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Students learn the fundamentals of electrical theory, industrial and commercial wiring. Add skills to your toolbelt or upskill your way to a new career!

Industrial and Commercial Electrical Certificate Program

Train and earn an industry-recognized credential while you work. This part-time, evening program prepares you for a career in the electrical industry in only 15 weeks. Gain the fundamental skills of electrical wiring and industrial power distribution. Designed for anyone interested in learning more about electric in industry or commercial environments, for those considering a career change, or those currently working in an entry-level position and ready to expand their skills in the electrical industry.  
Employment Outlook: Property Management Technician, or Residential, Municipal, Commercial Maintenance Technician, Preparation for Union/Internship 
  • Electricians: 9.1% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region
  • Median Finger Lakes region salary: $63,610 per year (in 2021)
  • Source: NYS Department of Labor
Program Requirements:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Successful completion of TABE entrance assessment 
  • HS diploma recommended, not required (note: employers may require a high school diploma)
Tuition: $1,952
  • Fall: 9/13/22 – 1/12/23
    • Orientation: September 8th, 5:30 p.m. @ WEMOCO (3589 Big Ridge Rd, Spencerport NY 14559)
  • Spring: 2/28/23 - 6/15/23
    • Orientation: February 9th, 5:30 p.m. @ WEMOCO (3589 Big Ridge Rd, Spencerport NY 14559)
Class Schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Program length: 135 hours 
Location: BOCES 2 Career & Technical Education Center (WEMOCO) 3589 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559

What will I learn?

Introduction to Electrical
Introduce yourself to the fundamentals of electricity in the industrial environment. Topics include - electrical components their uses and symbols, electronic circuit identification and elements, Ohms law, resistor color codes and test equipment. Plus hands on experimentation with basic electrical circuits.

Industrial Wiring
Students will learn the tools and materials needed to work with electrical devices in commercial and industrial environments. You will learn how to install junction boxes, install lights, and identify electrical problems that you will be able to repair. Students will learn basic circuit layout and design, component installation, conduit bending, and code requirements based upon the latest national codes.

Industrial Power Distribution
Students will learn a foundational understanding of industrial power distribution. Students will be introduced to single and three phase power distribution, basic motor controllers, starters, relays, wiring standards, and variable frequency drives (VFD).

OSHA 10 Certification
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration )10-hour training will help educate workers to predict, prevent, identify and stop possible common worksite hazards, and is required for many industry careers.

Student Support and Academic Services
  • Access to student support advisors, who can provide career advisement and referral services.  
  • Access to academic, employability and interviewing support
  • Access to employer networks

How do I enroll?

Admission Procedures
When you are ready to apply, registration for Career Training Programs requires successful completion of the entrance assessment, and satisfactory arrangement of payment of tuition. An automated email confirming registration will be sent to your email. The entire admission process must be completed before enrollment is confirmed.
  1. Complete a contact card and register for an Entrance Assessment: Once you submit the contact card, you'll receive an email (check your spam!). Use the link in the email to register for an Entrance Assessment.
  2. Complete an entrance assessment to determine your program eligibility. Your score on the assessment helps determine the level of support you may need to be successful in the program.
  3. Secure funding. You may choose to meet with an advisor to discuss funding options.
    Tuition Assistance options for this program include:
    * Funding grants available through RochesterWorks! for eligible applicants Click here for RochesterWorks Services for Adults
    *Other local tuition assistance

Get Started Today!

Complete a contact card to connect with an advisor, learn more about the program, and complete an application