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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Studies: Engineering Technology, AS (ENTE-AS-COT)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Housatonic, Manchester, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

As part of the Connecticut College of Technology (COT), the Technology Studies A.S. degree provides the knowledge and skills within specific high-demand technology fields. The program consists of lecture and lab course work in engineering, technology, industrial technology, mathematics, sciences, and foundational requirements that provide a solid comprehensive background for continuation in a four-year technology degree program or entry into the workforce. Upon completion of a Technology Studies A.S. degree, students can transfer to Central CT State University or the University of Hartford to complete designated B.S. degrees.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply mathematical, scientific and technological principles and concepts to identify and formulate solutions to technical problems.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to solve technical problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function on teams.
  • Recognize the need to engage in life-long learning.

The Technology Studies - Engineering Technology Option associate degree program prepares students primarily to transfer to complete a B.S. degree in civil, mechanical, manufacturing, composite, or computer engineering technology. Graduates will receive a background in mathematics, science, and general education courses for transfer into a four-year program. Careers in this field include jobs in quality control of industrial products, electrical system testing and diagnostics, computer modeling of essential infrastructure, robotic technology, and remediation of environmental hazards. A grade average of ‘B’ with no grade less than ‘C’, and completion of the full program is required for continuation as a junior in CCSU’s School of Technology or at Charter Oak.

In addition to meeting the Technical Studies outcomes students successfully completing this option will:

  • Transition seamlessly into a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Engineering Technology with junior level status in the receiving institution as part of the Engineering Technology Pathway Program.
  • Apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to engineering and technology applications.
  • Analyze and resolve technology problems.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to develop, interpret, and select appropriate technological processes.
  • Assist in research, development, design, production, testing and various other functions associated with engineering.
  • Identify and apply engineering principles/ concepts.
  • Apply mathematical concepts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think through a problem in a logical manner.
  • Organize and carry through to conclusion the solution to a problem.
  • Apply good communication skills.
  • Work in teams

Technology Studies General Education Core (23 credits)

Technology Studies Program Core (10-11 credits)

Engineering Technology Courses (30 credits)

Total Credits: 63-64