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 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.
Connecticut’s business and industry needs technical people who have knowledge in several areas of engineering technology. 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.
General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.
Note: To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.