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Computer Engineering Technology, A.S.

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Program Design

The Computer Engineering Technology associate degree program provides students with a broad background in the underlying disciplines of computer engineering and computer electronics technology including: the fundamentals of computer electronics, including basic AC/DC linear circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, and microprocessor electronics to enable students to perform component and board level computer electronics analysis and troubleshooting; broad experience in problem solving with computers; the basics of computer architecture and organization; an understanding of the basics of computer operating systems and the integration of computer hardware and software; and an understanding of basic computer networking concepts and technologies including the fundamentals of network design, installation and maintenance.

Students will also acquire a comprehensive educational background in mathematics, physics and general education, in addition to acquired skills and knowledge in the field of computer engineering technology, designed to develop and enhance their critical thinking and problem analysis and resolution skills.

The Computer Engineering Technology A.S. degree program prepares students for transfer to institutions with bachelor’s degree programs in computer science or other related computer science/technology programs, or for entry into computer-based industry positions and further industry-based training. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate institutions should consult with an advisor regarding the requirements of these institutions and transferability of courses.


Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time. Courses are offered during daytime or evening hours. For students not prepared for the required mathematics or computer technology courses in the program, MCC offers a wide range of preparatory courses. Please consult with a computer science/technology faculty advisor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Computer Engineering Technology degree program requirements, graduates will

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand a problem and develop logically structured solutions through the use of flowcharts, pseudocode and C++ code.
  2. Differentiate and understand the role and function of various current and emerging technologies, including, but not limited to, computer hardware, networking, programming, and database and Internet technologies.
  3. Describe basic computer organization and the relationship between hardware components and the operating system.
  4. Differentiate and apply the basic technologies used in local- and wide-area networks. Demonstrate competency in installing, repairing, servicing, troubleshooting and upgrading computers and peripheral equipment from the PC technician’s point of view.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of computer electronics from circuit analysis, including analog and digital electronics.
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the internal structure of digital computers.
  7. Discuss and explore the relationship between the CPU, assembly language and machine language.
  8. Discuss and explore the relationship between ROM, the instruction set, system clock and the internal addressing schemes.
  9. Discuss and describe the data path.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Total Credits Required: 64

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