The Computer Engineering Technology programs prepare students for immediate employment as computer and network technicians. Students receive a general background in electronics, software, computer networks and data communication in addition to specialized training in the assembly, configuration, diagnosis and repair of IBM-class personal computers. By proper choice of electives, mathematics and science courses, A.A.S. graduates may transfer into the B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology program at Capitol College. The certificate programs, with fewer credit requirements, lead into the A.A.S. program without loss of credit. Some students may wish to take courses within this program to prepare for industry certifications, such as the CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and the CISCO CCNA. For the CompTIA A+ certification, take INT-1550. For the A+ certification, take INT-1540 and INT-2540. For the Network+ certification, take INT-1550. For the Security+ certification, take INT-1620. For the CCNA Certification, take INT-1450, 1460, 2450, and 2460.
Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
- All students must read English at an acceptable level in order to begin college-level courses. The college assesses two levels of reading proficiency as shown below. Both must be satisfied in order to enroll in college-level classes.
- Meet a basic reading standard by placement exam score by taking DVR-0051 or ESL-0105, or by exemption due to prior college coursework.
- Meet college-level reading standards by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0061 DVR-0071 or ESL-0106, or by exemption as a result of prior college coursework.
- The college assesses English writing proficiency at three levels as a prerequisite to enrollment in EGL-1010, the first college-level writing course. Those three levels are outlined below.
- Meet the minimum English proficiency requirement by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0009 or ESL-0102 or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet intermediate level English proficiency requirements by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0011 or ESL-0201, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet pre-college level English requirements by placement exam score, by completing EGL-0100 or ESL-0202, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- All students must satisfy the college's requirement for a solid foundation in mathematics. Students can document this foundation either with satisfactory placement test scores, with an exemption posted as a result of courses taken elsewhere, or with satisfactory performance in one or more developmental mathematics courses. In addition, all students must complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 along with their first developmental math course.
- Meet the most basic arithmetic requirement by completing DLS-0011 or a satisfactory score on the placement test.
- Meet prealgebra requirements by completing DVM-0031 or with a satisfactory placement test score.
- Meet elementary algebra requirements by completing DVM-0071 or achieving a satisfactory placement score.
- Meet intermediate algebra requirements by completing MAT-0104 or by achieving a satisfactory placment test score.
- Complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 in the same semester you take DVM-0031.
General Education - English Composition
General Education - Speech
General Education - Mathematics
General Education - Science
General Education - Social Sciences (A.A.S.)
- Complete 1 Social Science course from the following list: ANT-1010, 1030; ECN-1010, 1030, 1040; GEO-1000, 1010; HST-1310, 1320, 1370, 1410, 1430, 1510, 1530, 2160, 2230, 2470; POS-1000, 1010, 1020; PSY-1010, 2010, 2030, 2040, 2070, 2080, 2160, 2190; SOC-1010, 2010; WMS-1010.
General Education - Information Technology
Computer Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)
- Complete the required INT and ENT courses:
- Complete 7 credits of technical electives. Select from: INT-1450, INT-1460, INT-1560, INT-1620, INT-1630, INT-2300, INT-2450, INT-2460, ENT-2960, ENT-2970, AND ENT-2980. Students who wish to achieve CCNA certification should take INT-1450 and 1460 as technical electives and substitute INT-2450 and 2460 for INT-1700 and ENT-1780.