Field of Study: Computer Engineering Technology
Computer engineering technology programs prepare people to help engineers design and build computer systems.
Computer engineering technology programs include topics such as:
- Computer electronics and programming
- Prototype development and testing
- Systems installation and testing
- Computer systems design
- Computer electronics
- Computer architecture
- Computer programming
- Programming language
- User interfaces
- Software testing and evaluation
- Report writing
In computer engineering technology programs, students may be able to specialize in:
- Computer software technology
- Computer hardware technology
Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in computer engineering technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in computer engineering technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Very few universities offer graduate degrees in computer engineering technology. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.