Semester Catalog

Computer Tech03

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The Computer Engineering Technology program provides students with the knowledge
and skills necessary for computer industry positions that address both computer
hardware and software. Students are prepared for entry-level positions that may
involve the testing, troubleshooting, repairing or installation of a variety of computer
and networked systems. Other positions may include assisting engineers in the design
and building of computer systems. Graduates of this program are well prepared to
continue their education in Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology
programs.

Curriculum

The curriculum is structured to provide a broad undergraduate education with
students taking courses in each of the recognized areas of computer concepts and
architecture, processors, network systems, digital circuits, analog circuits, and
electronic principles. A strong foundation in physics and mathematics through
calculus is provided so as to provide the student with a strong engineering foundation.
The student’s education is rounded off with an emphasis in the humanities, English,
and social sciences, which allow students to develop their written and oral presentation
skills, promoting lifelong learning.

The curricula of many four-year college programs in Computer Engineering
Technology are the same as their Electronic Engineering Technology programs during
the first two years of study and are strongly hardware and electronics centered.
Therefore the curriculum of this Computer Engineering technology program mirrors
our Electronic Engineering Technology program, except for two data communications/
networking courses. Prospective students interested in this program should also
examine the Electronic Engineering Technology program description in this catalog
for additional description of the curriculum.

Facilities

This program utilizes facilities from both the Computer Technologies and Electronics
Engineering Technology departments. The Computer Technologies Department
facilities include more than 72 computer workstations in four classroom laboratory
settings, a computer “sand box” equipped with servers, 18 workstations and networking
equipment for hands-on server administration and data communications courses, and
a computer diagnostics laboratory. All computer rooms are equipped with up-to-date
software and dual operating system environments, where necessary, to provide all
students with hands-on computer programming, installation, server administration
and networking capabilities for their learning. The computer diagnostics laboratory
provides the students with the necessary equipment to perform hardware and software
troubleshooting.

The electronics department laboratory is equipped to provide students ample and
meaningful hands-on experience in breadboarding, testing, schematic capture, and
simulation of analog and digital circuits. Students will typically spend four hours a
week in the laboratory, confirming that the lecture material works in real life and is
not unproven theory. Students follow the laboratory experiment with a report where
the results are analyzed and discussed. In the laboratory, the students learn how to use
standard test equipment to build circuits, create schematics, and test circuits using
standard laboratory test equipment.