College of Engineering & Information Sciences
Electronics and Computer Technology Associate Degree Program
Every company, every industry, and even a growing number of households rely on a variety of technological devices for their communications, operations, and security needs. Earn your associate degree in Electronics and Computer Technology (ECT) from DeVry University and develop the skills needed to keep our wired and wireless world running at peak performance. Technology degree holders work in areas such as field service, sales and manufacturing, building, installing, testing, evaluating, and maintaining electronic systems, tools, and equipment.
At DeVry University, you have the option of taking all or some* of your Electronics and Computer Technology courses online. Whether online or on campus, qualified practitioner faculty will teach your Electronics and Computer Technology courses, and you'll have regular opportunities for collaboration and interaction with classmates.
Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Electronics and Computer Technology (In Florida degree is Associate of Science in Electronics and Computer Technology; in Minnesota, New York, and Pennsylvania degree is Associate in Applied Science in Electronics and Computer Technology.)
Graduation Requirements: 5 full-time semesters, 71 credit hours (67 in Minnesota)
Flexible Study: Take your classes at a DeVry campus location, through a mix of online and on campus classes, or via our online degree programs. Each term you can choose the mix of classes that helps you balance personal priorities and keeps you moving toward your goals. Please note that program and course availability varies by location.
Related Programs: If you are interested in a bachelor's degree program in this field, consider DeVry University's bachelor's degree program in Computer Engineering Technology or Electronics Engineering Technology.
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Electronics and Computer Technology Courses
Focusing on applying concepts and skills to real-world situations, DeVry's ECT curriculum may include these career-enhancing courses:
- Programming Concepts – This course familiarizes students with programming logic, including basic control structures, modularization, and systems programming. Using high-level languages such as flowchart-based languages, students apply programming concepts to technical problems in practical situations.
- Introduction to Networking – Introducing the underlying technology of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet, this course covers networking media, the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), an overview of routing and switching, and small network configuration and troubleshooting.
- Introduction to Routing – This course introduces router configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting; routing protocols; and use of access control lists (ACLs) as a traffic management tool. Students gain command-line-interface (CLI) knowledge and configure local and wide area networks with routers.
- Hardware and Software – Exploring the PC system from software, hardware, and operating system points of view, this course covers hardware topics like system boards, processors, memory, power supplies, input/output (I/O) ports, internal adapters, printers, and basic networking devices. Software topics include client/server operating systems and installation, as well as licensing software applications.
- Electronic Systems III – Exploring solid-state devices such as diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors, and operational amplifiers, as well as their use in signal processing applications such as amplification and filtering, students gain proficiency in working with integrated circuits, and in building and troubleshooting power supplies and operational amplifier applications.
At DeVry University, everything we do is focused on your career success. The proof is in the numbers. For the year ending with the October '11 graduates, 82% of U.S. DeVry Electronics and Computer Technology graduates were employed in their field at an average salary of $37,043. (Of graduates who actively pursued and obtained employment and those who were already employed in education-related careers within 180 days of graduation.)
*Programs availability varies by location.