Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Engineering Technology (52.1201)
This program is based on a Pennsylvania Department of Education Program of Study (POS)
curriculum which introduces students to systems-based technology. CET provides students the
opportunity to obtain both the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in a diverse
job market or to further their education. Students who enter this field are expected to become
lifelong learners in the field. Students are prepared for positions in business and technical areas
within the fields of Computer Repair, Networking, Security, and MIS.
Computer Engineering Technology is designed for students interested in developing a strong
foundation in Information Technology. This program provides unique opportunities to explore
CET from both the business and the technical aspects. Students are exposed to core level
certification programs (CompTIA’s Strata, A +, Network +, and Security+, as well as Certiports
IC3), and may progress to advanced certifications such as, but not limited to, Microsoft’s
MTA IT Infrastructure Certification. This will include the following four courses; Windows
OS Fundamentals, Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, Windows Networking
Fundamentals, and Windows Security Fundamentals. The MTA certification is the prerequisite
for the advanced MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) and MCSE (Microsoft
Certified Solutions Expert) Certifications. Students may also receive various certifications
from the Electronic Technicians Association (ETA) such as Customer Service Specialist (CSS),
Computer Service Technician (CST), and Certified Network Systems Technician (CNST).
Students have the opportunity to earn up to 16 college credits by completing portions of the
Classes are structured to represent real world situations using experimental, individual, and teambased
learning. Intel-based hardware utilizing a Microsoft Windows platform is focused on in
the CET program. The program develops communications, critical thinking, problem solving,
and interpersonal skills through labs, projects, presentations, and team activities.
Students in this program are eligible to join SKILLS USA
• Computer/Network Security
• Administration & Maintenance
• Computer Support Specialists
• Computer Systems Analysts & Repair
• Networking Administration & Maintenance
** Certifications may require work experience to complete.
They may also require work experience and/or a continual
education to maintain certifications.
- Computer/Network Security Administration & Maintenance
- Computer Support Specialists
- Computer Systems Analysts & Repair
- Networking Administration & Maintenance – Programmers