Technology Studies: Engineering Technology 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
Contact Person: Allan Anderson- 860-215-9403

The Engineering Technology option to the Technology Studies associate degree program provides rigorous preparation and the specific coursework students need to pursue a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology at Central Connecticut State University. The courses for this option were also approved by the CCSU for articulation into their B.S. in Industrial Technology programs.

A minimum course grade of "C" is required in all courses below for continuing at CCSU's School of Engineering and Technology.



Course ID Title of Course Credits
COM* K173° Public Speaking 3
ENG* K101° Composition 3
ENG* K202° Technical Writing 3
__________ Fine Arts Elective (art or music) 3
__________ Philosophy Elective 3
Math and Science  
CHE* K121° General Chemistry I 4
MAT* K167° Principles of Statistics 3
MAT* K186° Precalculus 4
PHY* K114° Mechanics  
or or 4
PHY* K221° Calculus Based Physics I  
Social/Behavioral Sciences
__________ Behavioral Sciences Elective (psychology or sociology) 3
__________ Social Science Elective ( economics or history recommended) 3
__________ Social Science Elective (geography, political science or history recommended) 3
__________ Social Science Elective (economics recommended) 3
Specialized Core  
MEC* K150 Solid Modeling I 1
MEC* K151 Solid Modeling I Lab 2
EGR* K211° Engineering Statics 3
__________ Directed Elective 3
Option Courses  
PHY* K105° Heat Sound Light  
or or  
PHY* K222° Calculus-Based Physics II 4
or or  
CHE* K122° General Chemistry II  
MAT* K254° Calculus I 4
MAT* K256° Calculus II 4
___________ Technical Elective 3

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


Technology Studies, Engineering Technology Option, Associate in Science Degree
Program Outcomes

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

  1. enter a Bachelor of Science Program in Engineering 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 engineering technology applications.
  4. perform competently in mathematics.
  5. express ideas effectively through written and oral communications.
  6. demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze engineering 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.