Feb 24, 2020
Division: Mathematics, Computer Science, Physical and Engineering Science and Technologies
Academic Dept: Engineering Technologies
Curriculum Chair: Richard VanInwegen
A Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
The Energy Systems associate degree program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in energy generation, transmission and distribution. The curriculum was developed in conjunction with the New York Power Authority, Entergy and the Consolidated Edison Company to answer a critical need for trained technicians in the region.
Students will acquire the background and skills required for a technical career in the fields of gas, fossil, nuclear, and hydro-electric power, as well as the appropriate communication, math and science skills that employers seek. Through additional elective courses, students may explore a variety of specialties or focus on one. Career options include: Plant Operators, Chemistry Technician, Radiation Protection Technician, Electrical Maintenance Technician, Instrument & Controls Technician, Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Gas Field Technicians, Systems Protection Control Technicians, and Meter Technicians.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will gain an understanding of the structure of the energy industry and current developments, including technological trends.
- Students will acquire the technical skills and core background framework necessary for establishing a career path in the energy industry.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to solve technical problems using critical thinking and troubleshooting methods, and work as a team member.
General Education Requirements - 24 Credits
Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .
Basic Communication (3 credits)
Natural Sciences (4 credits)
Social Sciences (3 credits)
American History, The Arts, Foreign Language, Other World Civilizations, Western Civilization (3 credits)
Select a course from ONE of the following categories:
Degree Requirements - 39 Credits
Select THREE of the following courses:
Degree Requirement Notes
* By Advisement of the Curriculum Chair
Total Minimum Credits - 63
Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .