quinebaug valley community college

Associate in Science Degree

Technology Studies


Technologists / technicians play a vital role in connections operations with theory in a manufacturing environment. Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, processes, systems, and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve an existing solution to a problem, or perform a specific function.

Careers in technology revolve around every single thing you see around you, making it a universally applicable and ever evolving career. Today’s global market has contributed to significant advancements in the areas of science and technology, and the demand for innovative products and designs has led to new challenges in manufacturing. Adaptation and innovation are at the heart of technology and its technologists.

Program Details

The technology studies degree, part of the Connecticut College of Technology Pathway program, consists of a general education core as well as a technology core. Students meeting prerequisites are able to complete the program (66-67 total credits) in two years.

Additionally, degree options with specific course concentrations are available in:

• Biomolecular Science
• Environmental Science
• Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

Please contact Jakob Spjut, Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Technology Studies, for more degree option information.

Additional Requirements

As part of the Connecticut College of Technology (COT), the technology studies associate’s degree provides a seamless pathway (with automatic acceptance, full transfer of credit, and junior / third-year status) for graduates who transfer to COT universities including the Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Hartford, and Central Connecticut State University.  Please see the QVCC COT Site Coordinator for more details regarding GPA requirements for the COT university partners.

See the College Catalog for courses, prerequisites and additional degree information.

Employment Outlook/Enrollment Data

The following survey data is taken directly from the QVCC COT 10-year Program Self Study which was completed and submitted May 21, 2015.

Survey Information:

• Survey Population – all graduates of the COT degrees
• Survey Response Rate – 84%

Survey Results:

• Transfer to four-year university – 81%
• Four-year university major in STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) – 97%
• Four-year university graduate or still actively pursuing degree – 90%
• Continue onto graduate degree – 15%
• Obtained paid internship – 74%
• Obtain full-time career employment – 19%
• Transfer to four-year university or full-time career employment – 100%
• Average salary with QVCC Associate’s degree – $42,300
• Average salary with four-year bachelor’s degree – $64,300