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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
Fall 2017 Catalog

Computer and Electronics Technology, A.A.S.


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Degree: Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS Code: 5105
Curriculum Code: 0495
Campus Location: South

Engineering & Technologies Division

Pre-Admission Recommendations: Math I & II, 2 years Science (Physics included) 
Recommended H.S. Courses and/or Experiences: 3 years Math, Computer Programming (Basic Language)

Career Opportunities/Further Education: Computer Repair and Software Companies

Program Description

Computers and electronics have dominated 21st century technologies. From computerized billing systems to consumer electronics, the advancement of computerized devices has created the need for competent technicians to service this modern technology.

The Computer and Electronics Technology curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to diagnose, install, maintain and restore function of computer systems and digital electronic systems.

In this curriculum, students will learn:

  • Basic electricity and Advanced Electronics
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Digital logic
  • PLCs (programmable logic controllers)
  • Computer system software and hardware
    • Installation
    • Configuration
    • Troubleshooting
  • Computer Application software
  • Networking
  • A+ Certification exam preparation
  • ISCET Certified Electronic Technician Certification CET

Graduates of this program are qualified to pursue careers in:

  • Electronic Technician
  • Entry-level Engineering
  • Technical support/ Help Desk Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Manufacturing Specialist
  • Technical Sales
  • Computer and Arcade Gaming Technician

Special Admission Requirements/Prerequisites

Applicants should have three units of high school mathematics (including trigonometry and intermediate algebra) and two units of high school science (physics is preferred).

Scholarships

The Albert Adams Memorial Scholarship: Monetary amounts to be presented annually to students on the basis of need and academic achievement.

Program Competencies

  • Use the resistor color code and component recognition.
  • Demonstrate electronic soldering and terminating wire connections using solderless type connectors.
  • Demonstrate using electronic test instrumentation dual trace scopes, frequency counters and function generators.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting half-wave, full-wave and bridge power supplies
  • Student will be able to troubleshoot and repair voltage doublers.
  • Prototype multistage analog and digital circuits, check these circuits for normal operation and design, and construct circuit boards for these circuits.
  • Design, construct and test digital logic circuits to meet the demands of any four input logic circuits.
  • Demonstrate basic theory and architecture of computer systems.
  • Interact with a computer system to assess its performance.
  • Disassemble and reassemble mechanical components of computer systems and adjust for proper operation.
  • Isolate system malfunction by relating program execution to specific groups of circuits.
  • Use system software to generate, operate and maintain program logos to identify failed system components.
  • Demonstrate power system operation.
  • Isolate data communications system faults to specific subsystems.

Curriculum

Total Degree Credits: 63

First Year, Spring Semester


Second Year, Fall Semester


Note:


* Student should consult with his/her adviser

This is a recommended sequence. Student should consult his/her academic adviser prior to registering.

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