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.