Electrical Technology

SUNY Adirondack offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Electrical Technology.

The program trains students in the maintenance, repair and building of electrical components and equipment. Electrical technicians are instrumental in the commercial, and institutional fields, and are highly sought after by most industries globally.


Electrical Technology requires a theoretical understanding of electric currents and equipment coupled with the hands-on experience with manipulating devices and circuits. Therefore, students of this program gain knowledge of how to properly use test instruments, diagnostic devices and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) in a laboratory setting.

As part of SUNY Adirondack’s program, specialized courses in Electricity, Industrial Electronics, Motors and Controls, Radio Frequency Identification and Liberal Arts help produce a well-rounded technician.


SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of real-world experience and top degrees in the electrical technology field, including the famed Cisco Networking Academy. Students also have access to internships with local businesses, networking opportunities with the Cisco Academy and access to all-new equipment and classroom labs.







Graduates will have a smooth transition into the workforce for employment as entry level electrical technicians and engineering assistants in multiple industries such as: electronic equipment manufacturers, hospital bio-med departments, semiconductor fabricators, and industrial automation service and repair.

Students in the Electrical Technology program have gone on to work in a variety of roles, such as:

  • Industrial maintenance personnel
  • Field service technician
  • PLC Programmer
  • Electrical laboratory technician

SUNY Adirondack also maintains transfer agreements with SUNY IT and Rochester Institute of Technology for those students seeking further education toward a four-year degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Design, construct and analyze D/C and A/C electrical circuits. Using basic electrical laws including Ohm’s, Kirchhoff’s and Thevenin’s.
  2. Use electrical measuring devices to obtain circuit characteristics.
  3. Create and interpret electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
  4. Install, operate, analyze and control single and three phase equipment.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of electrical wiring for residential and commercial structures.
  6. Install, operate and program ladder logic Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  7. Recognize basic instruments in manufacturing and tune basic processes using the instruments.