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
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
- Computer Application software
- 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).
The Albert Adams Memorial Scholarship: Monetary amounts to be presented annually to students on the basis of need and academic achievement.
- Understand and apply electrical, electronic, and logic principles, concepts, laws, and rules, to the analysis of circuit and/or system operation and failure determination.
- Demonstrate the ability to use electrical and electronic instruments to perform standard test, measurements, and tasks.
- Construct an analog or digital circuit, including fabrication, given its schematics; recognize electronic devices and their coded values.
- Use industry standard computer applications.
- Use a variety of sources to acquire and critically evaluate needed technical information, and use it in an ethical, professional, and legal manner.
- Communicate technical information through well-written reports, graphical forms, oral and visual presentations.
- Demonstrate basic theory and architecture of computer systems.
- Interact with a computer to assess its performance.
- Disassemble and reassemble mechanical components of computer systems and adjust for proper operation.
- Demonstrate the ability to describe, debug, and test simple embedded systems.
- Download programs to microcontroller for implementation of circuits.
- Maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems and monitor the network to ensure its availability to system users.
Total Degree Credits: 62