Technologies Department

Department Chair, Patrick Knowles 860-215-9445 Email

Three Rivers Engineering Technology Survey 2010-2011

If you enjoy:
Hands-on projects
Graphic design
Web design
Solving problems

Working outside
Building model cars/plane
Breaking things & fixing things

Helping people


Our department offers 15 associate degree programs and 15 certificate programs. Click Here for our Associate Degree program descriptions and Click Here for our Certificate Programs.

After completing a 2-year Associate Degree program in the technologies, earn good money in technical fields such as construction, electric power, manufacturing, and research & development.

Three Rivers also has articulation agreements with four-year schools to help you get a bachelor’s degree. With a 4-year calculus based degree, one can design, analyze, develop and optimize systems and processes. Engineers also find employment in research, testing and sales. To learn more about TRCC’s guaranteed transfer opportunities please visit,

Women in STEM (click here)

Programs of Study

Click Here for Associate Degree Programs

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  • Architectural Engineering Technology
            Professor Comeau's Webpage
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
            Living Sustainable
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Computer-Aided Drafting Technology


  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Laser and Fiber Optics Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • General Engineering Technology

Fire Technology

Nuclear Engineering Technology

             Nuclear Scholarship Opportunity

Computer Science Technology

College of Technology

  • Engineering Science
  • Technology Studies


Click Here for Associate Degree Programs

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program Flow Chart

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Laser Option Flow Chart

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Flow Chart


Allan A. Anderson, Associate Professor of Computer Science; M.S., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, B.S., Mankato State College, Mankato, MN
Office: C-106 Phone: 860-215-9403 Email:

Mark Comeau, AIA, Professor, Program Coordinator of Architectural Design Technology; Construction Management Technology and Sustainable Design. A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College, B.S., B. Arch., Roger Williams University; M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Licensed-Registered Architect, CT, RI, NY NCARB Board Certified
Office: C-218 Phone: 860-215-9415 Email:

Dan Courtney, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology; ASET Springfield Technical Community College; MSEE University of Massachusetts
Office: C-134 Phone: 860-9417 Email:

Michael Gentry, Instructor of Engineering, B.S., M.S., Cornell University.
Office: C-154 Phone:860-215-9428 Email:

Ronald Greenier, Professor of Manufacturing/Mechanical/CAD Engineering Technology; B.S., M.S., Central Connecticut State University
Office: C-140 Phone: 860-215-9432 Email:

G. Kent Harding, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology; B.S., M.S.E.E., University of Maryland; M.B.A., Harvard.
Office: C-148 Phone: 860-215-9428 Email:

Joseph Johnson, Instructor of Computer Science; B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Office: D-205W Phone: 860-215-9440 Email:

Diba Khan-Bureau, Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering Technology; A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College, B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic University; PhD. Candidate, University of Connecticut
Office: C-264 Phone: 860-215-9443 Email:

Patrick Knowles, Department Chair and Professor of Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Technology, B.S. (Civil Engineering) U.S. Coast Guard Academy, M.S.E. (Mechanical Engineering) University of Michigan, M.S.E. (Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering) University of Michigan, P.E. (Virginia)
Office: C-160 Phone: 860-215-9445 Email:

Ronald Leask, Instructor of Computer Science Networking; B.S., University of Alaska; M.S./M.S., Renessalaer Polytechnic University and Networkind Certificate
Office: C-170 Phone: 860-215-9448 Email:

James A. Rhoades, Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology; B.S.E.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office: C-232 Phone: 860-215-9464 Email:

James R. Sherrard, Professor of Nuclear Engineering Technology; B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy; M.S.N.E., M.S.N.A., Nav. E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S.M.E., University of Connecticut; M.S.N.S., Catholic University of America; P.E., Maryland
Office: C-210 Phone:860-215-9472 Email:

Wanda L. Short, Full-time Lecturer of Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Technology; B.S., Clemson University; M.S., North Carolina State University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office: C-128 Phone: 860-215-9473 Email:

George Volkov, Jr., Associate Professor of Computer Science Technology; B.S., M.S. University of Connecticut; P.E., Connecticut
Office: C-258 Phone: 860-215-9483 Email: