Computer Engineering Technology

The AAS degree in Computer Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. This program has been designed to either ease the transition for students planning to join the workforce, or to continue to the  BSET program at UNC-Charlotte or other universities.

Beginning with electrical fundamentals, course work progressively introduces electronics, circuit simulation, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, instrumentation, C++ programming, microprocessors, microcomputer applications, networking, operating systems, I/O hardware interfacing, industrial applications and data acquisition using LabView. Other course work includes the study of various fields associated with the electrical/electronic industry. Several opportunities for industry certifications are built into the program which allow students to add skills to their resume. 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.

The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum provides the skills required to design and implement microprocessor and computer controlled equipment in networks. It includes training in both hardware and software, emphasizing operating system concepts to provide a unified view of computer systems.

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Computer Engineering Technology (A40160)

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Computer Engineering Technology is awarded by the college upon completion of the program.

The AAS degree in Computer Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 4-year bachelor's-level engineering technology program.

Program Accreditation

The Computer Engineering Technology program at CPCC is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET), abet.org.

How to Apply

Complete a CPCC admissions application through Get Started on the CPCC website.

Contact Information

For a printer-friendly version of this information, download the Computer Engineering Technology FlyerEducational Objectives also can be downloaded from the Computer Engineering Technology Program.

Current departmental news can be found in the Computer, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology Newsletter.

Contact Computer Engineering Technology faculty for advising or with any questions about the program. 

The Computer Engineering Technology program is in the Engineering Technology Division. For additional information, visit the Engineering Technologies website, the Program Chair at 704.330.6860 or email dave.ross@cpcc.edu.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Select 1 of the following:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Select 1 of the following:3.0
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Select 1 of the following: **Students interested in continuing to UNCC for a BS degree should take MAT 171 or MAT 271**3.0
Algebra/Trigonometry I
Precalculus Algebra
Calculus I
Select 1 of the following:3.0
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
American Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Select 1 of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Cultural Studies
Myth in Human Culture
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
Major Requirements
Required Courses:
CTI 130Operating Systems and Device Foundation6.0
ELN 131Analog Electronics I4.0
ELN 133Digital Electronics4.0
ELN 232Introduction to Microprocessors4.0
ELN 260Prog Logic Controllers4.0
Select 1 of the following two groups:4.0
Group 1:
Circuit Analysis I
Group 2:
DC Circuit Analysis
AC Circuit Analysis
Other Major Requirements:
CSC 134C++ Programming3.0
ELC 133Circuit Analysis II4.0
ELC 135Electrical Machines3.0
ELN 150Computer-Aided Drafting for Electronics2.0
PCI 173Programmable Systems4.0
Select 1 of the following:4.0
College Physics I
General Physics I
Select 1 of the following **Students interested in continuing to UNCC for their BS degree should take MAT 172, MAT 272**3.0
Algebra/Trigonometry II
Precalculus Trigonometry
Calculus II
Major Electives:
Select 1 of the following **Students interested in continuing to UNCC for their BS degree should take MAT 285**3.0
Introduction to Automation
Visual BASIC Programming
JAVA Programming
C# Programming
Instrumentation
Electric Power Systems
Energy Management
Local Area Networks
Calculus III
Differential Equations
Introduction to Networks
DAQ and Control
General Physics II
Work-Based Learning I
Work-Based Learning II
Total Credits70

No diplomas are offered in Computer Engineering Technology.

No certificates are offered in Computer Engineering Technology.