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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering AS, Computer Engineering Option

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Program Description

This program comprises the first two years of coursework for a professional program in Computer Engineering (CE) at a four-year institution and lays the foundation for being a successful engineer.  Computer engineering is closely tied to electrical engineering although more emphasis is placed on computer hardware and software including microcontrollers which are used to support robotics and embedded designs. Along with introductory courses, you will take courses in the basic engineering sciences, physics, math and chemistry.

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School of Science and Mathematics

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Conduct experiments.
  • Design a system or process within constraints.
  • Function in diverse terms.
  • Solve engineering problems.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Communicate computer engineering concepts.
  • Identify the global impact of engineering solutions.


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Student Organizations

Computer engineering students are encouraged to join IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). For more information see organization advisor Thomas Henderson in the School of Engineering and Applied Technology at the northeast campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Engineering AS, Computer Engineering Option Program Map  .

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 21

(Additional General Education Requirements  are satisfied through Specialized Course Requirements.)

Humanities 6 Hours

See the General Education Requirements  for the course list.

General Education Required Electives 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 40-45

Total Credit Hours: 61-65

  • Additional preparatory course work may be required if students do not meet a minimum placement score on a secondary placement test. In this case, the total credit hours required to complete the degree will exceed 66. If additional Math is required, it will fill any open General Education electives. If General Education electives have already been met, then this degree could require up to 71-72 hours to complete. See your academic advisor for more information.

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