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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2015-16 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Systems Engineering Tech - CSET.AS


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Computer Systems Engineering Technology is a continually expanding field offering exciting careers in computer networking, systems integration, systems design, automated manufacturing, maintenance, marketing, support, and management.

This curriculum is more advanced than other, apparently similar, curricula offered in other locations. System-level courses are targeted at PC architecture, advanced network systems, and communications. Programming courses cover modern conventions in software design. Integration-level courses cover system interfacing, circuit theory, communications theory, and specialized integration hardware. The result is a more complete background in computer systems stressing networking and system integration than other curricula. The program is continually updated to reflect the state of the art in this field.

Graduates of this department will continue to assume major roles in a wide variety of professional areas as companies downsize from mainframe systems to distributed networks of smaller computers.

Math, computer and technical skills all provide a base for career development that often leads to leadership and management positions in the broad field of electronics engineering.

Educational background: Applicants are advised that competency in algebra, trigonometry, and physics is important. Applicants without this background may take the prerequisite courses at STCC although this may lengthen the time needed to complete the degree program.

Students wishing to further their education in an engineering field should notify their STCC academic advisor early in their course of study so that arrangements can be made to facilitate the transfer process.

Minimum Grade Requirements: Students in Computer Systems Engineering Technology must receive a grade of “D” or better. A QPA of 2.0 must be achieved for graduation. Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, as listed below, the degree of Associate in Science in Computer Systems Engineering Technology will be awarded.

Computer Systems Engineering Program Goals


Program Objective: To prepare graduates with the necessary skills to design, apply, install, manage, operate, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware, commonly used operating systems, networks of computer systems, and the network infrastructure.

  1. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding, installation and configuration, troubleshooting, and upgrading of workstations and servers in a networked environment.
  2. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding, installation and configuration, troubleshooting, patching, and upgrading of common computer operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
  3. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding, installation and configuration, troubleshooting, and upgrading of common computer hardware and peripherals.
  4. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding, installation and configuration, troubleshooting, and upgrading of Cisco networking equipment.
  5. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding, installation and configuration, and troubleshooting of server-based applications such as firewalls, domain name systems (DNS), database servers, security monitors, and backup & recovery tools.
  6. The graduate should be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  7. The graduate should be able to conduct research from a variety of sources. These include the internet, technical specifications and schematics, and related sources.
  8. Are computer literate in common computer applications used in technology.

Programmatic Technical Standard (PDF)

(CSET.AS) Curriculum


Total: 18 credits


Total: 17-18 credits


Total (CSET.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 67-68


Notes:


  1. Students who take MAT-124 /MAT-125 /Lab Science will not be required to take this course as their General Education requirements will have been met.
  2. Students on a Bachelor Degree path will be advised to take the traditional Lab Science or Calculus 1 course. All other students will be allowed to choose a General Education Elective

Department Personnel


Name Title Office Phone Email
Edward Bigos Professor/Department Co-Chair 17/637 413-755-4544 bigos@stcc.edu
Nicholas Bishop Electronic Technical II 17/613 413-755-4577

NRBishop@stcc.edu

Andrew Collins Instructor 17/631 413-755-4578 ajcollins@stcc.edu
Jeffrey Cooper Assistant Professor 17/631 413-755-4578 jlcooper@stcc.edu
Rick Jagodowski Professor / Electrical Engineering Tech. Dept. Chair 20/120 413-755-4594 jagodowski@stcc.edu
Nicholas Massa Professor 17/637 413-755-4579 massa@stcc.edu
Gary Mullett Professor/Department Co-Chair 17/635 413-755-4600 gmullett@stcc.edu
Eliano Soares Staff Assistant 17/219 413-755-4593 esoares@stcc.edu
Peter Vangel Professor 17/637 413-755-4665 vangel@stcc.edu

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