Computer Systems

Mission Statement

To establish in each graduate a foundation of practical knowledge and hands-on experience upon which to build a successful career in electrical/electronics fields. The educational experience is accomplished through classroom instruction, laboratory experiences, and student mentoring. The graduates of this program are electrical/electronics technicians capable of critical thinking, committed to strong work ethics, prepared for life -long learning, and sought after by employers in the state, region, and nation.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The program educational objectives support the program mission statement.

  1. Graduates will have a strong foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and hands-on experience to be equipped with critical thinking skills, an appreciation for teamwork, and effective communication skills required for electrical/electronics engineering technicians.
  2. Graduates will meet or exceed standards for electrical/electronics engineering technicians with technical service firms in local or regional industries or government agencies.
  3. Graduates will recognize the importance of professional development, continued learning, service to the local and global communities and will engage in discipline-specific organizations that foster these opportunities.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

The Student Outcomes are used to indicate learned capabilities that program graduates should be able to demonstrate.

Upon graduating from this program of study, students will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  6. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  7. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  8. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
  9. an understanding of the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems
  10. an understanding of the applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry an understanding of the application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, and local area networks to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computers systems and associated software systems
  11. an understanding of the applications of physics or chemistry to computer systems in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.

Enrollment/Graduation Data

Graduates spring 2015:  3
Enrollment fall 2015:  47

Industry Advisory Board

Jeffrey VincentEPB
Bob HayEPB
Rick CarsonRetired – TVA
Robert DreyerRetired – Chattanooga State
Justin GreenTVA
Jaroslave Tyman, Jr.Automation IG
Tony BartleyMcKee Foods
Danny McDowellMcKee Foods
Barry SmithVolkswagen Academy

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,