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.
Solar ReadyVets Training at Fort Drum
SUNY Canton CREST is offering the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Ready Vets training program, which will provide military personnel stationed at Fort Drum, NY with technical skills to obtain jobs in the growing solar industry after they transition from active service. This is the first Solar Ready Vets training cohort in New York, and just the eighth offered at military installations in the U.S. The inaugural New York-based class under the program will begin on January 11.
The Fort Drum program was created through collaboration among the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, U.S. Department of Energy, Fort Drum, SUNY Canton and solar installation companies. Instructors from SUNY Canton will teach five-week classes focusing on technical training in solar skills, including hands-on labs. In addition, the program will facilitate job placement with New York solar PV companies for the trained transitioning military personnel. Nearly 3,600 service members transition from Fort Drum each year, and this new program will be available to assist them in their transition to civilian life.
NYSERDA provided support for the program startup costs, including curriculum development and training for the first 125 veterans to participate through five cohorts of 25. There is no cost for Fort Drum personnel to participate in these first cohorts.
According to the Solar Foundation’s Solar Job Census 2014, the solar industry is adding jobs at a rate of more than 20 times faster than the overall economy. Solar employment in New York State grew more than 40 percent in 2014, adding nearly 2,100 jobs. There currently are 359 solar companies in the State, employing more than 7,000 New Yorkers.
SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran said, "The Solar Ready Vets program is a perfect extension of what SUNY Canton does best. Through this program, we actively continue our commitment to veterans and their families in addition to focusing on environmental sustainability and renewable energy technologies. Most importantly, it demonstrates our commitment to providing career ready training in our academic programs and through our Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development. We thank Governor Cuomo, the U.S. Department of Energy, CREST Center staff and all parties involved for implementing this important program."
Upcoming training sessions include:
- January 11 – February 17
- March 9 – April 13
- May 4 – June 8
- June 29 – August 3
- August 24 – September 28
For more information, contact the SUNY Canton CREST Center, Kevin McAdoo (315) 379-3869 or email@example.com. For eligibility information or to apply, please contact Lorrie Guler, Transition Services Manager, Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program - (315) 772-3284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hydronics for High Efficiency Biomass Boilers Training
Best practices for combining modern, high efficiency wood-fired boilers with hydronic distribution systems. It will cover the operating characteristics of wood-gasification boilers, pellet-fired boilers, and the latest hydronic heating technology that can complement these high efficiency heat sources. The hydronic topics discussed will include low temperature heat emitters, high efficiency circulators, modern control techniques, and options for water-based thermal storage.
**Please note this course qualifies for 7 AIA Member CEU credits**
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
SUNY Canton CREST Center - Halford Hall
Safety and Fire Considerations
This accredited course will provide in-depth training on the equipment commonly found in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and on utilizing local electrical and building codes in the permitting and inspection processes.
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Autotech: Training You Can Get Your Hands On
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To register for classes, see your local NAPA store.
Dental Continuing Education
* Earn Dental CEUs via Video Conference at SUNY Canton’s CREST Center
Please note: All Fall Dental lectures will take place in SUNY Canton's CREST Center. A map and directions will be sent with your confirmation.
Wed, April 13, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Evening Lecture Series… HPV: A Cause for Concern (Associated Head/Neck Cancers, Characteristics, Risk Factors, Etiology and Prevention, Detection and Referral). Jennifer Frustino, DDS, PhD. CE HRS: 3. Location: CREST Center.
Wed, April 20, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Evening Lecture Series… Opioid Prescribing & Substance Abuse Recognition in Dental Practice. Richard Hall, DDS, PhD, MD. CE HRS: 3. Location: CREST Center.
Wed, May 4, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Evening Lecture Series… Commonly Prescribed Drugs & Affect in Dentistry. Peter Bradford, PhD. CE HRS: 3. Location: CREST Center.
Wed, May 18, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Evening Lecture Series…Scientific Implications of a Healthy Smile and a Prescriptive Approach to a Healthier Practice and Healthier Patients. David Gardner, BS. CE HRS: 3. Location: CREST Center.
Wed, May 25, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Evening Lecture Series…Ortho in General Practice: Critical Case Selection & When to Refer. Illaf Mawaldi, DDS. CE HRS: 3. Location: CREST Center.
Wed, June 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Evening Lecture Series… Geriatric Dental Care: Physiological, Psychological, and Social Changes with Age. Albert Cantos, DDS. CE HRS: 3. Location: Nevaldine South 133.
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.
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
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
- Writing and Publishing
- Entertaining Industry Careers
- Grant Writing & Nonprofit Management
- Start Your Own Business
- Sales and Marketing
- 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.
Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety, LLC
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
NYSERDA Cooperative Energy Education Program (CEEP)
In Partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County and the Copenhagen Central School district, SUNY Canton CREST is offering online “Building Science” training to Jefferson County high school juniors and seniors during the Spring 2016 semester. To register for this 3 credit hour college course, please open the registration link below, fill it out (please type), obtain the appropriate signatures, and return to SUNY Canton Provost Office no later than 4:00 pm on the second class day of the semester (1/19/16).
Please contact the CREST Center if you have any questions, 315-386-7229 or email@example.com
Building Performance Institute
Become BPI Certified /Accredited and …
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.
To be certified the candidates must take and pass a written test and a field test for each individual area of specialty.
Contact the CREST Center for current pricing.
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