SUNY Canton

A.A.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology

Program Description

Electrical engineering technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment. They may work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment. Electrical and electronic engineering technology is also applied to a wide variety of systems such as communications and process controls. The curriculum is designed to allow students the ability to investigate the theories of electricity with practical experience in electrical, electronic, and computer automated control systems. This respected and demanding field prepares students for a diverse array of employment opportunities or continuing education after completion.

Focus Areas

  • Programmable controllers
  • Motors
  • Generators
  • Power systems
  • Computer interfaces
  • Theories of electricity
  • Control systems

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Electrical engineering technician
  • Electronics technician
  • Control systems technician
  • Field service technician
  • Quality control technician
  • Maintenance technician
  • Telecommunications technician
  • Instrumentation technician
  • Renewable energy technician
  • Building automation technician

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes