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Computer Engineering Technology AAS

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Two-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Computer Engineering Technology AAS degree is designed for students who would like to acquire technical training in information system support and transfer to the baccalaureate degree program in computer engineering technology at Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), with which KCC has an articulation agreement. Reverse transfer is part of this agreement. Students who graduate with this AAS degree will have most of their first two years of lower-division course work completed for OIT.

Students who pursue this degree will have a strong foundation in hardware, software, networks, and embedded systems as well as a solid background in general education courses in communications, mathematics, and social science. The curriculum will familiarize student with the theory and application of computer technology while offering an intensive, hands-on experience working with networks, hardware, and software.

A degree holder will have the additional benefit of being amply prepared for entry-level jobs in information systems support including positions involving a network environment and/or computer repair. The program includes an internship with a local company’s information system (IS) department as well as the chance to earn industry-recognized, third-party certifications in hardware, software, and networking.

Work in the field of computer engineering includes the following: application-specific integrated circuit development, hardware development, embedded systems design, network design and administration, and software development and testing. Career opportunities for students who wish to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation include information systems support technician, computer repair technician, and network and systems administrator.

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Credit for Prior Learning

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.
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Special Accreditation Information

This program has special accreditation, certification, or approval from professional organizations. 
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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the common network protocols, standards, and the fundamentals of IP addressing.
  • Demonstrate how to connect network hardware and configure network software in a server system.
  • Demonstrate how to configure a wireless network.
  • Talk to non-technical end-users and provide high customer service to all end users.
  • Acquire the necessary fundamentals of the C++ programming language for solving complex program problems.
  • Understand the fundamentals of design and implementation of embedded systems.

Program Requirements

Complete a one-term cooperative internship with a local employer that utilizes an information system during the normal course of conducting business. Arrangements for this learning experience will be made on an individual basis, and the student is under no obligation to accept permanent employment.

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 93

Required Courses

Student Success


Oral Communications


For information about placement in a writing course, please refer to the: Writing Pathway .


A minimum of twelve credits are required from these options. For information about placement in a math course, please refer to the: Math Curriculum Pathway .

Arts and Letters

A minimum of three Arts and Letters credits are required from these options.

Social Sciences

A minimum of six Social Sciences credits are required from these options.

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Additional Options

Arts and Letters course options

Social Sciences course options

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