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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Computer Science Engineering Technology, AAS


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The Computer Science Engineering Technology program prepares graduates for the field of computer science with a comprehensive  understanding of computer hardware and software at the machine and system level. The program combines curriculum in electronics and computer programming addressing both hardware and software aspects of computer design and applications. The design aspect places emphasis on computer structures, computer architectures, microcomputer systems, digital design, and computational applications. The applications part of the program includes a general knowledge of computer operating systems, utilization of software in engineering technologies, low- and hi-level programming techniques, and the use of mathematical algorithms.

Career Outlook

With an increasing utilization of computer systems and programming, demand for technicians with a computer science background is ever increasing. Graduates of this program will have the foundational coursework leading into four year computer science and electrical engineering programs at various universities, as well as being qualified for entry level engineering technicians in product design, engineering support, and other technical support positions. Typical job titles with this degree would include Application Specialist, Computer Systems Specialist, Computer Maintenance Technician, Field Service Representative, Field Engineer, Installation Technician, and Systems Integrator.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Apply fundamental electrical and magnetic theory and reduce to practice direct current (DC) circuits.
  2. Discuss the foundations of digital logic.
  3. Implement logic circuits using electronic and microprocessor hardware.
  4. Write and debug software using high- and low-level structured programming techniques.
  5. Utilize foundational algorithms and mathematical constructs.
  6. Design and manage data network systems, including routers, switches, and data cable installations.

Total Credits: 17


Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 17


Total Program Hours 64


* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for Humanities and Social Behavioral Science Electives.

+ Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses with a ‘+’ to progress in the program and to graduate.

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