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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science | COMP.ENGR.AAS | Career Program
CIP Code: 15.1202
Visit Center for Advanced Technology, Room 129 or call 301-546-0752 for your faculty advisor

Program Description

The Computer Engineering Technology Program prepares students for immediate employment as computer and network technicians. Students receive a general background in electronics, software, computer networks, and data communication in addition to specialized training in the assembly, configuration, diagnosis, and repair of personal computers. By proper choice of electives, mathematics, and science courses, A.A.S. graduates may transfer into the B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology program at Capitol Technology University. The certificate programs, with fewer credit requirements, lead into the A.A.S. program without loss of credit. Some students may wish to take courses within this program to prepare for industry certification from CompTIA and Cisco. For the CompTIA Network+ certification, take INT-1550 . For the CompTIA A+ certification, take INT-1540  and INT-2540 . For the CompTIA Security+ certification, take INT-1620 . For the Cisco CCENT certification, take INT-1450  and INT-1460 .

Graduates of the Computer Engineering Technology A.A.S. will be able to:

  • Use operating systems such as Windows and Linux that are currently used on personal computers
  • Use spreadsheets and web browsers to solve technical problems and present the solutions
  • Solve technical problems by writing user-friendly, well-documented programs in a high-level programming language such as Visual Basic, C++, or LabVIEW
  • Analyze and troubleshoot computer hardware and software by understanding system organization, data representation, memory management, and interrupts
  • Upgrade and repair personal computers
  • Design, build, and manage local area networks using basic telecommunications systems and protocols
  • Design, build, and test basic analog and digital electronic circuits that can be used as part of a computer system or interface to a computer system
  • Use critical thinking techniques and the student’s general technical body of knowledge to research a problem and provide a creative, well-documented solution for a computer- or network-related problem in which the student has no specific background
  • Produce a comprehensive written report and oral presentation describing a research project

General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Computer Engineering Technology A.A.S.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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