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Computer Engineering Tcy Option

Computer Engineering Technology staff and student

Associate Degree Program

The Computer Engineering Technology Option is designed to prepare graduates for an interesting and exciting career working with computer hardware and software. Technical courses focus on electrical and electronics theory, digital circuits, microprocessors, programming and the basic design, installation and administration of computer networks. All of the technical courses contain hands-on laboratory experience and practical applications. Students learn to use the principles of science, engineering and mathematics to solve technical problems.

Our program prepares graduates to be successful in a wide variety of professional positions. Graduates are prepared for careers in the installation, operation, application, maintenance and repair of computer systems and associated software. Graduates could work as a team member in computer service, marketing, system administration, or as a technician in manufacturing and assembly operations, research or development laboratories.

This program is offered at the Stanton Campus.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Computer Technician
  • Help Desk Manager
  • PC Support Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Field Service Technician
  • Technical Specialist
  • Tech Team Leader

What You Will Earn

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual salaries for computer technicians ranged from $39,080 to $59,060 in May of 2010.

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Perform the duties of an entry-level technician using the skills, modern tools, theory, and techniques of the electronics and computer engineering technology fields.
  2. Apply mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to electronics and computer engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  3. Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments using analysis tools and troubleshooting methods.
  4. Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined electronics and computer engineering technology problems.
  5. Explain the importance of engaging in self-directed continuing professional development.
  6. Demonstrate basic management, organizational, and leadership skills which commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.