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 UNC Charlotte’s BSET program 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. There are several opportunities for industry certifications built into the program that 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), http://www.abet.org.

How to Apply

Visit the CPCC Getting Started page to apply at https://www.cpcc.edu/getstarted
 

Contact Information

For a printer-friendly version of this information, please download this Computer Engineering Technology Flyer. You can also download the Computer Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives.

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If you are in this program or if you have questions about the program please contact our faculty for advising.

The Computer Engineering Technology program is in the Engineering Technology Division. For additional information, visit www.cpcc.edu/et or dave.ross@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6860.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Introduction to Communication
Intro to Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
Select 3 credit of the following:3.0
Students interested in continuing to UNCC for a BS degree should take MAT 171,MAT 271.
Algebra/Trigonometry I
Precalculus Algebra
Calculus I
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
General Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Comparative Cultures
Survey of Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Regional Geography
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
American Government
Comparative Government
International Relations
General Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of the Family
Social Diversity
Introduction to Political Science
Social Psychology
Social Problems
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Survey of American Art
Non-Western Art History
Dance Appreciation
DAN 211
DAN 212
Theatre Appreciation
Literature of the Theatre
Oral Interpretation
Myth in Human Culture
Introduction to Film
Humanities I
Humanities II
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Western World Literature I
Western World Literature II
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
History of Rock Music
Opera and Musical Theatre
Philosophical Issues
Western Philosophy I
Western Philosophy II
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
Eastern Religions
Western Religions
Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
Religion in America
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
Major Requirements
Required Courses:
ELN 131Analog Electronics I4.0
ELN 133Digital Electronics4.0
CTI 130Operating Systems and Device Foundation6.0
ELN 232Introduction to Microprocessors4.0
ELN 260Prog Logic Controllers4.0
Take 1 of the following groups:4.0
Group 1:
Circuit Analysis I
Group 2:
DC Circuit Analysis
AC Circuit Analysis
Other Major Requirements:
ELC 133Circuit Analysis II4.0
ELC 135Electrical Machines3.0
PCI 173Programmable Systems4.0
ELN 150Computer-Aided Drafting for Electronics2.0
MAT 223Applied Calculus3.0
SEL 193Selected Topics in ___________3.0
CSC 134C++ Programming3.0
Take 4 credits from the following:4.0
Students interested in continuing to UNCC for their BS degree should take PHY 151, PHY 251.
Physics-Mechanics
College Physics I
General Physics I
Take 3 credits from the following:3.0
Students interested in continuing to UNCC for their BS degree should take MAT 172, MAT 272.
Algebra/Trigonometry II
Precalculus Trigonometry
Calculus II
Major Electives:
Take 3 credits from:3.0
Students interested in continuing to UNCC for their BS degree should take MAT 285.
Microprocessor Systems
Electrical Machines II
Electric Power Systems
Analog Electronics II
Energy Management
Operating Systems and Device Foundation
Electrical System Design
Instrumentation
Instrumentation Controls
Local Area Networks
DAQ and Control
SCADA Systems
CAD I
CAD II
CAD III
Introduction to Networks
Work-Based Learning I
Work-Based Learning II
JAVA Programming
Calculus III
Visual BASIC Programming
Differential Equations
General Physics II
PHY 253
Mechanisms
Robot Programming
C# Programming
Applied Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to Automation
Total Credits76

No diplomas offered.

No certificates offered.

Courses

CET 111. Computer Upgrade/Repair I. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers repairing, servicing, and upgrading computers and peripherals in preparation for industry certification. Topics include CPU/memory/bus identification, disk subsystems, hardware/software installation/configuration, common device drivers, data recovery, system maintenance, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely repair and/or upgrade computer systems to perform within specifications.

CET 211. Computer Upgrade/Repair II. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers concepts of repair, service, and upgrade of computers and peripherals in preparation for industry certification. Topics may include resolving resource conflicts and system bus specifications, configuration and troubleshooting peripherals, operating system configuration and optimization, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and resolve system conflicts and optimize system performance.

Prerequisites: Take CET 111