Business and Technologies Department

Business Programs

No matter what you do in life or where you go, you will always find yourself in some kind of business situation. A degree in business gives you flexibility in your career choices both now and down the road. Whether you are the head of a department in an international corporation, crafting solutions to turn a struggling non-profit around, utilizing your skills in a business in your home community, providing consulting services to businesses throughout the region, or turning your own business dream into a reality, a business degree is a first step in equipping yourself to achieve great things. Your ability to bring fundamental business knowledge into the decision making process of your employer or your own business is key to future success.

And, you know that the business knowledge you’ll gain at Three Rivers is more than academic because our business professors have worked extensively in the fields they teach and bring that fundamental knowledge to life with their years of experience.

Business degrees take many routes. At Three Rivers you can get your degree in Accounting or you can choose from six specialized options in our Business Administration degree: Marketing, Management, Finance and Banking, Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, or Entrepreneurship. Regardless of the business major you choose, the first two semesters contain many of the same core classes, giving you the ability to move between degrees during your first year if you decide you are better suited to a different major.


Technologies Programs

Interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career? The Technologies Department offers several degree and certificate programs where you will learn critical technology, mathematics, and general education skills for transfer to a baccalaureate institution or for workforce employment in an entry-level technology position. Associate Degree Programs offered include:

  • Computer Science Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • General Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology
  • Technology Studies

In addition, several specialty certificates such as Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) are also offered. Get your future STEM career started on the right track by enrolling in one of these programs in the Technologies Department at Three Rivers.



Nicole Colter

B.A., City College of New York; M.S. Buffalo State CollegeBusiness and Technologies Department Instructor
Office: C-138
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9423
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Mark Comeau

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., B.Arch., Roger Williams University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Licensed-Registered Architect, CT, RI, NY NCARB Board CertifiedBusiness and Technologies Department Department Chair & Professor of Construction Technology
Office: C218
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9415

James Doran

Business and Technologies Department Full Time Lecturer of Engineering Science
Office: C-126
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9469
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Diba A Khan-Bureau, Ph.D.

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University of ConnecticutBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Environmental Engineering Technology
Office: C264
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9443

Yvette Onye

A.S., Springfield Technical Community College; B.S., Westfield State University; M.S., Cambridge CollegeBusiness and Technologies Department Assistant Professor
Office: C-132
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9428
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James R Sherrard

B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy; M.S.N.E., M.S.N.A., Nav. E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S.M.E., University of Connecticut; M.S.N.S., Catholic University of America; P.E., MarylandBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Nuclear Engineering Technology
Office: C-210
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9472
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Margaret Whiteman

B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., University of HartfordBusiness and Technologies Department Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator of Accounting
Office C-204
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9451