Engineering + Technology Studies

December 13, 2015
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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.


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

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.

Technology Studies: Biomolecular Science Option Degree

This option provides an area of specialty for students who wish to go into a biomolecular science career in various laboratory environments such as an academic research laboratory, environmental laboratory, or medical laboratory.

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


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 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.


Assistant Professor Gregory Szepanski
Program Coordinator
Technology Studies/Engineering Science