2017-18 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]
Computer Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40160)
This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult an advisor.
The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum is a course of study that 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 micro miniature 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of computer engineering technology to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to computer engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Demonstrate an ability to conduct standard computer engineering technology tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
- Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined computer engineering technology problems.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of circuit analysis and design.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of computer programming and associated software.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of analog electronics.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of digital electronics.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of microcomputers to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of Electrical/electronic(s) systems.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application the applications of physics to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.