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.
Minimum Degree Requirements (60 credits)
English (6 credits)
|Literature & Composition or
Math (8 Credits)
|Technical Mathematics I
|Technical Mathematics II
Science (8 Credits)
|General Physics I
|General Physics II
Computer Science and Electrical/Electronics Technology (34-36 Credits)
|Introduction to Networking
|Electrical Circuits I
|Computer Programming for Electronics
|Digital Electronics I
|Digital Electronics II
Track Electives (10-12 credits)
ETE 102 Electrical Circuits II
ETE 202 Industrial Electricity
MEC 217 Instrumentation
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
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:
- 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