SUNY Canton's Commitment to STEM

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Many of the fastest growing industries across the state and the nation require a workforce that is capable in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). SUNY Canton is committed to meeting this need by offering programs that prepare students for a number of in-demand fields.

During the 2023-2024 academic year, 70% of SUNY Canton's programs were STEM related and 51% of our degree-seeking students were enrolled in a STEM program. An additional 14% of students were enrolled in a STEM concentration or minor.

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The College's Office of Career Services develops relationships with local and regional companies to ensure students secure employment after graduation. SUNY Canton's placement rate for STEM graduates was 97% overall. For female graduates, the placement rate was 97%, and for minority graduates, the placement rate was 100%.

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SUNY Canton has undertaken a number of initiatives that promote diversity within the STEM fields. The College offers scholarships for women and underrepresented ethnic minority students. In addition, 48% of the STEM faculty are female.


SUNY Canton takes pride in its low student-to-faculty ratio, which allows for personalized attention. The average class size for STEM classes is 17:1. Engineering and technology degrees consistently meet the stringent standards necessary to receive accreditation from ABET, the premiere engineering and engineering technology accrediting body.

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STEM Programs






STEM Companies That Employ Our Graduates

  • Alice Hyde Medical Center
  • Ansen Corporation
  • Aspen Dental Management Inc.
  • Canton-Potsdam Hospital
  • Claxton Hepburn Medical Center
  • Cornell University Veterinary Hospital
  • Corning Inc.
  • Crouse Hospital
  • Dow Electric
  • First Advantage Dental
  • GS Precision Inc.
  • Gemma Power Systems
  • Genesee Valley Veterinary Hospital
  • Greenfield Animal Hospital
  • Gushea Refrigeration Inc.
  • Guthrie Home Health
  • Highland Nursing Home
  • Homestead Animal Hospital
  • Health Services of Northern New York
  • Infinity Rehab
  • Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions
  • Jefferson Veterinary Hospital
  • Lincare
  • Long Trail Physical Therapy
  • Macedon Veterinary Care
  • Maplewood Nursing Home
  • Marco Rubber
  • Massena Memorial Hospital
  • National Grid USA

STEM Positions Held

  • Assessment Nurse
  • Associate Engineer
  • Auto Technician
  • CEO
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Clinical Information Systems Specialist
  • Community Habilitator
  • Diesel Mechanic Distribution Assistant
  • Designer
  • Equine Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Full Body Screen Technician I
  • GPN
  • Healthcare Specialist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Licensed Veterinary Technician
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Field Engineer
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Network Technician
  • Operating Room RN
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Technician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Senior Construction Project Estimator