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Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

Power Your Future at DCC

Electrical technology drives our world – from powerplant generators and electrical grids to wearable electronics and solar panels. If you're interested in a front-line, hands-on job, this program is for you. And you don't need calculus. Get the skills you'll need in this high-demand and well-paying field.


The Mechatronics Lab

At the new mechatronics lab at the Center of Excellence for Industry & Innovation at Fishkill, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and the opportunity to explore cutting edge science from the moment you begin your degree. Practice  automated assembly in our “smart factory.” Gain experience with programmable controls, sensors, robotics and manufacturing. 


credits to complete your A.A.S. degree and get real-world experience


out of three DCC students graduate without incurring student loan debt


growth is expected in number of solar technology jobs by 2030

What You'll Study in Our Electrical Technology Program

You'll get a broad overview of electrical technology, including how to install, repair and maintain systems, how to diagnose and troubleshoot them, and how to research, analyze and interpret technical information.

You'll have hands-on experience with tools like soldering and circuit assembly, and get familiar with meters, oscilloscopes and computer simulations.

A supportive community of expert faculty are committed to your professional success. After DCC, you'll be prepared to work in an array of high-demand jobs in manufacturing, alternative energy, telecommunications, security systems and other related industries. Or transfer to get your bachelor's degree.


Sample Courses

ELT 107: Intro to Programming for Automation
Study programming for both PC-based and microcontroller applications

ELT 115: Digital Fundamentals
Intro to the building, analysis and testing of digital electronic circuits

ELT 250: Capstone Project
Show off what you’ve learned - design and produce a final project



My DCC Story

April Cattell, graduate of DCC's Electronic Technology program, talks about how going into a STEM career changed her life.



Where Do Electrical Technology Grads Go?

Why ELT?

Learn more about our electrical technology program and what our many students have gotten out of it.


What You'll Learn

  • Install, repair and maintain electrical technology systems
  • Apply components knowledge and theory
  • Understand and troubleshoot circuits and circuit schematics
  • Research, interpret and analyze technical information

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601