Technology Program Gains Licensure
“The CET program will prepare students to acquire a wide range of skills needed to adapt themselves to rapidly growing components of the high-tech industry,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Valerie F. Lewis.
“Students will work with state-of-the-art wired and wireless network communication technology, engineering design, advanced PC operating systems, internet technologies, and computer programming,” Dr. Z.B. Kremens, dean of the School of Technology, added.
The new degree program is administered through the School of Technology’s Department of Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology. Dr. Karen C. Tracey, department chair, noted: “We expect this program to help meet the need for highly paid, high-demand positions, such as system administrators, network administrators, system designers, quality control engineers, and software developers.
“Graduates should also find positions as information technologists, lab technicians, system maintenance engineers, system testers, and related positions. We anticipate there will be numerous advance program choices for undergraduate students who plan to continue on to graduate studies,” she said.
“The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which has projected industries with the fastest wage and salary employment growth for the periods of 2000–2010, names computer and data processing services as the number one growth industry, with an average annual growth of 6.4%,” Tracey said.
Dr. V. Rajaravivarma, professor of computer electronics and graphics technology at CCSU, who was instrumental in developing the program, said: “There will be hands-on education in engineering technology principles and techniques, as well as sensitivity to problems arising from the interaction of technology with society, such as ethics, economics, the environment, aesthetics, and other considerations.”