Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The King Engineering and Technology Center is home to the Computer, Electrical, and Software Engineering programs at the Prescott Campus. It recently underwent a $500,000 renovation, and features labs in Linear and Digital Circuits, Electronic Devices, Communications Systems, Controls Systems, and a Senior Design Lab. Four-year Bachelor’s degrees are most common for technology professionals. Look for a Bachelor’s curriculum teaching algorithms, data structures, data retrieval, programming, logic, and computer architecture.
A portion of the Computer Technology curriculum incorporates the Carnegie Mellon University’s LEGO robotics engineering program where students design and program robots to complete tasks. Students will prepare for global certifications in areas of CompTIA A+ Certification and CompTIA Strata Fundamentals of IT at course completion. The Journal of Science & Know-how Law (JOSTL) publishes the best practical scholarship from specialists within the areas of biotechnology, computer systems and communications, intellectual property, know-how transfer and enterprise regulation for know-how-based companies.
When Xerox PARC loaned the Stanford Engineering Department an entire Alto Ethernet network with laser printer, graduate student Andy Bechtolsheim re-designed it into a prototype that he then attached to Stanford’s computer network. Sun Microsystems grows out of this prototype. The roots of the company’s name came from the acronym for Stanford University Network (SUN). The company was incorporated by three 26-year-old Stanford alumni: Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla and Scott McNealy. The trio soon attracted UC Berkeley UNIX guru Bill Joy, who led software development. Sun helped cement the model of a workstation having an Ethernet interface as well as high-resolution graphics and the UNIX operating system.
IBM establishes the 650 as its first mass-produced computer, with the company selling 450 in just one year. Spinning at 12,500 rpm, the 650´s magnetic data-storage drum allowed much faster access to stored information than other drum-based machines. The Model 650 was also highly popular in universities, where a generation of students first learned programming.
Note:Applicants should have basic computer skills such as keyboard proficiency, Internet browsing and searching, and proficiency with an office software suite (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) prior to the start of the program. The Mobile Learning Center Coach (C102) offers training in these skills if needed. While programming experience is not a requirement to enter the program, aptitude for programming is necessary and would include strong language, problem solving and logic skills. This is often demonstrated by skill and enjoyment in solving word problems in math.