A.A.S. Degree in Electrical Technology - Telecommunications

Why Electrical Technology - Telecommunications?

Photo: Telecommunications equipment racksA solid foundation in electrical technology can lead to careers in a variety of emerging fields. Healthcare professions are currently on the rise.

Graduates in this area can choose to enter the exciting and growing field of Bio-Medical Equipment Technician or Specialist.

Green technology and renewable energy are also growing fields. Photo-voltaics can offer a rewarding career in solar energy.

The telecommunications industry is at the center of the information age - delivering voice, data, graphics and video at ever-increasing speeds and in an increasing number of ways.

It is often the invisible connection that allows the doctor to view your CT scan on the laptop in his office or allows a large photo-voltaic installation to run remote diagnostics and deliver automatied e-mail alarms.

Why Electrical Technology at SUNY Orange?

The College's telecommunication degree program prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of technical fields. A new state-of-the-art telecommunications laboratory, coupled with internships and courses teaching current technology, will provide SUNY Orange students with a well-rounded education.

A SUNY Orange Electrical Technology degree is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce upon graduation, but the program also provides a broad-based education that prepares students for an advanced degree, if that is their educational goal.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Study Electrical Technology At SUNY Orange

  • State-of-the-art telecommunications lab donated by Frontier Communications.
  • Diverse opportunities with high paying positions exist for individuals with this training.
  • Our internship program provides real world experience and enhances your resume.
  • A dynamic faculty with experience in telecommunications, photo-voltaics, bio-medical equipment and electronics.
  • There are abundant transfer opportunities for graduates with advanced telecommunications, electrical and electronic degrees.

Program Description

Photo: Electronics Lab EquipmentThe Associate in Applied Science degree program in Electrical Technology-Telecommunications prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of technical fields such as telecommunications, health care, utilities, manufacturing and other related electronic occupations.

In the course curriculum, students learn basic of DC and AC electrical circuits. They build and test digital electronic, analog electronic, and telecommunications circuits.

Students research, build and present a wireless communications project. Most courses in the program are a combination of lecture and lab. The lecture covers the theoretical aspect of the curriculum, while the lab provides hands-on experience, as well as reinforcing the concepts.

Photo: Electronics Lab Equipment, close upA new state-of-the-art telecommunications lab, coupled with courses teaching current technology and internships, will provide students with a well rounded education and jobs with highly competitive salaries.

While A.A.S. graduates are prepared to enter the workforce immediately, many students choose to transfer to upper-level programs leading to a bachelor's degree in technology.

If students are considering this, they should consult with the department chair and advisors for program planning. Special planning is available for students entering the program with previous college credit or equivalent training/work experience.

Admission Criteria

Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have high school equivalency diplomas (GEDs). If students are not high school graduates, they may be eligible for admission to the College's 24 Credit Hour Program. If students are home schooled, they may be eligible for admission.

Transfer Opportunities

While the A.A.S. degree leads to immediate employment, SUNY Orange students have successfully transferred to:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • New York institute of Technology
  • SUNY Farmingdale
  • SUNY Utica

Please contact the Department Chair of Applied Technologies Fern Steane at (845) 341-4523 for more information.