Computer Engineering Technology Degree

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
# CPET 107C Introduction to Programming
with C++
2 3 3
# ELET 101C Electric Circuits 3 3 4
# ELET 115C Digital Fundamentals 2 3 3
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
  MATH 124C College Algebra 4 0 4
Spring Semester
# CPET 125C Data Structures 2 3 3
# ELET 144C Embedded Microsystems 3 3 4
  ENGL 120C Communications or  
  ENGL 125C Communication and the Literature
of Science and Technology
3 0 3
  MATH 140C Pre-Calculus 4 0 4
  PHYS 133C Physics I (Algebra-Based)*** or 3 2 4
  PHYS 231C Physics I (Calculus-Based)*** 3 3 4
Fall Semester
# CPET 240C Programming for Windows
Operating Systems
3 3 4
# CPET 260C Computer Real Time Interfacing 3 3 4
# CPET 301C Computer Project Definition 1 0 1
  MATH 205C Calculus I** 4 0 4
  PHYS 135C Physics II (Algebra-Based)*** or 3 2 4
  PHYS 232C Physics II (Calculus-Based)*** 3 3 4
  XX xxxC Social Science Elective* 3-4 0 3-4
Spring Semester
# CPET 215C Integrated Circuits and Interfacing 3 3 4
# CPET 222C Data Communications and Internetworking 3 3 4
# CPET 252C Networking and Internet
3 3 4
# CPET 303C Computer Project 1 4 3
  XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective* 3 0 3

# Indicates major field courses. In order to fulfill the program degree requirements and to meet the prerequisite requirement of subsequent major field courses, students are required to earn a grade of "C-" or higher in each major field course. In addition to major field courses, students are required to earn a grade of "C-" or higher in each math and physics course.

Note: Students are required to complete at least one of the following math courses: MATH 205C, MATH 206C, MATH 208C, or MATH 210C.

* For a list of courses that fulfill these requirements, see the “General Education Requirements” at  Students who plan to pursue a 4-year degree at UNH-Durham or UNH-Manchester should consult with their advisor to ensure that the courses selected will also meet the UNH “Discovery” requirements.

** MATH 206C is strongly recommended for students that plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

***Students planning to pursue 4-year degrees should consider taking calculus-based physics and discuss this option with their academic advisors. In order to meet the corequisite and prerequisite requirements for calculus-based physics, some students may need to alter their course sequence shown above; please see your academic advisor for assistance.

For students with a need for a reduced course load, a 3-year version of this program is available. Contact the Department Chair for details.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

The degree of Associate in Science in Computer Engineering Technology will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Computer Engineering Technology Program at NHTI, Concord's Community College has graduated successful students since 1986. Great reasons to choose the CPET program include:

  • Earn an Associate degree in just two years
  • Multiple career paths and exciting job opportunities for graduates
  • Use hot new software: C++, Java, Linux, etc.
  • Small classes, easy access to lab equipment and faculty
  • Day and evening classes
  • Hands-on lab experience
  • Transfer credits into Bachelor's Degrees
  • Extraordinary value in education

Accredited by the ETAC Commission of ABET,

For students with a need for a reduced course load, a 3-year version of this program is available. Contact the Department Chair for details.

Complete a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science through our Dual Admission Program with UNH-Manchester.

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Specific Admission Requirements

  1. At least three years of college preparatory mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry) with minimum grades of “C”;
  2. It is strongly recommended that all engineering technology applicants have satisfactorily completed high school level courses in chemistry and physics.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Additional Information

  • Computer Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives (View in PDF format).
  • Computer Engineering Technology Student Outcomes (View in PDF format).
  • Computer Engineering Technology Program Annual Student Enrollment for 2017-2018 was 56.
  • Computer Engineering Technology Program Graduation Data for 2017-2018 was 5.

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Frank Polito
CPET Department Chair
(603) 271-6484 x4278

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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