Technical Studies

The Technical Studies degree program recognizes that learning can occur in a variety of forums and that this learning may be equivalent to college-level instruction. After assessment of the certified union apprenticeship, corporate, industrial or military training program, the faculty assessor will determine the number of technical credits to be awarded. The remaining program includes the College’s general education requirements, advanced technical credits and career related electives (technical concentration).   Apply & Register Program Details

The Technical Studies degree program recognizes that learning can occur in a variety of forums and that this learning may be equivalent to college-level instruction. After assessment of the certified union apprenticeship, corporate, industrial or military training program, the faculty assessor will determine the number of technical credits to be awarded. The remaining program includes the College’s general education requirements, advanced technical credits and career related electives (technical concentration).

 


Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
CSC-101 Computer Literacy 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective (4 credits) 4
...-... Technical Studies Credit1 4
...-... Technical Concentration2 3
    17
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective3 4
...-... Technical Studies Credit1 4
...-... Technical Concentration2 3
    14
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
SPE-102 Public Speaking or  
HSR-105 Group Dynamics 3
...-... Technical Studies Credit1 4
...-... Social Science General Education Elective 3
...-... Technical Concentration2 3
    13
Second Semester
...-... Technical Studies 4
...-... Technical Concentration2 6
EGR-208 Co-op I: Engineering or  
...-... Apprentice Co-op 3/4
...-... Diversity: Humanities General Education Elective 3
    16/17
  Total Minimum Credits 60
1 Three to 20 Technical Studies credits may be earned for selected union apprenticeships after review by faculty assessor of related program.
** Individuals without sufficient technical training experience must select up to 5 sequential courses in one of the Concentrations listed below to satisfy the Technical Studies credit requirements.
2 Select from one of the following concentrations (Courses must be approved by appropriate faculty advisor): Automotive Technology; Business; Computer Aided Drafting and Design; Computer Information Systems; Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Computer Science; Computer Systems Technology; Engineering Technology (EET, MET, EME); Photonics
3 Recommend Physics for Non-Science majors (PHY-103)
** All Technical Elective courses should be selected with assistance from a faculty advisor.

Program Goals

  • To assure that students can explain modern design and production concepts used in a specific engineering technology discipline: electrical, mechanical or manufacturing.
  • To equip students to provide value-added service to their existing organization as a technician or junior engineer in areas such as continuous quality improvement and systems analysis.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.
  • To prepare students for employment in an apprenticeship industry.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. To effectively communicate technical concepts in both written and oral formats.
  2. Identify resources, obtain and critically evaluate information.
  3. Model ethical professional behaviors.
  4. Develop an oral presentation or a theory, concept or analysis of a complex system process or product project. Students in apprenticeship programs shall focus on their individual disciplines.

Special Program Information

This program is available only to union and military employers who wish to validate their training programs and provide additional learning experiences for their employees.

Employment Opportunities

The Technical Studies degree program provides skill and knowledge enhancement and career mobility for corporate, industrial and military employees.

  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems Maintenance
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Cost estimator
  • Energy Systems Supervisor
  • Corrections Officer
  • Healthcare Administrator

Special Admissions Requirements

The certified union apprenticeship must be reviewed and approved by a faculty assessor to validate the goals, objectives, depth and scope of the training.

Contact Person

Dr. Lawrence M. Chatman, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4523
email: lchatman@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

15.9999

Program Code

TES.AAS