Technology Studies: Wastewater 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
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Capital, Gateway, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Three Rivers and Tunxis Community Colleges offer the following option to provide a focus for students who desire to concentrate their attention on Wastewater.

Aspiring and current wastewater treatment plant employees are provided an opportunity to prepare for certification examinations, and to qualify for employment and advancement. Students who complete the Wastewater Option for the Technological Studies Pathway Degree program may choose to transfer to Central Connecticut State University, where their credits will be accepted into the Industrial Technology bachelor's degree program. Please check current course schedule for details. Specific courses identified for electives are suggested to ensure transferability. Courses for this consortium-based program will be offered at various Connecticut Community Colleges.

At Three Rivers, the following courses will be required:



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
Science and Math Core  
CHE* K111° Concepts Chemistry  
or or 4
CHE* K121° General Chemistry I  
MAT* K137° Intermediate Algebra 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
CSA* K105 Introduction to Software Applications or higher 3
MAT* K167° Principles of Statistics 3
__________ Technical Elective 3
Courses in Option  
WWT* K110° Wastewater I 3
WWT* K112° Wastewater II 3
WWT* K114° Wastewater III 3
WWT* K116° Wasterwater IV 3

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


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

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

  1. apply principles of wastewater treatment processes by using specific examples from wastewater treatment laboratories.

  2. explain safe and effective operation of wastewater treatment facilities, including grit removal, disinfection, and chlorination.

  3. describe maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities to include safety, housekeeping and laboratory procedures.

  4. become certified Wastewater Class I, II, III and IV Operators.

  5. report on-site visits to municipal facilities and prepare a comprehensive study of a wastewater treatment plant.

  6. use computers to acquire, analyze and report data.

  7. communicate effectively in speech and in writing.

  8. use mathematics to solve problems related to chemistry and wastewater treatment.