Applied Electronics / Computer Technology

APPLIED ELECTRONICS and COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 

~Associate in Applied Science Degree~

~Certificate~

 

DESCRIPTION:

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. 

PROGRAM MISSION:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the AECT program, each graduate will be expected to:

  1. 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.
  2. Communicate effectively and possess the interpersonal skills necessary for success in an information-based society.
  3. Utilize critical thinking skills and problem solving techniques to provide solutions for today's electronics, electronic communications, and computer technology challenges.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Each student is prepared for, and encouraged to take each of the following nationally recognized professional certification exams. These certifications will aid the graduate in gaining employment in related technical fields upon graduation.

  1. A+ Computer Certification - CompTIA A+ Certification covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops, and related hardware, and basic networking. Also covered in the exam is PC operating system installation and configuration along with network connectivity for mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS.
  2. Network+ Certification - CompTIA Network+ is designed to certify the competency of the computer network technician. The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.
  3. Security+ Certification - CompTIA Security+ certification demonstrates competency in: Network security; Compliance and operational security; Threats and vulnerabilities; Application, data and host security; Access control and identity management; and Cryptography.
  4. Apple Certified Macintosh Technician Certification (ACMT) - Verifies the ability to perform basic troubleshooting and repair of both desktop and portable Macintosh systems, such as the iMac and MacBook Pro. ACMT certification exams emphasize indentifying and resolving common MAC OS X problems using Apple Service and Support products.
  5. Certified Electronics Technician - The Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) exam is designed to measure the degree of theoretical knowledge and technical proficiency of the electronics technician. If passed, this certification will enable the student to be recognized as an Associate Level Certified Electronics Technician. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Electronics: Computers - Networks: Telecommunications:
Audio/Video Technician Apple Computer Support Technician Cable Television Technician
Bio/Medical Electronics Technician Computer Network Support Technician Cellular Telephone Technician
Consumer Electronics Technician Computer Support Technician Communication Support Technician
Marine Electronics Technician Desktop Support Technician Electronic Communication Technician
Electro-mechanical Technician Information System Support Technician Telephone Company Technician
Electronics Technician Internet Support Technician Television/Radio Broadcast Technician/Engineer
Engineering Technician Technical Support  
Field Service Technician    
Industrial Electronics Technician    
Technical Equipment Sales    

 

NECESSARY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

1. Laptop Computer (minimal specification):
                             MultiCore Processor 2.3 GHz
                             15.6" LCD or LED Display
                             4 GB DDR2 Memory
                             250 GB Hard Drive
                             CD/DVD Drive
                             Supports Windows 7 and 8
                             802.11 Wireless, 10/100 Network Card

Note: AECT Students are afforded full access to Microsoft Dream Spark which offers free Microsoft operating systems and application software for student use.

2. PC tools kit

3. Digital Multimeter

4. Textbooks, Electronic Modules, and Lab Manuals 

 ~COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE - Program Requirements:
Specialty Concentration
____________________________________ 19 Credits
ETC110         Computer Technology Fundamentals                                   
ETC112         Apple Computer Support Essentials                                       
ETC211         Network Operating Systems                  

ETC212         Linux Operating Systems and Mobile Devices
ETC241         Data Communication Systems                                             
ETC245         Networking Applications Lab                                       
ETC250         Computer Technology Applications                                        

Math ___________________________________________________ 3 Credits
MAT114         Technical Math                                                                        

General Education Courses__________________________________ 3 Credits
ENG108         Technical Writing                                                                                                                                                          

Total Credits__________________________________________________ 25

 

~APPLIED ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY - Semester Sequence:

First Semester

Credits 15

ETL113

Electrical Circuits I*                             

3

ETC110

Computer Technology Fundamentals*

3

COM104

Introduction to Communication

3

ENG108

Technical Writing

3

MAT114

Technical Math

3

Second Semester

Credits 15

ETL114

Electrical Circuits II*                               

3

ETC119

Digital Electronics*

3

ETC125

Semiconductor Devices*

3

ETC250

Computer Technology Applications*

3

MAT117

College Algebra

3

Third Semester

Credits 17

ETC212

Linux Operating Systems and Mobile Devices*

3

ETC220

Microprocessor Applications*

3

ETC225

Analog Circuits*

3

ETC240

Electronic Communication Systems*

3

ETC244

Electronics Applications Lab*

1

PHY111

Elements of Physics

4

Fourth Semester

Credits 16

ETC112

Apple Computer Support Essentials*

3

ETC211

Network Operating Systems*

3

 ETC241

Data Communication Systems*

3

ETC245

Network Applications Lab*

1

 

Social Science Elective

3

 

Humanities Elective

3

Total Credits

Credits 63

 *Core Courses  
 

~APPLIED ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY- Semester Sequence:

First Semester

Credits 16

ETL113

Electrical Circuits I*

3

ETC110

Computer Technology Fundamentals*

3

COM104

Introduction to Communication

3

ENG101

College Composition

3

MAT226

Precalculus

4

Second Semester

Credits 16

ETL114

Electrical Circuits II*

3

ETC119

Digital Electronics*

3

ETC125

Semiconductor Devices*

3

 ETC250

Computer Technology Applications*

MAT227

Calculus I

4

Third Semester

Credits 17

ETC212

Linux Operating Systems and Mobile Devices*

3

ETC220

Microprocessor Applications*

3

ETC225

Analog Circuits*

3

ETC240

Electronic Communication Systems*

3

ETC244

Electronics Applications Lab*

1

PHY111

Elements of Physics

4

Fourth Semester

Credits 16

ETC112

Apple Computer Support Essentials*

3

 ETC211

Network Operating Systems*

 3

ETC241

Data Communication Systems*

3

ETC245

Network Applications Lab*

1

 

Humanities Elective

3

 

Social Science Elective

3

Total Credits

Credits 65

 *Core Courses

 

 Program Contact

William I. Dolan
(207) 453-5111
wdolan@kvcc.me.edu 
 

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