Computer Engineering Technology Specialization AAS

The Computer Engineering Technology Specialization AAS (AAS_CETS) is offered at LSC-CyFair. For more information, please contact the Electronics Technology Department.

Program Description

If you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career where people and technology come together, electronics technology may be for you. Specialized courses in electronics technology emphasize application more than theoretical development. The program provides classroom studies with hands-on, high-tech laboratories. The student will use the tools of mathematics, science and telecommunications, as well as the calculator, computer, telecommunication networks and other laboratory equipment.

Electronics technologists fill entry-level positions in industry, which include: circuit diagnostics, laboratory and field-testing, manufacturing and assembly, quality assurance, technical sales, field service and certification of new installation projects. They are involved with all products and systems of industry, including radios, radars, computers, network/wireless telecommunications applications and security systems, robots, audio and video systems, automotive electronics, medical instruments and navigation systems.

Offered specializations provide our students the opportunity for employment in some of the following job functions:

  • Service Shop Technician
  • Industrial Manufacturing Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Engineering Assistant/Associate Engineer
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Sales

The core courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty advisor for specific information.

Program Plan

Prerequisite Semester

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR 3-4
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR  
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology  

TOTAL Prerequisite Credits:

3-4

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
ITSE 1402 Computer Programming 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

13

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 4
Elective2   Technical 4

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

15

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits 4

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

4

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
CETT 1445 Microprocessor 4
CPMT 1445 Computer Systems Maintenance 4
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

15

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CPMT 2433 Computer Integration 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  
Elective3   Capstone Course 3-4

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12-13

 

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for
Computer Engineering Technology Specialization:

62-64

  1. Choose from the AAS Core.
  2. Choose technical elective from CPMT 1449, EECT 2439, or ELMT 2433 or department approval
  3. Capstone course. Choose from CETT 2449, EECT 2380 or ELMT 2433
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