Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

106632-CET

Credits: 

64.00
Financial Aid Available

Turn your talent for computers into an exciting career with a degree in Computer Engineering Technology. The program combines electronics and digital theory, providing a comprehensive background in both hardware and software through classroom and laboratory learning. Graduates are prepared for technical careers working with PC-based systems, digital/analog equipment, and troubleshooting and maintaining hardware, software, networking, and interfaces.

In this program, you will study basics of electronic devices, technical math, physics, computer language, circuitry, data acquisition and networking, and other aspects of computer engineering. Rounding out the curriculum are courses in communication, sociology, psychology, and speech. You’ll demonstrate competency with an individual project at the end of the course, which will include a hardware and software component, a written report, and an oral presentation complete with budget, timetable, schematics, and a daily log.

Upon completion, you can enter the workforce or take calculus courses at Western and transfer directly into the Computer Science bachelor's degree at UW-La Crosse.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET

This program will cost about $9,500* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET 2015-2016 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates15
Graduates Responding10
Employed in Related Occupation2
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education8
Not in Labor Market0

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Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Technician; Registration Technology, La Crosse, WI
  • Telecommunications Technician; Dairyland Power, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

Maintenance Technician
Electronic Repair Technician
Equipment Technician
Field Service Technician
Installation Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET program, first apply for admission to the College. Once your application is processed, you will be asked to set up a meeting with an instructor to go over the expectations of the program. 

Transfer Agreements

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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