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Computer Engineering Technology
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.
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.
The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.
Associate in Applied Science
NC CIP: 15.1201
POS Approved: Fall 2012
|Course||Course Title||HOURS PER WEEK|
|Class||Lab/ Shop||Clinical/ Co-op||Credit|
|ELC 131||DC/AC Circuit Analysis||4||3||0||5|
|ELC 131A||DC/AC Circuit Analysis Lab||0||3||0||1|
|EGR 131||Intro to Electronics Tech||1||2||0||2|
|MAT 121||Algebra/Trigonometry I NEW REQUISITE||2||2||0||3|
|CET 111||Computer Upgrade/Repair I||2||3||0||3|
|ELC 127||Software for Technicians||1||3||0||2|
|ELN 131||Semiconductor Applications||3||3||0||4|
|MAT 122||Algebra/Trigonometry II||2||2||0||3|
|ELN 132||Linear IC Applications||3||3||0||4|
|ELN 133||Digital Electronics||3||3||0||4|
|CET 222||Computer Architecture||2||0||0||2|
|ELN 232||Intro to Microprocessors||3||3||0||4|
|ENG 111||Expository Writing||3||0||0||3|
|CET 211||Computer Upgrade/Repair II||2||3||0||3|
|ELN 233||Microprocessor Systems||3||3||0||4|
|NOS 110||Operating System Concepts||2||3||0||3|
|CSC 134||C++ Programming||2||3||0||3|
|ELN 237||Local Area Networks||2||3||0||3|
|CET 212||Integrated Mfg Systems||1||3||0||2|
|ELN 238||Advanced LANs||2||3||0||3|
|ENG 114||Prof Research & Reporting||3||0||0||3|
|___ ___||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||**||**||0||3|
Total Credit Hours: 74
- : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
- : Local Requirement
- : Instructional Service Agreement
- : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
Cooperative Education may be available for this program. Please see advisor.
**Hours will vary depending on course selection.
Program Educational Objectives
The Computer Engineering Technology Program at Forsyth Technical Community College strives to produce graduates who:
- Demonstrate the knowledge and ability required perform the tasks of an Entry Level Technician
- Demonstrate the ability to advance to a more responsible position in their work
- Demonstrate the knowledge required to engage in the lifelong learning of corporate sponsored education/training
- Meet the requirements to enter a four year Engineering Technology Program
Students must demonstrate …
a. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
b. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
d. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
e. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
f. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
g. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
h. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
i. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
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