Associate Degree in Electronics and Computer Technology

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Kick Your Tech Skills into High Gear

High-tech electronics are the wave of the future, and you love it. You’re fascinated by the use of electronic and computer devices to communicate, create, transport and entertain, and you want in on the action. DeVry University’s Associate in Electronics and Computer Technology can help you level-up your skills so you can maintain and repair these vital products and systems.

Get to Know Our Associate in Electronics and Computer Technology

Enrolling in the Associate in Electronics and Computer Technology program can help you turn your passion into a professional path forward. With this degree, you might pursue work in areas such as field service; sales; manufacturing; or building, evaluating and maintaining electronic systems, tools and equipment. You’ll work with the latest tech and designs, plus test new ones—gaining real-world insight that’ll serve you well beyond the classroom. You’ll also learn important computer concepts about local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and, of course, the Internet.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Associate Degree in Electronics and Computer Technology in as little as 1 year + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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What You'll Learn

The Associate in Electronics & Computer Technology covers the following:

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    Controls and Instrumentation

    Learn the electronic control of mechanical systems, covering sensors and transducers, signal conditioning, actuators and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
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    Maintenance and Repair

    Service, repair, calibrate, regulate, fine-tune or test machines, devices and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
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    Communications and Networking

    Examine principles of data communications, including noise effects, multiplexing and transmission methods, while exploring networking media.
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    Programming

    Solve technical problems using an algorithmic approach, basic programming and coding methods.
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    Electronic Systems

    Gain proficiency in working with integrated circuits, and building and troubleshooting power supplies and operational amplifier applications. Explore 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.
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    Computers and Electronics

    Understand circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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    Hardware and Software

    Explore the PC system from the software, hardware and operating system points of view; Cover hardware topics such as system boards, processors, memory, power supplies, input/output (I/O) ports, internal adapters, printers and basic networking devices; Cover software topics including client/server operating systems and installation, as well as software licensing considerations.

Did You Know?

Cisco-centric courses offered at DeVry University teach networking and IT skills that can prepare you for industry-recognized certifications.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Associate in Electronics and Computer Technology program may consider the following careers:

  • Computer and Office Machine Repair Specialist

  • Computer Automated Teller and Office Machine Technician

  • Computer Support Specialist

  • Customer Service Engineer

  • Electrical and Electronics Installer and Repair Specialist

  • Electrical Engineering Technician

  • Electronics Technician

  • Electronics Engineering Technician

  • Engineering Technician

  • Equipment Installer Technician

  • Field Service Technician

  • Manufacturing Technician

  • Telecommunications Systems Installer Technician

  • Test Engineering Technician

  • Wide and Local Area Network Installer Technician

Program-Specific Courses

Automation and Electronic Systems

ECT222 Circuit Analysis Fundamentals
ECT225 Electronic Devices and Systems
ECT263 Communications Systems with Lab
ECT284 Automation and Control Systems with Lab
NETW310 Wired, Optical and Wireless Communication with Lab
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology & Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
SPCH275 Public Speaking
ENGL216 Technical Writing

Humanities

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions

Social Sciences

SOCS1853 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD205 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology

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1Ohio residents enrolled as online students, and students enrolled at an Ohio location, must take one of the following in lieu of this requirement: BIOS105, ENGL135, ENGL216, MATH114, SCI228.
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

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.