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Computer Engineering Technology

Curriculum Description

The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills for installing, servicing, and maintaining computers, peripherals, networks, and microprocessor and computer controlled equipment. Includes instruction in mathematics, computer electronics and programming, prototype development and testing, systems installation and testing, solid state and microminiature circuitry, peripheral equipment, and report preparation. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in electronics technology, computer service, computer networks, server maintenance, programming, and other areas requiring knowledge of electronic and computer systems. Graduates may also qualify for certification in electronics, computers, or networks.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Mathematically demonstrate basic engineering-related laws and theory (eg. Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s Laws)
  • Demonstrate competency with field test instruments (e.g.. Digital Multimeter, Oscilloscope)
  • Demonstrate competency with semiconductor applications (e.g.. Transistor theory, sensors, I.C.’s)
  • Demonstrate basic digital logic principles, design and troubleshooting concepts (eg. Gate logic, digital devices)
  • Demonstrate competency with automation technology (e.g.. PLC programming, Microcontrollers)

After Graduation:

What jobs are available for graduates?

  • Automation design and maintenance
  • Computer support, upgrade and repair
  • Manufacturer warranty repair
  • Technical customer service
  • Technical retail sales/service

Potential employers for graduates:

  • Business with computer/network needs
  • Computer service firms
  • Manufacturing companies

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 and


Contact for information

Applied Sciences and Technology
Applied Sciences

Office: 828-395-1441
Fax: 828-286-4014
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Steve Hollifield
Lead Electronic/Computer Engineering Technology Instructor