The Associate of Applied Science degree in Engineering of Information Technology provides students with a core of engineering-related courses and a focus on digital/electronic systems, robotics, microsystems, fiber optics, network engineering and electronic communications. Skills obtained in this program prepare students for positions that require designing and troubleshooting information acquisition, storage, processing, conversion, transmission and display systems.

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

The degree program articulates with Kent State's Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology.

Fully Offered At:

  • Tuscarawas Campus

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate entry-level engineering technology related skills in digital and electronics systems
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive skills in robotics, micro-systems, fiber optics, network engineering and electronic communication
  3. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to various areas of engineering of information technology
  4. Design and conduct experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data
  5. Use modern engineering tools and techniques to design and test systems in response to user requirement, particularly in the engineering of information technology field
  6. Function in a multidisciplinary team
  7. Understand professional engineering and ethical responsibilities
  8. Demonstrate effective oral, graphic and written communication
  9. Recognize the need for the ability to engage in lifelong learning
  10. Commit to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement
  11. DUtilize computer software applications used in engineering of information technology such as computer-aided design (CAD), spreadsheets, word processing and basic programming