Electrical Technology A.A.S.
Prepare for a lucrative career in utilities and renewable energy in a new $2 million smart grid lab.
Herkimer College's degree in Electrical Technology is designed to prepare students for careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation and/or maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems, with a focus on smart grid technologies. The program was created in partnership with Buffalo State University and the New York Power Authority. Students will experience hands-on learning in a new two million dollar state-of-the-art electrical technology smart grid laboratory. The facility allows for numerous experiments in generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power, as well as smart grid and renewable energy technologies.
To be considered for admission to the Electrical Technology A.A.S. program, high school graduates must have a cumulative average of 80 or higher and a grade of 80 or higher in Regents Physics and a grade of 85 or higher in Pre-calculus. Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 with a “B” or better in college Pre-calculus and a “C” or higher in General Physics.
Graduates of this program may continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or a related field at partner institutions such as SUNY Buffalo State. Formal transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities are currently in development.
Rabab Hassan, Assistant Professor, Electrical Technology
Rabab Hassan teaches a variety of courses in the Electrical Technology program, including renewable/clean energy and power systems applications. Professor Hassan was an electrical engineer for the Mansoura for Resins and Chemical Industries Co. in Egypt. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers. She has taught digital electronics at Mohawk Valley Community College and physics at Utica College and SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Professor Hassan holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Mansoura, Egypt, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. She has also been a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the IEEE’s international honor society, since 2009 and has a special interest in renewable energy (especially solar and wind), microgrids, and distributed generation.
View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Electrical Technology A.A.S.
Examples include careers in utilities, renewable energy, facilities management, and the monitoring and control of power systems.