Do you enjoy working and playing with computer hardware, software or electronics? Do you like learning about math and science and figuring out why things work the way they do? Are mathematical and logical puzzles – and trying to solve complex problems – your idea of fun?
If so, a career in computer engineering technology might be right for you! The Technology Studies: Computer Engineering Technology Option degree program at MxCC prepares students for transfer to institutions with Bachelor’s Degree programs in Computer Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Networking Technology, or other related fields, or for entry into computer-based industry positions such as:
- IT Professional (including Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, Systems Analyst, Support Specialist)
- Programmer or Software Developer
- Computer Technologist or Engineer (Hardware/Software)
Our program helps students develop skills in the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems. To do this, students gain background knowledge in the application of electric circuits, computer programming, software applications, computer hardware, computer networking, and engineering.
At MxCC, students learn how to apply science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to solve computer engineering technology problems. Along the way, they develop abilities to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments, and to identify and use appropriate technical literature. They learn new concepts and techniques as required for continuing professional development, and fully prepare to take the industry-based certification exams.
The Technology Studies: Computer Engineering Technology Option requires 63 credits, including program requirements, electives and general education courses. Click here for details. (Link to Degree Requirements from left-hand menu)
The Technology Studies: Computer Engineering Technology Option is a fully articulated College of Technology Pathway Program. Successful completion of the program allows students to enter their junior year in the Computer Engineering Technology Program at Central Connecticut State University. Consultation with the Program Coordinator is strongly recommended if students wish to transfer to other related programs or other institutions.
Computer engineering technology jobs are HOT! HOT! HOT!
Nationally, computers and networks continue to be among the leading technologies driving engineering job markets – especially as businesses and other organizations continue to integrate new technologies and streamline their computer systems. More computer engineers will be needed to implement technological changes as innovations become more sophisticated. Additionally, jobs will be created from the need to replace workers who move into managerial positions, transfer to other occupations, or leave the labor force.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment for computer occupations will grow 22 percent between 2010 and 2020, faster than the average growth of 14.3 percent. Among computer occupations, software developers – systems software are projected to grow 32.4 percent. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Computer Engineering and Engineering Technology were among highest-paid majors in 2012-13 with the starting salaries between $62,200 and $71,700.
In Connecticut, computer-related occupations are projected to be among the fastest growing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) occupations (over the ten-year period from 2008 to 2018). The top hot jobs in this sector are:
- Computer software engineers
- Computer systems analysts
- Network systems and data communications analysts
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