Engineering Science
College Of Technology Pathway Program / Associate of Science

Engineering Science

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Program Overview

Program Overview

The Engineering Science program, through the Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program, provides for direct entry into baccalaureate engineering 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.

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Career Possibilities

Career Possibilities

 

Some career opportunities may require additional education beyond an associates degree.

Quick Facts

Engineering Science Quick Facts

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As part of the CT College of Technology, students can seamlessly transfer to Engineering programs at UConn, Central CT State University, University of Hartford, University of New Haven and Fairfield University.

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Engineering Science is also an attractive program  to those presently employed seeking skills enhancement and/or career advancement.

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An Affordable, Foundation for a Career in Engineering

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.

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Program Requirements

Engineering Science A.S.

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
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
SECOND SEMESTER
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
3
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
3
THIRD SEMESTER
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
FOURTH SEMESTER
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
3
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
3-4

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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Academic & Transfer

NVCC's Engineering Science program, through the Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program, provides for direct entry into a several Connecticut baccalaureate engineering programs. Completion of the program provides transfer opportunities to the following schools:

Note: Individual universities have different grade requirements. Consultation with a faculty advisor is strongly recommended.

Career Paths

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.

  • Mechanical Engineer (upon completing 4-year degree)
  • Civil Engineer (upon completing 4-year degree)
  • Chemical Engineer (upon completing 4-year degree)
  • Environmental Engineer (upon completing 4-year degree)
  • Electrical Engineer (upon completing 4-year degree)
  • Biomedical Engineer (upon completing 4-year degree)

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