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Computer Engineering Technology

What is Computer Engineering Technology? 

The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum provides the skills required to install, service and maintain computers, peripherals, networks, and microprocessor and computer controlled equipment. It includes training in both hardware and software, emphasizing operating systems concepts to provide a unified view of computer systems.  

Computer EngineeringCourse work includes mathematics, physics, electronics, digital circuits, and programming, with emphasis on the operation, use and interfacing of memory and devices to the CPU. Additional topics may include communications, networks, operating systems, programming languages, Internet configuration and design, and industrial applications.  

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in electronics technology, computer networks, server maintenance, programming, and other areas requiring a knowledge of electronic and computer systems. Graduates may also qualify for certification in electronics, computers, or networks.


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Typical Courses

  • Introduction to CET
  • Basic CAD
  • Software for Technicians
  • DC/AC Circuit Analysis
  • Electronic Devices
  • Digital Electronics
  • Introduction to PLC
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Computing Upgrade/Repair
  • Visual BASIC Programming
  • Introduction to Microprocessors

Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the WCC Computer Engineering Technology Program will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe practices in the workplace, have an understanding of the hazards in the electrical and computer filed, demonstrate safe utilization of test equipment, and tools using OSHA guidelines, Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS), inspections and research.
  • Possess the ability to test hardware and solve software problems using the basic principles of electronics and applied technology techniques, skills and tools.
  • Demonstrate the necessary critical thinking skills that will enable them to interpret, construct, analyze, verify and troubleshoot fundamental electronic and microprocessor circuits and programs using appropriate techniques and test equipment.
  • Apply their knowledge and skills from their education in order to understand the role of computer and technological solutions in industrial and commercial environments by pursuing the best information and analyzing different points of view.
  •  Interpret, analyze and synthesize graphical, numerical and textural data and communicate effectively using oral, written , graphical and visual forms.
  • Demonstrate the ability to install, verify, troubleshoot and program fundamental programmable logic controllers.

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Contact Information:

Keith Casey
Keith Casey
Lead Instructor, Computer Engineering
(336) 838-6486