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

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 3
__________ Philosophy Elective 3
Science and Math Core  
CHE* K111° Concepts Chemistry 4
MAT* K167° Principles of Statistics 3
MAT* K186° Precalculus 4
PHY* K11 Mechanics 4
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 Sciences Elective (economics recommended) 3
Specialized Core  
CAD* K106 Computer Aided Drafting 1
CAD* K107 Computer Aided Drafting Lab 2
MFG* K102 Manufacturing Processes 3
MFG* K103 Manufacturing Processes Lab 1
TCN* K105 Laser and Lab Safety 1
__________ Directed Elective 3
Courses in Option  
EET* K105/K106° Electric Circuits and Systems with Lab 4
MEC* K114° Statics 3
MEC* K250/K252° Strength of Materials with Lab 4
MEC* K262/K263° Materials Science with Lab 4

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


Technology Studies, Technology and Engineering Education 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 Technology Education 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 and revisions and upgrades.