SUNY Herkimer

A.A.S. in Electrical Technology

Program Description

Herkimer College’s degree in Electrical Technology is designed to prepare students for careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation and/or maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems, with a focus on smart grid technologies. The program was created in partnership with Buffalo State University and the New York Power Authority. Students will experience hands-on learning in a new two million dollar state-of-the-art electrical technology smart grid laboratory. The facility allows for numerous experiments in generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power, as well as smart grid and renewable energy technologies.

Focus Areas

  • Computer science
  • Physics
  • Electrical circuits
  • Applied calculus
  • Electronics
  • Digital systems
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Building management systems
  • Microprocessors

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Design
  • Application
  • Installation
  • Manufacturing
  • Operation and/or maintenance of electrical/ electronic(s) systems

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes