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Computer Engineering Technology

Curriculum Description

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

A40160
NC CIP: 15.1201
Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 11

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ELN 132 Linear IC Applications 3 3 0 4
ELN 133 Digital Electronics 3 3 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 8

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CET 222 Computer Architecture 2 0 0 2
ELN 232 Intro to Microprocessors 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 3 2 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CSC 134 C++ Programming Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 2 3 0 3
ELN 237 Local Area Networks 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CET 212 Integrated Mfg Systems 1 3 0 2
ELN 238 Advanced LANs 2 3 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 11

Total Credit Hours: 74

Legend

  • : 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Cooperative Education may be available for this program. Please see advisor.

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: ART 111, ENG 125,ENG 273, HUM 110, HUM 160, MUS 110, PHI 215, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**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

Student Outcomes

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.

Graduation Rates Link: 

http://www.forsythtech.edu/services-students/student-resources/financial-aid/consumer-information/

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