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Electrical Engineering Technology - B. Tech

Electrical technologists 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.

A student tests a motherboard in the Electrical Engineering lab.

Placement Rates

Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016-2026 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Students gain experience in the following areas:

  • Electronics
  • Electrical Power
  • Industrial Controls
  • Digital/Microprocessors
  • Telecommunications
  • Capstone Project

A student harnesses electricity using a Tesla machine.

Great Career Opportunities:

  • Electronics Technologist
  • Biomedical Engineering Technologist
  • Sale Engineering Technologist
  • Service Engineering Technologist
  • Systems Test Engineering Technologist
  • Product Engineering Technologist
  • Software Engineering Technologist
  • Documentation Engineering Technologist
  • Quality Control Engineering Technologist
  • Applications Engineering Technologist
  • R&D Technologist
  • Engineering Assistant

» Who is a Technician, Technologist or Engineer?

A student studies and works in the Electrical Technology lab.

Career Outlook

  • The demand for Electrical Engineering Technology graduates is immense. There are simply not enough qualified technicians and technologists entering the market place, and a large number of working technicians and technologists are approaching retirement age.

Study Abroad Opportunities

SUNY Canton and Vaal University of Technology in South Africa have established a bilateral faculty and student exchange agreement to promote the development of joint studies, teaching, research and training activities, and other educational programs of mutual interest.

» View more about the Opportunity

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student branch at SUNY Canton are involved in educational and professional activities such as regional conferences and field trips to industry and Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
415 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700

» Program Description

Electrical Engineering Technology
Stephen Frempong, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Fall Enrollment Trends

  FT PT Total
2019 20 1 21
2018 21 2 23
2017 25 0 25
2016 22 0 22
2015 24 0 24

Graduation Rate Trends*

Cohort Entering Cohort Size %
Fall 2013 2 100%
Fall 2012 2 50%
Fall 2011 4 50%

*Graduate rates are based on first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen entering in fall and graduating within 150% of time.

Degrees Conferred

2018-19 7
2017-18 4
2016-17 7
2015-16 4
2014-15 9