Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET | Western Technical College

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET

Associate Degree

Program Number: 

106632 CET


Financial Aid Eligible

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Turn your talents into an exciting career with a degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET). In this program, you will study the basics of electronic circuits and devices, technical math, physics, computer language, communication systems, data acquisition, and networking. A combination of classroom study and hands-on lab work leads to a final capstone project in which you will design and complete a project that includes hardware and software components as well as industry-related documentation.

Upon completion of this associate degree, you can land a lucrative career in a high-tech field. You can also choose to continue your education for more earning potential with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), computer science at UW-La Crosse, or electrical engineering technology at UW-Oshkosh.

Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET

This program will cost about $10,341* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, view the Tuition page or Cost of Attendance document.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Test Technician/Engineer
Field Service Technician
Electronics Technician
Engineering Assistant
Design Engineer
Embedded Systems Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Transfer Agreements

Milwaukee School of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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