Engineering of Information Technology - A.A.S.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

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 the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology at Kent State

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Tuscarawas Campus

Admission Requirements

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 Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, 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. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to various areas of engineering of information technology.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to 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. Demonstrate the ability to function in a multidisciplinary team.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of 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. Demonstrate commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to utilize computer software applications used in engineering of information technology such as computer-aided design (CAD), spreadsheets, word processing and basic programming.

University Requirements

All students in an applied or technical associate degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements, please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Kent Core (see table below)15
Total Credit Hour Requirement60
Some associate degrees require students to complete more than 60 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 3
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CADT 22009APPLIED ENGINEERING SOFTWARE 3
EERT 12000ELECTRIC CIRCUITS I 4
EERT 12001ELECTRIC CIRCUITS II 3
EERT 22000ELECTRICITY/ELECTRONICS WITH APPLICATIONS 3
EERT 22004DIGITAL SYSTEMS 4
EERT 22018PC/NETWORK ENGINEERING AND TROUBLESHOOTING 3
MERT 12000ENGINEERING DRAWING 3
TECH 33223ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
EERT 21010ENGINEERING AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 3
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11012INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11022TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
PHY 12201TECHNICAL PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 3
PHY 12202TECHNICAL PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 4
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
or OTEC 26638 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Humanities or Fine Arts3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning minimum 63 credit hours)2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:63

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!EERT 12000 ELECTRIC CIRCUITS I 4
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MERT 12000 ENGINEERING DRAWING 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
!CADT 22009 APPLIED ENGINEERING SOFTWARE 3
!EERT 12001 ELECTRIC CIRCUITS II 3
!EERT 22000 ELECTRICITY/ELECTRONICS WITH APPLICATIONS 3
MATH 11012 INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11022 TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!EERT 22018 PC/NETWORK ENGINEERING AND TROUBLESHOOTING 3
PHY 12201 TECHNICAL PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 3
!TECH 33223 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 2
 Credit Hours17
Semester Four
EERT 21010 ENGINEERING AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 3
!EERT 22004 DIGITAL SYSTEMS 4
ENG 20002
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
or BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3
PHY 12202 TECHNICAL PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:63