Academic Catalog

Associate in Technology Degree

degree Info at a Glance
Type
DTA/MRP Degree
Estimated # of Quarters
This degree is approximately 6 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall, winter and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
None.

Associate of Arts and Science Degree

Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP)

The Associate in Technology Degree is for students preparing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology, mechanical technology, technology education, or other applied technology fields (such as manufacturing, electronics, design and construction) at Central Washington University (CWU), Eastern Washington University (EWU), or Western Washington University (WWU). The Associate in Technology Degree meets all the requirements of Washington’s Direct Transfer Agreement between the baccalaureate institutions offering a bachelor’s of science in technology and the community and technical colleges system. Baccalaureate institutions that are party to this agreement are CWU, EWU and WWU. Students completing the DTA, if admitted to a participating university, will be admitted as juniors with all or most prerequisites for the specific technology major completed.

CPTC does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Students in this program are encouraged to check with their potential transfer institution early in their studies regarding specific course choices for electives.

To receive the DTA degree, students must have earned a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative college-level GPA and have completed at least 90 quarter hours of transferable credit that include a minimum of 60 quarter hours of general education courses as shown below. Students are required to be proficient in intermediate algebra, which is a prerequisite to the math courses listed below. 

Notes

  1. At least one humanities class must be in a field other than speech, and no more than 5 credits may be in a world language or ASL, and no more than 5 credits in a performance/skills class.
  2. Social science courses should be from at least two disciplines with no more than 10 credits in a single discipline.
  3. Elective courses should be appropriate for the student’s intended major and intended bachelor’s institution. It is recommended that students pursuing this degree talk with an advisor at the four-year institution they plan on attending prior to selecting technical electives.

A specific elective course may be credited toward no more than one distribution or skill-area requirement. A maximum of 10 elective credits may be in college-level courses as defined by CPTC, and the remainder shall be fully transferable as defined by the receiving institution. Select courses appropriate for intended major and intended bachelor’s institution. Students should contact an advisor at the potential transfer institution regarding their interests and specific course choices. 

Degree Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
ENGL& 235Technical Writing5
10 Credits of Quantitative Reasoning10
CMST& 220Public Speaking5
Humanities Elective5
Humanities Elective5
PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology5
SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology5
Elective Social Science Course5
PHYS& 114General Physics I w/Lab5
CHEM& 161General Chemistry with Lab I5
CPW 142Java Object-Oriented Programming5
CPW 143Java Object-Oriented Programming II5
MEC 120Computer Aided Design I5
MCH 201CATIA I5
Associate in Technology Major Related Electives10
Computer Literacy Requirements3
 Technical Credits93

English Composition I

Item #
ENGL& 101
Total Credits
5

Introduction to expository writing with an emphasis on unified, coherent essays. Learn to generate essays that support a thesis and to use the rhetorical modes of development — narration, description, comparison/contrast, cause and effect, persuasion — appropriately. Recognize writing as a process and use secondary MLA/ APA documentation styles to support critical thinking and writing.

 

Prerequisites
COMPASS score of 77 in writing and 81 in reading. Placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.
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Technical Writing

Item #
ENGL& 235
Total Credits
5

Focuses on technical writing skills and projects for industry and professions. Strong emphasis will be placed on principles of good writing and research techniques. Students will use appropriate technology and research to prepare letters, resumes, reports, proposals, newsletters, specifications, and other writing tasks typically required in a technical work setting. Discovery and knowledge of workplace ethics and guidelines as they pertain to writing will be researched, discussed, and used to enhance research. Requires use of technology including, but not limited to, computers, printers, and scanners. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ENGL& 101.
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10 Credits of Quantitative Reasoning

Total Credits
10
Choose ten credits from list below.
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Public Speaking

Item #
CMST& 220
Total Credits
5

An Open Course Library class with inexpensive course materials. Assists students in developing real-world oral communication skills. Capture the dynamics of today’s business realities and see the benefits of effective communication. Selection of topics, library research, analysis, oral style, use of visual aids, and preparation and delivery of various types of speeches and oral presentations are included. The Internet, email, community interaction, and other practical tools support student learning and increase public speaking skills. Emphasis is placed on principles of cultural diversity.

 

Prerequisites
Appropriate COMPASS (81 in reading)/SLEP placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.
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Humanities Elective

Total Credits
5
Note: Only one 100 level language course may be used to meet the humanities requirement
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Humanities Elective

Total Credits
5
Note: Only one 100 level language course may be used to meet the humanities requirement
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General Psychology

Item #
PSYC& 100DIV
Total Credits
5

Surveys the knowledge and methods of the discipline of psychology. Presents a broad view of this subject and establishes the foundation for further study of the discipline. Emphasis will be placed on applying psychological knowledge to daily situations, and on accessing and assessing information about behavior from a variety of sources. Skills in scientific reasoning and critical thinking will be developed.

 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of PSYC& 100.
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Introduction to Sociology

Item #
SOC& 101DIV
Total Credits
5

Focuses on understanding and applying the sociological perspective, which stresses the importance of the impact of social forces external to the individual in shaping people’s lives and experiences. Topics studied will include socialization, social interaction, culture, groups, social structure, deviance, social inequality, social class, race, gender, institutions (political, economic, educational, and family), collective behavior and social change. Students will be asked to learn the basic concepts, theories, and perspectives of sociology; to see how these operate in terms of social processes, structures, and events; and to apply this knowledge to better understand the social world.

Prerequisites
Appropriate COMPASS (81 in reading, 77 in writing)/SLEP placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.
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Elective Social Science Course

Total Credits
5
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General Physics I w/Lab

Item #
PHYS& 114
Total Credits
5

Covers problem-solving concepts in physics including one- and two-dimensional kinematics, force, Newton’s laws of motion, uniform circular motion, universal gravitation, work, energy, linear momentum, rotational motion and angular momentum in an algebra-based approach. 

Prerequisites
MAT 099.
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General Chemistry with Lab I

Item #
CHEM& 161
Total Credits
5

Course covers methods and measurements, including significant figures and scientific notation, states of matter, atomic structure, the periodic table, ionic and covalent bonding, and calculations and chemical equations, including the mole.

Prerequisites
MATH& 141 and one year of high school chemistry or CHEM& 121, ENV 153, or other college-level chemistry class.
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Java Object-Oriented Programming

Item #
CPW 142
Total Credits
5

Construct a foundation of procedural programming concepts and skills requisite for professional object-oriented software development. Use Java, a modern-structured, object-oriented language, to develop your problem-solving and algorithm formulation skills. 

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Java Object-Oriented Programming II

Item #
CPW 143
Total Credits
5

Build your problem-solving skills with the fundamental concepts and techniques of object-oriented Java programming in analyzing, designing, and implementing computer programs. Practice problem-solving methods and algorithm development to analyze, design, implement, modify, verify, and document computer programs that solve real-world problems. Develop a good conceptual understanding of data and functional abstraction. 

Prerequisites
CPW 142
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Computer Aided Design I

Item #
MEC 120
Total Credits
5

Introduces the use of parametric computer-aided design (CAD) software to design parts working from engineering sketches and/or prototypes.

Prerequisites
FSME 113.
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CATIA I

Item #
MCH 201
Total Credits
5

Gain introductory knowledge of 3D and parametric design using CATIA V5 software to create basic parts and assemblies in solids and wireframe. Instructor permission required.

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Associate in Technology Major Related Electives

Total Credits
10
Choose 10 credits from the courses below.
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Computer Literacy Requirements

Total Credits
3
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