COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (CET)

 

The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) prepares you for immediate employment  as senior computer/network  technician,  network administrator, or as a  field/service engineer. Specialized training in the setup, configuration, and troubleshooting/repair of PCs and networks. Includes  background  in electronics, software, and data communication. A+ computer hardware, Cisco networking, Wireless Lans, and  network security are comprehensively studied.  In addition to the CET degree, several Certificates are offered: Computer Service Technology, A+ Preparation, and CCNA Preparation. The Certificates can be easily upgraded to the CET degree. 
 

It is strongly advised to apply for a CERTIFICATE once its requirements are met- even if a Degree is the eventual goal.



We offer instruction at our campus facilities in Largo, MD, convenient off-campus locations throughout PG county, and certain courses are conducted over television and the internet. Work/study opportunities to gain experience, college credit, and pay are available. Many scholarships are available.  
Graduates of our CET program may transfer into four-year institutions to continue their education- such as the CET  B.S. degree program at Capitol College, Laurel, MD.

 

Computer Engineering Technology curriculum flowchart shows the course sequence and descriptions. Consult the PGCC Catalog for complete program requirements and course descriptions. To determine course availability and schedule information, consult the online  PGCC Schedule of Classes. 


 
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DEGREE PROGRAM:
COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)        

(Minimum of 69 credit hours required)

Program Concentration   (45- 46 Credit Hrs.)
ENT 171
Circuits and Measurements .3 credits

ENT 172 Circuit Analysis and Design .......................3

ENT 177 Intro. to Computing for Technology............3

ENT 178 Analog Circuits...............................................4

ENT 180 Digital Circuits................................................4

ENT 184 Intro. To PC Hardware ........2

ENT 185 Circuit Evaluation and Repair ....................2

ENT 281 CPU Architecture...........................................4

ENT 284 Computer Repair..........................................4

CIS 101 Computer Literacy .........................................3

CIS 140 Intro. to Local Area Networks.......................3

CIS 170 Understanding Operating Systems............3

Technical electives**

(includes ENT 219 Wireless LANs).......................7-8


Supporting Courses/Electives 
(24- 25 Credits):

English Composition I and II*...................................................................... 6
Humanities*  .SPH 101................................................................................. 3
Mathematics*   MAT 134 or higher.............................................................. 3
Science*   PHY 157 ........................................................................................4
Social Sciences* ........................................................................................... 3

Cultural Diversity * ..........................................................................................3
Health/Physical Education   Any HLE or at least 2 credits of PED..... 2-3
*Satisfies General Education requirement
**For CCNA certification prep. take ENT 194- 197 in place of CIS 140 and the technical electives.

 

CERTIFICATE:

COMPUTER SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

Certificate Program

(minimum of 33 credit hours required)
Certificate program can be easily upgraded to the A.A.S. degree.

ENT 171 Circuits and Measurements.....3 credits

ENT 184 Intro. to PC Hardware.................................2

ENT 189 Network Hardware.......................................3

ENT 284 Computer Repair.........................................4           

ENT 286 Advanced PC Configuration......................4

CIS 101 Computer Literacy .. .....................3

CIS 140 Intro. to Local Area Networks......................3

CIS 170 Understanding Operating Systems...........3
Mathematics   MAT 134 or higher..............................3
Technical electives

(includes ENT 219 Wireless LANs)......................5-6

 

 

 

Additional Certificates:  A+, and Cisco CCNA Preparation
 

 A+ Preparation Certificate
 ENT 184 Intro. to PC Hardware............................2
 ENT 284 Computer Repair....................................4
 CIS 101 Computer Literacy ...................................3

                       CIS 170 Understanding Operating Systems.......3

 

Cisco CCNA Preparation Certificate

CCNA  certification: take  ENT 194, 195, 196, and 197. (16 credit hours)

Offered through the PGCC Regional Cisco Networking Academy.

 

 

                      
CERTIFICATION  Preparation:  Network+

To prepare for the Network+ certification: take ENT 189. (3 credit hours)


 



Consult the PGCC Online Catalog for complete requirements and course descriptions. To determine course availability and schedule information, consult the online  PGCC Schedule of Classes. 

 



Faculty LINKS:  Bill Lloyd's website