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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Division

Engineering Technology Option

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 Mechanical Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology 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), mechanical engineering technologies, and manufacturing engineering technologies. 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
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
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
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
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
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

1Summer only at NVCC. Course is offered in the fall and spring at Housatonic, Gateway, Tunxis, Norwalk, WCSU, CCSU, and SCSU.
2Choose from any CAD*; any EGR*; any MEC*; any MFG*; any 200-level English Literature course.
3Choose 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 Technology Studies.
  2. Transition seamlessly 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

  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.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.

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