Computer Engineering Technology

The Computer Engineering Technology program will prepare you for higher education in computer science and engineering as well as prepare you for entry-level employment in networking, information, and computer technology-related jobs in the public and private sectors.

Students who pursue this program 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.

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Regional Employment Forecast

Hourly Salary Range (State of Oregon):
$15.53 - $37.27
Area Employment Projections: Projected growth (2014-2024) in the state of Oregon is 19.4%.
Statewide Employment Analysis: The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2024. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2024. Educational Requirements: The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. Those with a Bachelor's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department
Data provided for a Computer user support specialist position. For a different employment forecast please visit the State of Oregon's Employment Department.

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Program Advisor

Pete Brandsness
Computer Engineering Technology Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Q & A 

What certifications can you get with the program?

During the course of the Computer Engineering Technology program you will cover the material to prepare you for the A+ CompTIA certificate. In addition to the A+ certificate you will undergo Cisco Networking Academy training in KCC’s new state of the art networking lab and have opportunities to earn Cisco’s CCNA Routing and Switching certifications.

What is taught in the program?

 Your studies will include advanced C++ coding and software application development, integrated circuit development, hardware development, and embedded systems (robotics) programming and design. You will become qualified to design, build, and maintain network infrastructures.

What do I do when I graduate?

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.

Other Faculty

Douglas Chamberlin
Part Time Faculty: Computer Engineering Technology
Michelle Fuquay
Part Time Faculty: Computer Engineering Technology