Technology Studies

A College of Technology Pathway

The Connecticut College of Technology is an innovative program leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering or technology. The program consists of two distinct pathways, one in Engineering Science and one in Technology Studies. After completing the Technology Studies Pathway Program at Three Rivers, students may enter directly into technical fields at Central Connecticut State University or Charter Oak State College (Connecticut's External Degree Program). The Engineering Science Pathway leads directly into the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut or the University of New Haven,

The pathway courses will transfer to engineering and technology programs at many other public and private universities as well.

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Associate in Science
Contact Person: Allan Anderson- 860-215-9403

This program is designed for entry into Central Connecticut State University's School of Technology or Charter Oak State College. The "Technology Studies Pathway" consists of courses which provide the foundation for:

    • A Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Connecticut State University in engineering   technology, industrial technology
      or technology education.
    • A Bachelor of Science Degree from Charter Oak State College.

A minimum course grade of "C" and college credit, as described below, are required for continuing at CCSU's School of Technology or at Charter Oak.                   



Course ID Title of Course Credits
COM* K173° Public Speaking 3
ENG* K101° Composition 3
ENG* K202° Technical Writing 3
__________ Fine Arts Elective (art, music) 3
__________ Philosophy Elective 3
Math and Science  
CHE* K111° Concepts of Chemistry  
or or 4
CHE* K121° General Chemistry I  
MAT* K167° Principles of Statistics 3
MAT* K186° Precalculus 4
PHY* K114° Mechanics 4
Social/Behavioral Sciences  
__________ Behavioral Sciences Elective (psychology or sociology) 3
__________ Social Sciences Elective (economics or history recommended) 3
__________ Social Sciences Elective (geography, political science or history recommended) 3
__________ Social Sciences Elective (economics recommended) 3
Specialized Core    
MEC* K150 Solid Modeling I 1
MEC* K151 Solid Modeling I Lab 2
__________ Directed Elective 3
__________ Directed Elective 3
__________ Technical Elective 3
__________ Technical Elective 3
__________ Technical Elective 3
__________ Technical Elective 3
__________ Technical Elective 3

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 


Technology Studies, Associate in Science Degree
Program Outcomes

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

  1. transition seamlessly into a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Technology with junior level status in the receiving institution as part of the Technology Studies Pathway Program.

  2. demonstrate team-oriented skills that permit effective participation in multicultural work and social environments.

  3. apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to industrial technology applications.

  4. perform competently in mathematics.

  5. express ideas effectively through written and oral communications.

  6. demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze industrial technology problems and make appropriate decisions.

  7. maintain a practical knowledge of state-of-the-art hardware and software.

  8. apply skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently plan, organize, implement, measure and manage technology.

  9. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics as well as conventional drafting practices, such as orthographic and isometric projection, section, detail, auxiliary views, descriptive geometry, as well as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing basics.

  10. demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the use of state-of-the art computer aided design (CAD) software and be able to respond positively to continuous software revisions and upgrades.