Computer Engineering Technology

Overview

The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum provides the skills required to install, service, and maintain computers, peripherals, networks, and microprocessor and computer controlled equipment.  It includes training in both hardware and software, emphasizing operating system concepts to provide a unified view of computer systems.

Coursework includes mathematics, physics, electronics, digital circuits and programming, with emphasis on the operation, use, and interfacing of memory and devices to the CPU.

In the second year, students have the option to choose a track, currently only the Computer Hardware track is available. The tracks are designed to guide students to curriculum paths that cover the appropriate knowledge and skills as indicated below.

Computer Engineering Technology Educational Objectives

Computer Engineering Technology Flyer (A40160)

Computer Engineering Diploma (D40160)

Computer Engineering Technology Flowchart


COMPUTER HARDWARE


This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with the installation,  maintenance, and troubleshooting of computer hardware and embedded systems.  Coursework includes microprocessor, microcomputer applications, networking, internet configuration and design, operating systems, C++ programming, assembly language programming, I/O hardware interfacing, industrial applications and data acquisition using LabView.

 


The AAS degree in Computer Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 2+2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. These students are advised to complete a second Physics class (PHY132 or PHY152) to ensure they are not considered deficient with credit hours in Physics.


For additional information, contact the Program Chair Dave Ross  704.330.6215.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in electronics technology, computer service, computer networks, server maintenance, programming, and other areas requiring a knowledge of electronic and computer systems.  Graduates may also qualify for certification in electronics, computers, or networks.


 

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Computer Engineering Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of the program.

A diploma in Computer Hardware is also awarded by the College upon completion of the respective track.

The AAS degree in Computer Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 2+2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. These students are advised to complete a second Physics class (PHY132 or PHY152) to ensure they are not considered deficient with credit hours in Physics.


Program Accreditation

The Computer Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org


 

Earning Additional Degrees

Students in the Computer Engineering Technology (A40160) program desiring to earn an additional degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (A40180), or Electronics Engineering Technology (A40200), or an additional track under Computer Engineering Technology (A40160) must meet the specified course requirements.


Get Started:

http://www.cpcc.edu/getstarted