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Computer and Electronics Technology

Computer and Electronics Technology

Computers and electronics have dominated 21st century technologies. From computerized billing systems to consumer electronics, the advancement of computerized devices has created the need for competent technicians to service this modern technology.

The Computer and Electronics Technology curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to diagnose, install, maintain and restore function of computer systems and digital electronic systems.

In this curriculum, students will learn:

  • Basic electricity and Advanced Electronics
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Digital logic
  • PLCs (programmable logic controllers)
  • Computer system software and hardware
    • Installation
    • Configuration
    • Troubleshooting
  • Computer Application software
  • Networking
  • A+ Certification exam preparation
  • ISCET Certified Electronic Technician Certification CET

Graduates of this program are qualified to pursue careers in:

  • Electronic Technician
  • Entry-level Engineering
  • Technical support/ Help Desk Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Manufacturing Specialist
  • Technical Sales
  • Computer and Arcade Gaming Technician

Admissions Requirements

Applicants should have three units of high school mathematics (including trigonometry and intermediate algebra) and two units of high school science (physics is preferred).

Program Competencies

Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer and Electronics Technology, the graduate will be able to:

  • Understand and apply electrical, electronic, and logic principles, concepts, laws, and rules, to the analysis of circuit and/or system operation  and failure determination.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use electrical and electronic instruments to perform standard test, measurements, and tasks.
  • Construct an analog or digital circuit, including fabrication, given its schematics; recognize electronic devices and their coded values.
  • Use industry standard computer applications.
  • Use a variety of sources to acquire and critically evaluate needed technical information, and use it in an ethical, professional, and legal manner.
  • Communicate technical information through well-written reports, graphical forms, oral and visual presentations.
  • Demonstrate basic theory and architecture of computer systems.
  • Interact with a computer to assess its performance.
  • Disassemble and reassemble mechanical components of computer systems and adjust for proper operation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to describe,  debug, and test simple embedded systems.
  • Download programs to microcontroller for implementation of circuits.
  • Maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems and monitor the network to ensure its availability to system users.

Scholarships

The Albert Adams Memorial Scholarship: Monetary amounts to be presented annually to students on the basis of need and academic achievement.

Curriculum

Total Degree Credits: 62.0

First Year, Fall Semester
CP 102 - DC Electrical Circuits Credit Hours: 3 
CP 103 - Lab for CP 102 Credit Hours: 1
CP 104 - AC Electrical Circuits Credit Hours: 3 
CP 105 - Lab for CP 104 Credit Hours: 1
CP 130 - Computer Concepts and Applications Credit Hours: 3
CP 131 - Lab for CP 130 Credit Hours: 1
MT 121 - Technical Mathematics I Credit Hours: 4 or 
MT 125 - College Mathematics Credit Hours: 4

First Year, Spring Semester
CP 120 - Logic I Credit Hours: 3
CP 121 - Lab for CP 120 Credit Hours: 1
CP 124 - Electronics Credit Hours: 3
CP 125 - Lab for CP 124 Credit Hours: 1
CP 165 - Computer Applications for Computer Technicians Credit Hours: 2
EN 110 - College Composition Credit Hours: 3
MT 122 - Technical Mathematics II Credit Hours: 4 or
MT 126 - College Mathematics II Credit Hours: 4

Second Year, Fall Semester
CP 226 - Digital Logic II Credit Hours: 3 
CP 227 - Lab for CP 226 Credit Hours: 1
Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
Natural Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3

Second Year, Spring Semester
CP 208 - Peripherals Credit Hours: 3
CP 209 - Lab for Peripherals Credit Hours: 1
CP 212 - Systems Maintenance Credit Hours: 3
CP 213 - Systems Maintenance Lab Credit Hours: 1
CP 230 - Microprocessor Applications Credit Hours: 3
CP 233 - Lab for CP 230 Credit Hours: 1
CP 250 - Data Communications and Interfacing Credit Hours: 3
CP 252 - Lab for Data Communications and Interfacing Credit Hours: 1
CP 255 - Computer and Electronics Technology Credit Hours: 4 (Optional, taken in place of CP 208 and CP 209)

Note: This is a recommended sequence. Student should consult his/her academic adviser prior to registering.

Available At:

South Campus

Recommended H.S. Courses and/or Experiences:

3 Years Math
Computer Programming (Basic Language)

Pre-Admission Recommendations:

Math I and II
2 Years Science (Physics included)

Career Opportunities/Further Education:

Computer Repair and Software Companies

Hegis Code:

5105

Curriculum Code:

0495.CME

Division:

Engineering & Technologies
Computer and Electronics Technology

Need Help?

Computer and Electronics Technology

Ralph Coviello
South Campus
Room 2108A
4041 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127
P: (716) 851-1755