Computer and Electronics Technology A.A.S.

The Computer and Electronics Technology (C&ET) A.A.S. degree program provides graduates with skills in two areas: information technology and electronics. Students have the option to concentrate their studies by following either the information technology track or electronics track. Skilled Computer and Electronics Technicians are in high demand, and nearly all students who have successfully completed the C&ET program have gone to work in the technology field, making some of the highest starting salaries of Clinton alumni. Graduates also have the option to pursue a bachelor's degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering Technology.

The mission of the Computer and Electronics Technology AAS degree program is to prepare students for employment in information technology and electronics-related areas and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in computer or electrical engineering technology by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and practices in information technology and electronics systems.

The Computer & Electronics Technology A.A.S. program will:

  • Prepare students to gain knowledge and practical competence in the major areas of the Computer and Electronics Technology field allowing for a wide variety of career opportunities.
  • Prepare students to conduct the research required to successfully complete computer and electronics-related projects consistent with current business/industry practice at the apprentice level.
  • Prepare students to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of electrical circuits.
  • Prepare students to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of analog and digital electronic circuits.
  • Prepare students to demonstrate knowledge of computer programming languages.
  • Prepare students to demonstrate knowledge and proper use of electrical test equipment.
  • Prepare students for work as entry-level computer and electronics technicians or further study within the field at requisite institutions of higher learning.
  • Prepare students to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, as well as interact effectively within the work environment.
  • Prepare students to solve mathematical problems typically encountered in the computer and electronics industries.

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (60 credits)
 
English (6 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
ENG 102
ENG 235
Literature & Composition  or
Technical Writing
 
Math (8 Credits)
MAT 105 Technical Mathematics I
MAT 205 Technical Mathematics II
 
Science (8 Credits)
PHY 111 General Physics I
PHY 112 General Physics II

 

Computer Science and Electrical/Electronics Technology (34-36 Credits) 
CSC 230 Introduction to Networking
ETE 101 Electrical Circuits I
ETE 103 Computer Programming for Electronics       
ETE 104 Linear Electronics
ETE 105 Digital Electronics I
ETE 205 Digital Electronics II
ETE 207 Microcontroller Fundamentals

Track Electives (10-12 credits)

Electronics

Track:

ETE 102  Electrical Circuits II
ETE 202  Industrial Electricity
MEC 217 Instrumentation
Information
Tech. Track:

CSC 121  Concepts of Computing
CSC 217  Computer Programming
CSC 220  Operating Systems
CSC 225  Computer Hardware
 
Free Electives (2-4 Credits) 
--------> Any course that receives college credit

 

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who earn a Computer & Electronics Technology A.A.S. degree are prepared for entry-level work in the electronics industry and technology-related fields. 

Some popular career options are:

ELECTRONICS TRACK

  • Calibration Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Instrumentation Specialist
  • Quality Assurance/Control Specialist
  • Test Technician

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRACK

  • Computer Analyst
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Technician
  • Network Engineer
     

 

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DEPARTMENT:
Technology

LOCATION:
IAM Bldg.
Room 209A
Phone: 518-562-4303


STAFF:
Scott Buffett
Department Chair

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