Electrical Technology

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: ELEC
Hegis Code: 5310.00
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This curriculum provides both theoretical and "hands-on" knowledge of current electrical/electronic devices and circuits. Emphasis will be placed on the proper use of test instruments and diagnostic devices using state-of-the-art computer programs and equipment. This program can also lead to transfer to senior institutions in related technology or engineering technology. Required and recommended high school preparation: Course I required. Recommended: Three years of mathematics, electricity, electronics, physics.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110

Introduction to College Writing


SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication

ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110


MAT108, MAT121, MAT125 or MAT131
4 Principles of Chemistry or General Physics I CHM103, PHY111

Health and Wellness

Any PED activity courses, AVS101, AVS102, BIO115, HED103, HED104, HED108, NTR101, NTR111, PED105, PED106, PED206, or PED211

(Note: PED 210 and PED 212 do not fulfill this requirement)

3 Social Science  
3 Computer Science CIS111, CIS125 or CIS143 (Prereq Required)
3 Introduction to Engineering & Technology TEC101 (Fall only)
3 Electrical Systems and Distribution TEC103 (Fall only)
4 Electricity I TEC119 (Fall only - Pre/Coreq Required)
4 Electricity II  TEC120 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
3 Introduction to RFID  TEC130 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
3 Motors and Controls  TEC223 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
3 Electronics I TEC241 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
3 Automation and Controls I  TEC250 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
3 Automation and Controls II  TEC251 (Spring only - Prereq Required)

Technical Elective

CIS131, TEC107TEC125, TEC178 or TEC205

6 Liberal Arts and Sciences  
3 Electives  
64 Minimum credits required for graduation  
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3-4 MAT108, MAT121, MAT125 or MAT131
3 TEC101
3 TEC103
4 TEC119
1 Health and Wellness
Second Semester
3 Liberal Arts and Sciences
3 ENG101
4 TEC120
3 TEC130
3 Technical Elective - See Note 1
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110
3 CIS111, CIS125 or CIS143
4 CHM 103 or PHY111
3 TEC223
3 TEC250
1 Technical Elective - See Note 1
Fourth Semester
3 Social Science
3 Liberal Arts and Sciences
3 Electives
3 TEC241
3 TEC251
1 Health and Wellness


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