COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

AAS Degree – Code #1602

BS Degree - Code #1357

The computer engineering technology program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to secure employment as technicians or technologists who are capable of installing, designing, supporting, and maintaining computer systems and networks. This is a hands-on, technically oriented program with a focus on computer system hardware and network infrastructure, but does include software development and operating systems course work. The program is designed to prepare students for professional certification examinations leading to certifications such as the CompTIA A+ and Network+, Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

The first year of the computer engineering technology program provides students with a foundation of knowledge in digital and electronic circuits and math, as well as an introduction to computer systems and networking. In the following years the program continues developing skills in computer hardware, operating systems, and networking. Second and third years of study build upon the electric and computer background. In the fourth year of the program, students can either complete a senior project or do an internship with an employer. The internship program provides real-world experience for students by having them work for an entire semester at a company.

Students may enter the Bachelor of Science program in computer engineering technology as freshmen for an eight-semester sequence, or in the fifth semester as transfer students with the appropriate technical background. Typically, graduates of AAS computer engineering technology programs can be articulated to complete the bachelor program in two years. Additionally, students entering the bachelor of science program in computer engineering technology as freshmen can apply for an AAS degree in computer engineering technology upon completion of the AAS requirements (typically at the end of the fourth semester). This, along with potential industry certifications earned, can enable the student to obtain meaningful summer or part-time employment opportunities while completing studies.

Both computer engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology [ETAC/ABET, 111 Market Place Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; (410) 347-7700, Fax: (410)625-2238; email: accreditation@ABET.org; website: http://www.abet.org].

A laptop computer is required for students entering the computer engineering technology program. The college will provide a list of appropriate laptops and wireless modem cards to all students who have been accepted to attend Alfred State. Some courses may require specialized tools and/or electronic components.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - AAS Degree

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - BS Degree

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The AAS in the computer engineering technology program produces graduates who:

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State computer engineering technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the computer engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from the associate-level computer engineering technology program are eligible to continue their education by enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program in computer engineering technology at Alfred State or elsewhere. Our computer engineering technology AAS two-year degree program is the same as the first two years of the computer engineering technology BS four-year degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Computer Engineering Technology (AAS degree) - 100 percent transferred to continue their education.

Computer Engineering Technology (BS degree) - 100 percent - 100 percent are employed.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Computer & Electronic Systems Technician

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering Technology

Information Technology: Network Administration

Information Security and Assurance

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS (AAS)

Required:

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Recommended:

Physics

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS (BS)

Required:

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with recommended SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Recommended:

Physics