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

Technology Studies: Environmental Science, AS (ENVS-AS-COT)

Location(s): Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers

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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.

Program 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: Environmental Science degree prepares  individuals for careers in Connecticut’s growing environmental science industry. In addition to the outcomes listed for the Technology Studies degree, students who complete the Environmental Science Option will:

  • Develop an understanding of the scientific basis for issues affecting the environment and their impact on society.
  • Understand and be skilled at collecting, analyzing and presenting scientific data by various means including up-to-date technologies.
  • Be able to use the scientific method for problem solving in biology, chemistry, physics and environmental sciences, and be able to use this skill to address issues related to the environment.
  • Research and assess the accuracy of appropriate information sources, involving both print literature and electronic sources including online databases and publications.
  • Communicate knowledge and understanding of environmental sciences and related societal issues in appropriate written, oral and mathematical means.
  • Demonstrate interrelationships and connections with other subject areas associated with a college-level education.
  • Use a wide array of knowledge, principles and skills acquired in laboratory, field and lecture setting for use in transferring to baccalaureate degree program or for use in seeking further training toward a technical degree.
  • Develop skills in biology, ecology, and environmental chemistry.
  • Develop an understanding of an ability to carry out microbiological testing of drinking and waste sewage.

Technology Studies General Education Core (23 credits)

Technology Studies Program Core (10-11 credits)

Environmental Science Electives (12 Credits)

Note: Students must choose three (3) of the following courses. Choices to be made with an Advisor based upon the student’s desired transfer institution and baccalaureate degree plans

Total Credits: 62-63

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