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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Computer and Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

Location(s): North Campus

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Degree: Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS Code: 5105
Curriculum Code: 495.CME

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).


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

Program Competencies

Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer and Electronics Technology, the graduate will be able to:

  • 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; and
  • Maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems and monitor the network to ensure its availability to system users.


Total Degree Credits: 62

First Year, Fall Semester

Second Year, Fall Semester

Second Year, Spring Semester


* 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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