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Computer/Electronic Technology/Engineering Technology/A.S. Degree

Program Advisor: Gary Bradway, 413-236-4624 or gbradway@berkshirecc.edu .

The Computer/Electronic Technology option in the Engineering Technology degree program provides the student with a unique blend of courses in electronics and computer hardware, software, and programming. It is intended to provide a broad range of career opportunities including designing, installing, maintaining, and operating computer systems as well as training as an industrial electronics technician.

Students may become CISCO Certified in this program. Those students should contact the Program Advisor.

With proper preparation in mathematics, the student can transfer to a college or university offering a baccalaureate degree in engineering technology.

Expected Outcomes

  • Attain the educational and technical skills from which graduates are well equipped to enter the workforce or continue their education in manufacturing technology at Baccalaureate institutions.
  • Apply the technical knowledge and problem solving skills required in Computer/Electronic Technology
  • Ability to accurately use test equipment and troubleshoot
  • Develop expertise in the application of circuit analysis both analog and digital, computer programming and associated software, microprocessors and industrial control systems.
  • Ability to use machinery both manual and automated in various manufacturing processes.
  • Develop a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement of the manufacturing process.
  • Demonstrate competence in collaboration with individuals and teams of multicultural and multidisciplinary backgrounds.
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in written, oral and graphical forms.
  • Appreciate the need for continued professional development and lifelong learning.

Graduation Requirements
To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete the 69 program and general education credits, plus the additional requirements, shown below.   

Program

47 Credits

CIS 124

C++ Programming l

4

CIS 153 Systems Operations

4

CIS 180 Network Fundamentals

3

ENM 127

Technical Mathematics III (or higher)

3

ENT 129

Intro to Electicity/Electronics

4

ENT 135

Interpreting Engineering Drawings I

4

ENT 185

Engineering Computer Applications
(see footnote 1)

4

ENT 233

Digital Circuits

4

ENT 234

Microprocessors

3

ENT 260

Industrial Control Systems

4

PHY 111

Ideas of Physics (see footnote 2)

3

Technical Electives (see footnote 3)

6

     

General Education

 22 credits

COM

Communication

   3

ENG

English Composition/Writing

   6

ENM 126

Technical Mathematics ll (or higher)

3

PHY 101

College Physics (see footnote 2) 

4

 

 General Education Elective
          (see footnote 4)

 6 

  

Additional As Shown

 

Core Competencies Portfolio

6 Items

Forum

12 Units

Health/Fitness

30 Hours

Minimum Cumulative Averages:
-Overall
-Area of specialization:
 All required ENM courses and all program requirements 


2.000

2.000

Suggested block for program completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student's individual needs.

First Semester                                                                    

17 Credits         

PHY 111

Ideas of Physics (see footnote 2)

3

ENT 135

Interpreting Engineering Drawings I

4

ENT 185

Engineering Computer Applications (see footnote 1)

4

ENG

English Composition/Writing

3

ENM 126

Technical Mathematics II

3

Second Semester                                                                

17 Credits

CIS 124

C++ Programming I 

4

ENM 127

Technical Mathematics III

3

ENT 129

Intro to Electricity/Electronics

4

 

Technical Elective (see footnote 3)

3

ENG

Composition/Writing

3
   
Third Semester

19 Credits 

CIS 153 

Systems Operations 
ENT 233 

Digital Circuits  

ENT 260 

Industrial Control Systems  

PHY 101  College Physics I 
 

General Education Elective
(see footnote 4) 

     

Fourth Semester  

16 Credits 
CIS 180 

Network Fundamentals 

ENT 234  

Microprocessors 

COM 

Communication 

 

General Education Elective
(see footnote 4)  

 

Technical Elective
(see footnote 3) 

     

Footnotes:

  1. CIS 102 may be substituted. 
  2. Students planning to transfer should take PHY 101, PHY 102, and a technical elective in the first, second and third semesters.
  3. Technical Electives selected from CIS 125 , C++ Programming ll; CIS 155 , Web Development; CIS 181, Routing Concepts and Protocols;  ENM 255 ,Statistical Quality Control; ENT 285 ,Technical Internship: and 
PHY 102 , College Physics ll.
  4. General Education Electives are chosen from two of the following: History, Humanities and Fine Arts, or Behavioral and Social Science, or Environmental Studies.