SUNY College of Technology at Canton is a residential college located in Canton, NY on the banks of the Grasse River. It is part of the State University of New York network and offers 1-year certificates, nearly 20 associate’s degrees, almost 20 bachelor’s degrees and a few master’s degrees that are offered in conjunction with SUNYIT.
Because the college sits right on the banks of the Grasse River and is close to the Adirondack Mountains, it is surrounded by beautiful walking and hiking trails. Due to its location, there are endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Students may participate in intercollegiate, club and intramural sports and SUNY College of Technology at Canton also has a fitness center that offers many programs to meet the physical fitness goals of their students.
Students may choose to participate in numerous political, social, and academic clubs and organizations. A rather unique feature of the school is that its four residence halls offer themed floors which allow students to choose living and learning options that suit their needs and interests. There’s even a floor that allows small pets.
SUNY College of Technology at Canton has a rather unique curriculum in that their bachelor’s degrees are designed so that students may take them traditionally in a classroom, online or a combination of the two. The college also offers numerous associate’s degrees in the same manner. For students seeking a master’s degree, the college offers three— accountancy, health services administration, and technology management. There are several para-professional certificates available for students who wish to complete a program and seek employment in a relatively short amount of time. These certificates may be earned in about a year.
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SUNY College of Technology at Canton has two admission periods – spring and fall. It is recommended that students apply for for the spring semester by November 1 and the fall semester by April 1. Students wishing to apply to the college should do so by completing the application and submitting the required application fee. All applicants also need to submit official high school transcripts or GED scores. ACT / SAT scores must be submitted by students who are applying to bachelor’s programs but they are not required for students applying to associate’s programs. Home-schooled students and transfer students have additional requirements and should check with the school to determine what else is required in order to complete the admissions packet.
Financial aid is available to students in the form of merit-based and need-based scholarships from private and public sources as well as grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. Students wishing to apply for aid should do so by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that is available online beginning in January. Financial information from tax forms is required when completing the application so students should have this information available when applying. Because many scholarships have limited yearly awards, students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible in order to be eligible for all forms of aid available.
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The SUNY Canton Roos compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (except for men’s hockey, which competes in the Eastern Collegiate Hockey League) and the teams play in NCAA Division III. Their colors are blue and gold and students may choose from several intercollegiate sports including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country and soccer. Men may also play baseball and golf while women have the additional options of softball and volleyball. SUNY Canton offers club sports including men’s lacrosse, men’s ice hockey and indoor soccer.
The school also features intramural sports such as beach volleyball, flag football, dodgeball and soccer. There’s a fitness center that has activities and programs that assist students with physical fitness goals.
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The State University of New York was established in 1948 and is a network of 64 unique colleges and universities throughout the state of New York that include all types of schools from small community colleges to one of the top veterinary schools in the country. The schools are spread throughout the state so that nearly every New York resident is within commuting distance to one and many of the schools offer educational and degree cooperation with one another. Combined, SUNY offers more than 7000 degrees and certificate programs. Many of the schools have top-notch research facilities and the system attracts expert faculty from a variety of fields. SUNY is committed to providing the highest quality education at affordable prices to students both in-state and from the rest of the country and around the world.
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