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December 15, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

Technology Studies

The Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program allows students to complete an associate in science degree program in Technology Studies at Tunxis Community College, and continue on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology, Electronic Technology, Computer-Aided Design or Technology Education at Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU) School of Technology. The curriculum offers a broad range of studies and topics in: mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering drawing and computer-aided design (CAD), electronics, computer technologies, advanced manufacturing technologies (robotics, automation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and other courses in special areas of technology. The program also includes a solid core of courses in general education. Each of the courses is directly transferable to CCSU. Successful completion of the program allows students to enter their junior year at Central Connecticut State University.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:

  1. identify and apply the design principles of engineering and technology when solving basic engineering problems
  2. utilize the tools, materials, techniques, and technical processes of engineering and technology when solving technical problems
  3. apply the basic concepts of science and mathematics to the study of electricity and electronics, materials, computer-aided design (CAD), manufacturing, and construction
  4. utilize appropriate computer software when creating technical drawings and presentations
  5. create two-dimensional technical drawings, solid models, and surface models, according to current engineering standards
  6. identify energy conversion processes and their relation to engineering and technology
  7. demonstrate technical competency in a functional area of technology. The specialization may include, but is not limited to: electricity, computer aided drafting and design, manufacturing, and construction.

Contact: Mathew Spinelli

First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
CAD*133 CAD Mechanical AutoCAD (a) 3
COM*173 Public Speaking (a) 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
MAT*165 Elementary Statistics with Computer Application (a) 4
Select one of the following courses:
CHE*111 Concepts of Chemistry (a) or  
CHE*121 General Chemistry I (a) 4
Second Semester
ENG*202 Technical Writing (a) 3
MAT*186 Precalculus (a) 4
  Economics Elective (a)(b) 3
  Geography or History or Political Science Elective (a)(b ) 3
Select one of the following courses:
PHY*110 Introductory Physics (a) or  
PHY*121 General Physics I (a) 4
Third Semester
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Technology Electives – two (b) 6
  Economics or History Elective (a)(b) 3
  Psychology or Sociology Elective (a)(b) 3
Fourth Semester
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Fine Arts Elective (from ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*, MUS*, THR*) 3
  Philosophy Elective (a)(b) 3
  Technology Electives – three (b) 9

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) To be selected in consultation with faculty advisor based on student’s program of study