Northwest Community College

Manufacturing Option

Mission | Advisors | Outcomes | Coursework
Consultation with a faculty advisor is strongly recommended. The Technology Studies – Manufacturing Option associate degree program prepares students primarily for employment in the advanced technology manufacturing workforce. Graduates will receive a background in manufacturing, mathematics, science, and general education courses for placement with an appropriate employer. For those students looking to transfer into a Bachelor of Science degree, a grade average of “B”, with no grade less than a “C”, and completion of the full program is required for continuation as a junior in CCSU’s School of Technology or at Charter Oak.

Sharon Gusky,, 860-738-6395 
Douglas Hoffman,, 860-738-5332
Tara Jo Holmberg,, 860-738-6363

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.

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.
ENG* 101 Composition 3
MAT* 137X Intermediate Algebra (w/Manufacturing) 4
COM* 173 Public Speaking 3
Technical Elective
♦ - 3 credits
Technical Elective ♦ - 3 credits
ENG* 202 Technical Writing
♦ - 3 credits
CAD* 220 Parametric Design (SolidWorks) 3
HIS* 101 Western Civilization I OR HIS* 102 Western Civilization II 3
MAT* 186 Precalculus 4
Technical Elective 
♦ - 3 credits
ECN* 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PHY* 110 Introductory Physics OR PHY* 121 General Physics I 4
CHE* 111 Concepts of Chemistry OR CHE* 121 General Chemistry I 4
PHL* 111 Ethics 3
ELECTIVE Technical Elective 
♦ - 3 credits
Fine Arts OR ENG* Literature Elective 3
GEO* OR POL* Elective 3
CSA* 135 Spreadsheet Applications 3
PSY* OR SOC* Elective 3
Technical Elective 
♦ - 3 credits
Technical Elective ♦ - 3 credits