Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering involves the design, development, and analyzing of computers, electronic systems, and electrical components.
Engineers work in multi-disciplinary teams in a variety of industries that include government, telecommunications, aerospace, military, and industrial workplaces. Work projects can include the creation of electrical schematics, software development, or the design and implementation of automation systems.
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Engineer Your Future with Hands-on Learning at Clark
Electrical and computer engineers tinker with objects to create hardware or develop software that improves the functionality of existing systems. Clark’s program offers students hands-on projects each quarter where they apply theory to real-world scenarios.
Instructors maintain close ties with learning institutions to ensure students take only courses necessary to become junior-ready upon transfer. In addition to Washington four-year universities, Clark College engineering students can explore transfer options to the University of Portland and Oregon State University. Our students also transfer to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Purdue University, and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.
Employment opportunities for electrical and computer engineers exist in a variety of formats: electrical engineer, project engineer, circuits engineer, hardware design engineer, and network engineer.
According to The U.S. Department of Labor, employment projections forecast electric engineering jobs with a median wage in Washington estimated at $51.26 per hour. Jobs for Computer engineers have an estimated median wage of $39.25 in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.
Clark offers an Associate in Science Transfer degree (AST2) designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree program in engineering. The statistics listed are estimates based on a bachelor’s degree and above.