NHTI's Computer Engineering Technology degree program offers a combination of computer science, engineering theory, and hands-on skills in labs with state-of-the-art equipment. Class and lab size are kept small to foster student interaction with faculty. The majority of program courses are taught by full-time faculty with advanced degrees as well as significant and relevant industry experience.
Graduates are able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in multiple programming environments and multiple programming languages using object-oriented and procedural programming techniques to create and debug sophisticated software applications for different operating systems and runtime frameworks.
- Apply practical knowledge of math and physics to electric circuits and data communications.
- Read a schematic, set up and use measurement equipment, accurately measure a waveform, and compare measured results of a waveform with theoretical results calculated from a schematic.
- Demonstrate discipline-specific project management and teamwork skills.
- Critically analyze problem statements, decompose a problem into subproblems, and develop solutions.
- Demonstrate initiative in developing solutions to computer engineering problems using documentation and research.
- Gain knowledge of social, technical, and professional ethics required in a professional environment, including a respect for diversity.
- Participate in a professional work environment to produce work that meets industry standard specifications and learning skills necessary to complete assignments.
Graduates are prepared for careers in software development and computer engineering and can choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in either computer science or computer engineering. Graduates can enter into the following professions:
- Software developer
- Full-stack developer
- .NET developer
- IoT developer
- Cloud computing engineer
- Software control system engineer
- Bios/driver developer
- Mobile application designer or developer
- Microprocessor/embedded system programmer
- System verification engineer
- Software quality assurance
- Data communications software developer
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Students in this program complete a capstone project during their final semester. A variety of industry partners provide students with a real-world project on site at the company’s facility. Students work with industry professionals as they take their project from the definition phase into development and through to completion. This hands-on experience strengthens their ability to apply engineering theory to the development of practical solutions to real-world software development and engineering problems. Prospective employers see this as a distinguishing feature of NHTI’s computer engineering technology program.
Specific Admissions Requirements
Applicants require at least three years of college preparatory math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry) with minimum grades of C or higher in at least two of the three college preparatory math courses. It is also recommended applicants have satisfactorily completed high school courses in Chemistry and Physics.