Electrical Construction & Maintenance - Certificate

The Electrical Construction & Maintenance (ECM) program prepares students to work in building trades with the installation and testing of electrical power distribution and an emphasis placed on residential construction applications. Students are also introduced to commercial applications and building codes. At the successful completion of this one-year program, students will earn the ECM certificate.

A student writes notes in the ECM lab

Students in this Certificate Program:

  • Install wiring systems and equipment in buildings
  • Connect electrical devices in accordance with the NEC (National Electrical Code)
  • Perform routine maintenance on motors and transformers
  • Install motor control circuits

*Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Career Opportunities:

  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Electrician
  • Plant Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Supply Counter Person and Sales Support Person
  • Electrical/Electronic Assembly Worker
  • Security Systems Sales and Service Representative
  • Power Corporation Service Representative
  • Entrepreneurship

Career Outlook:

The construction industry continues to exhibit a demand for skilled electrical technicians.

Employers of SUNY Canton Graduates:

  • Atlantic Testing
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
  • Novelis
  • Smith Building Supply
  • S&L Electric

Students working on an electrical project

Transfer Opportunities:

Over 50% of the ECM choose to pursue further education full time at:

  • SUNY Canton - AAS degree programs
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Oswego

Admission Requirements:


The following shows the typical course sequence and program requirements.

Semester I Credits

Semester II Credits

*Mathematics levels depend on previous preparation. (MATH 101) is the minimum requirement,(MATH 106 Intermediate Algebra may be substituted). Those graduates who show sufficient interest and aptitude may qualify for entry into one of the associate degree programs.

**Approved by advisor, prerequisites must be satisfied, selected from any of the following designators: ACHP, AREA, BIOL, CHEM, CITA, CONS, ELEC, ENGS, ESCI, MATH, MECH, MFGT, MINS, PHSC, PHYS, SOET, or TMMA. 

Graduation Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours - 33. Graduates must complete all courses listed above and earn a cumulative index of at least 1.75.

Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Christopher Mayville
Curriculum Coordinator