Electrical Engineering Technology - Program Description

The Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technology (B. Tech) program is designed to prepare graduates to fulfill the rapidly changing technological demands in electrical power, electronics, industrial controls, and telecommunications. The program provides strength in mathematics, social sciences and humanities, and technical content that focus on the application of science and engineering related to product improvement, design, manufacturing, construction, and operational functions.

Electrical motherboard

Mission Statement:

The Electrical Engineering Technology (B. Tech) program at SUNY Canton provides opportunities for students to acquire knowledge and practical skills necessary to begin a career in engineering technology as technologist or engineer.

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Provide industry with well qualified technicians for entry level positions in the Electrical Engineering Technology field.
  2. Provide transferability for students who are interested in baccalaureate degree programs at SUNY Canton or other institutions with related programs.
  3. Be ready to expand knowledge in engineering profession through continuing education, or other lifelong learning experiences;
  4. Be committed to quality, timeliness and respect for diversity.

Two students work on a senior electrical project.

Admission Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a high school diploma or high school equivalent.
  • Students must be prepared to take Pre-Calculus Algebra (MATH 123). If a student does not meet the criteria, he/she will be required to take prerequisites in math. All students with high school diploma or high school equivalent will be required to take a placement examination to determine his/her standing.
  • Students who graduate with a two year college degree in a program related area will be evaluated and awarded maximum credit to enable him/her to complete the (B. Tech) degree in two years. Transfer students from community colleges, universities or other institutions of higher learning with some coursework completed will be evaluated on case-by-case basis. Minimum grades of "C" for transfer provided the content is comparable to that offered at SUNY Canton.
  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.


The following shows the typical course sequence and program requirements.

Semester I Credits

Semester II Credits

Semester III Credits

Semester IV Credits

Semester V Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ELEC 332 Industrial Power Electronics 3
ELEC 343 Advanced Circuit Analysis 3
MATH 141 Statistics I 3
MATH 364 Differential Equations 4
SOET 377 Engineering Ethics 1
  Elective (GER 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9) 3

Semester VI Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ELEC 380 LAN/WAN Technology 3
ELEC 383 Power Transmission and Distribution 3
ELEC 385 Electronic Communications I 3
SOET 348 Engineering Safety 1
  GER Elective (GER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) 3
  Program Elective 3

Semester VII Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ELEC 386 Electronic Communications II 3
ELEC 416 Microelectronics Circuit Design 3
SOET 361 Project Management 3
  Program Elective 3
  GER Elective (GER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) 3

Semester VIII Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ELEC 477 Capstone Project 3
ELEC 436 Bio Electronics
ECON 370 Engineering Economics 3
  Program Elective 3
  GER Elective (GER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) 3

* Fulfills writing intensive requirement.

UL = Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirement

Program Electives:

  • AREA 303 Wind Turbines
  • AREA 340 Geothermal Energy
  • ELEC 375 Fiber Optic Communications
  • ELEC 405 Satellite Communications
  • Math Minor Courses (MATH 341, MATH 361, MATH 351, MATH 371, MATH 461)
  • MECH 342 Thermodynamics
  • MECH 351 Design of Experiments
  • PHYS 301 Introduction to Photonics
  • SOET 349 Industrial Safety and Health
  • SOET 373 Management Telecommunications
  • SOET 374 Industrial Management
  • Or Electives approved by the program director

Note: Electrical Technology students must meet seven of ten General Education Requirements, 45 upper level credits.

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