2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology (HB83)

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The Engineering Technology Program leads to an associate in science degree. It was developed to meet the need for educational opportunities that will lead to employment in jobs using electro-mechanical skills, computer knowledge and application skills. The need for Engineering Technology graduates who have a strong math/science background and who are well grounded in the application of technology to workplace problems, has been the focus of much attention by the state’s employers.

Connecticut’s business and industry needs technical people who have knowledge in several areas of engineering technology. The increasing application of two or more technologies to achieve desired results in such areas as robotics and computer numerical control has focused our attention on the value of an engineering technology generalist.

The engineering technician is versed in several disciplines including electrical, automated manufacturing, mechanical, and chemical, and also has a good working knowledge of computer systems. The Engineering Technology Program prepares students to be engineering technicians who are able to respond to the changing demands of “high tech” industries, who are able to communicate with both the production worker and the engineer, and who can “wear many hats.”

The Engineering Technology Program is attractive to those with specific career and educational goals that require diversity and to those who are unsure of their interests and/or abilities. Students may tailor a special program to meet specific educational and/or career goals which may include a unique career, job objectives, or a technology-oriented transfer program. While providing a quality education that prepares graduates for immediate employment, the program also enables graduates to transfer to baccalaureate programs at senior institutions. It is also attractive to those presently employed seeking skills enhancement and/or upward mobility.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core . Additional courses may be required. The suggested sequence for full-time students is shown below.

Note: To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.


Competency or Program Requirement:

First Semester

Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics Credits:3

Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication Credits: 3

Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3

Scientific Reasoning Credits: 4

Program Requirement

Second Semester

Scientific Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 4

Written Communication Credits: 3

Program Requirements

Third Semester

Oral Communication Credits: 3

Program Requirements

Fourth Semester

Social Phenomena Credits: 3

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Program Requirement

Program Outcomes


Total Credits: 63-65

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1 Choose if planning to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program

2 Choose any 200-level CAD*, EET*, MAT*, MEC*, MFG*, PHY* course

Also see:
Electronic Engineering Technology (HB11)  

Mechanical Engineering Technology (HC35)  

Engineering Technology, Automated Manufacturing (HB84) 

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for more detail about this merger.



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