Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Cooperative Technology Programs


The College of Technology

Public Act 92-126 created the "Connecticut College of Technology," a unique pathway curriculum that allows individuals to begin their studies at a community technical college and transfer directly to CCSU's School of Engineering and Technology.

The technology pathway for entry into CCSU's School of Engineering and Technology consists of core courses that will serve as the foundation of the BS degree in biomolecular sciences, engineering, engineering technology, industrial technology, and technology and engineering education. Continuation at CCSU will require a minimum course grade of C and completion of the college credits listed below.

The College of Technology offers students:                                      

  • a clear pathway from a two-year college to a four-year university, without loss of credits or repeated coursework;
  • the opportunity to begin their education on a full- or part-time basis at any of Connecticut's 12 community-technical colleges;
  • low costs by completing the first two years of study at a community-technical college; and
  • direct admission into CCSU's School of Engineering and Technology.

A student can complete a minimum of 30 credits or up to 60 credits at any CSU campus with at least a grade C in each course before continuing at CCSU.

The pathway coordinator has been identified at each CSU campus. For information, contact the associate dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at CCSU.

 

Biomolecular Sciences Pathway/Degree Program

The Biomolecular Sciences Pathway, for entry into CCSU's undergraduate BS degree programs in biomolecular sciences and biochemistry, consists of coursework in mathematics and the natural sciences-biology, chemistry, and physics.

General Education Core (69 credits)

Arts/Humanities/Social Science/Behavioral Science/Communication:
English Language (Freshman Composition)3
Philosophy or Fine Arts Electives6
History
3
Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology3
Economics, Geography, or Political Science6
Public Speaking3
Technical Writing3
Subtotal (maximum)27
Mathematics/Science:
General Chemistry I 4
General Physics I 4
Statistics
3
Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus4
Subtotal (minimum) 15
Technology:
Microbiology4
Directed Elective-General Biology I4
Directed Elective-General Biology II4
Subtotal (minimum) 12
Specialization Electives:
Genetics
3
General Physics II4
General Chemistry II4
Molecular and Cellular Biology or Anatomy and Physiology I4
Subtotal
15

* Major-specific electives appropriate for this pathway may be different for each community-technical college. Consult your College of Technology site co-coordinator for further information.


Engineering Science Pathway/Degree Program

The Engineering Pathway, for entry into CCSU's School of Engineering and Technology and the Schools of Engineering at University of Connecticut, University of New Haven, Fairfield University, and University of Hartford, consists primarily of coursework in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. In addition to the courses shown below, a grade average of B is required for continuation at UConn's School of Engineering to earn a bachelor's degree. Credit is awarded for all courses in which a grade of C or above is earned.

Engineering Science Programs:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer science and engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Material engineering (as a double major with one of the above)
  • Acoustic (University of Hartford only)
  • Biomedical (University of Hartford only)

Engineering Science Curriculum (63 credits)

Arts/Humanities/Social Science/Behavioral Science/Communication:
Composition3
Fine Arts Elective3
Philosophy and Ethical Analysis3
Western Culture3
Social Science Elective3
Subtotal
15
Mathematics/Science:
Calculus I
3 or 4
Calculus II
3 or 4
Multivariable Calculus (Calculus III)4
Differential Equations4
General Chemistry I and II with Laboratory 4/4
Engineering Physics I and II4/4
Subtotal (minimum)30
Engineering Science:
Introduction to Engineering or equivalent3 or 4
Applied Mechanics I and II3/3
Computer Programming3
Subtotal (minimum)12



Major-specific electives6

Note: The engineering science curriculum may require additional coursework beyond the College of Technology. These extra credits can be acquired as part of the College of Technology consortia arrangement. Consult your College of Technology site co-coordinator for additional information.


Technology Studies Pathway/Degree Program

The Technology Studies Pathway prepares students for entry into the Department of Engineering in CCSU's School of Engineering and Technology. After completion of two years of initial study at a community college and another two years at CCSU, the student will receive a BS degree with a major in any one of the three programs listed below. The civil, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering technology programs are accredited by TAC of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; phone: 410-347-7700. A minimum grade of C in the courses listed below will transfer into any of the five engineering technology programs currently offered at CCSU.

Engineering Technology Programs:

  • Civil
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Computer

General Education Core (65-69 credits)

Arts/Humanities/Social Science/Behavioral Science/Communication:
English Language (Freshman Composition)3
Technical Writing3
Public Speaking3
Philosophy and Fine Arts6
History
3
Economics, Geography, Political Science, or History6
Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology3
Subtotal (maximum)27
Mathematics/Science:
General Chemistry I with Laboratory4
General or University Physics I with Laboratory4
Statistics
3 or 4
Pre-calculus or Pre-calculus with Trigonometry3 or 4
Subtotal (maximum)16
Technology:
Technical Drafting or CAD3
Directed Elective3
Directed Elective3
Subtotal 
9
Specialization Electives:
Physics II or General Physics II4
Calculus I
4 or 5
Calculus II 4 or 5
Technical Elective-Dynamics3
Subtotal 
15-17


Technology Studies Pathway/Degree Program

The Technology Studies Pathway, for entry into CCSU's School of Engineering and Technology or Charter Oak State College, consists of courses that provide for a BS degree from Charter Oak State College, with a minor in technology, or from CCSU in one or more of the fields listed below. A minimum course grade of C and the credits described below are required for continuing at CCSU's School of Engineering and Technology or at Charter Oak State College.

Technology

  • Construction management
  • Electronics technology

Industrial Technology Specializations

  • Computer networking
  • Electro-mechanical technology
  • Environmental/occupational safety
  • Graphics technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology management**

**Two-year associate degree plus two years of CCSU coursework. For more information, see www.technology.ccsu.edu.

General Education Core (62-68 credits)

Arts/Humanities/Social Science/Behavioral Science/Communication:
English Language (Freshman Composition)3
Public Speaking3
Technical Writing3
Philosophy and Fine Arts6
History and Economics6
Geography, Political Science, or History3
Psychology or Sociology3
Subtotal
27
 
Mathematics/Science:
Introduction to Chemistry or General Chemistry I*3 or 4
Introduction to Physics or General Physics I*3 or 4
Statistics
3 or 4
Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus3 or 4
Subtotal
12-16
 
Technology/Management Core:
Technical Drafting/CAD3
Directed Electives6
Subtotal
9
 
Specialization Electives:
Technical Electives15
Subtotal
15

*General Chemistry I and General Physics I are required for construction management majors; and General Chemistry I and II are required for biomolecular sciences majors

Technology and Engineering Education K - 12

The program prepares its graduates for teacher certification to teach technology and engineering 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 and post-secondary schools, industry, government, and rehabilitation programs.

General Education Core (64-65 credits)

Arts/Humanities/Social Science/Behavioral Science/Communication:
English Language (Freshman Composition)3
Public Speaking3
Philosophy and Fine Arts6
U.S. History3
Economics, Geography, Political Science, or History 6
Psychology-Life Span Development3
Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology3
Subtotal
27
  
Mathematics/Science:
Introduction to Chemistry3
Introduction to Physics3
Statistics
3-4
Pre-calculus with Trigonometry4
Subtotal
13-14
 
Technology:
Technical Drafting/CAD3
Directed Electives6
Subtotal
9
 
Specialization Electives:
Material Science3
Material Processing3
Basic Electrical Circuits3
Applied Statics and Strength of Materials3
Directed Elective3
Subtotal
15

 

 

 

 

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