Technology Studies: Energy Management (A.S.)
The Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program allows students to complete an associate in science degree program in Technology Studies at Asnuntuck Community College, and continue on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology, Electronic Technology, Computer-Aided Design or Technology Education at Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU) School of Technology. The curriculum offers a broad range of studies and topics in: mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering drawing and computer-aided design (CAD), electronics, computer technologies, advanced manufacturing technologies (robotics, automation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and other courses in special areas of technology. The program also includes a solid core of courses in general education. Each of the courses is directly transferable to CCSU. Successful completion of the program allows students to enter their junior year at Central Connecticut State University.
Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:
- identify and apply the design principles of engineering and technology when solving basic engineering problems
- utilize the tools, materials, techniques, and technical processes of engineering and technology when solving technical problems
- apply the basic concepts of science and mathematics to the study of electricity and electronics, materials, computer-aided design (CAD), manufacturing, and construction
- utilize appropriate computer software when creating technical drawings and presentations
- create two-dimensional technical drawings, solid models, and surface models, according to current engineering standards
- identify energy conversion processes and their relation to engineering and technology
- demonstrate technical competency in a functional area of technology. The specialization may include, but is not limited to: electricity, computer aided drafting and design, manufacturing, and construction.
By 2025, national spending on utility led energy efficiency programs is projected to double from 2010 levels of about $4 billion to approximately $9.5 billion (Ernest Orlando Berkley National
Laboratories). The U.S. Department of Labor projects a “bright outlook” for workers in energy efficiency. The rapid growth of commercial building energy efficiency projects in CT has created long-term demand for qualified energy analysts. Unlike traditional construction jobs, energy jobs are considered recession-resistant.
Starting salaries are between $40,000 and $60,000 annually.
Major cities such as Boston and New York now require building owners to regularly perform energy analysis and energy improvements on their buildings. These laws are creating more
work for our employer partners, who hire our graduates.
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