technical drawings and computer models. It is essential to many industries because drawings and computer models are required before any product can be manufactured. CAD involves a specialization in one of the following:

    • technical illustration
    • general CAD/D 
    • manufacturing 
    • mechanical 
    • engineering design 

Because of its broad application, CAD will also lead to a variety of employment opportunities such as, CAD draftsperson/operator, mechanical draftsperson, designer, engineering technician, technical illustrator and digital prototyping technician.


Earn a certificate 

Certificates in Engineering Exploratory, 2D Computer-Aided Drafting, 3D CADD Modeling, CADD Modeling (Advanced), CNC Machining, Modern Manufacturing Design, Advanced Manufacturing: Machine Technology are available to students who do not wish to pursue a full two-year course of study.

There are currently no related non-credit workforce courses for this program.

Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

The Engineering Exploratory Certificate is designed to prepare students for Engineering Technology programs and enable them to evaluate career choices in Engineering Technologies.

The 2D Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate meets the need of individuals interested in a basic exposure to, and /or exploration of, using and applying 2D CAD. The Advanced CADD Modeling Certificate can be attained while you are enrolled and working toward a degree, or it can be achieved in and of itself. Students will work on creating 2D professionally finished drawings under the supervision of a senior draftsperson.

The need for qualified engineers is a growing national concern. The 3D computer-aided drafting will help you:

  • seek entry-level employment opportunities 
  • upgrade your technical skills 
  • prepare for career advancement opportunities

The Advanced CADD Modeling Certificate is the third of the CADD certificates and continues to prepare students for employment and career advancement opportunities. The Advanced CADD Modeling Certificate can be attained while you are enrolled and working toward a degree, or it can be achieved in and of itself. This certificate prepares you to do basic and advanced manual CNC programming. Students will develop an engineering concept through the detail design process and produce professionally finished engineering drawings.

Entry-level programmers as well as machinists/tool makers are needed in the college's service region. The CNC Machining Certificate primarily supports two career ladders; An individual with no prior experience in machining or manufacturing, who after the completion of the CNC Machining Certificate, should be able to be employed as an entry level programmer. An individual with prior experience using manual machines wishing to upgrade skills. NVCC's Engineering Technologies programs prepare graduates to be engineering technicians who are able to respond to the changing demands of Connecticut's "high tech" industries.

The Modern Manufacturing Design Certificate is designed for students seeking employment and advancement in support positions in a variety of manufacturing disciplines which require CAD, manufacturing, and mathematics skills. The credit hour requirement for this certificate facilitates completion within one year, and therefore meets the Workforce Investment Act criteria for training programs.

The Lean Manufacturing Certificate was developed as a response to the expressed future and current needs of the manufacturing community. The U.S. Department of Labor along with local industry has demonstrated a demand and need for courses in the areas of lean management. This certificate provides students with the skills that will increase their employability in the manufacturing field as well as set them on a path that will enable them to further their education.
The Supply Chain Management Certificate was developed as a response to the expressed future and current needs of the manufacturing community. The U.S. Department of Labor along with local industry has demonstrated a demand and need for courses in supply chain management. This certificate provides students with the skills that will increase their employability in the manufacturing field as well as set them on a path that will enable them to further their education.
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Academic & Transfer

Looking to extend your education and pursue a 4-year degree? Upon receiving their associates degree, the program enables graduates to transfer to baccalaureate programs at senior institutions, and specifically, to seamlessly transfer to the Industrial Technology with a Specialization in Technology Management  at Central CT State University. 

Career Paths

The Engineering Technology Program prepares students to be engineering technicians who are able to respond to the changing demands of “high tech” industries, who are able to communicate with both the production worker and the engineer, and who can “wear many hats.” The Engineering Technology Program is attractive to those with specific career and educational goals that require diversity and to those who are unsure of their interests and/or abilities. Students may tailor a special program to meet specific educational and/or career goals which may include a unique career, job objectives, or a technology-oriented transfer program. While providing a quality education that prepares graduates for immediate employment, it is also attractive to those presently employed seeking skills enhancement and/or upward mobility. Some career paths include:

  • Technician (Engineering, Laboratory, Quality Control or Service)
  • CAD Draftsperson
  • CNC Programmer
  • Industrial Salesperson
  • Supervisor / Manager (upon completing 4-year degree)

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