Applied Sciences and Technologies
Computer Engineering Technology
Diploma and Certificate are also available in this curriculum.
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 systems concepts to provide a unified view of computer systems. Coursework includes mathematics, electronics, digital circuits, and programming, with emphasis on the operation, use, and interfacing of memory and devices to the CPU. Additional topics may include communications, networks, operating systems, programming languages, Internet configuration and design, and industrial applications.
What fields or jobs are available for Computer Engineering majors?
- Automation design and maintenance
- Computer support, upgrade and repair
- Manufacturer warranty repair
- Technical customer service
- Technical retail sales/service
Students may also extend their AAS in Computer Engineering Technology by pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology through a 2+2 university program. Universities with 2+2 Programs include:
- UNC Charlotte
- Western Carolina University
Who employs Computer Engineering majors?
- Business with computer/network needs
- Computer service firms
- Manufacturing companie
Preparing for a career in Computer Engineering Technology:
The first thing you need to become a Computer Technician or Engineer is a genuine interest and enjoyment in technology and computer systems. Preparing yourself to pursue a career in the computer field includes developing basic algebra skills, problem-solving skills, and committing to the effort required to learn the technology. You may also want to search current job postings in your chosen career field and read the job descriptions, required qualifications, and salary ranges. This helps students become aware of the job skills and education level required to achieve their individual goals. Job boards include www.monster.com and www.careerbuilder.com.
How can I know if a Computer Engineering degree is right for me?
Call a Computer Engineering advisor in the Applied Sciences Department at 828-395-1521 or 828-395-1627. Furthermore, make an appointment to visit the Office of Learning Support and Retention. A career counseling professional will meet with you to help you assess your interest and abilities in an effort to discover a career path that is right for you. Call 828-395-1436 to make an appointment.
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More information on this degree can also be obtained by contacting the Applied Sciences Department at 828-395-1441.