College of Technology

The College of Technology (COT) is a statewide initiative that provides career pathways for students to earn certificates, Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering and technology disciplines. COT reduces barriers to education by providing a seamless articulation between the community colleges and the four-year partner universities.

About the College of Technology

The College of Technology (COT) is a statewide initiative that provides career pathways for students to earn certificates, Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering and Technology disciplines. In order to facilitate this statewide initiative, the COT is an umbrella for Connecticut’s twelve community colleges and six public and private partner universities. The COT reduces barriers to education by providing a seamless articulation between the community colleges and the four-year partner universities. In addition, the COT uniquely integrates all of the aforementioned college and universities systems through offering multiple points of entry for completion of degrees. Students also have the option to select from two pathways at the community college that provide seamless transition to the four-year partner universities; Technology Studies and Engineering Science.

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Engineering Science Pathway

The Engineering Pathway program consists primarily of course work in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences.  This program prepares the student for entry into the University of Connecticut's School of Engineering, Central Connecticut State University's School of Engineering & Technology, Fairfield University's School of Engineering, University of Hartford College of Engineering, University of New Haven School of Engineering, and Charter Oak State College.

Curriculum

Arts & Humanities Credits
English Composition 3
Literature & Composition 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
Philosophy & Ethical Analysis 3
Western Culture 3
Social Science Elective 3
Mathematics & Science Credits
Calculus 3 or 4
Multivariable Calculus 4
Differential Equations 3
General Chemistry I, II (w/lab) 4, 4
Engineering Physics I, II 4, 4
Engineering Science Credits
Applied Mechanics I, II 3, 3
Computer Programming 3
Electives Credits
Major Specific Electives 6
TOTAL 62-63Credits

Technological Studies Pathway

The Technological Studies Pathway program consists of three Pathway options: Industrial Technology, Technology Education, or Engineering Technology.  All three options provide for a bachelor of science degree from Central Connecticut State University or Charter Oak State College

Students may also complete a credit bearing certificate which is part of the Technology Studies A.S. degree program options offered at specific community colleges. Over 18 options are available and examples include: Machining; Computer Aided Design (CAD); Precision Manufacturing; Environmental Studies; Lean Manufacturing; Supply Chain Management; Biomolecular Science; Technology Education; Fiber Optics and Photonics.

Industrial Technology Curriculum

Arts/Humanities Social Science/Behavioral Science/Communication
Subtotal 27 credits
Credits
English Language (Freshman Composition) 3
Public Speaking 3
English Literature 3
Philosophy or Fine Arts or English Literature 6
History and Economics 201 6
Geography or Pol. Science or History 3
Psychology or Sociology 3
Natural Science/Mathematics
Subtotal 12 credits
Credits
Introduction to Chemistry 3
Introduction to Physics 3
Statistics 3
Trigonometry or College Algebra 3
Technology/Management
Subtotal 24 credits
Credits
Technical Drafting/CAD 3
Introduction to Computers 3
Technical Writing 3
Mgt. Elective 3
Directed Elective 3
Directed Elective 3
Directed Electives 3
Directed Elective 3
TOTAL 63Credits

Technology Education Curriculum

Arts/Humanities Social Science/Behavioral Science/Communication
Subtotal 27 credits
Credits
English Language (Freshman Composition) 3
Public Speaking 3
English Literature 3
Philosophy or Fine Arts or English Lit. 6
US History 3
Economics or Geography or Pol. Science or Hist. 6
Psychology-Life Span Development 3
Anthropology or Psychology or Sciology 3
Natural Science/Mathematics
Subtotal 12 credits
Credits
Introduction to Chemistry 3
Introduction to Physics 3
Statistics 3
Trigonometry or College Algebra 3
Technology
Subtotal 24 credits
Credits
Technical Drafting/CAD 3
Introduction to Computers 3
Introduction to Energy Processing 3
Electrical Energy 3
Mechanical Energy 3
Material Processes 3
Graphic Arts Industries 3
Directed Elective 3
TOTAL 63 Credits

Engineering Technology Curriculum

Arts/Humanities Social Science/Behavioral Science/Communication
Subtotal (maximum) 27 credits
Credits
English Language (Freshman Composition) 3
Technical Writing 3
Public Speaking 3
English Literature 3
Philosophy or Fine Arts or English Literature 6
History 3
Economics or Geography or Political Science or History 3
Anthropology or Psychology or Sociology 3
Part B: Natural Science/Mathematics
Subtotal (minimum) 24 credits
Credits
General Chemistry I with Laboratory 4
General or University Physics I with Lab 4
General or University Physics II with Lab 4
Statistics 3
Pre-calculus or Pre-calculus with Trigonometry 3 or 4
Calculus I or Applied Calculus I 4 or 3
Calculus I or Applied Calculus II 4 or 3
Part C: Engineering Technology/Engineering Science
Subtotal (minimum) 18 credits
Credits
Applied Mechanics I (Statics) 3
Applied Mechanics II (Dynamics) 3
CAD: AutoCAD (Civil only) 3
CAD: CADkey (Other ET Programs) 3
Introduction to Computers 3
Computer Programming 3
Introduction to ET or Engineering 3
TOTAL 69 Credits

Contact

Always contact your college of first choice with your questions.

College/University Coordinator Telephone
College of Technology State Director Karen Wosczyna-Birch 860-723-0608
Asnuntuck CC
Frank Gulluni 860-253-3189
Capital CC Michael Ligon 860-906-5178
Gateway CC Paul Silberquit
Susan Spencer
Eric Flynn
203-285-2368
203-285-2452
203-285-2371
Housatonic CC Robert Ryder 203-332-5158
Manchester CC Catherine Seaver
Mehrdad Faezi

Steven Moore
860-512-2634
860-512-2729
860-512-2653
Middlesex CC Hubert Godin
Lin Lin
860-343-5776
860-343-5763 
Naugatuck Valley CC Peter Angelastro 203-596-8690
Northwestern CT CC Sharon Gusky
Tara Jo Holmberg
860-738-6395
860-738-6363
Norwalk CC Joseph Karnowski 203-857-3378
Quinebaug Valley CC Mark Vesligaj 860-412-7230
Three Rivers CC    
Tunxis CC Greg Szepanski 860-255-3640
Charter Oak State College Ann Marie Gagnon 860-666-4595
 
Central CT State University, School of Technology Olusegun Odesina 860-832-1833
 
University of Connecticut, School of Engineering Marty Wood 860-486-5466
 
University of Hartford College of Engineering, Technology, Architecture Ann Lankford
Hisham Alnajjar

Laurie Granstrand
860-768-4339
860-768-4846
860-768-4858
University of New Haven, School of Engineering Ali Montazer 203-932-7050
Fairfield University, School of Engineering Bill Taylor 203-254-4147
 
Eastern CT State University Rhona Free
Carmen Cid
860-465-5246
860-465-5295
Keene State College Robert Simoneau 603-358-2616