The computer engineering technology (CET) program provides education and skill development in hardware configuration, software development, programming applications, and the interfacing of hardware and software systems. Students receive hands-on training on various computer systems, test equipment and software products.
Educational Program Objectives
The general goal of the CET program is to provide students with a broad understanding of fundamental engineering knowledge and technical skills as well as in-depth knowledge in the areas of computer science, computer engineering technology, digital electronics, mathematics and physical sciences. The objectives of the CET program are to produce graduates who can:
- Function effectively individually and in team-oriented, open-ended activities with critical thinking to assess and evaluate complex technical and nontechnical problems in an industrial environment;
- Communicate effectively in oral, written, visual and graphical modes in interpersonal and group situations at a level of effectiveness expected by industry employers;
- Remain technically current and adapt to rapidly changing technologies through further formal or informal education;
- Identify and understand professional ethical situations in business, industry and society;
- Blend theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to solve technical problems; and
- Understand and apply project specifications, documentation and standards requirements within the engineering design process.
The curriculum provides students with a well-balanced education to help them find employment in several areas in the private, public or government sectors. Graduates of the associate degree program are qualified for technical positions, as they possess the skills to troubleshoot, repair, configure, install and program basic computer systems. Employment opportunities with excellent salaries exist in the areas of software, systems, microcomputer/microcontroller systems, networking applications, hardware, product sales and marketing.
Graduates of the A.S.-CET program are eligible to enroll in the B.S.-CET program. All credits earned toward the A.S.-CET degree count toward the B.S.-CET degree.
A total of 60 credits are required for an Associate of Science degree in computer engineering technology.
To ensure that they are making satisfactory academic progress, students should consult with their faculty adviser to ensure that they complete necessary prerequisites and required courses in sequence and complete between 13 and 17 credits each semester.
The following four-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in two years.
|CSC 120 Problem Solving and Programming Constructs**||3|
|GET 130 Intro to Engineering Technology**||3|
|ENG 101 English Composition I**||3|
|MAT 181 College Algebra**||3|
|UNI 100 First-Year Seminar**||1|
|CSC 124 Computer Programming I**||3|
|EET 110 Electrical Circuits I*||4|
|ENG 217 Scientific and Technical Writing I**||3|
|MAT 191 College Trigonometry*||3|
|General Education Course||3|
|CET 235 Digital Electronic Design*||4|
|CSC 265 Object-Oriented Programming*||3|
|EET 160 Electrical Circuits II*||4|
|PHY 101 College Physics OR PHY 121 General Physics I **||4|
|CET 270 Introduction to Microprocessor Design*||4|
|CSC 328 Data Structures*||3|
|EET 215 Intro to Instrumentation*||3|
|MAT 195 Discrete Math Structures*||3|
* Required major and related courses
** Required and recommended general education courses
- Students may take MAT 199 Pre-Calc in lieu of MAT 181 and MAT 191, followed by MAT 281 Calculus I, for a more rigorous math track.
- Students planning to continue on to the B.S. CET program should take Calculus I and PHY 101 College Physics (instead of PHY 121).
- Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to qualify for graduation.
College Algebra (3 crs.) and College Trigonometry (3 crs.) may be substituted for Pre-Calculus, if math placement test score does not permit direct entry into Pre-Calculus, or if students would prefer less intense coverage of this material.
Students considering completion of a bachelor's degree in CET should select General Education credits that apply. Consult your adviser.