The Engineering Technology Program at Tri-County is designed to provide qualified students, who are interested in pursuing an engineering or technical path in college, with the foundation of a broad but highly specialized education in engineering technologies. This would make these students better qualified for the admission to and better prepared in the study of these highly technical fields than a typical high school path.
With a hands-on exploratory approach and using state of the art technologies and tools, students are introduced to various engineering concepts such as Engineering Design, Three Dimensional Solid Modeling, Digital Circuitry, and Automation. They will learn how to acquire engineering fundamental knowledge and practices, and how to develop their analytical skills and their logical thought process. During the program, the students will be introduced to various fields of engineering such as Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, etc. This program will climax in a Senior Year project that will test their ability to solve real-world problems in engineering using their learned problem solving skills and techniques.
Engineering core curriculum will consist of a combination of the following courses:
The Tri County Engineering program is a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) certified program. PLTW is a national non-profit organization chartered for the increase of the quality and quantity of Engineering and Engineering Technology in the USA. PLTW certification provides students with the opportunity to earn college credits for work completed in this program at a number of leading engineering colleges such as Duke University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Purdue University, New Hampshire Technical Institute, and many other national and regional schools.
Massachusetts Community Colleges, New England Institute of Technology, Bristol Community College