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Computer Engineering Technology, AAS


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Program Description

Code 221 - 61 Credits

The Computer Engineering Technology program at Kellogg Community College prepares students to enter the career of computer servicing, wiring/cabling, programming and/or networking, as well as those already working in the industry who need to upgrade their skills for new responsibilities or career growth. The program includes a rigorous curriculum of classroom and hands-on lab experiences that prepare the student for success in small or large businesses. Successful completion of program requirements provides the student with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Engineering Technology.

No industry drives the rapid changes in new technology as completely as the computer and networking sectors. There are both local and worldwide employment opportunities for knowledgeable and skilled technicians, who possess computer troubleshooting/repair skills, network installation/management skills, computer programming skills, database administration skills, and computer-related, industry-endorsed certifications. With an increasing world emphasis on computer technology, the projected demand for computers, programming, database administrators, and network administrators will remain exceptionally high.

The Computer Engineering Technology Program emphasizes the state-of-the-art knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for a challenging and exciting career in this fast-paced, high-tech, rapidly growing industry. These programs are also designed to prepare students to take the industry-based certification exams, including A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Cloud+, Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist, Panduit Authorized Installer (PAI), and Cisco CCENT. We also provide training in our certified Microsoft Academy for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.

The Computer Engineering Technology degree programs are designed for individuals just beginning training to pursue a career in computer servicing, wiring/cabling, programming, and networking, as well as those already working in the industry who need to upgrade their skills for new responsibilities or career growth.

Service-Learning Requirement

Students who obtain an Associate degree or an Associate of Applied Science degree will be required to complete a service-learning experience. The final grade in the course must qualify for academic credit in order to receive the service-learning endorsement. Please contact an Academic Advisor for courses that offer a service-learning experience, or search in the class schedules.

Prerequisite Requirements

Strong reading skills and some background in mathematics are recommended prior to attempting courses in the computer engineering technology program.

Admissions

See the following link for program admission information: https://kellogg.edu/admissions/.

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  2. To understand the theoretical, practical, and ethical ramifications of computational solutions to problems, and to be aware of current research developments in computer technologies.
  3. Students will be able to communicate technical information both orally and in writing.
  4. Students will be able to assemble, maintain and troubleshoot a computer system.
  5. Students will be able to troubleshoot and problem solve common client networking issues.

Required General Education Courses


All Students who obtain an Associate degree or an Associate of Applied Science degree must complete the FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar   course with a grade of a C or higher. This degree requirement can also be achieved by earning a degree from an accredited institution or transferring 24 or more credits from another accredited institution applicable to their degree. See an Academic Advisor, or connect with the Integrative Learning Department, for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.

Professional Certifications


Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist


Panduit Authorized Installer (PAI)


Information:


For more Computer Engineering Technology program information, see the program webpage: https://kellogg.edu/academics/areas-of-study/business-computer-information-technology/cet/.

To apply to the Computer Engineering Technology program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link advising@kellogg.edu to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

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