CT-AAS - Computer Engineering Technology
NYSED Program Code
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Computer Engineering Technology combines electronics and digital theory as they relate to computers. Providing a solid foundation in both hardware and software, the program prepares students to accept positions in computer design and repair, embedded microprocessors and microcontrollers, appliance and control applications, and in networking applications. Students in the program learn in a hands-on, laboratory-based environment.
The Computer Engineering Technology program at Queensborough is one of the largest and most respected programs of its kind in the United States and is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC of ABET).
Recipients of the A.A.S. degree may choose to work in industry, continue their academic studies in a Bachelor of Engineering Technology program, or both. The program is under the supervision of the Engineering Technology Department (ET), which maintains its status as a recognized national leader of computer engineering technology education through excellence in teaching, scholarship, applied research, and professional service.
The Engineering Technology Department operates ten up-to-date laboratories for student use, including electrical circuits, semiconductor, microwave and communications, feedback control systems, digital computers, LANS, Internet based studies and New Media. The laboratories contain professional-level software, simulations systems, and measurement and calibration equipment. Students also become fluent with engineering software such as PSpice, SystemView, and Multisim. The department also sponsors an IEEE club and a Robotics club.
Computer engineering technology is among the largest and most rapidly developing technical fields. Students in the program learn in a real-world environment that includes projects throughout the curriculum. They receive a solid foundation of coursework in digital and analog electronic systems, solid state systems, micro-computer and microcontroller systems, industrial process control and automation, computer programming and applications, local area networks and telecommunications. A wide variety of elective courses are also offered in specialty areas.
Faculty advisers work with students and help them plan their academic programs in line with their academic background and personal interests. ET offers many awards, scholarships, internships, and cooperative education opportunities. These opportunities provide students with financial support and help to broaden their knowledge. Students are able to earn college credit while participating in an internship or co-operative education experience.
Computer Engineering Technology program graduates have an excellent record in finding employment and enjoy relatively high starting salaries. They are employed in such diverse positions as computer technician, LAN technician, computer technician, research technician, technical sales representative, technical writer, and field or customer engineer. New York area companies employing our graduates include: Verizon, Hewlett Packard, Consolidated Edison, IBM, MCS/Canon, Aeroflex, Kepco Power Supplies, CitiCorp, MTA, LIRR, US Postal Service, Keyspan, Lucent, Northrop/Grumman and Underwriters Laboratories.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THE A.A.S. DEGREE PROGRAMS IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Graduates of the program will be prepared for the following career and professional accomplishments during the first three to five years following graduation:
Career Preparation and Advancement – Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills needed for entry into or advancement in the field of Computer Engineering Technology.
Engineering Competence – Graduates will be competent technicians with problem solving and design skills, and have the ability to apply mathematics, science and modern engineering software to solve electrical and computer engineering technology problems.
Professional Skills – Graduates will have strong communication skills, and the ability to work successfully in teams.
College Transfer – Graduates will meet the requirements for transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in engineering technology.
Well-rounded Education – Graduates will demonstrate respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, ethical, and global issues, and they will engage in life-long learning.
Additional information on ETAC of ABET can be found at http://www.abet.org.