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Associate Degree in Electronics and Computer Technology

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 be 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.


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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    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

NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
NETW3101 Wired, Optical and Wireless Communication with Lab

Core Degree Courses

Electrical and Electronic Circuits

ECT122 Electronic Systems I with Lab
ECT125 Electronic Systems II with Lab
ECT246 Electronic Systems III with Lab

Digital and Computer Systems

CEIS100 Introduction to Engineering Technology and Information Sciences
CIS115 Logic and Design
CIS206 Architecture and Operating Systems with Lab
ECT114 Digital Fundamentals with Lab
SEC280 Principles of Information Systems Security

Integrated Electronic Systems

ECT263 Communications Systems with Lab
ECT284 Automation and Control Systems with Lab

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL206 Technical Communication
ENGL216 Technical Writing


ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions

Social Sciences

SOCS1853 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH103 Beginning Algebra
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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Related Programs

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.