Applied Electronics & Computer Technology
The Applied Electronics and Computer Technology program at KVCC prepares students with the technical knowledge and needed skills for careers in the installation, maintenance, support, and troubleshooting of electronic equipment, communication systems, computers and computer networks. The AECT program emphasizes hands-on learning using the latest training equipment, innovative teaching techniques, and highly trained faculty members.
The primary goal of the program is to ensure that each student is well prepared for entry into a technology driven work force.
Advanced technical knowledge coupled with effective communication skills are essential for success in today’s technology-driven job market. Therefore, the AECT program requires each student to exercise critical thinking skills and problem solving techniques. The program also encourages each student to further develop both their written and verbal communication skills.
The Applied Engineering Technology option requires higher level course work in math and physics in order to offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education towards a B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering Technology through the University of Maine.
The Computer Technology Certificate option provides an alternative path for those students who do not wish to pursue an Associate Degree. .
Recognizing the need for lifelong learning, the Applied Electronics and Computer Technology program assists students at various stages of life to achieve their personal and professional goals.
The AECT program strives to maintain high academic standards for teaching and learning through a continuous process of self-evaluation. Students are exposed to a learning environment which is safe and supportive of student growth and achievement.
The primary goal of the AECT program is to ensure that each student is well prepared for successful entry into a technology driven work force. To achieve this goal, the AECT program emphasizes hands-on learning using the latest training equipment, innovative teaching techniques, and highly trained faculty members.
Upon successful completion of the AECT program, each graduate will be expected to:
- Practice the technical skills of the electronics, electronic communications, and computer profession in a conscientious, responsible and accountable manner, while recognizing the need of continuing education to expand upon their technical knowledge and skills.
- Communicate effectively and posses the interpersonal skills necessary for success in an information based society.
- Utilize critical thinking skills and problem solving techniques to provide solutions for today’s electronics, electronic communications, and computer technology challenges.