2020-2021 Catalog

Computer/Electronic Technology (A.S.)

Associate in Science

Program Advisor: Gary Bradway

413-236-4624 • gbradway@berkshirecc.edu

The Computer/Electronic Technology option in the Engineering Technology degree program provides the student with a unique blend of courses in electronics and computer hardware, soft- ware and programming. It is intended to provide a broad range of career opportunities including designing, installing, maintaining and operating computer systems, as well as training as an industrial electronics technician. Students may become CISCO® Certified in this program and should contact the program advisor. With proper preparation in mathematics and physics, the student can transfer to a college or university offering a baccalaureate degree in engineering technology.

Expected Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Apply their skills to design, install, configure, troubleshoot and upgrade workstations and servers in a networked environment;
  • Apply their skills to install, configure, troubleshoot, patch and upgrade common computer operating systems such as Mac OS X, Linux and Microsoft Windows;
  • Apply their skills to install, configure, troubleshoot and upgrade common computer hardware and software;
  • Apply their skills to install, configure, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco networking equipment;
  • Apply their skills to install, configure and troubleshoot server-based applications such as firewalls, domain name systems (DNS), security monitors and back/recovery tools;
  • Demonstrate computer literacy in common computer applications and technology;
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in written, oral and graphical forms; and
  • Understand and appreciate the need for continued professional development and lifelong learning.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete all program and general education credits, plus the following Additional Requirements.

Program Courses

CIS-124C++ Programming I

4

CIS-153

4

CIS-180Introduction to Networks

4

ENM-127Technical Mathematics III

3

ENT-129Introduction to Electricity & Electronics

4

ENT-185Engineering Computer Applications

4

ENT-233Digital Circuits

4

ENT-234Microprocessors

3

ENT-260Industrial Control Systems

4

PHY-111The Ideas of Physics

3

-Technical Electives

6

Total Credit Hours:47

ENM-127: Or higher
ENT-185 : See footnote 1
PHY-111 : See footnote 2
Technical Electives : See footnote 3

General Education Courses

COM-Communication

3

ENG-English Composition/Writing

6

ENM-126Technical Mathematics II

3

PHY-101College Physics I

4

-General Education Electives

6

Total Credit Hours:22

ENM-126: Or higher
ENG : See footnote 5
PHY-101 : See footnote 2
General Education Electives : See footnote 4

Additional Requirements

Core Competencies Portfolio
4 items
FORUM
4 units
Health/Fitness
30 hours

Minimum Cumulative Average

Overall
2.000
Program requirements
2.000

Suggested Pathway to Graduation

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student’s individual needs.

First Semester

PHY-111The Ideas of Physics

3

ENT-185Engineering Computer Applications

4

ENG-English Composition/Writing

3

ENM-126Technical Mathematics II

3

Total Credit Hours:17

PHY-111 : See footnote 2
ENT-185 : See footnote 1

Second Semester

CIS-124C++ Programming I

4

ENM-127Technical Mathematics III

3

ENT-129Introduction to Electricity & Electronics

4

-Technical Elective

3

ENG-English Composition/Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Technical Elective : See footnote 5
ENG : See footnote 3

Third Semester

CIS-153

4

ENT-233Digital Circuits

4

ENT-260Industrial Control Systems

4

PHY-101College Physics I

4

-General Education Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:19

General Education Elective : See footnote 4

Fourth Semester

CIS-180Introduction to Networks

4

ENT-234Microprocessors

3

COM-Communication

3

-General Education Elective

3

-Technical Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Elective : See footnote 4
Technical Elective : See footnote 5

Footnotes

  1. CIS-102 may be substituted.
  2. Students planning to transfer should take PHY-101, PHY-102 and a technical elective in the first, second and third semesters.
  3. Technical electives selected from CIS-125, C++ Programming II; CIS-155, Web Development; CIS-181, Routing and Switching Essentials; ENT-285, Technical Internship; and PHY-102, College Physics II.
  4. General Education Electives are chosen from two of the following: History, Humanities and Fine Arts, or Behavioral and Social Science, or Environmental Studies.
  5. Students are strongly encouraged to select ENG-116, Technical Writing, as their second English Composition/Writing course.