Central Connecticut State University

 

 

 

The School of Technology


 


Zdzislaw B. Kremens, Dean
Olusegun Odesina, Associate to the Dean and Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (860) 832-1800
Fax: (860) 832-1804
Web address: http://www.ccsu.edu/technology


The School of Technology provides a broad range of educational and career enhancement opportunities in technological disciplines through a balance of theory and application that enhances individual’s contributions to the global marketplace. Our students develop the knowledge and confidence needed to meet today’s modern challenges in their chosen professional careers.

The School of Technology has maintained state-of-the-art technical laboratories. Students are provided the opportunity to develop an understanding of tools, materials and instrumentation related to their technical specialization.


BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES

Faculty
Thomas R. King (Chair, Copernicus 204); Michael A. Davis, Barry Hoopengardner, Martin A. Kapper, Kathy A. Martin-Troy, James P. Mulrooney, Cheryl L. Watson (Dept. office: Copernicus Rm 204; Dept. phone: 832-3560)

Department Overview
The Department of Biomolecular Sciences offers instruction in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and physiology that is strongly integrated with the theory and practice of molecular biological research. The department offers an M.A. in Biomolecular Sciences degree and an Official Certificate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology, and also contributes to the interdisciplinary Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Health Studies program.

Located in Copernicus Hall, the Department of Biomolecular Sciences includes a wide range of modern research equipment in laboratories designed both for class instruction and for independent student research. Special facilities include a protein purification and analysis facility, a cell culture facility, a molecular genetics research laboratory, a laboratory animal care suite, and several computer laboratories. Student-centered biomolecular research activity is also promoted, fostered, and supported by the Biotechnology Institute at CCSU, an interdisciplinary organization (housed in the Department of Biomolecular Sciences) that is dedicated to developing graduates with excellent research skills.

Admission Requirements
The application process begins with the submission of an application for admission to graduate study, as well as official transcripts from all institutions where graduate or undergraduate work has been done, to the Graduate Admissions Office (Davidson 115; 832-2350). Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the aptitude and advanced biology tests are optional, but, if available, these should also be submitted to the Graduate Office. In addition, applicants should submit a narrative statement, describing their academic goals, and two or three letters of recommendation directly to the chair of the Department of Biomolecular Sciences. These materials will be reviewed by the Department Graduate Committee, and students who are accepted will be assigned a program committee that will work with each student to develop a planned program of academic study.

Programs
MASTER OF ARTS IN
BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES

The Master of Arts in Biomolecular Sciences is designed to fulfill the educational needs of biologists who desire further specialization and/or knowledge of recent advances in cell and molecular aspects of biology, students who seek an immersion in cell and molecular biology as an intermediate step toward preparation for work at the doctoral level, and teachers who are interested in furthering their knowledge in molecular and cellular biology. Each student will be assigned a graduate committee that will help the student plan a sound program of study.

There are two options (Plan A and Plan B) leading to the Master of Arts in Biomolecular Sciences degree, both of which require a total of 30 credits, made up of a Course Component and a Capstone Component.

Course Component (24–27 credits)
BMS 500 Seminar in BMS 1
BMS 540 Advanced Topics in BMS 3–4
BMS 572 Laboratory Rotation in Cell and Molecular Biology 1
and biomolecular course electives (18–22 credits in BMS or related fields) from the following courses or others as approved by the advisor:
BMS 412 (413) Human Physiology (with optional lab) 3–4
BMS 415 Advanced Exploration in Cell, Molecular & Physiological Biology 3
BMS 505 Molecular Biology 4
BMS 506 (497) Biosynthesis, Bioenergetics, and Metabolic Regulation (with optional lab) 3–4
BMS 540 Advanced Topics in BMS 3–4
BMS 562 Developmental Biology 3
BMS 570 Advanced Genetics 3
BMS 590 Focused Study in Advanced
BMS 1–4
CHEM 454 (455) Biochemistry (with optional lab) 3–4
CHEM 456 Toxicology 3
BIO 416 Immunology 3
BIO 449 (450) Plant Physiology (with optional lab) 3–4

Capstone Component (3–6 credits)
Plan A:
Option 1—BMS 599 Thesis (6 credits) and a thesis defense
or Option 2—BMS 599 Thesis (3 credits) and BMS 591 Independent Research Project in BMS (3 credits) and a thesis defense

or

Plan B:
BMS 591 Independent Research Project in BMS (3 credits) and a Comprehensive Exam.

Note: No more than 9 credits at the 400-level will be allowed in the graduate Planned Program of Study.

OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:
POST-BACCALAUREATE
CERTIFICATE IN CELL AND
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Program Overview
This non-degree certificate program is designed for college graduates wishing to expand or update their knowledge of modern cell and molecular biology, but who are not ready to commit to a graduate program leading to a master’s degree. This post-baccalaureate certificate program provides these students a formal option for acquiring both advanced instruction and academic advisement.

Admission
Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree to participate in the program. Potential students should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to request an application packet. The application requires official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and an essay describing why the student is interested in the program. Completed applications will be filed with the Graduate Admissions Office. The biomolecular sciences chair will schedule an interview with the applicant, during which an advisory committee will work with the candidate to develop an individualized plan of study in keeping with their academic background and professional goals. The advisory committee will make admission recommendations to the department which will make final admission decisions on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will have a 2.70 undergraduate cumulative grade point average and course prerequisites must be met, including BMS 102 and 103 (or BIO 121), BMS 190, 201, 290; and CHEM 121 and 122; or equivalent. Post-baccalaureate students will be classified as graduate students; they may be either part-time or full-time and may qualify for financial aid. Only students matriculated as full-time may take nine or more credits a semester. Part-time and nonmatriculated students are limited to less than nine credits/semester.

Program Requirements
The Official Certificate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology will require 18–20 credits in approved cell and molecular biology courses (see below), including BMS 572, BIO 590 and at least two cell and molecular biology courses that include laboratory instruction. Any individual program must be selected and approved in consultation with the biomolecular sciences advisor. A minimum of 15 credits in the planned program must be taken at CCSU.

Program
Research Component:
BMS 572 Laboratory Rotation in Cell and Molecular Biology 1
BMS 591 Independent Research Project in BMS 2

Laboratory Science Component:
2 courses with lab from the following:
BMS 505 Molecular Biology 4
BMS 506/497 Biosynthesis, Bioenergetics, and Metabolic Regulation (with lab) 4
BMS 540 Advanced Topics in BMS 4
BIO 449/450 Plant Physiology/Investigations in Plant Physiology 4

Elective Component:
7–9 credits elected from any additional Laboratory Science course(s) listed above and/or from the following:
BMS 415 Advanced Exploration in Cell, Molecular & Physiological Biology 3
BMS 540 Advanced Topics in BMS 3
BMS 562 Developmental Biology 3
BMS 570 Advanced Genetics 3
BMS 506 Biosynthesis, Bioenergetics, and Metabolic Regulation 3
BIO 449 Plant Physiology 3
BIO 416 Immunology 3
CHEM 454 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 456 Toxicology 3

Note: To enroll in BMS 572 or 591, students need to have a planned program approved by the biomolecular sciences advisor.

The student must maintain a 3.00 (B) cumulative grade point average in order to be in good academic standing and to receive the post-baccalaureate certificate. Upon completion of the planned certificate program, a certificate will be issued from the Office of Continuing Education. (While completion of this program does not lead to a graduate degree, courses at the 400-level or above that are taken as part of the post-baccalaureate certificate program may be counted towards a master’s degree, provided that the graduate-syllabus option is elected at the time of course registration in all 400-level courses; all master’s program admissions and degree requirements are met; and the courses are part of a planned program of study approved by the master’s degree advisor.)

OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:
POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE IN PRE-HEALTH STUDIES

The Department of Biomolecular Sciences contributes to the interdisciplinary Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Health Studies, a non-degree program designed for college graduates whose undergraduate background does not yet meet the requirements for admission to professional schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or other related fields. The CCSU Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (Pre-PAC) is responsible for admitting students to this program and for individually advising them upon entry. Both the Pre-PAC and this Official Certificate Program are described in more detail on page 77.


COMPUTER
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


Faculty
Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology: Veeramuthu Rajaravivarma, Karen Coale Tracey (phone: 832-1830)
Computer Science: Joan Calvert (director MSCIT), Bradley Kjell, Neli Zlatareva (phone: 832-2710)
Management Information Systems: Marianne D’Onofrio, Michael Gendron (phone: 832-3297)
(website www.cs.ccsu.edu/cit/index.htm )

Overview

The Master of Science Computer Information Technology program is offered by the Department of Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology, in conjunction with the Computer Science Department, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Management Information Systems Department, School of Business. The Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology Department oversees the specialization in Networking and Telecommunications Technology. For details of the program, see page 75 of this catalog.


ENGINEERING
TECHNOLOGY


Faculty
A. Gates, P.E. (Chair, Engineering, Copernicus 2350900, 832-1823); N. Al-Masoud; G. D. Alungbe, P.E.; C. Anderson, P.E.; S. Basim, P.E.; P. F. Baumann; L. Lema, CMfgE; E.J. Maydock; O.A. Powell, P.E.; and Z. Prusak (Dept. phone: 832-1815; Fax: 832-1811; website: www.technology.ccsu.edu )

Overview
The Master of Science in Engineering Technology graduate program offers two specializations — Civil/Construction and Mechanical/Manufacturing. The Master of Science in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Civil/Construction Engineering Technology is designed for the working professional to continue his or her education at night at CCSU. The program will extend the knowledge of students into areas of established and emerging technologies in Architecture/
Engineering/Construction (AEC) industries, including the study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), site development, urban hydrology, construction engineering administration, and infrastructure rehabilitation and management.

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology provides students with academic experience in applied engineering methods in the areas of mechanical and manufacturing. Specialization areas focus on advanced materials, manufacturing and assembly, project administration, and technical management. Technical electives include mechanical design and analysis, manufacturing methods, materials, quality control, and applied engineering management. The program is designed to provide applied engineering methods to aid graduates and engineers in remaining current with technology, improve productivity, and assist with advancement into leadership positions in industry.

Program
The Master of Science in Engineering Technology degree is a planned program of study requiring 30 credits of graduate courses, including the written and oral capstone requirement. The Master’s degree program consists of two areas of study — the Foundation Studies (12 credits) and the Engineering Technology Specialization (15 credits). The candidate selects one Specialization, either in Civil/Construction Engineering Technology or Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology. The Capstone requirement (three credits) has two options of study: Plan A–Research Thesis with written dissertation and oral defense; or Plan C–Research Project with a design project, written report, and oral defense. The graduate candidate must be accepted into the graduate program and have his/her planned program approved by the graduate advisor. According to graduate policy on courses, no more than nine credits of 400-level courses, as approved by the graduate advisor, can be applied towards the MSET degree.

I. Foundation Studies (12 credits)
Six credits are encumbered and six credits are electives selected from University courses approved for graduate study by the Engineering Department and the department offering the course.
ET 592 Research and Development of Experiments 3
STAT 453 Applied Statistical Inference 3
Elective, to be approved by the graduate advisor 3
Technical elective (ET, ETC, ETM, CM, or EMEC 400- or 500-level, approved by graduate advisor) 3

II. Engineering Technology Specialization:
Student selects one Specialization and completes 15 credits of graduate courses in a planned program approved by advisor.

Specialization—Civil/Construction Engineering Technology (15 credits)
ETC 571 Design and Construction of Concrete Structures 3
ETC 577 Engineering Technology Project Administration 3
ET or ETC (500-level elective approved by advisor) 3
ET, ETC, or CM (500-level elective approved by advisor) 3
ET or ETC (400- or 500-level elective approved by advisor) 3

Specialization—Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology (15 credits)
ETM 517 Automated Assembly and Manufacturing Cell Design 3
ETM 523 Contemporary Engineering Materials 3
ET elective (one 500- or 400-level course) 3
ET electives (two 500-level courses) 6

III. Capstone Requirement: (3 credits)
The master candidate must select either Plan A, Thesis, or Plan C, Research in Engineering Technology, and each requires a written and oral defense of the research.

Plan A: ET 599 Thesis, 3 credits. The preparation of analytical research and thesis under the supervision of a graduate advisor requires a written and oral defense.
or
Plan C: ET 598 Research in Engineering Technology, 3 credits. An applied engineering project conducted under the supervision of graduate advisor. Requires written report and oral defense. Extensive projects may be approved for up to 6 credits (in such case one, not two, ET 500-level electives will be required).


 

Technology Management, M.S.

Program Description
The Master of Science in Technology Management provides students with academic experiences that enable them to develop professionally and effectively direct change and productivity in business and industry. Flexibility is the cornerstone of this degree. Core program requirements focus on managerial responsibility, human relations and communication processes, project management, financial analysis, applied research and use of the computer as an industrial tool. Directed electives may include internal marketing strategies, product research and control and development of technical skills, as well as total quality system management. Graduate study plans in technology are individually designed by faculty advisers to prepare responsible professionals in the field. The needs and interests of students with established careers as technical managers in corporations are considered, as well as those individuals who aspire to leadership positions in business and industry. Some of the courses for this degree are offered online.

Program and Specializations
The Master of Science in Technology Management consists of three different plans. Plan A is 30 credits with a 3 credit thesis, Plan B is 33 credits with comprehensive exam, and Plan C is 30 credits with a 3 credits applied research project. All three plans have the following core curriculum:


Core Requirements: 18 credit hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
IT 500 Industrial Applications of Computers 3
IT 502 Human Relations and Behavior in Complex Organizations 3
IT 510 Industrial Operations Management 3
IT 551 Project Management 3
IT 594 Research Methods in Technology 3
AC 521 Accounting and Performance Measurement for Lean Enterprises 3


Directed Electives (Strands): 12-15 credit hours
These are courses in technology at the 400-, 500- level as approved by a faculty adviser.
This allows the student flexibility to develop a specialization.
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Environmental and Occupational Safety


Capstone Requirement. Select one of:

  • Plan A - IT 599 , Thesis (3 credits)
  • Plan B - Comprehensive exam (0 credits)
  • Plan C - IT 595 , Applied Research Project (3 credits)

Note: No more than nine credits at the 400 level, as approved by the graduate advisor,
may be counted toward the graduate planned program of study.

Directed Electives (Strands): 12-15 credit hours

  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Quality
    • IT 432 - Worker/Supervisor Relations
    • IT 458 - Productivity Improvement
    • IT 464 - Six Sigma Quality (Green Belt)
    • IT 490 - Advanced Six Sigma Quality (Black Belt)
    • IT 510 - Industrial Operations Management
    • IT 561 - Applications of Lean Principles
    • IT 564 - Quality Systems Management
    • IT 572 - Innovative Leadership
    • IT 590 - Decision Failure in Technology Management

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management
    • IT 562 - Supply Chain Issues
    • IT 563 - Logistics Issues
    • IT 564 - Quality Systems Management
    • IT 565 - Logistics: Traffic and Transportation
    • IT 566 - Distribution and Warehouse Management

  • Environmental and Occupational Safety
    • IT 411 - Industrial Hygiene
    • IT 414 - Accident Investigation and Loss Control
    • IT 415 - Fire Protection and Prevention
    • IT 421 - Evaluation Techniques in Industrial Hygiene
    • IT 456 - HAZWHOPPER & Hazardous Materials Management
    • IT 511 - Safety Training Methods
    • IT 512 - Principles of Occupational Safety


Faculty

Jacob Kovel (kovelj@ccsu.edu), Chair, Manufacturing and Construction Management
(Dept. Office: 236 N. Copernicus Hall; Dept. phone: 832-1830).

Graduate Advisers: Bob Emiliani (emilianibob@ccsu.edu), Dan Kirby (kirbyerd@ccsu.edu),
Paul Resetarits (resetarits@ccsu.edu), and Ravindra Thamma (thammarav@ccsu.edu).




TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Faculty
James DeLaura (Chair, Copernicus 2350900, delaura@ccsu.edu); Michele Dischino, Patrick Foster, David Sianez, Michael Vincenti (Dept. phone: 832-1850)

Department Overview
The graduate programs in Technology Education are designed to meet the needs of teachers who have completed an undergraduate program in technology education. However, individuals with technical or engineering degrees who are interested in teaching in industry or at a community college or university would benefit by completing a graduate degree in technology education. In addition, elementary educators interested in integrating educational disciplines (especially the integration of mathematics, science, technology and social science) would find a graduate degree in technology education very suitable. The programs provide a maximum amount of flexibility. Students, in consultation with their advisor, may plan a program of study uniquely fitted to their needs.
The Department of Technology Education offers graduate programs in the following areas.

Master of Science in Technology Education
With the guidance of an advisor, students select from the following plans: Plan A (30 credits including a thesis); Plan B (30 credits and comprehensive examination), or Plan C (30 credits including a special project).

Post-Master’s Study
The student must have an appropriate master’s degree and consult with a TE graduate advisor to plan a program of advanced study.

Programs
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
The program is a balance of liberal arts, research, and professional and technology education courses leading to a Master of Science in Technology Education degree. A minimum of 30 credits of study in approved graduate courses is required. The program is designed for flexibility in meeting the needs of the individual students. Programs of study are individualized through electives and independent study.
The primary purpose of the program is to develop the professional competencies of technology education instructors so that they may successfully progress in their chosen field. Specifically, graduates of the program will:
• exhibit an acceptable degree of professional competencies and proficiency essential for meeting educational and social challenges
• update their technical competencies and understandings in their major area
• analyze and evaluate recent issues in their field, such as curriculum innovations and strategies for program improvement and/or implementation
• explain how the relationship between their field and the academic disciplines impacts the development of their students
• identify and research problems in education and use the results for professional improvement
• further their interest in and potential for educational leadership or other service in or outside their major area
Many of the graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in Technology Education are employed as technology education instructors in secondary schools; instructors/supervisors in industry education programs; instructors in community colleges and technical schools; instructors/supervisors in government agencies; and technology education instructors in overseas dependent schools.

Professional Education (6–9 credits):
One of the following:
EDF 500 Contemporary Educational Issues
EDF 516 School and Society
EDF 524 Foundations of Contemporary Theories of Curriculum
EDF 525 History of American Education
EDF 538 The Politics of Education
EDF 583 Sociological Foundations of Education
and
Additional electives as approved by the faculty advisor — students may focus on instruction, curriculum development, administration/supervision, special education, or research.

Technology Education offerings approved by advisor (12–21 credits)

Research (3–6 credits):
TE 598 Research in Technology Education (required as part of first 12 credits of the graduate program)
ED 599 Thesis (for Plan A)
or
TE 596 Special Projects in Technology Education (for Plan C)
or
Comprehensive Examination (for Plan B)

Note: No more than nine credits at the 400 level, as approved by the graduate advisor, may be counted toward the graduate planned program of study, for the M.S. degree.

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES
This post-baccalaureate certification program provides courses for college graduates, regardless of previous major, to teach technology education. This program, comprised of technical and professional courses, is offered in the late afternoon and evenings. The number of courses required to complete the program is contingent upon each student’s previous industrial experience and formal degree work.
This program provides a unique opportunity for individuals seeking a career change. A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.70 is required for admission to this program. All students must first apply to the Graduate Admission Office. Once the student is accepted into the certification program, an advisor will be assigned who will assist in planning a program of graduate and undergraduate courses which incorporate certification requirements of the state of Connecticut. For additional information please contact the Chair, Department of Technology Education.


 

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