STEM Jobs magazine today announced that SUNY Canton is included in its 2015 list of STEM Jobs Approved Colleges.
The list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations. SUNY Canton was chosen specifically for its program diversity and successful job placement.
“This distinction is a fitting recognition given SUNY Canton’s strong emphasis on applied learning in STEM fields,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “By preparing our students to be competitive in these high demand, high growth areas, we are helping fill a critical need in New York State’s job market.”
The college offers bachelor’s degrees in a number of STEM-related programs, including Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems, Civil and Environmental Technology, Electrical Technology, Mechanical Technology, Nursing, and Veterinary Technology. Associate programs include Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Science and Dental Hygiene.
Earlier this year, the Civil and Environmental Technology, Electrical Technology and Mechanical Technology programs received initial accreditation by ABET, the premiere engineering and engineering technology accrediting body. All three boast a 100 percent placement rate for graduates. Most new hires within these fields are earning salaries of more than $50,000 annually.
“With the list of STEM Jobs Approved Colleges we’re able to help parents, students and guidance counselors evaluate how well education is translating into real-world jobs, and how responsive institutions are to meeting those demands,” said Daniel Nichols, President of STEM Jobs. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like SUNY Canton as a school leading the way in this area.”
The entire list will be published in the magazine’s Winter issue and can be found online at www.stemjobs.com.
About SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.