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AAS Degree – Code #1602

BS Degree - Code #1357

Dr. Maryam Nasri, Program Coordinator
Email address: NasriM@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, http://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

  1. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. 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.
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  4. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  6. 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.
  7. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  8. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  9. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 Student Learning Outcomes - BS Degree

  1.  An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  7. 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.
  8. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. The ability to analyze, design, and implement hardware and software computer systems.
  15. The ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems.
  16. The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.
 

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:

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

The BS in computer engineering technology program will produce graduates who:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics and science using critical thinking and creative skills to solve computer engineering problems.
  • Function professionally with effective communication and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Continuously improve and engage in life-long learning and adapt to a technologically advancing society.
  • Apply knowledge of contemporary issues and anticipate the impact of computer engineering technology solutions on industry and the general public.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support computer engineering practice. 
  • Design computer engineering systems, components or processes to meet industry needs.
  • Design computer engineering experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data to support the problem-solving process and project design. 

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:

Computer engineering technology (AAS degree): 100 percent – 100 percent continued their education.

Computer engineering technology (BS degree): 100 percent are employed.

Enrollment And Graduation Data

AAS Degree   Enrollment (based on fall census)
2018 14
2017 9
2016 9
   Degrees Awarded
2017-2018 1
2016-2017 2
2015-2016 6

 

BS Degree     Enrollment (based on fall census)
2018 36
2017 45
2016 40
   Degrees Awarded
2017-2018 8
2016-2017 7
2015-2016 3

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CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

The Bachelor of Science in computer engineering technology is recognized as a "professional degree" that qualifies for experience/education credit toward Professional Engineering (PE) licensure. Graduates from Alfred State's program are allowed six years of the required 12 years of education/experience credit, and are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), formerly called Engineer-in-Training (EIT), examination upon graduation.

Entrance Requirements/recommendations (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

Recommended: Physics

Entrance Requirements/Recommendations (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing and math SAT score of 1080 or a composite ACT score of 21. 

Recommended: Physics

Graduation Requirements - AAS Degree

  • 62 semester credit hours in program as listed above
  • 25 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences
  • Four of 10 General Education areas
  • 2.0 or above cumulative grade point average
  • 2.0 or above grade point average in major courses (ELET, CISY)
  • Approval of department faculty.

 Graduation Requirements - BS Degree

  • 126 semester credit hours in eight-semester program
  • 60 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences
  • Seven of 10 General Education areas
  • Minimum 45 upper-division credit hours
  • Minimum 24 hours upper division in major
  • Minimum of 30 hours upper division in residence
  • 2.0 or above cumulative grade point average
  • 2.0 or above grade point average in major courses (BSET, CISY, ELET)
  • Approval of department faculty

 

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
      15

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
      15

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
      17

Fourth

CISY 3193 Computer Architecture & Organi 3
    OR  
XXXX xxx3 Other approved Major Elective 3
CISY 4053 Linux/Unix Admin and Scripting 3
MATH 1063 Technical Calculus I 3
PHYS 2023 General Physics II 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen. Ed. Elective 3
       15

If not required to take MATH 1033 and MATH 2043, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits; otherwise take free elective.

 

Computer Engineering Technology - BS Degree

TYPICAL FIVE- THROUGH EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

Fifth

ELET 5113 Electronic Communications 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
MATH 2074 Technical Calculus II 4
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
CISY 3283 Internetworking I 3
    OR  
XXXX xxx3 Other approved Major Elective
      16

Sixth

ELET 7404 Embedded & Real Time Systems 4
MATH xxx4 Upper Division Math Elective 4
CISY 4283 Internetworking II 3
    OR  
XXX xxx3 Other approved Major Elective
CISY 5203 Network Administration 3
    OR  
XXXX xxx3 Other approved Major Elective - Upper
CISY 7013 Network & Host Security 3
    OR  
XXXX xxx3 Other approved Major Elective - Upper
      17

Seventh

BSET 7001 Senior Seminar & Project Des 1
MATH 7113 Economic Analy for Engr Tech 3
MATH 7123 Statistics for Engr Tech & Sci 3
PHYS 8013 Modern Physics 3
CHEM 5013 Applied Chemical Principles 3
CISY 7033 Security Tools 3
    OR  
XXXX xxx3 Other approved Major Elective - Upper
      16

Eighth

BSET 8003 Senior Technical Project 3
CISY 7003 Project Management 3
    OR  
XXXX xxx3 Other approved Major Elective - Upper
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective 3
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NOTE:  See elective sheet for four-year majors for Gen. Ed. and other types of electives.

Recommended Major Electives:

ELET 2124    Upper Major Electives (Continued)  
ELET 2163   CISY 5133
ELET 3103   CISY 5203
ELET 4154   CISY 5233
ELET 4224   CISY 5303
CISY 3193   CISY 5403
CISY 3223   CISY 5613
CISY 3283   CISY 6103
CISY 4003   CISY 6503
CISY  4063   CISY 6703
CISY 4283   CISY 7003
CISY 4423   CISY 7013
CISY 4723   CISY 7023
Upper Major Electives     CISY 7033
ELET 6004   CISY 7203
ELET 6143   CISY 8303
ELET 7104   CISY 8403
      CISY 8503
      ELET/CISY - Directed Study  

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