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Applied Science and Technology

Program Overview

The applied science and technology program relates scientific and technological knowledge to real-world conditions in three concentrations or career paths: construction management, technology/engineering education (teacher licensure), and technology/engineering education (training manager/non-licensure). All three concentrations share a common core of selected applied science courses.

Student Outcomes

The applied science and technology program is designed to provide the following student outcomes:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline
  • An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty

Program Core Courses

  • ENGT 1020 Engineering Graphics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1050 Technical Analysis  3 cr.
  • ENGT 2020 Statics and Dynamics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2030 Material Testing & Quality Control 3 cr.
  • CMGT 2035 Building Construction Systems 4 cr.
  • ENGT 3010 Building Design
  • ENGT 3000 Energy & Sustainable Practices 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3025 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. I 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3026 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. II 3 cr.
  • CMGT 3022 Surveying 3 cr. 
  • CMGT 3030 MEP & HVAC Systems 3 cr.
  • CMGT 3035 OSHA: Safety & Risk Management 3 cr.
  • CMGT 4040 Construction Law & Legal Systems 3 cr.
  • CMGT 4100 Communication & Transportation Technologies 3 cr. 

Program Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses

  • MATH 1300 Precalculus 4 cr.
  • ECON 1100 Principles of Economics - Macro 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1700 Evolution of Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • GEOG 3120 Computer Cartography 3 cr. 
  • PHYS 2300 General Physics I 4 cr.

This program further allows you to focus your applied sciences and technology studies in one of the following concentrations: 

  • Construction Management
  • Technology/Engineering Education (5-12 Licensure Track)
  • Technology/Engineering Education (Non-Licensure/Training Manager Track)

Student Groups

Technology Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA)
AGC Students Chapter
NAHB students Chapter

Learn More

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For more information and to apply, go to admissions.


Construction Management 


Required at both Middle and High School settings.

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Day

Secondary Accreditation



All full-time faculty are listed in the faculty profiles.

Also of Interest

Education Unit & Licensure Office
International Technology Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Standards

Affiliation with:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DOE)
Massachusetts Technology Education/Engineering Collaborative (MassTEC)
Technology Education Association of Massachusetts (TEAM)