Microcomputer Education in the United States

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Microprocessor education has developed rapidly in the United States because of the low-cost, wide-appeal, and simple operation of microcomputers. Courses are offered for university students, for graduate engineers and scientists, and for hobbyists. This year nearly all U.S. electrical engineering departments and most electrical technology departments are offering microcomputer education. These courses stress hardware familiarization and programming and are primarily based on the Intel 8080. Courses for graduate engineers and scientists are offered by manufacturers, universities, professional societies, and consulting firms. They are similar in content to courses for undergraduates and are expected to reach their peak in 1977. The most rapidly growing area of microcomputer education is courses for hobbyists that stress applications programming, primarily in high-level languages.

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© 1977

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Euromicro Newsletter