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Engineering Science - College Of Technology Pathway Program

Program Description

The Engineering Science associate degree program prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate college and university programs in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering and biomedical engineering. The program also offers students currently employed in technical positions in high technology industries the opportunity to retrain and upgrade their technical skills.

The Engineering Science program, through the Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program, provides for direct entry into baccalaureate engineering programs at the University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, the University of Hartford, the University of New Haven or Fairfield University. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn junior status in a baccalaureate engineering program. Note: Individual universities have different grade requirements. Consultation with a faculty advisor is strongly recommended

Additional courses may be required. The suggested sequence for full-time students is shown below. Note: To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Oral Communication COM*H173 Public Speaking 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Scientific Knowledge and Understanding CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Program Requirement EGR*H111 Introduction to Engineering1 3
Historical Knowledge and Understanding HIS*H101 West. Civilization I OR
HIS*H102 West. Civilization II OR
HIS*H201 U.S. History I OR
HIS*H202 U.S. History II
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H221 Calculus-Based Physics I1 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature and Composition 3
Program Requirement MAT*H256 Calculus II 4
Program Requirement PHL*H101 Intro to Philosophy OR
PHL*H111 Ethics OR
ENG*Lit 200 level OR
a foreign language excluding ASL and ESL courses
Program Requirement MAT*H268 Calculus III: Multivariable (fall only) 4
Program Requirement PHY*H222 Calculus-Based Physics II1 4
Program Requirement EGR*H211 Engineering Statics1 3
Program Requirement Directed elective2 3-4
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication ART*H101 Art History I OR
ART*H102 Art History II OR MUS*H101 Music History and Appreciation OR
THR*H101 Introduction to Theater
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethical Dimensions ECN*H101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Program Requirement MAT*H285 Differential Equations (spring only) 3
Program Requirement EGR*H212 Engineering Dynamics1OR EGR*230 C++ for Engineerings 3
Program Requirement3 EGR*H214 Engineering Thermodynamics1 OR EGR*H215 Engineering Thermodynamics1
OR CHE*H122 General Chemistry II (spring only) OR any EGR*course1

Total Credits: 63-65

1Not currently offered at NVCC; Tunxis, Gateway, Housatonic, Norwalk and CCSU offer the courses.

2Choose from ANT*H101, BIO*H121, CHE*H122, any EGR* course, ENG*H202, GEO*H111, or POL*H10; or a foreign language (excluding ASL and ESL courses) after consultation with an advisor because different Bachelor degree programs have different requirements.

3Choose course after consultation with an advisor because different Bachelor degree programs have different requirements.

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.

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