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Computer Engineering Technology

Graduates of this program possess an understanding and working knowledge of both computer hardware and software. With a command of the total environment, a computer  engineering technician is able to relate to both programmers and hardware engineers. The theory developed in the classroom is reinforced with laboratory work, which allows students to develop confidence and skill in their newly acquired knowledge and to accurately report the results of their observations. Along with two networked computer labs, students also use the facilities available in three additional instrumented electronics labs.

Computer Engineering Technology students share many common first-semester courses with the Electrical Engineering Technology students. This first semester provides students with a firm base in fundamental principles. Subsequent semesters’ offerings stress a systems approach, with students investigating computer-based applications from both a hardware and a software perspective. Interfacing computers with their peripherals and network applications are emphasized. Graduates are well prepared for admission to Vermont Tech’s Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering Technology. With an extra year’s work, students may pursue a dual associate degree with Electrical Engineering Technology.

The Associate of Engineering in Computer Engineering Technology program will:
  • Provide students with the capabilities to be immediately employable and productive in the workplace
  • Provide the education to mold graduates who are knowledgeable in both theory and application
  • Instill the necessary skills so that graduates are prepared for lifelong learning and can adapt to new and emerging technologies
  • Provide the base of knowledge so that the graduate can continue their formal education
    Students with an Associate of Science in Computer Engineering Technology will be able to demonstrate:
  • The ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of computer engineering technology to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  • The ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to computer engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  • The ability to conduct standard tests and measurements and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments related to computer engineering technology
  • The ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
  • The ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  • The ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments, and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • An understanding of the need for an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
 The minimum number of credits required for a degree is 68.

First Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ELT 1031  Electrical Circuits I  4 ELT 1080  Electronics for CPE 4
ELT 1051  Presentation Graphics I  1 ELT 1110  Intro to Digital Circuits 4
ENG 10XX  English 3 MAT 1520  Calculus for Engineering 4
INT 1000  Freshman Seminar 1 PHY 1041  Physics I 4
MAT 1420  Tehnical Mathematics 5 If Required:
Select One: CIS 2262  Intro Java Programming II 2
CIS 2261 Intro Java Programming I  4
CIS 2271 Java Programming 4
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Second Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CIS 2022  Intermediate C Programming 2 CIS 2151  Computer Networks I 4
CIS 2230  System Administration 4
ELT 2040  Computer Sys Comp/Interfaces 4
ELT 2050  Microprocessor Techniques 4 ENG 2080  Technical Communication 3
ELE XXXX  AH/SS Elective  3 ELE XXXX AH/SS Elective 3
Select One: Select one:
PHY 1042  Physics II 4 CIS 2720  Current Topics in CPE 3
PHY 2042  Physics II with Calculus 4 CIS 2730  Software Engineering Projects 3
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