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The General Technology degree program allows students to design an individualized program of study in order to fulfill a unique career goal that cannot be met through any single technology program offered by the college. This program also provides an opportunity for undecided freshmen to find the educational path and future career for themselves. This is accomplished by selecting courses from two or more technical disciplines and developing a coherent technical program having both a major technical focus and support courses directly related to the career objective.

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This program is two years in length and builds on existing programs. Its first year is compatible with CSOET four year programs. Accordingly, General Technology will provide all students the opportunity to transfer to any of the four year CSOET programs seamlessly after the first year and after the second year with proper selection of elective courses.

STUDENTS IN THIS PROGRAM:

  • Apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science,  and technology
  • Apply multi-disciplinary knowledge to industrial applications
  • Quickly learn how to identify, analyze and solve technical problems in industrial settings
  • Productively use available tools
  • Communicate well verbally, graphically, and in writing
  • Communicate and function effectively in teams

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Employment opportunities are broad for technology and span the range of industry and commerce. Because of the broad flexibility of this program, it is important for the student and academic advisor to carefully plan the selection of program electives that will best serve the career Interests of the individual student. Opportunities in this market include:

  • Manufacturing & Production
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Technical Sales and Services
  • Pursuit of additional (four-year) education (e.g. Business, Information Technology, Industrial Technology Management)

PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYERS:

  • Novelis Aluminum Corp.
  • Tyco Healthcare Group
  • Scneider Packaging Equipment Co.
  • Ansen Corporation

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.
  • Incoming students will meet all general admission requirements as freshmen to SUNY Canton, having completed the NYS Geometry Regents or Math A plus one year. Transfer students will be evaluated individually by the program academic advisor. The mathematics requirements will ensure that entering students are prepared to commence studies at a minimum level of College Algebra (MATH 121) and College Physics I (PHYS 121).

 


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 2208)

Semester I Credits

ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Expository Writing (GER 10) OR
Oral and Written Expression (GER 10)
3
ENGS 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
MATH 121 College Algebra (GER 1)** 4
MECH 111 Computer Drafting 3
PHYS 121 College Physics I (GER 2) 3
PHYS 125 Physics I Lab 1
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester II Credits

ENGS 102 Programming for Engineers 2
MECH 128 Electromechanical Technology 3
  Social Science Elective (GER 3) 3
  Mathematics Elective (GER)** 4
  Science Elective w/ Lab (GER) 4
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester III Credits

  Program Electives*** 9
  Mathematics Elective (GER)** 3
  Humanities Elective (GER 7) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester IV Credits

  Program Electives*** 12
  General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

*Fulfills writing intensive requirement.

** College Algebra (MATH 121) or equivalent, & at least one calculus course are required. Entering students who are unprepared to enroll in MATH121 or equivalent may require extra time to graduate.

*** Program Electives are to be selected with the approval of the student's academic advisor from the following disciplines: ACHP, AREA, ASTR, AUTO, CHEM, CITA, CONS, ENGS, ESCI, TMMA, GEOL, GMMD, MFGT, MATH, MSPT, PHYS, and SOET.

NOTE: General Technology students must successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.

General Technology
Robert Burnett
Curriculum Coordinator
315-386-7159
burnettr@canton.edu

Fall Enrollment Trends
  FT PT Total
2013 5 0 5
2012 4 0 4
2011 6 0 6
2010 1 0 1

Graduate rates are unavailable as no first-time, full-time freshmen have enrolled in the program.

Degrees Conferred
  Total
2013-14 1
2012-13 7
2011-12 3
2010-11 5
2009-10 0