Engineering

Associates of Science

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 ET degree will give you a broad engineering foundation and leave many options for school and career fields. 

Interested in earning a certificate instead or in combination with your degree consider: Engineering Exploratory or Alternative Energy Systems certificates.

Engineering Technology
Degree Requirements and Outcomes (What you will learn)

Note: To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.

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
Program Requirement MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
Program Requirement CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H111 Concepts of Chemistry or CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature and Composition or ENG*H200 Advanced Composition or ENG*H202 Technical Writing (suggested) 3
Program Requirement MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective (200 level)†† 3-4
THIRD SEMESTER
Oral Communication Oral Communication course COM*H173 (suggested) 3
Program Requirement MEC*H114 Statics 3
Program Requirement MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I 3
Program Requirement EET*H102 Electrical Applications 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective (200 level)†† 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena course 3
Program Requirement MFG*H275 Mechanics of Materials or MEC*H251 Materials Strength 3-4
Program Requirement Directed Elective (200 level)†† 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective (200 level)†† 3
Program Requirement Directed Elective (200 level)†† 3
Total Credits: 63-65

Notes:

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

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

††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:
    1. obtain employment as a technician, and
    2. continue studies toward a B.S. degree in
    3. Engineering Technology.

Engineering - Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology Option
Degree Requirements and Outcomes (What you will learn)


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
Program Requirement MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
Program Requirement CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H111 Concepts of Chemistry or CHE*H121 General Chemistry I† 4
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature and Composition or ENG*H200
Advanced Composition or ENG*H202 Technical Writing (suggested)
3
Program Requirement MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
Program Requirement CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling or MAT*H254 Calculus†† 4
THIRD SEMESTER
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena
course listed
3
Program Requirement MEC*H114 Statics 3
Program Requirement MFG*H106 Computer- Aided Manufacturing I 3
Program Requirement MFG*H171 Intro to Lean Manufacturing 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 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 3
Total Credits: 65-66

Notes:

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

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

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

Program Education Objectives (PEDs)

  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 (SO's)

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 - Computer-Aided Design Engineering Technology Option
Degree Requirements and Outcomes (What you will learn)

The suggested sequence for full-time students is shown below.

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
Program Requirement MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
Program Requirement CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H111 Concepts of Chemistry or CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature and Composition or ENG*H200 Advanced Composition or ENG*H202 Technical Writing (suggested) 3
Program Requirement MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
Program Requirement CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling 4
THIRD SEMESTER
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communications listed, COM*H173 suggested 3
Program Requirement MEC*H114 Statics 3
Program Requirement MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I 3
Program Requirement CAD*H220 Parametric Design 3
Program Requirement MFG*H210 Materials of Engineering 4
FOURTH SEMESTER
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement MFG*H275 Mechanics of Materials or MEC*H251 Materials Strength 3-4
Program Requirement CAD*H275 CAD Animation Studio 3D Studio Max 4
Program Requirement CAD*H294 Senior Project 4
Program Requirement Choose One Directed Elective †† 3
Total Credits: 67-68

Notes:

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

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

††Directed Electives:
CAD*H285 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) I, CAD*H286 Advanced Modeling Techniques
EET*H102 Electrical Applications, MAT*H232 Applied Calculus, MAT*H254 Calculus I, MFG*H201Computer Aided Manufacturing II

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.

Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Technology Option
Degree Requirements and Outcomes (What you will learn)

Note: The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program is highly sequenced. To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics TCN*H101 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra 3
Program Requirement MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
Program Requirement CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Introduction to Literature and Composition or ENG*H200 Advanced Composition or ENG*H202 Technical Writing 3
Program Requirement MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
Program Requirement CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling 4
THIRD SEMESTER
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed, except ESL*H157 - COM*H173 Public Speaking suggested 3
Program Requirement MEC*H114 Statics 3
Program Requirement MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Program Requirement EET*H102 Electrical Applications 3
Program Requirement MEC*H271 Fluid Mechanics or MEC*H240 Fundamentals of Heat and Thermodynamics 4
FOURTH SEMESTER
Social Phenomena PSY*H111 General Psychology I 3
Program Requirement CAD*H285 Computer Integrated Manufacturing I 3
Program Requirement MEC*H251 Materials Strength 4
Program Requirement MEC*H238 Dynamics 4
Total Credits: 65

Notes:

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

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

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

  1. Possess the educational background to do one or both of the following:
    1. Obtain employment in Mechanical Engineering Technology or other related field.
    2. Continue studies toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or other related field.
  2. Perform effectively individually or as a member of a team working on Mechanical Engineering projects in industry or academia.
  3. Act with the high professional, moral and ethical standards expected of a Mechanical Engineering Technician.

Student Outcomes (SOs):

  1. Conduct experiments using appropriate tools and technology to collect, analyze and interpret data.
  2. Prepare technical reports and present such reports to appropriate audiences.
  3. Create machine parts using CAD.
  4. Use mathematics, science and engineering principles to conduct force and stress analysis.
  5. Use mathematics, science and engineering principles to conduct thermo-fluid analysis.
  6. Understand and perform the common manufacturing processes used in industry.
  7. Work effectively as a member of a diverse technical team.
  8. Engage in continuous learning.
  9. Commit to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  10. Apply and practice the Code of Ethics for the Mechanical Engineering Technology profession.

CNC Machining Certificate
Requirements and Outcomes


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

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

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of CAD software for 2-dimensional applications.
  • Explain concepts and skills required for manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrate proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  • Write basic and advanced MDI NC programs.
  • Produce NC programs using Mastercam®, being able to;
    1. import or generate CAD files
    2. utilize tool and material libraries.
    3. generate tool pass.
    4. verify tool pass.
    5. post process using appropriate controller.

Modern Manufacturing Design Certificate
Requirements and Outcomes


Course No. Title Credits
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
MAT*H137 Intermediate Algebra 3
MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I 3
MFG*H120 Metrology 3
MFG*H230 Statistical Process Control 3
  Total Credit Hours 22

*Note: This certificate program is not accepting new students.

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

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in basic math, blueprint reading, and manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic manufacturing analysis and problem-solving.
  • Understand product variation concepts and utilization of statistical process contrProgram NC machines using manual data input mode.
  • Apply knowledge of computer applications including word-processing and spreadsheets.

2D Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Certificate
Requirements and Outcomes

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

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

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of CAD software for 2-dimensional applications.
  • Explain concepts and requirements for drawings used in the manufacturing process.
  • Create 2D professionally finished drawings from working drawings under the supervision of a senior draftsperson.
  • Demonstrate the proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  • Apply language arts skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to: critical thinking, reading, and writing.
  • Apply mathamatics required for basic drafting and manufacturing applications.

3D CADD Modeling Certificate
Requirements and Outcomes

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of 3-dimentional wire frame, surface, and solid modeling concepts, procedures, and applications.
  • Perform basic CNC programming.

CADD Modeling (Advanced) Certificate
Requirements and Outcomes

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  

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

  • 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.
  • Develop an engineering concept through the detail design process and produce professionally finished engineering drawings.
  • 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.
  • Do basic and advanced manual CNC programming.
  • Write computer generated CNC programming.
  • Be aware of new developments in CAD and related areas.
  • Organize activities and perform work in an efficient, accurate manner.
  • Utilize advanced design methods, such as parametric feature based modeling, animation, simulation, and web-based design.

Engineering Exploratory Certificate
Requirements and Outcomes

Course No. Title Credits
TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
CAD*H150

ARC*H133
CAD 2D
or
Technical Drafting
3
EET*H104

EET*H102
Electrical CAD and Fabrication
or
Electrical Applications†
1

3
  Total Credit Hours 11-13

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

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

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

Program Coordinator
Peter S Angelastro
203-596-8690 (p)
Room: T610