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Program Overview

Program Overview

The Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program allows students to complete an associate in science degree program in Technology Studies and continue on to complete a bachelor of science degree in either Industrial Technology with a Specialization in Technology Management or Mechanical Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Central Connecticut State University’s School of Engineering Science and Technology depending on the degree option chosen. 

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The curriculum offers a broad range of studies and topics in: mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering drawing and computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), electronic engineering technologies, mechanical engineering technologies, machine technologies, and other courses in special areas of technology. The program also includes a solid core of courses in general education. Graduates seamlessly transfer into the CCSU Industrial Technology with a Specialization in Technology Management program.



The curriculum offers studies in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering drawing and computer-aided design (CAD), mechanical engineering technologies, and manufacturing engineering technologies. Graduates seamlessly transfer into the CCSU Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering Technology program.



The curriculum prepares students to work in the 21st century world of Lean Manufacturing and supply chain management. Companies are now employing these techniques to reduce waste, cut costs and compete globally. Graduates seamlessly transfer into the CCSU Industrial Technology with a Specialization in Technology Management program.



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Certificate programs in Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology or  Fundamentals of Machine Technology  are available to students who do not wish to pursue a full two-year course of study.

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Quick Facts

Technology Studies Quick Facts

Keep Your Education on Track with a Seamless Transfer
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As part of the CT College of Technology, students can seamlessly transfer to the Industrial Technology Management program at Central CT State University.

Compatible with NVCC's Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate
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Students completing the Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate program can apply 30 of the 34 credits towards the Technology Studies degree. The other 4 credits will transfer to the Industrial Technology Management program at CCSU.

Customize Your Education
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The program of studied can be customized by the student to transfer to other programs at Central CT State Univeristy, such as Biomolecular Science, Computer Information Technology or Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Please contact the Program Coordinator for details.

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Get On the Road to an Affordable Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

The Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program allows students to complete an associate in science degree program in Technology Studies and continue on to complete a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Technology with a focus in Technology Management at Central Connecticut State University’s School of Engineering Science and Technology. The curriculum offers a broad range of studies and topics in: mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering drawing and computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), electronic engineering technologies, mechanical engineering technologies, machine technologies, and other courses in special areas of technology. The program also includes a solid core of courses in general education. Successful completion of the program allows students to enter their junior year at Central Connecticut State University. Consultation with a faculty advisor is strongly recommended.

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Program Requirements

Technology Studies - College of Technology Pathway Program A.S.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethical Dimensions ECN*H101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions1 OR higher level MAT*course 3-4
Program Requirement Choose any CAD* course 3
Program Requirement Directed elective2 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H110 Introductory Physics OR PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Written Communication ENG*H202 Technical Writing 3
Program Requirement Directed elective2 3
Program Requirement Directed elective2 3
Program Requirement Directed elective2 3
THIRD SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge and Understanding HIS*H101 Western Civilization I OR
H102 Western Civilization II OR
H201 U.S. History I OR
H202 U.S. History II
3
Oral Communication COM*H173 Public Speaking 3
Scientific Knowledge and Understanding CHE*H111 Concepts of Chemistry OR CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Program Requirement Directed elective2 3
Program Requirement Directed elective2 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Fine arts course3 3
Social Phenomena PSY*H111 General Psychology I OR SOC*H101 Principles of Sociology 3
Program Requirement Directed elective2 3
Program Requirement Directed elective2 3
Program Requirement Directed elective2 3
Program Requirement MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics 3

Total Credits: 65-66

1 If a student is not MAT*H185 or H186 ready, the student should take MAT* prerequisite courses, e.g. MAT*H137 or H172

2 27 credits total: Choose from BIO*H121, H122 or H235; BMG*H202; BMK*201; any CAD*;any CHE*, ECN*H102; any EET*; any EGR*: MAT*H172 or higher, any MEC*; any MFG*; PHL*H101 or H111; any PHY*; any TCN*

3 Choose from ART*H101 or H102; DAN*H101; MUS*H101; THR*H101

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

  1. Apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to engineering and technology applications.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze and resolve technology problems.
  3. Apply knowledge and skills to develop, interpret, and select appropriate technological processes.

Technology Studies - Engineering Technology Option A.S.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I OR PHY*H221 Calculus-based Physics I1 4
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions OR MAT*H186 Precalculus 3-4
Program Requirement TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
Program Requirement Any CAD* course 4
SECOND SEMESTER
Written Communication ENG*H202 Technical Writing 3
Program Requirement MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Program Requirement PHY*H122 General Physics II or PHY*H222 Calculus-based Physics II1 4
Program Requirement PHL* course 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective2 3
THIRD SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge and Understanding HIS*H101 Western Civ. I, or
HIS*H102 Western Civ. II, or HIS*H201 U.S. History I or HIS*H202 U.S. History II
3
Scientific Knowledge and Understanding CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Oral Communication COM*H173 Public Speaking 3
Program Requirement MEC*H114 Statics (fall only) 3
Program Requirement MAT*H256 Calculus II 4
FOURTH SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Fine arts course3 3
Continuous Learning/Information Literacy and Ethical Dimensions ECN*H101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Social Phenomena PSY*H111 or SOC*H101 3
Program Requirement MEC*H238 Dynamics (spring only) 4
Program Requirement MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics 3

Total Credits: 66-67

1 Summer only at NVCC. Course is offered in the fall and spring at Housatonic, Gateway, Tunxis, Norwalk, WCSU, CCSU, and SCSU.

2 Choose from any CAD*; any EGR*; any MEC*; any MFG*; any 200-level English Literature course.

3 Choose from: ART*H101 OR ART*H102, DAN*H101, MUS*H101, THR*H101

Program Objectives

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

  1. Complete an Associate of Science degree in 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

  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.

Technology Studies - Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Option A.S.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethical Dimensions ECN*H101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions2 OR higher level math course2 3-4
Program Requirement CAD* course 3
Program Requirement MFG*H171 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing1 OR MFG*H172 Introduction to Lean Supply Chain Management1 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H110 Introduction to Physics OR PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Written Communication ENG*H202 Technical Writing 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective3 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective3 3
Program Requirement MFG*H271 Advanced Lean Manufacturing1 OR
MFG*H272 Implementing Lean Supply Chain Management1
3
THIRD SEMESTER
Oral Communication COM*H173 Public Speaking 3
Historical Knowledge and Understanding HIS*H101 Western Civilization I OR
HIS*H102 Western Civilization II OR
HIS*H201 U.S. History I OR
HIS*H202 U.S. History II
3
Scientific Knowledge and Understanding CHE*H111 Concepts of Chemistry OR CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Program Requirement MFG*H171 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing1 OR
MFG*H172 Introduction to Lean Supply Chain Management1
3
Program Requirement Directed Elective3 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Fine arts course4 3
Social Phenomena PSY*H111 or SOC*H101 3
Program Requirement MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics 3
Program Requirement MFG*H271 Advanced Lean Manufacturing1 OR
MFG*H272 Implementing Lean Supply Chain Management1
3
Program Requirement Directed Elective3 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective3 3

Total Credits: 65-66

1 MFG*H171-H271 and MFG*H172-H272 are offered in alternating years. Enroll in whichever sequence is offered.

2 If a student is not MAT*H185 or H186 ready, the student should take MAT*prerequisite courses, e.g. MAT*H137 or H172.

3 15 credits total: Choose from BIO*H121, H122 or H235; BMG*H202; BMK*H201; any CAD*; any CHE*, ECN*H102; any EET*; any EGR*; MAT*H172 or higher; any MEC*; any MFG*; PHL*H101 or H111; any PHY*; any TCN*

4 Choose from ART*H101 or H102; DAN*H101; MUS*H101; THR*H101

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

  1. Apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to engineering and technology applications.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze and resolve technology problems.
  3. Apply knowledge and skills to develop, interpret, and select appropriate technological processes.
  4. Apply principles in lean manufacturing and supply chain management to eliminate waste in processes and protocols.

Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Course No. Title Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
MFG*H124 Blueprint Reading I 2
MFG*H151 Mfg Machinery – Drill Press 1
MFG*H152 Mfg Machinery – Grinding 2
MFG*H153 Mfg Machinery – Bench Work 2
MFG*H154 Mfg Machinery – Lathe I 2
MFG*H155 Mfg Machinery – Milling I 2
MFG*H156 Mfg Machinery – CNC I 2
Directed Elective† 3
MFT H5234 Metrology (non-credit course)
MFT H5235 Manufacturing Math I (non-credit course)
MFT H5236 Career Awareness/Development/
Computer Application (non-credit course)
Total Credit Hours 16
SECOND SEMESTER
MFG*H105 Manufacturing Math II 3
MFG*H125 Blueprint Reading II 3
MFG*H254 Mfg Machinery – Lathe II 3
MFG*H255 Mfg Machinery – Milling II 3
MFG*H256 Mfg Machinery – CNC II 3
Directed Elective† 3
MFT*H5238 Career Development (non-credit course)
MFT*H5239 CNC Projects (non-credit course)
Total Credit Hours 18

Directed Electives†: CAD*H110 Introduction to CAD CAD*H150 CAD 2D

QUA*H114 Principles of Quality Control

Total Credit Hours 34

Certificate in Fundamentals of Machine Technology

Course No. Title Credits
MFG*H124 Blueprint Reading I 2
MFG*H151 Mfg Machinery – Drill Press 1
MFG*H152 Mfg Machinery – Grinding 2
MFG*H153 Mfg Machinery – Bench Work 2
MFG*H154 Mfg Machinery – Lathe I 2
MFG*H155 Mfg Machinery – Milling I 2
MFG*H156 Mfg Machinery – CNC I 2
Directed Electives† 3
MFT H5234 Metrology (non-credit course)
MFT H5235 Manufacturing Math I (non-credit course)
MFT H5236 Career Awareness/Development/Computer Application (non-credit course)
Total Credit Hours 16

Directed Electives†:

CAD*H110 Introduction to CAD or

CAD*H150 CAD 2D or

QUA*H114 Principles of Quality Control

Currently there are no related workforce training courses available for this program.

Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs


Formerly Machine Technology Level II. The objective of the certificate program is to provide essential skills and knowledge to individuals seeking a position in Advanced Manufacturing. A prerequisite for entry into this certificate program is placement into or above MAT*H095 and ENG*H063 or consent of the program director.

Learn more about this one year certificate program.

(Formerly Machine Technology Level I) The objective of the certificate program is to provide entry level skills and knowledge to individuals seeking a background in the machine technology profession. A prerequisite for entry into this certificate program is placement into or above both MAT*095 and ENG*063 or consent of the program director. This certificate provides entry level skills to those seeking positions in machine technology environments.

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

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