Program Description


Digital and Microprocessor Technology

The microprocessor chip is an integral part of industrial applications such as industrial process control, instrumentation, and communication. The demand for technical workers with microprocessor and digital background is growing at an accelerated pace and is likely to remain high for several decades.

With Onondaga's Computer Engineering Technology A.A.S. program, you will develop the conceptual skills needed from two areas: digital electronics and computer science. This curriculum draws upon hardware concepts from electronics and software concepts from computer science; these concepts are integrated into the various course offerings.

If you wish to enroll in the program, you should have two years of high school mathematics. If you lack the recommended mathematics background, you are strongly urged to enroll in the Foundations of Technology program.

Upon completion of your A.A.S. degree in Computer Engineering Technology, you will be prepared to seek employment opportunities in the field or pursue a bachelor's degree (B.S.). Employment possibilities exist in a wide variety of industries concerned with digital electronics, instrumentation, computers, and manufacturing processes. Graduates who wish to pursue a B.S. degree in engineering technology can be accepted as third-year students are many 4-year colleges.

Graduation Requirement:All students in the Computer Engineering Technology program must have a minimum grade of C- in the following courses: ELT 141, 161, 171, 294, and CMT 190.

Please note: If you wish to pursue a B.S.E.E. degree in electrical or computer engineering, you should consult with an advisor.

This program is accredited by Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 Telephone: (410) 347-7700. See Important Information section in the front of this catalog.