Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Schools of Study

The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

Programs at Connecticut State Community College are organized into six schools in which students can study.

School of Arts and Humanities

Creative arts and humanities programs combine curiosity, expression, and passion together in growing career fields with many opportunities for the future. A degree from the School of Arts and Humanities at CT State builds crucial skills such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, and cross-cultural understanding.

Our students gain the tools to cultivate a deep understanding of different cultures and cultural differences - historically, geographically, and artistically. Arts and humanities students are distinct in their ability to bring innovative solutions to novel challenges.

The School of Arts and Humanities offers a rich array of courses in Art and Design, Communication, Digital and Media Production, English, Languages and Culture, and Performing Arts, which serves to guide and educate students to reflect critically on the role of the humanities in their personal and professional growth; to connect students to the rich cultural mosaic of Connecticut, the region, and the world; and to foster a vibrant environment of artistic and scholarly activities for the college and surrounding communities. Students will study both the impact of change on our culture, and the timeless perspectives that have shaped our lives and thought.

For individuals with many strengths and interests, CT State Community College offers focused associate degree or certificate programs leading to creative and productive careers, and provides opportunities for hands-on, real-world engagement. Pathway programs are available in several majors, allowing students to gain course credits that directly transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at Connecticut colleges and universities.



School of Business and Hospitality

There is a growing need for trained employees in commerce, health care, hospitality, government, international business, nonprofit organizations, paralegal, and more. Businesses rely on these employees’ knowledge of critical business elements and principles to be successful.

At CT State Community College, students learn with real-world application and experience in current business practices. Our programs equip students with the skills they need to learn the value of information and technology in a variety of business environments. From information management to electronic health records, our programs cover a variety of environments where students can apply highly portable tools and approaches to solving complex problems.

For those interested in hospitality, our graduates have gone on to own bakeries; serve as chefs and managers in both formal and informal restaurants; work in foodservice settings in health care, business, and industry; work in hotels of all sizes; and hold management positions in many areas of the hospitality field.

By earning an associate degree or certificate in a business-related program, students can apply skills to a variety of industries after graduation or transition a path to transfer to a four-year college or university for those wishing to continue their studies.


School of Engineering and Technology

CT State Community College’s Engineering and Technology programs emphasize how users interact with technology, the complexity of an information-rich society, and the impact of information in our lives. We pride ourselves in offering rich learning environments and pedagogically sound learning experiences.

Many of the engineering and technology associate degree programs at CT State have specialized curriculums to begin technology or engineering technology studies and transition to earning a four-year, bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology.

Students can also put their strengths to work and gain the skills needed to move quickly into entry-level manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing is resurging in Connecticut and beyond, and CT State Community College’s manufacturing degree and certificate programs enhance skills needed to work in many technical fields. Through attrition and the need for a highly skilled workforce, manufacturers are facing a shortage of skilled workers. This could be an opportunity start a career doing exciting work at a higher-than-average rate of pay with full fringe benefits.


School of Nursing and Health Careers

To support an increasing number of health-related careers, CT State Community College offers many academic options for prospective students. Health career professionals help evaluate, treat, and prevent illnesses by collaborating in a variety of health fields, and individuals with many different skill levels can be successful in these areas. While some professions involve working directly with patients, others work behind the scenes, playing important roles in the health care field.

Students who enjoy helping others, hands-on or detailed work, problem solving, or have an interest in a medical-related field, can find an affordable and flexible career solution by earning an associate degree or certificate in one of many allied health fields. Allied health consists of a group of health professionals who work towards the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. These professionals also promote disease prevention and wellness, and work to support various health care systems.

For those students interested in a career in nursing, the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) is an innovative associate degree program of study offered at six CT State campuses. The program serves a diverse population of students, offers excellent clinical sites, and has a thirty plus year record of proven success.

For those students who are interested in other health careers such as laboratory medicine, occupational and physical therapy, respiratory care and more, the CT State Community College offers degrees as certificates, and Associate degree programs which, in many cases, can be built upon and lead to a higher degree at our other four-year institutions.


School of Science and Mathematics

The School of Science and Mathematics at CT State Community College offer engaging learning opportunities in science and mathematics for students with a diverse range of academic and career interests. These learning opportunities emphasize the acquisition of mathematical and scientific knowledge as well as the development of quantitative and scientific reasoning skills.

By engaging in the study of science and mathematics, students experience how these academic areas are integral and applicable to their lives. Students learn how to apply science to solve problems through lab experiences, research, and course work and to think collaboratively and critically. Faculty in both science and mathematics prepare students for future success in technical and non-technical career pathways, developing written, oral, and graphical communication skills. They learn new concepts and techniques as required for continuing professional development and prepare to take industry-based certification exams.

Whether you are looking for more immediate employment or plan on transferring to a four-year college or university, we have the programs and courses to match your interests and schedule.


School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Social and Behavioral Sciences represent areas of learning that help us to understand more deeply the cultural, historical, social, political, and psychological forces that shape our lives. Courses include introductory and secondary-level offerings in anthropology, communications, history, humanities, languages, political science, psychology, sociology, and more.

CT State Community College’s Social and Behavioral Science programs combine skills and passion toward a career that’s exciting and fulfilling and helps make a real difference in people’s lives. Programs allow students to build skills and qualifications for existing careers, to seek a new and exciting career, or to aspire to be a leader in criminal justice, early childhood education, human services, political science, psychology, social work, and more.

Curriculums are designed for those seeking continuing education or to further enhance skills and credentials, as well as for those who are planning to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Students learn about the challenges and the rewards of working in the field while gaining practical hands-on experience through class experiences and diverse internships.