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Computer Electronics Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-605-3

(Official WTCS title: Electronics – Computer)


For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview
— Computer Electronics Technology prepares you for a technical career in the computer field. You will learn to operate, install, configure, upgrade and maintain computer and network hardware and software. You will develop software programs using the most popular operating systems (DOS, Windows, UNIX, Netware) and programming languages (C, MASM – the Intel assembly language). This degree program is designed to provide a blend of hands-on learning experiences in both computer hardware and software using up-to-date equipment. When employment opportunities arise, and with the employer’s and instructor’s consent, the course ELCTEC-100 Electronics Co-op may be taken off campus for co-op credit.

Manual dexterity and good observation skills are important for success. Entering the program with keyboarding skills will prove helpful.

 

Career Outlook — Employers in the rapidly expanding computer field are searching for specialists in both computer hardware and software. Extensive opportunities are available for graduates who can skillfully perform installation, configuration, upgrading and maintenance of computer and network systems, and who can develop technical software.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills to install, upgrade, maintain and repair computer systems, networks and supporting infrastructures
  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to analyze and troubleshoot failing computer systems, networks and supporting infrastructures 
  • Demonstrate the skills to repair failing computer systems, networks and supporting infrastructures 
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills to present oneself to prospective employers

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra or the equivalent
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:
Computer Electronics Technician
Computer Network Technician
Computer Systems Technician
Installation Technician
Network Specialist
PC Specialist

 

Related Programs:
Biomedical Electronics Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronic Technology

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

ELCTEC-110

DC and AC Electronics 1 ‡

4

 

(1)

ELCTEC-130

Digital Electronics ‡

3

 

(1)

ELCTEC-170

Computer Systems ‡

3

 

(2)

ELCTEC-111

DC and AC Electronics 2 ‡

3

 

(2)

ELCTEC-120

Electronic Devices and Circuits ‡

4

 

(2)

ELCTEC-140

Microprocessors ‡

3

 

(2)

ELCTEC-186

Fabrication Techniques ‡

1

(3)

ELCTEC-154

Electronic Communications ‡

3

(3)

ELCTEC-173

Computing With C ‡

3

 

(3)

ELCTEC-174

Hardware Systems ‡

3

 

(3)

ELCTEC-178

Software Systems ‡

3

 

(4)

ELCTEC-172

Input/Output Programming ‡

3

 

(4)

ELCTEC-176

Computer Networks ‡

3

 

(4)

ELCTEC-179

Advanced Computer Systems ‡

3

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 


MATH-115


College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡


5

 

(or) MATH-113 and MATH-114


MATH-116


College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡


4

         

NATSCI-137

Comprehensive Technical Physics ‡

4

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

 

 

         

 

ELECTIVES

Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed

      3

 

 

ELCTEC-100

Electronics Co-op ‡

 

 

ELCTEC-121

Advanced Electronic Devices and Circuits ‡

 

 

ELCTEC-131

Advanced Digital Electronics ‡

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 70

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.