Degree Requirements

Common Core Requirements

degree program course listing table
Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-114 or higher1 4
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. PH-201: General Physics I2 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. PH-202: General Physics II2 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A.2B.2D. or 2E. History or Social Science (Select two courses) 6
Subtotal 24

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
TECH-100: Introduction to Engineering and Technology 1
ET-110: Electric Circuit Analysis I 4
ET-210: Electronics I 4
ET-350: Computer Control Systems 4
ET-420: Computer Project Laboratory 1
ET-502: Introduction to Computer Programming 1
ET-504: Operating Systems and System Deployment 2
ET-509: Programming for Embedded Systems 1
ET-540: Digital Computer Theory 4
ET-542: Computer and Electrical Device Applications 1
ET-560: Microprocessors and Microcomputers 4
ET-575: Introduction to C++ Programming Design and Implementation 3
ET-704: Networking Fundamentals I 4
Subtotal 34

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
MA-128: Calculus for Technical & Business Students1 4
Subtotal 4

Electives

Courses Credits

ET elective (choose from):

ET-140, ET-220, ET-230, ET-231ET-232, ET-305, ET-360, ET-375, ET-481, ET-490, ET-503, ET-506, ET-570, ET-580, ET-701, ET-705, ET-706, ET-707, ET-710, ET-712, ET-720, ET-725, ET-841, ET-842, ET-880, ET-991, ET-992, ET-993



2
Subtotal 2

Total Credits Required

64

1 Students may substitute MA-440 and MA-441 for MA-114 and MA-128.

2 PH-301 and PH-302 or PH-411, 412 and 413 may be substituted for PH-201 and PH-202.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Degree Pathway

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.A.S. Degree in Computer Engineering Technology 

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MA-114 College Algebra & Trigonometry for Technical Students*

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

4

Pre-req.: MA-10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

Pre-req. for MA-440: MA-114 or MA-119 & 121 with C or better

ET-110 Electric Circuit Analysis

4

Co-req.: MA 114

ET-540 Digital Computer Theory

4

none

TECH-00 Introduction to Engineering and Technology

1

none

ENGL-101 English Composition I  

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

16


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MA-128 Calculus for Technical and Business students*

4

Pre-req.: MA-114 with grade of C or better

Pre-req. for MA-441: MA-440 with C or better

ET-210 Electronics I

4

Pre-req.: ET-110 with grade of C or better

ET-509 Programming for Embedded Systems

1

Pre-req.: TECH-100

ET-704 Networking Fundamentals I

4

None

ENGL-102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL-101 or placement

Total credits for the term

16

Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ET-502 Introduction to Computer Programming

1

None

ET-504 Operating Systems and System Deployment

2

None

ET-560 Microprocessors and Microcomputers

4

Pre-req.: ET-210, 509, and 540

ET Elective: Choose from: ET-140, 220, 230, 231, 232, 305, 360, 375, 481, 490, 503, 506, 570, 580, 585, 701, 705, 706, 707, 710, 712. 725, 841, 842, 880, 991, 992 or 993.

2

Check individual courses for pre and co-requisites

PH-201 General Physics I ** (Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences)

4

Pre-req.: MA-114 or 119 and 121

Flexible Core -Select one Social Sciences or History course from 2. A, B, D or E (HIST-100 series, ANTH, CRIM-101 or 102, ECON, PLSC, PSYC, OR SOCY)

3

Check individual course pre- and co-requisites


Total credits for the term

16

Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ET-575 Introduction to C++ Programming Design & Implementation

3

Co-req.: MA-114, 119, or 440

ET-350 Computer Control Systems

4

Co-requisite: ET-560

ET-420 Computer Project Laboratory

1

Pre-req.: ET-560

ET-542 Computer and Electrical Device Applications

1

Pre-req.: ET-540

PH-202 General Physics II** (Flexible Core 2.E Scientific World)

4

Pre-req.: PH-201 with grade of C or better

Flexible Core -Select one Social Sciences or History course from 2. A., B, D or E (HIST ONLY 100 series, ANTH, CRIM 101 or 102, ECON, PLSC, PSYC, OR SOCY)

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

16

Total credits required for the A.A.S. in Computer Engineering Technology

64

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  3. *Students may substitute MA 440 and MA 441 for MA 114 and MA 128.
  4. **PH 301 and PH 302 or PH 411, 412 and 413 may be substituted for PH 201 and PH 202.
  5. Indicate if any courses are only offered in the fall or spring terms

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Computer Engineering Technology - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments—through their programs—may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results;
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;

Program Educational Objectives:

  • Career Preparation and Advancement - Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills needed for entry into or advancement in the field of Computer Engineering Technology.

  • Engineering Competence - Graduates will be competent technicians with problem solving and design skills, and have the ability to apply mathematics, science and modern engineering software to solve electrical and computer engineering technology problems.

  • Professional Skills - Graduates will have strong communication skills, and the ability to work successfully in teams.

  • College Transfer - Graduates will meet the requirements for transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in engineering technology.

  • Well-rounded Education - Graduates will demonstrate respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, ethical, and global issues, and they will engage in life-long learning.

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