Northwest Community College

Industrial Technology Option

Mission | Advisors | Outcomes | Coursework
Mission
Consultation with a faculty advisor is strongly recommended. The Technology Studies – Industrial Technology Option associate degree program prepares students primarily to transfer to complete a B.S. degree in automotive, construction management, environmental safety, electrical engineering, manufacturing and energy. 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 industrial design, occupational health and safety, sustainable energy generation/transmission, lean manufacturing analysis, and laser technicians. 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 Industrial Technology with junior level status in the receiving institution as part of the Technology Studies Pathway Program.
2. Demonstrate the ability to assist in research, development, design, production, testing and various other functions associated with engineering.
3. Apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to engineering and technology applications.
4. Demonstrate a good understanding of engineering principles/concepts.
5. Demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze and resolve technology problems.
6. Apply knowledge and skills to develop, interpret, and select appropriate technological processes.
7. Demonstrate the ability to think through a problem in a logical manner.
8. Organize and carry through to conclusion the solution to a problem.
9. Demonstrate good communication skills.
10. 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
PHL* 111 Ethics - 3 credits
CHE* 111Concepts of Chemistry OR  CHE* 121 General Chemistry I - 4 credits
Technical Elective ♦♦ - 3 credits See Program Advisor
SEMESTER 2
ENG* 202 Technical Writing ♦ - 3 credits
MAT* 167 Principle of Statistics - 3 credits
ECN* 102 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits
CAD* CAD Elective - 3 credits
Behavioral Science Elective - 3 credits
Technical Elective ♦♦ - 3 credits See Program Advisor
SEMESTER 3
BMG* 202 Principles of Management - 3 credits
PHY* 110 Introductory Physics OR PHY* 121 General Physics I - 3 credits
CSC* CSC* Elective - 3 credits
Fine Arts Elective - 3 credits
Technical Elective ♦♦ - 3 credits See Program Advisor
SEMESTER 4
COM* 173 Public Speaking - 3 credits
GEO* OR POL* Elective - 3 credits
HIS* History Elective - 3 credits
Technical Elective ♦♦ - 3 credits See Program Advisor
Technical Elective ♦♦ - 3 credits See Program Advisor
TOTAL CREDITS 66