Electronics and Computer Technology Associate Degree Program
As companies, industries and households increasingly rely on a variety of technological devices for their communications, operations and security needs, qualified tech professionals are a key resource. Earn your associate of applied science degree in Electronics and Computer Technology (ECT) from DeVry University and develop skills to help keep our wired and wireless world running at peak performance.
If you like to keep up with new tech advances in hardware and software, our computer technology degree program can help you build a strong foundation as a skilled technician in this exciting field. Electronics and Computer Technology degree holders can pursue work in areas such as field service, sales and manufacturing, building, installing, testing, evaluating, and maintaining electronic systems, tools and equipment.
At DeVry, 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 TechPath
Want to learn how to navigate today’s tech-infused, dynamic and interconnected workplaces? Take the TechPath. Specially designed to help you gain the kinds of applied tech skills that are crucial in more and more companies today1, each TechPath class is powered by a learning rubric developed at DeVry called People-Process-Data-Devices, or P2D2. And because we believe TechPath is so important for our students and for helping to close the applied tech skills gap in this country, we’re offering our TechPath associates and bachelor’s degree programs to new students at a 20% savings2.
1Exploring America’s Tech Skills Gap and the Parallel Deficits of Applied Tech Skills and Hard Tech Skills, by The Career Advisory Board: http://careeradvisoryboard.org/research/technology-skills-gap-survey
2TechPath Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs are offered to new students at the cost of $487 per credit hour, which is 20% lower than our Non TechPath rate at $609. 20% savings is applicable to those who apply after 4/21/2017. New TechPath pricing savings do not apply to certificate programs.
(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
Electronics and Computer Technology Courses
The courses within the ECT associate degree program span topics related to computer hardware and software, programming, operating systems and beyond. Examples of core coursework areas for DeVry’s electronics and computer technology students include networking, communication systems and electronic systems.
Additionally, at DeVry we believe in broadening your knowledge and skills beyond the area of your degree program in the College of Engineering and Information Sciences. To help prepare you for the interconnected workplace and business markets of tomorrow, your general studies may include communications, humanities, mathematics, social sciences and more.
Our Electronics and Computer Technology degree program 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.
Career Services for Associate Degree Students
Whether you're working to move ahead with new skills in your field or looking to take an entirely new path, DeVry’s career services team is dedicated to helping associate degree holders get started with or further develop their career plans. Improve your resume, establish networking contacts and explore opportunities in your field after graduation. Wherever your technology degree takes you, DeVry has tools, resources and advisors available to help you pursue your professional goals.
On-Campus and Online Student Learning
To support a range of student learning objectives, DeVry offers classes in a variety of ways – on campus, online and across extended classrooms. Program, courses, and extended classroom availability vary by location. Learn more about DeVry's online Electronics and Computer Technology program.