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

Technology Studies: Technology and Engineering Education, AS (TEED-AS-COT)

Location(s): Housatonic, 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: Technology and Engineering Education program can lead to certification to teach technology education in grades K-12 in the public schools of Connecticut. In addition to careers in public school teaching, technology education graduates may also function as instructors or supervisors in private schools, industry, government, or rehabilitation programs. Coursework prepares students for entry into the Technology Education program at CCSU.
In addition to meeting the Technical Studies outcomes students in this option will:

  • Possess and be able to teach and assess basic knowledge and skills in technology and engineering education.
  • Understand and be able to foster and assess student acquisition of age-appropriate technology and engineering concepts, as outlined.
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan and maintain a safe, flexible, and age-appropriate learning environment which promotes inquiry and problem-based learning; and demonstrate the skills and knowledge to operate equipment and handle materials safely.
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically assess technological and educational trends, and when appropriate, promote change in technology and engineering education.

Technology Studies General Education Core (23 credits)

Technology Studies Program Core (10-11 credits)

Technology and Engineering Ed Courses (30 credits)

  • Credits: 3
  • Technology Electives: CAD, CSC, CST, DTS, EET, EGR, EVS, GIS, MAT, MEC, MFG, QUA, or TCN Credits: 12
  • Specialization Electives: BIO, CAD, CHE, CSC,CST, DTS, EET, EGR, EVS, GIS, GLG, MAT, MEC, MFG, PHY, QUA, or TCN Credits: 15

Total Credits: 63-64