Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET | Western Technical College

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET

Associate of Applied Science

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Turn your talent for computers into an exciting career with a degree in Computer Engineering Technology. The program combines electronics and digital theory, providing a comprehensive background in both hardware and software through classroom and laboratory learning. Graduates are prepared for technical careers working with PC-based systems, digital/analog equipment, and troubleshooting and maintaining hardware, software, networking, and interfaces.

In this program, you will study basics of electronic devices, technical math, physics, computer language, circuitry, data acquisition and networking, and other aspects of computer engineering. Rounding out the curriculum are courses in communication, sociology, psychology, and speech. You’ll demonstrate competency with an individual project at the end of the course, which will include a hardware and software component, a written report, and an oral presentation complete with budget, timetable, schematics, and a daily log.

Upon completion, you can enter the workforce or take calculus courses at Western and transfer directly into the Computer Science bachelor's degree at UW-La Crosse.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET

This program will cost about $9,800* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology - CET 2017-2018 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding5
Employed in Related Occupation2
Employed in Non-related Occupations1
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education2
Not in Labor Market2

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Career Opportunities

Maintenance Technician
Electronic Repair Technician
Equipment Technician
Field Service Technician
Installation Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Apply electronic theory to practice
  • Operate test equipment
  • Build electronic circuits and systems
  • Evaluate the operation of electronic circuits or systems
  • Communicate technical information
  • Demonstrate effective programming skills

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Transfer Agreements

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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