Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

SUNY Adirondack offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Electrical Technology. The program trains students in the maintenance, repair and building of electrical components and equipment. Electrical technicians are instrumental in the commercial, and institutional fields, and are highly sought after by most industries globally.

Program Overview

Electrical Technology requires a theoretical understanding of electric currents and equipment coupled with the hands-on experience with manipulating devices and circuits. Therefore, students of this program gain knowledge of how to properly use test instruments, diagnostic devices and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) in a laboratory setting.

As part of SUNY Adirondack’s program, specialized courses in Electricity, Industrial Electronics, Motors and Controls, Radio Frequency Identification and Liberal Arts help produce a well-rounded technician.


Unique Features

SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of real-world experience and top degrees in the electrical technology field, including the famed Cisco Networking Academy. Students also have access to internships with local businesses, networking opportunities with the Cisco Academy and access to all-new equipment and classroom labs.

Career & Transfer Opportunities

Graduates will have a smooth transition into the workforce for employment as entry level electrical technicians and engineering assistants in multiple industries such as: electronic equipment manufacturers, hospital bio-med departments, semiconductor fabricators, and industrial automation service and repair.

Students in the Electrical Technology program have gone on to work in a variety of roles, such as:

  • Industrial maintenance personnel
  • Field service technician
  • PLC Programmer
  • Electrical laboratory technician

SUNY Adirondack also maintains transfer agreements with SUNY IT and Rochester Institute of Technology for those students seeking further education toward a four-year degree.

For more information about SUNY Adirondack’s Electrical Technology AAS degree and related careers, download the course workbook or visit Career Coach.