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Technology Studies - College Of Technology Pathway Program

Program Description

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.

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.

Program Requirements

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

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

227 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 ( only one PHL* course can be taken for the program); any PHY*; any TCN*

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

Outcomes

Program Objectives

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

  1. Complete an Associate of Science degree in Technology Studies.
  2. Transition seamlessley into a Bachelor of Science Degree Program with junior level status in the receiving institution as part of the College of Technology Pathway Program.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply mathematical, scientific and technological principles and concepts to identify and formulate solutions to technical problems.
  2. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to solve technical problems.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to function on teams.
  4. Recognize the need to engage in life-long learning.

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