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Career Ready Education and Success Training

CREST offers training in Workforce Development, helping to start a new career, advance your current career or to obtain Continuing Education Units for maintaining professional certifications.

We can customize a training program for your business or team! Contact Art Garno, Director for details.

CREST is also the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies, which offers Energy and Building Science training.

NY-SUN Training

*Watch for Future Dates*

Autotech: Training You Can Get Your Hands On

To view schedule, click here.

To register for classes, see your local NAPA store.


Dental Continuing Education

* Earn Dental CEUs via Video Conference at SUNY Canton’s CREST Center

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Please note: All Fall Dental lectures will take place in Nevaldine South 133. A map and directions will be sent with your confirmation.

Wed, Dec 2, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Evening Lecture Series… Notches on Teeth: The Causes and Treatment of Non-Carious Cervical Lesions John Maggio, DDS. CE HRS: 3

Wed, Dec 9, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Evening Lecture Series….Periodontal Disease and The Medically Vulnerable Patient
Frank Scannapieco, DDS, PhD. CE HRS: 3

Emergency Medical Technician Training Program

SUNY Canton has been providing Emergency Medical Service training courses for 40 years. The College is the only Course Sponsor in St. Lawrence County approved by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, to conduct these courses. Students who pass both the New York State written and practical examinations will ultimately receive New York State certification. SUNY Canton offers a variety of initial and refresher EMS training courses. For more information, please click the link below.

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North Country Care Coordination Certificate Program

Preparing the regional workforce to provide services in the RIGHT PLACE, at the RIGHT TIME, and in the most COST EFFECTIVE way.

The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) in partnership with SUNY Jefferson (JCC) and SUNY Canton are offering a Care Coordination Certificate Program designed to prepare and train existing care coordination professionals who will play a critical role in supporting health transformation in the Tug Hill Seaway Region.

WHO: Existing Care Coordination Professionals from hospitals, the health home, behavioral health facilities and/or community-based settings

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Most courses start at only $89.00

Education To Go Courses: These courses start each month, and all courses consist of two classes per week for six weeks. You can complete each class when it is convenient for you. Course subjects include:

  • The Internet
  • Web Page Design
  • Web Graphics and Multimedia
  • Web and Computer Programming
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Computer Applications
  • PC Troubleshooting, Networking & Security
  • Digital Photography & Digital Video
  • Languages
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Entertaining Industry Careers
  • Grant Writing & Nonprofit Management
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Test Prep (GED; SAT/ACT; Grammar ESL)
  • Personal Development
  • Health Care, Nutrition & Fitness
  • Child Care & Parenting
  • Art, History, Psychology, & Literature
  • Math, Philosophy & Science
  • Law & Legal Careers
  • Courses for Teaching Professionals
  • and many, many, more

Photovoltaic & Solar Heating Training

Contractors and others wishing to offer Renewable Energy Alternatives, to homeowners and small businesses, will be able to get their training right here in the North Country.

Solar Heating training - Watch here for new training dates

Solar PV training - Watch here for new training dates

Contact Art Garno, Director for more information.


IREC accreditation is only for the solar thermal and solar PV programs.

Customized Training Programs

If your company or business has a need for customized technical training in the areas of energy, home contracting, construction, manufacturing, etc. please contact the CREST Program Director to discuss specifications and costs.

Customized Training

Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety, LLC

Basic Rider Course for License Waiver Registration

Basic Rider Course II for License Waiver Registration

Courses will start in May 2016. For specific dates, click on one of the above links and click on Register Here. Choose SUNY Canton CARC.

For more information call: 518-668-5589

Building Performance Institute
BPI Certification/Accreditation

CREST at SUNY Canton offers Building Science training that can lead to BPI Certification and Accreditation.

BPI Test Center

CREST is a BPI Test center offering BPI Online and Field tests for certification and re-certification. Contact Art Garno, Director for pricing and to schedule your test.




Become BPI Certified /Accredited and …

  • Offer comprehensive home energy evaluations
  • Provide real solutions, not patchwork fixes
  • Gain an advantage over competitors by learning and using building science technology
  • Provide possible NYSERDA incentives to customers

Schedule your BPI exam(s) with SUNY Canton a BPI Affiliate.

Once you start the certification process, you have one year to complete it before you will be required to start over as a new candidate.


Certification Testing

To be certified the candidates must take and pass a written test and a field test for each individual area of specialty.

Candidates failing to successfully complete an examination may retake the exam a 2nd & 3rd time within one year with an additional test fee.

Contact the CREST Center for current pricing.


Art Garno

Rebecca Blackmon
Secretary I

Michael Kennedy
EMT Training Program Coordinator

Kevin McAdoo
Coordinator/Instructor Solar Ready Vets Program

For more information contact:
CREST Center
Halford Hall
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Main Phone: 315-386-7229
Fax: 315-386-7640