CETA focuses on interdisciplinary and undergraduate research. Our students work on real-world projects sponsored by industries like United Technologies and Gerber Scientific and government agencies like NASA. Even first-year students can get involved in research work that is about helping people. In addition, we offer a wide variety of programs in both engineering and technology as well as architecture. And you can get involved in a variety of professional societies from the moment you walk in. These organizations offer a chance to socialize with people who are interested in the same things you are, to network for internships and jobs, to attend conferences, and to learn from your peers. All of them are student-led.
CETA focuses on interdisciplinary and undergraduate research. Even first-year students can get involved in projects supported by industry, solving real-world problems and helping people improve their work and home lives. Click here to see the projects and research that our students work on, as well as a list of the industry sponsors of that work.
CETA offers a wide choice of majors, minors, and degree programs, in both engineering and technology, which includes architecture. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accredits the University, and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits many of our programs. In addition, the Master's program in Architecture holds candidacy status from the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB). The menu above shows our programs in Engineering, Technology and Architecture.
Eighty percent of CETA's faculty hold the terminal degree in their field of expertise. In addition, many of the faculty consult with industry, perform research for industry, and hold the Professional Engineer or Registered Architect designations. Because of their education and experience, our faculty can offer you what you need to learn to succeed in your career. Faculty by department
Executives of local and regional business and industry, education, civic organizations, and graduates of CETA sit on this board, which advises the College about what skills graduates need to be able to work after they complete their education. The board also assists the College in securing external support of its programs, assists in recruiting competent faculty and capable students, and assists in job placement for students and graduates. Board of Visitors
The average class in CETA is 18 students, though many classes run with far fewer students. Those classes are held in classrooms, labs and studios equipped with digital and overhead projectors and television equipment regularly maintained by Media Technology Services, as well as computers. We regularly update our teaching labs and studios with new software and equipment supported by an in-house staff of computer and technology specialists. In addition, through our Open Lab Program, students can use the labs and studios outside of regularly scheduled hours, and students can work as lab and studio monitors in the program.
CETA students have a wide variety of clubs and professional organizations to join in addition to the many groups available to them through the University. Every major offers at least one organization for its students to join, and there are groups that anyone in the College is eligible for. Those groups all offer various activities including field trips and conferences, the chance to socialize with people interested in the same things you are, and the opportunity to network with professionals in your chosen field for internships and jobs. In addition, we have chapters of several honor societies to which our students may be nominated as they progress through their studies. Clubs and professional organizations
CETA offers a Co-op Program that allows students to work in industry and receive academic credit for that experience. The Co-op Office and faculty advisor identify appropriate placements for students, who may, if their major allows, apply 3 to 6 credits of Co-op toward their degree requirements.
Because CETA is a relatively small school, our students receive individual attention. The professors know students by name, and Student Services staff help students keep track of their progress. We also assign upper-class student volunteers to mentor first-year students, to guide them through the transition from high school to college and their field of study.
At the same time, students are also in the middle of a larger school that offers additional organizations and activities along with more help if they need it. Also through the University, students have the opportunity to study abroad and earn credit toward their degree. And if students change their mind about their major-though we hope they won't-there's a good chance they won't have to transfer to find what they want to study because the University offers over 90 majors to choose from.
Most of the projects that CETA students work on are sponsored by industry and address real problems that affect people. CETA students are currently working on a device to detect and prevent breathing difficulties in premature infants and a device to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome in workers putting sensor assemblies together. Other projects have involved a breathing snorkel for astronauts and better drilling of holes by lasers.
Furthermore, because the University of Hartford is "a private school with a public purpose," students have the opportunity to volunteer their time in many well-established service organizations. University Main Street, for instance, arranges for students to tutor children in Hartford public schools. CETA's Center for Integrated Design offers assistance to the surrounding cities and towns with resources in architecture, engineering, business, and visual communication design. Through this group, CETA students receive experience in real-world projects that also benefit communities. Those are just two examples of the possibilities for service available through the College and the University.
Our students go on to successful careers in business and industry and to graduate school.