Electronics and Computer Technology 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. Computer 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 degree 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.
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*Programs availability varies by location.
All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.
Take the Tech Path
This degree program offers the option for a tech-centric plan of study. The modern workplace is interconnected and technology-dependent. That’s why we put tech at the core of many degree programs and courses. Students in the Tech Path learn to leverage technology, connecting people, process, data and devices to solve real-world business problems.
(In Florida degree is Associate of Science in Electronics and Computer Technology; in New York and Pennsylvania degree is Associate in Applied Science in Electronics and Computer Technology.)
-67 credit hours in Minnesota
Focusing on applying concepts and skills to real-world situations, DeVry's ECT curriculum may include these courses:
Introduction to Networking
Introduction to Routing
Hardware and Software
Electronic Systems III
This computer technology 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many Ways to Learn
DeVry offers classes several different ways:
- At a DeVry campus location
- Through collaborative extended classrooms
Please note that program, courses, and extended classroom availability varies by location. Learn more about DeVry's Associate Degree in Electronics and Computer Technology online.
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*The certificate and associate programs vary by course requirement. If the program length is less than 30 credit hours, the entire program must be completed at DeVry University. If the program length is between 30 to 120 credit hours, 30 credit hours must be completed at DeVry University.
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