Engineering Technology introduces you to the world of electrical, manufacturing, mechanical and chemical engineering. You will receive a broad overview of the electro-mechanical skills, computer knowledge and application skills necessary for ET and can then choose an area of specialization in manufacturing, computer-aided drafting/design or mechanical engineering technology. Connecticut employers are seeking technology graduates who have a strong math/science background and who are well grounded in the application of technology to workplace problems. Business and industry needs technical people who have knowledge in several areas of ET to improve areas such as robotics and numerical control. Because of this, special funding is available for a number of ET programs. A course in engineering technology is required before you can register for the degree program.
- Career-oriented students are prepared for beginning positions in
engineering. Typical positions for which graduates are qualified
include: technician (engineering, laboratory, quality control or
service), CAD draftsperson,CNC programmer, industrial salesperson, or a supervisor or manager (upon completing 4-year degree). The program is also attractive to those presently employed seeking skills enhancement and/or upward mobility.
program also enables graduates to transfer to baccalaureate programs at
senior institutions. Students can seamlessly transfer to the Industrial
Technology Management program at Central CT State University.
Earn a degreeDegree options include:
Can't Decide What Field of Engineering To Delve Into?
Take the "General Engineering" path. As a student at Naugatuck Valley Community College, many opportunities will present themselves to you.
To get started in an Engineering program, you don't have to choose a specific Engineering field. The Engineering Technology degree will give you a broad engineering foundation and leave many options for school and career fields.
Become a highly skilled, hands-on, manufacturing technologist for the 21st century! Students are engaged in learning a full range of practical industrial skills that occur throughout a product’s assembly or production process.
What is Automated Manufacturing?
In the Manufacturing Engineering Program, you will learn to develop the most competitive manufacturing processes to produce new and future products. You will learn the basic engineering fundamentals and how to apply the scientific principles you have already learned to solve the most complicated of technical problems.
The program includes working with:
- Computer Numerical Controlled Machines (CNC)
- Computer-Aided Manufacturing Software (CAM)
What happens after?
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be eligible to go into various fields of manufacturing engineering, product development, CNC/CAM programming, and project or production supervision.
Learn to use and master technology used by designers and engineers to create technical drawings and computer models.
What is CAD?
Computer-aided design (CAD) is an advanced, rapidly evolving technology used by designers, engineers and technical illustrators to create technical drawings and computer models. It is essential to many industries because drawings and computer models are required before any product can be manufactured.
CAD involves a specialization in one of the following:
- engineering design
Because of its broad application, CAD will also lead to a variety of employment opportunities such as, CAD draftsperson/operator, mechanical draftsperson, designer, engineering technician, technical illustrator and digital prototyping technician.
Earn a certificate
Certificates in Engineering Exploratory, 2D Computer-Aided Drafting, 3D CADD Modeling, CADD Modeling (Advanced), CNC Machining, Modern Manufacturing Design, Advanced Manufacturing: Machine Technology are available to students who do not wish to pursue a full two-year course of study.