Northwest Community College

Engineering Technology Option

Mission | Advisors | Outcomes | Coursework
Mission
Consultation with a faculty advisor is strongly recommended. The Technology Studies – Engineering Technology Option associate degree program prepares students primarily to transfer to complete a B.S. degree in civil, mechanical, manufacturing, composite, or computer engineering technology. Graduates will receive a background in mathematics, science, and general education courses for transfer into a four-year program. Careers in this field include jobs in quality control of industrial products, electrical system testing and diagnostics, computer modeling of essential infrastructure, robotic technology, and remediation of environmental hazards. A grade average of “B” with no grade less than “C”, and completion of the full program is required for continuation as a junior in CCSU’s School of Technology or at Charter Oak. 

Advisors
Sharon Gusky, sgusky@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6395 
Douglas Hoffman, dhoffman@nwcc.edu, 860-738-5332
Tara Jo Holmberg, tholmberg@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6363

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
1. Transition seamlessly into a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Engineering with junior level status in the receiving institution as part of the Engineering Technology Pathway Program.
2. Apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to engineering and technology applications.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze and resolve technology problems.
4. Apply knowledge and skills to develop, interpret, and select appropriate technological processes.
5. Demonstrate the ability to assist in research, development, design, production, testing and various other functions associated with engineering.
6. Demonstrate a good understanding of engineering principles/concepts.
7. Demonstrate a good understanding of mathematical concepts.
8. Demonstrate the ability to think through a problem in a logical manner.
9. Organize and carry through to conclusion the solution to a problem.
10. Demonstrate good communication skills.
11. Demonstrate teamwork skills.

Coursework
This is the suggested course sequence for full-time students who aim to graduate in two years. ♦ Courses in italics are offered at other Connecticut Community Colleges.
SEMESTER 1
ENG* 101 Composition - 3 credits
MAT* 186 Precalculus - 4 credits
EGR* 111 Introduction to Engineering 
- 3 credits
CHE* 121 General Chemistry I - 4 credits
HIS* History Elective - 3 credits
SEMESTER 2
CAD* CAD* Elective - 3 credits
MAT* 167 Principles of Statistics - 4 credits
MAT* 245 Calculus I - 3 credits
Behavioral Science Elective - 3 credits
Fine Arts Elective - 3 credits
Literature Elective - 3 credits
SEMESTER 3
PHL* 111 Ethics - 3 credits
PHY* 121 General Physics I OR PHY* 221 Calculus-Based Physics II - 4 credits
EGR* 211 Applied Mechanics I (Statics)
 - 3 credits
Social Science Elective - 3 credits
Computer Programming Elective - 3 credits
SEMESTER 4
MAT* 256 Calculus II - 4 credits
PHY* 122 General Physics II OR  PHY* 222 Calculus Based Physics II - 4 credits
EGR* 212 Applied Mechanics II (Dynamics)
♦ - 3 credits
COM* 173 Public Speaking - 3 credits
ENG* 202 Technical Writing
♦ - 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 69