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Digital Technology and Electronics


Official Name of Program

Digital Technology and Electronics

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

CERTLT30 - Certificate



NYSED Program Code

39706 - DTE-CERT

CIP Code


The Certificate in Digital Technology and Electronics consists of 23 course credits covering electronics and computer programming and organization.  The courses, offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Computer Science, lead to a culminating internship or research experience.  The Certificate is intended for

  • Science majors, especially those interested in experimental science who need a working knowledge of electronic technology

  • Computer science majors who want hands-on experience with electronic circuits and their use in computer architecture and engineering

  •  Students in the sciences and in other fields interested in careers involving digital technology and electronic devices

The Certificate provides students with a working knowledge of analog and digital circuit design, computer architecture and engineering, and both high-level and machine-level computer programming.  Students are given the hands-on experience of working in teams to design, construct and program a functioning computer system.