technical studies
 Contact Information
Chairperson: Thom Sabol
Dept. Assistant: Sandra Cortes
Phone: 732.906.2586
Fax: 732.603.7824
Email: SCortes@middlesexcc.edu
Location: Billy Johnson Hall: BH202
Engineering Technologies
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 Contact Information
Chairperson: Thom Sabol
Dept. Assistant: Sandra Cortes
Phone: 732.906.2586
Fax: 732.603.7824
Email: SCortes@middlesexcc.edu
Location: Billy Johnson Hall: BH202

Technical Studies A.A.S. Degree

Under New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education (NJ Place), community colleges, organized labor and several state agencies have developed a program to award college credit for registered apprenticeships in the construction trades. Through a unique blend of coursework, specialized training and hands-on-work experience, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen profession and earn an associate degree.

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Semester I

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3

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate score on the College’s placement test, MAT-013, MAT 013A MAT 013B, or department approval. Students in consultation with their Academic Advisor should select a mathematics course that will fulfill the requirements/prerequisites for the Technical Electives chosen.

3-4

Technical Electives may be selected from any of the following areas: Accounting (ACC), Business (BUS), Computer Science (CSC), or Engineering Technologies (CIT, CMT, ELT, MCT, MEC) for which they have the appropriate academic prerequisites.

Semester II

4

Students may select courses offered by the Biology, Chemistry or Physics Departments for which they have the appropriate academic prerequisites.

3-4

Technical Electives may be selected from any of the following areas: Accounting (ACC), Business (BUS), Computer Science (CSC), or Engineering Technologies (CIT, CMT, ELT, MCT, MEC) for which they have the appropriate academic prerequisites.

Semester III

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

3-4

Technical Electives may be selected from any of the following areas: Accounting (ACC), Business (BUS), Computer Science (CSC), or Engineering Technologies (CIT, CMT, ELT, MCT, MEC) for which they have the appropriate academic prerequisites.

1-3

Students may satisfy this requirement with any HED or PED course.

Semester IV

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

OR

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

3-4

Technical Electives may be selected from any of the following areas: Accounting (ACC), Business (BUS), Computer Science (CSC), or Engineering Technologies (CIT, CMT, ELT, MCT, MEC) for which they have the appropriate academic prerequisites.

Program Note

Transfer Credit for Technical Courses - ACE Approved Courses 25 Maximum

Technical Studies credits will be awarded for military or apprenticeship training programs in the Building and Construction trades, based upon the American Council on Education (ACE) review and evaluation of the program and their recommendations for awarding academic credit for successful completion of those programs. These credits will be placed on the student’s transcript when documentation of satisfactory completion is presented by an official of the apprenticeship program and after the student matriculates into the Technical Studies Program, and has completed 25 credits of course work at Middlesex County College. From 3 to 25 transfer credits may be awarded for successful completion of the apprenticeship program, and will be awarded based upon ACE review and recommendations. Students with fewer than 25 ACE approved transfer credits are required to select classes from the accepted technical electives listed above.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Associate Professor Thomas Sabol, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2586
Contact Email: TSabol@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/engineering-technologies/

Frequently Asked Questions

Why major in Technical Studies?

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Technical Studies provides an opportunity for students to earn credits for apprenticeship training programs in the building and construction trades, based upon the American Council on Education (ACE) review and evaluation of the program The earned credits will be applied to the degree. For further information about how apprenticeship credits may be applied to an A.A.S. degree, visit: www.njplace.com.

Can students who major in Technical Studies transfer to a four-year college or university?

The major is job-oriented and designed for entrance into the workplace. However, students can transfer to a four-year college and apply the courses taken at MCC towards a bachelor’s degree.

Are there any special requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the college’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework, if needed, and complete the apprenticeship requirements, the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study.

Are there any special requirements once the student is admitted to the major?

Students will submit satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship program to be eligible for credits. A maximum of 25 credits will be awarded.

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<h2>Transfer Information</h2>
Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at <strong><a href="http://njtransfer.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NJTransfer.org</a></strong> to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.