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Technology Studies: Electrical Option

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
Program Contact: Patrick Knowles- 860-215-9445 

The College of Technology - Electrical Option pathway offers a core of courses that will provide the foundation for the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at Central Connecticut State University. Continuation requirements include a minimum grade of "C" and 67 credits as listed below.

Offered in conjunction with other Connecticut Community Colleges, this program provides an opportunity for individuals who have completed the apprenticeship training program available through the Independent Electrical Contractors of Connecticut to receive credit for their Electrical Contractors Certificate. Upon completion of the training program, students will receive 12 credits toward fulfillment of the 67 credits required for a degree in the Technology Studies Pathway Program. Upon graduation, students may choose to transfer to Central Connecticut State University, where their credits will be accepted into the Industrial Technology bachelors degree program.

ELECTRICAL OPTION CURRICULUM

 

Course ID Title of Course Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION:  
Arts/Humanities  
COM* K173° Public Speaking 3
ENG* K101° Composition 3
__________ Fine Arts Elective (art or music) 3
Humanities Electives (art history, foreign languages, literature, philosophy) 6
__________ ________________________________________  
__________ ________________________________________  
Science  
CHE* K111° Concepts of Chemistry 4
PHY* K114° Mechanics 4
Mathematics  
MAT* K137° Intermediate Algebra 3
MAT* K167° Principles of Statistics 3
MAT* K186° Precalculus 4
Social/Behavioral Sciences
__________ Behavioral Sciences Elective (psychology or sociology) 3
__________ Social Science Elective (anthropology, economics geography, government, history) 3
SOS* K2___ Technology and Society 3
Specialized Core  
CAD* K106 Computer-Aided Drafting 1
CAD* K107 Computer-Aided Drafting Lab 2
CSA* K105 Introduction to Software Applications 3
MEC* K262° Materials of Science 3
MEC* K263° Materials of Science Lab 1
MEC* K241° Thermodynamics 3
___________ Certification: Independent Electrical Contractors 12
  GRAND TOTAL 67

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

 

Technology Studies, Electrical Option, 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 Technological 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.