New Computer Engineering Option Offered this Fall at Wor-Wic
May 09, 2008
This fall, Wor-Wic Community College is offering a new associate of applied science degree program option in computer engineering technology in response to requests from area businesses looking for employees with a combination of electronics and computer skills. The new program option addresses the requirements of companies that need employees who are competent in electronics who also have a working knowledge of computer hardware and software.

“We have blended computer and electronics courses into a new program option that provides students with industry-required competencies,” said Timothy R. Sherman, dean of occupational education.

In addition to general education courses in English, math, physics and oral communication, the new program option includes courses in electricity, electronics, microprocessors and industrial controls, as well as courses in computer architecture, programming structures and applications, operating systems, data communications and networking, and database design and management.

Students who successfully complete the program requirements can find employment as computer electronics technicians.

This new option brings Wor-Wic’s electronics majors to four associate degree options, two certificates and a letter of recognition. Other areas of emphasis include electronic engineering, electronics transfer and wireless communications.

Area residents can register for credit classes being offered this fall on Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the college campus in Salisbury.

The 14-week fall semester begins Sept. 3, and two eight-week fall sessions begin Aug. 16 and Oct. 15.

To access the fall credit schedule of classes online, visit the college Web site at www.worwic.edu. To request a printed credit class schedule, call the college at (410) 334-2895.