Computer Hardware Engineering Technology Concentration (9418)

Computer Hardware Engineering Technology graduates are prepared with the skills necessary to enter careers in the design, application, installation, operation, and/or maintenance of computer systems.

Note:  Students transferring to a four-year college are encouraged to take ENGL 1120 English Composition II in addition to the following requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ELEC 1120 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 2
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1180 Technical Mathematics I 2 4
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CPET 1120 C Programming for Engineering Technology 3
ELEC 1220 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 2
ELEC 1260 Direct Current and Alternating Current Laboratory 1
ELEC 1330 Digital Systems Fundamentals 2
MATH 1280 Technical Mathematics II 2 4
PHYS 1100 Applied Physics Mechanics 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
CNET 1100 Cisco Networking Technology I 2
CNET 1200 Cisco Networking Technology II 2
ELEC 2120 Linear and Switch-Mode Power Supplies 2
ELEC 2420 Microcontroller Applications 2
ELEC 2460 Digital Systems and Microcontroller Laboratory 1
ITCS 1011 History of Computing 2
PHYS 1200 Applied Physics Heat and Thermodynamics 3
Select course(s) from the Social and Behavioral Electives list 3
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Semester
CNET 1300 Cisco Networking Technology III 2
COMM 1000
Effective Public Speaking
or Effective Interpersonal Communications
CPET 1050 Assembling, Upgrading and Repairing Personal Computers 2
ELEC 2610 Embedded Systems Project Lab 3
ITIS 1025 Managing and Optimizing Personal Computers 3
ITON 1070 Operating Systems: Skills and Techniques 1
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours61

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).


 Students planning to transfer to a four-year university should consider taking MATH 1650 College Algebra and MATH 1700 Trigonometry

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.


Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities Electives
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives
ANTH 1160Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ECON 1150Basic Economics3
ECON 2500Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2600Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
HIST 2250U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present3
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3