The Technology Studies associate in science degree program is part of the statewide College of Technology Pathway Program. The College of Technology curriculum prepares students for technical positions in the workforce while simultaneously providing a seamless pathway to a four-year degree at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).

Students who complete this degree program with a minimum grade of “C” in all courses are eligible to transfer into one of CCSU’s College of Engineering and Technology programs. The Technology Studies associate degree program prepares students for transfer and entry into the Industrial Management program at CCSU. Specializations in the Industrial Management program at CCSU include Computer Networking, Graphics Technology, Electronics Technology, and Manufacturing.

Degrees

Engineering Science Degree

Focuses upon building a foundation in the fields of mechanical, electrical, industrial, or civil engineering. Graduates will receive a background in mathematics, science and general education courses for transfer into a four-year program. Engineering Science also offers students currently employed in technical positions an opportunity to retrain and upgrade their technical skills. Differences in various areas of specialization in engineering allow students to choose electives with reference to their programs of study.

Technology Studies Degree

This two-year degree program offers a broad range of studies and topics in: mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering drawing and computer-aided design (CAD), electronics, and biomolecular sciences. Students completing this program are prepared to complete a four-year bachelor of science degree in Industrial Technology at CCSU’s College of Engineering and Technology.

Technology Studies: Biomolecular Science Option Degree

The option also serves as a career-oriented degree for students who choose to enter the workforce in various laboratory environments such as an academic research laboratory, environmental laboratory, or medical laboratory. Prepares students for entry into the Biomolecular Sciences program at the College of Engineering and Technology at CCSU.

Technology Studies: Computer-Aided Design Option Degree

Students in this program specialize in either mechanical or architectural computer-aided drafting and will have the skills to enter the workforce in one of these fields upon completion of their two-year degree. For those wishing to continue their studies, this program prepares students for entry in to the Industrial Technology, Technology Management program at the College of Engineering and Technology at CCSU.

Technology Studies: Electrical Option Degree

Students in this program specialize in electricity/electronics and will have the skills to enter the workforce in one of these fields upon completion of their two-year degree or for entry into the Industrial Technology, Technology Management program at the College of Engineering and Technology at CCSU.

Technology Studies: Engineering Technology Option Degree

After completion of this two-year program at Tunxis and another two years at CCSU, students will receive a bachelor of science degree in Engineering Technology. Several areas of specialization will be available at CCSU including civil, computer engineering, manufacturing, and mechanical. Prepares students for entry into the Engineering Technology department at the School of Technology at CCSU.

Technology Studies: Technology and Engineering Education Option Degree

This 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.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • CAD Mechanical AutoCAD
  • Mechanical Design and Modeling
  • Architectural Design and Modeling
  • Introduction to Materials Science
  • Electric and Power System Fundamentals
  • Engineering Graphics
  • LEAN Manufacturing

Certificates

Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

Prepares an individual to apply in the workplace invaluable skills for this rapidly-growing field. Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following careers: CAD Operator, Design Assistant, Mechanical Draftsperson, Architectural Draftsperson, CAD Technician, Layout Draftsperson, and Engineering Technician. Credits earned in this certificate program are applicable to the Associate in Science degree in Technology Studies.

Certificate in Electrical

Provides an opportunity for individuals who have completed the apprenticeship training program through the Independent Electrical Contractors of Connecticut to receive credit for their electrical certification. Upon completion of the training program, students will receive 12 college credits towards the certificate that can be applied towards the Electrical Option of the Associate in Science degree in Technology Studies.

Certificate in Lean Manufacturing

This certificate was developed and approved by the College of Technology. It was developed in response to the expressed future and current needs of the manufacturing community.

Are you looking to change career paths? Enter the workforce quickly? Upgrade your skill-set? Tunxis offers certificate programs in Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) and Electrical to meet your needs. All the courses in the certficate prorgrams may be applied to an associate in science degree in Technology Studies.

Contact

Assistant Professor Gregory Szepanski
Program Coordinator
Technology Studies/Engineering Science
860.773.1626
gszepanski@tunxis.edu