Computer Engineering Technology
What is Computer Engineering Technology?
Computer Engineering Technology is a two-year Associate Degree program designed for students interested in obtaining employment dealing with all aspects of hardware and software for microprocessors and computer systems.
What kinds of jobs are available for graduates?
The computer technician may install, maintain, test, troubleshoot, repair computers, or sell computers and computer peripheral equipment used by consumers, business or industry.
Who has hired recent graduates?
University of South Carolina at Lancaster York Technical College
Spirit Telecommunications Comporium
Balzers Comprehensive Health Services
Catawba Bingo Hillsborough Community College
SSD Drives Paragon Atlantic
How much will a graduate earn?
Starting pay for entry-level positions (little or no experience) is $12 - $23 per hour. The entry-level salaries listed were obtained through the RH Employment Security Commission’s Labor Market Division in 2005.
What opportunities exist for advancement?
Many of our graduates have doubled or tripled their salaries in less than 10 years. Some graduates have formed their own businesses, become managers, or lead technicians. Advancement depends on the company and the ambitions of the graduate.
Can credits be transferred for a Bachelors Degree?
Some of the required courses for the Computer Engineering Technology Degree may transfer to the University of North Carolina or South Carolina State University toward a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology.
What preparation does one need to enroll?
To enroll you need to have a high school diploma or GED. It is recommended that the applicant have a strong math and algebra background as well.
What are the courses offered in the program?
Courses include analog and digital circuits, analog and digital integrated circuits, data communications, microprocessor interfacing, computer languages, and computer troubleshooting. The classrooms are designed for multimedia presentations and courses are offered during the evening. The laboratories have modern test equipment and computer networks that provide hands-on training for circuit analysis, computer simulations, microprocessor interfacing and computer troubleshooting. In addition to the core courses in electronics, courses in English, Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus, Economics or Psychology, Technology and Society, and Physics are required. Students are required to participate in a Senior Seminar and construct a project in Senior Projects.
Students can take electives in programming, networking and Web page design.
How do you become a student?
1. Complete and submit a York Technical College application at www.yorktech.com
2. Take the York Technical College placement test (COMPASS) or submit SAT or ACT scores. Contact the Assessment Center at (803) 981-7176 or 1-800-922-TECH for operating hours. If you have previously attended college, contact an Admissions counselor to determine if you need to take the COMPASS.
3. Have an interview with an Admissions counselor and be accepted into a program.
Financial Aid is available for those students who are qualified. Visit the Financial Aid office in the Student Services building to pick up applications for a variety of scholarships.
Follow this link for tuition information.
Getting your GED
The GED is obtainable through Adult Education for a nominal cost. Their number is (803) 981-1375. Interested students should contact them for additional information.
If you are unsure of your career goals, visit the Career center located in the Student Services building. There are many resources that you can use to learn more about the job market and to assist you in making a decision about your future.
How does one contact the college and the department?
If you would like more information on the Electronics Engineering Technology Program, please call, write or email.
Department Chairperson--Electronics Engineering Technology
York Technical College
452 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill SC, 29730
327-8008 Admissions Office
981-7029 Department Office
Room B-13 B-Building
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