The Computer Engineering/Computer Information System program at the Arkansas Tech University Career Center includes five major areas: diagnostics, operating systems, networking, on-the-job readiness and an introduction to programming.

In diagnostics, students learn the major parts of a computer (storage, CPU, memory, graphics cards, etc.) Computers are torn down and rebuilt. Students learn to properly install peripheral devices. After mastery of these prerequisites, a student moves on to troubleshooting, repair and upgrading computers. Once hardware is mastered, the student moves to operating systems. In the second year of the program students design, build and learn to administer networks using the latest network operating systems, switches and cables. Students will also get an introduction in programming using the newest version of HTML and Visual Basic.



Concurrent Credits




Russellville, Ozark


Industry Credentials

Certificate of Proficiency
PC Pro
Network Pro


Associated Careers

Computer Programmers
Information Systems Managers