SUNY Canton Joins U.S. Coast Guard’s Auxiliary University Program

Coast-Guard-AuxiliaryStudents now have the option of adding free training from the U.S. Coast Guard to their SUNY Canton education.

The college was recently selected for the Auxiliary University Program (AUP), which allows students to gain nautical education, operational training experiences, aviation studies training and homeland security training. SUNY Canton is the 20th AUP in the nation and among the first in New York, according to Professor Brian K. Harte, Ph.D. Harte is the faculty member responsible for establishing the new partnership.

“Students who participate in this free program will have the ability to establish internships and apply for officer candidate school opportunities,” Harte said. “Those who successfully complete the program will receive the distinction of being recognized as Auxiliary University Program graduates.”

The Massena Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be holding a formal ceremony to recognize the new partnership with SUNY Canton at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference Suites Room 212.


About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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