Jun 15, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Technology (A.A.S.)

Today’s emphasis on sophisticated electronic hardware techniques requires that the two-year Electrical Technology (ELT) graduate be well schooled in fundamental concepts relating to AC and DC circuit analysis, electronics, special devices, power, communications, as well as digital hardware and software techniques.


As an engineering technician, you will work with engineers in the area of research and development, design, and modern manufacturing methods.

As an ELT student at Onondaga Community College, you will receive a solid background in the liberal arts in addition to courses in your field of specialization. Onondaga’s faculty has relevant industrial experience in addition to advanced engineering degrees.

Once you graduate with an A.A.S. degree in Electrical Technology from Onondaga, you will be prepared to seek employment opportunities in the field.   A wide range of employment possibilities exists in the area of design, manufacturing, sales, and service.

In addition, some students may wish to transfer courses from the Electrical Technology A.A.S. to selected bachelor’s degree programs. If you are interested in this option, please discuss with your academic advisor who will assist you to plan these transfer credits.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Electrical Technology program is to provide students the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain entry-level employment in the electrical and related fields; for transfer to upper division schools into electrical or related curriculum; to provide continuing education for people desiring individual courses for their personal needs; and to provide courses to industry for mutual employee/industry benefit.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze electrical circuit diagrams and systems to solve for appropriate electrical data and specifications.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to construct (real and computer simulated) electrical circuits from schematic diagrams, and to analyze the circuits for faults using the appropriate measurement techniques and equipment.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to design electrical circuits and systems from given data and specifications.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use the computer and design and analyze electrical circuits and systems.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to create the appropriate supporting design and analysis documentation for lab journals and technical reports.

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 15-16

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

  • ELT Technical Elective Credits: (4)1
  • SUNY Gen Ed Natural Science Elective with Lab Credits: (4)2
  • SUNY Gen Ed Humanities or Social Science Elective Credits: (3)
    (Recommended course: PHI 120 )
  • General Elective Credits: (2-3)

Total Credits: 13-14

Total Program Credits: 60-62


  1. Any additional 200-level ELT or AET course.
  2. Students intending to pursue a 4-year B.S. degree should take PHY 103 or CHE 171.