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B.S. Computer Technology

Curriculum

Major Code BS.CIT Computer Technology

Program Mission

The Computer Technology program prepares graduates for careers in maintaining, manufacturing integration and support of computer systems. Emphasis is placed on job skills required of professionals in the computer industry, including wireless systems, electronic interfacing, networking; digital communications, oral and written communication, and management principles.

Program Outcomes

The Computer Technology program provides for student achievement of the following outcomes:

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate professional communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team in a technological environment.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of electronics theory, principles, and software tools as the basis for problem solving in designing, building, simulating, troubleshooting, and decision-making for digital logic and analog circuits.
  • Graduates will have ability to demonstrate entry level proficiency in applying circuit design software in designing and testing circuits.
  • Graduates will have ability to integrate knowledge of science, mathematics, and computer applications appropriate to workplace functions responsibilities and employer expectations.
  • Graduates will be able to integrate knowledge of project management and tools for technological, Computer Technology practice.
  • Graduates will have ability to employ global technologies to address social, economic and environmental issues.

Program Competenticies

Students completing the Computer Technology program will master the following competencies:

  • 1.1 Demonstrate the ability to write and present technical documents using appropriate visual materials.
  • 1.2 Prepare a professional presentation for a senior project.
  • 2.1 Demonstrate proficiency in the design, use, management and operation of computer networks and digital communications systems.
  • 2.2 Apply the principles and applications of software tools, together with problem solving in designing and trouble-shooting digital and analog circuits.
  • 3.1 Design, build, simulate and troubleshoot various digital logic circuits making use of modern software tools and data sheets.
  • 3.2 Design, build, simulate and, troubleshoot analog electronics circuits.
  • 3.3 Resolve PC hardware and software issues.
  • 3.4 Use C++ programming language syntax and semantics in transforming algorithms into code.
  • 3.5 Design microcontroller software and hardware systems.
  • 3.6 Operate general purpose test equipment using standard testing procedures.
  • 4.1 Demonstrate scientific reasoning, quantitative thinking and critical thinking in solving technical problems.
  • 4.2 Demonstrate competency in applying CAD software.
  • 5.1 Demonstrate effective project team work in planning, organizing, creating, executing, monitoring and controlling activities through final project completion via software and Gantt charts.
  • 5.2 Operate general purpose test equipment using standard testing procedures.
  • 6.1 Demonstrate an awareness of professional growth and commitment in addressing social, economic and environmental issues.
  • 6.2 Demonstrate ethical behavior and responsibility.
  • 6.3 Identify workplace safety issues, reporting requirements and problem solutions relating to people, materials, equipment, methods, and environment.

Program Assessment Measures

The methods used to assess student learning and advance students through the Computer Technology program include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Senior Capstone project evaluations
    • Capstone exams
    • Pre-post tests
    • Portfolios
    • Co-op & Internship evaluations
    • Embedded examinations

Student Performance

This program requires 120 credit hours to complete matriculation. The student retention rate for Fall 2016 through Fall 2017 is 85.7% Average Salary Students graduating from the Computer Technology Program report a starting salary range from $42,500 - $68,000 in annual pay. Graduates average salary was $51,600. Some graduates from this program enrolled into either Master of Science Computer Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering, and/or related degree programs.

Job positions for graduates

Employed students assumed positions as System Design Engineers, Nuclear Sub Engineers, Computer System Analysts, Network System Engineer, and Field Service Engineer.