Computing & Engineering Technologies

Computing & Engineering Technologies program icon Programs and majors in Computing & Engineering Technology can lead to careers in electronics, information technology and facilities maintenance.

Do any of these things interest you?

  • Developing and preparing electronic components.
  • Working outdoors on radio and power equipment.
  • Maintaining and servicing aircraft.
  • Designing industrial equipment.
  • Installing and maintaining internet systems.

If so, take a look at careers in Computing & Engineering Technologies below.

Careers in Computing & Engineering Technologies
 

Electronics Technician

Similar Job Titles
Digital Tech (Digital Technician), Electrical Technician, Electronics Engineering Technician, Electronics Technician, Engineering Technician (Engineering Tech), Failure Analysis Technician (FA Technician), Refurbish Technician (Refurb Tech), Senior Electronics Technician, Technician, Test Technician

Description
Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

Electronics Technicians typically: Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.  Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.  Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.  Adjust or replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry or electronics components, using hand tools or soldering iron.  Assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, or knowledge of electronics, using hand or power tools.

Hourly

$30.60

Regional

Salary

$63,660

Regional

 

Current Employment

1,630

Regional

 

Job Growth

19%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,630 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 19%.

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Learn more about a career as an Electronics Technician 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technician (Unmanned)

Similar Job Titles
Aircraft Maintenance Director, Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor, Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Aircraft Maintenance Tech), Aircraft Mechanic, Aircraft Restorer, Aircraft Technician, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A and P Mechanic), Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT), Aviation Mechanic, Helicopter Mechanic

Description
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians typically:  Examine and inspect aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to locate cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems.  Conduct routine and special inspections as required by regulations.  Inspect completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and that aircraft are ready for operation.  Read and interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.  Maintain repair logs, documenting all preventive and corrective aircraft maintenance.

Hourly

$29.34

Regional

Salary

$61,020

Regional

Current Employment

1,840

Regional

Job Growth

16%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,840 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 16%.

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Learn more about a career as an Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Telecommunications Technician

Similar Job Titles
Broadband Technician, Central Office Technician, Combination Technician, Customer Service Technician (CST), Field Technician, Install and Repair Technician, Installer, Outside Plant Technician, Service Technician, Telecommunications Technician

Description
Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.

Telecommunications Technicians typically: Demonstrate equipment to customers and explain how it is to be used, and respond to any inquiries or complaints.  Test circuits and components of malfunctioning telecommunications equipment to isolate sources of malfunctions, using test meters, circuit diagrams, polarity probes, and other hand tools.  Test repaired, newly installed, or updated equipment to ensure that it functions properly and conforms to specifications, using test equipment and observation.  Climb poles and ladders, use truck-mounted booms, and enter areas such as manholes and cable vaults to install, maintain, or inspect equipment.  Assemble and install communication equipment such as data and telephone communication lines, wiring, switching equipment, wiring frames, power apparatus, computer systems, and networks.

Hourly

$11.50

Regional

Salary

$23,910

Regional

Current Employment

1,580

Regional

Job Growth

9%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,580 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 9%.

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Learn more about a career as a Telecommunications Technician

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Industrial Production Technician

Similar Job Titles
Engineering Technician, Industrial Engineering Analyst, Industrial Engineering Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Methods Engineer, Process Documentation and Methods Analyst, Process Engineer, Process Technician, Production Staff Worker, Quality Control Engineering Technician (QC Engineering Technician)

Description
Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency

Industrial Production Technicians typically:  Design new equipment or materials or recommend revision to methods of operation, material handling, equipment layout, or other changes to increase production or improve standards.  Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications.  Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.  Study time, motion, methods, or speed involved in maintenance, production, or other operations to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency.  Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas for management or engineering staff.

Hourly

$26.10

Regional

Salary

$54,280

Regional

Current Employment

5,480

Regional

Job Growth

12%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 100 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 12%.

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Learn more about a career as an Industrial Production Technician 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Plant Maintenance Technician

Similar Job Titles
Auxiliary Operator, Control Operator, Control Room Operator, Multicraft Operator (MCO), Operations and Maintenance Technician (O & M Technician), Plant Control Operator, Power Plant Operator, Senior Power Plant Operator, Station Operator, Unit Operator

Description
Control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators.

Plant Maintenance Technicians typically: Adjust controls to generate specified electrical power or to regulate the flow of power between generating stations and substations.  Monitor power plant equipment and indicators to detect evidence of operating problems.  Control generator output to match the phase, frequency, or voltage of electricity supplied to panels.  Control or maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feed water heaters, filters, or chlorinators, to supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, or auxiliary power.  Control power generating equipment, including boilers, turbines, generators, or reactors, using control boards or semi-automatic equipment.

Hourly

$37.10

Regional

Salary

$77,180

Regional

Current Employment

740

Regional

Job Growth

7%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 740 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 7%.

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Learn more about a career as a Plant Maintenance Technician 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Network & Computer Systems Administrator

Similar Job Titles
Information Analyst, Information Systems Manager (IS Manager), Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), LAN Specialist (Local Area Network Specialist), Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator), Network Administrator, Network Coordinator, Network Manager, Network Specialist, Systems Administrator

Description
Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators typically: Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.  Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.  Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.  Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications or virus protection software.  Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.

Hourly

$38.99

Regional

Salary

$81,100

Regional

Current Employment

1,560

Regional

Job Growth

11%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 45,800 people in the states. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 11%.

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Learn more about a career as a Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Electrical Power Systems Installer

Similar Job Titles
A Class Lineman, Apprentice Lineman Third Step, Class A Lineman, Electric Lineman, Electrical Lineman (Power), Electrical Lineworker, Journeyman Lineman, Lineman, Lineworker, Power Linema

Description
Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy-duty transmission towers.

Electrical Power Systems Installers typically: Adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas.  Test conductors, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections.  Open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs.  Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment.  Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites.

Hourly

$19.55

Regional

Salary

$40,670

Regional

Current Employment

840

Regional

Job Growth

18%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 840 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 18%.

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Learn more about a career as an Electrical Power Systems Installer 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Facilities Maintenance Manager

Similar Job Titles
Building Maintenance Mechanic, Building Mechanic, Equipment Engineering Technician, Facilities Manager, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Man, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker

Description
Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

Facilities Maintenance Managers typically: Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.  Dismantle machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, or power tools.  Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.  Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.  Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments or electrical or electronic testing devices.

Hourly

$18.11

Regional

Salary

$37,670

Regional

Current Employment

15,010

Regional

Job Growth

13%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 15,010 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 13%.

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Learn more about a career as a Facilities Maintenance Manager 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Networked Systems Technician

Similar Job Titles
Computer Network Specialist, IT Consultant (Information Technology Consultant), Network Engineer, Network Specialist, Network Support Specialist, Network Technical Analyst, Network Technician, Personal Computer Network Analyst, Senior IT Assistant (Senior Information Technology Assistant), Systems Specialist

Description
Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Networked Systems Technicians typically: Back up network data.  Configure security settings or access permissions for groups or individuals.  Analyze and report computer network security breaches or attempted breaches.  Identify the causes of networking problems, using diagnostic testing software and equipment.  Document network support activities.

Hourly

$29.97

Regional

Salary

$62,340

Regional

Current Employment

950

Regional

Job Growth

18%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 950 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 18%.

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Learn more about a career as a Networked Systems Technician 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Radio Transmission Technician

Similar Job Titles
Communications Systems Technician, Field Service Technician, Field Technician, Radio Frequency Technician (RF Technician), Radio Repairman, Radio Service Programmer, Radio Service Technician (Radio Service Tech), Radio Technician (Radio Tech), Subscriber Technician, Two-Way Radio Technician (Two-Way Radio Tech)

Description
Test or repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems used in ship-to-shore communications and found in service and emergency vehicles.

Radio Transmission Technicians typically: Examine malfunctioning radio equipment to locate defects such as loose connections, broken wires, or burned-out components, using schematic diagrams and test equipment.  Repair circuits, wiring, and soldering, using soldering irons and hand tools to install parts and adjust connections.  Install, adjust, and repair stationary and mobile radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communication systems.  Test equipment functions such as signal strength and quality, transmission capacity, interference, and signal delay, using equipment such as oscilloscopes, circuit analyzers, frequency meters, and watt meters.  Calibrate and align components, using scales, gauges, and other measuring instruments.

Hourly

$26.92

Regional

Salary

$56,000

Regional

Current Employment

120

Regional

Job Growth

25%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 120 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 25%.

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Learn more about a career as a Radio Transmission Technician 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.


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CompTIA Project+ (Skills Certificate)

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Computing & Information Technology: Cyber Security - Digital Forensics (Associate of Applied Science)

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Computing & Information Technology: Software - Database (Associate of Applied Science)

Computing & Information Technology: Software - Programming (Associate of Applied Science)

Computing & Information Technology: Software - Web Development (Associate of Applied Science)

Engineering Technology: Electronics (Certificate of Achievement)

Engineering Technology: Electronics - Bench Technician (Associate of Applied Science)

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Engineering Technology: Industrial (Associate of Applied Science)

Engineering Technology: Industrial (Certificate of Achievement)

Engineering Technology: Management (Certificate of Achievement)

Engineering Technology: Operations (Associate of Applied Science)

Engineering Technology: Operations (Certificate of Achievement)

Engineering Technology: Power Utility - Electrical Maintenance (Associate of Applied Science)

Engineering Technology: Power Utility - Electrical Maintenance (Certificate of Achievement)

Engineering Technology: Power Utility - Mechanical Maintenance (Associate of Applied Science)

Engineering Technology: Power Utility - Mechanical Maintenance (Certificate of Achievement)

Engineering Technology: Power Utility - Plant Operation (Associate of Applied Science)

Engineering Technology: Power Utility - Plant Operation (Certificate of Achievement)

Engineering Technology: Self-Service Device Technicians (Associate of Applied Science)

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NOTE: Associate of Arts, Business, and Science degrees are intended for transfer to another NSHE institution. Associate of Applied Science degrees are for a specific occupation, intended to respond to the needs of the workforce and may transfer to a NSHE institution offering a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.