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AAS Degree – Code #1602

M. Nawaz Khan, Program Coordinator
Email address: KhanMN@alfredstate.edu

The computer engineering technology program will provide you with the cutting-edge industry knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to secure a career as an applied engineer capable of installing, designing, supporting, and maintaining computer systems and networks. This is an active, technically oriented program with a focus on computer system hardware and network infrastructure, as well as software development and operating systems. We’ve designed these degrees to prepare you for professional examinations leading to certifications such as the CompTIA A+ and Network+, Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Advantages

  • Both AAS and BS programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
  • In the first year of the program, students gain a foundation of knowledge in digital and electronic circuits followed by the development of skills in computer hardware, operating systems, and networking.

A laptop computer is required for students in the computer engineering technology program. The college will provide a list of appropriate laptops and wireless modem cards to all accepted students. Some courses may require specialized tools and/or electronic components.

Program Student Learning Outcomes - AAS Degree

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  •  An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  • The application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, and local area networks to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
  • The application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The AAS in the computer engineering technology program produces graduates who:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science using critical thinking and creative skills to solve computer engineering problems.
  2. Function professionally with effective communication and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on a multidisciplinary team.
  3. Continuously improve and engage in life-long learning and adapt to a technologically advancing society.
  4. Apply knowledge of contemporary issues and anticipate the impact of computer engineering technology solutions on industry and the general public.
  5. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support computer engineering practice. 

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Alfred State computer engineering technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the computer engineering technology BS, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or technology management BBA program.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Graduates from the AAS computer engineering technology program are eligible to continue their education by enrolling in a baccalaureate program in computer engineering technology at Alfred State or elsewhere. Our computer engineering technology AAS two-year degree program is the same as the first two years of the computer engineering technology BS four-year program.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Computer network technician
  • Computer network systems integrator
  • Computer network support specialist
  • Computer network administrator
  • Computer network engineering technician
  • Computer systems engineering technician

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 50 percent are employed; 50 percent continued their education.

Enrollment And Graduation Data

Computer engineering technology (AAS degree) - Enrollment - 16; Graduates - 3

Related Programs

Entrance Requirements/recommendations (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Recommended: Physics

 

Computer engineering technology - AAS degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

CISY 1113 Computer Programming I 3
ELET 1202 Intro to Electrical Eng Tech 2
ELET 1133 Digital Logic 3
ELET 1111 Digital Logic Laboratory 1
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
MATH 1033 College Algebra 3
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Second

CISY 2143 Microcomputer Systems I 3
ELET 1142 Electronic Fabrication 2
ELET 1103 Circuit Theory I 3
ELET 1151 Circuit Theory Laboratory 1
MATH 2043 College Trigonometry 3
LITR xxx3 Gen. Ed. - Literature Elective 3
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Third

CISY 5123 Scientific Programming 3
ELET 2103 Electronics Theory I 3
ELET 2151 Electronics Laboratory I 1
ELET 2143 Embedded Controller Fundmtls 3
CISY 4033 Networking I 3
PHYS 1024 General Physics I 4
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Fourth

CISY or ELET xxx3  Technical Elective  3
CISY 4053 Linux/Unix Admin and Scripting 3
MATH 1063 Technical Calculus I 3
PHYS 2023 General Physics II 3
SOCI 1193 Marriage & Famly Acrs Wrld Clt 3
  OR    
PLSC 1043 American Government 3
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If not required to take MATH 1033 and MATH 2043, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

Graduation requirements - Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

  • 62 semester credit hours in program as listed above
  • 25 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least five of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503)
  • 2.0 or above cumulative grade point average, and 2.0 or above grade point average in major courses (ELET, CISY)
  • Approval of department faculty