Construction Electrician Performance Measures

ECM Program Performance Measures

Internal Key Performance Indicators (SOURCES: Internal data collections, and Post-Graduate Surveys)

 Note: ECM is the abbreviation for Construction Electrician; a nine-month certificate program of study.

Key Performance Indicators

Class of '17 Class of '18 Class of '19 Class of '20 Class of '21 Class of '22
Progression Rate 100.0% 95.7% 92.0% 84.6% 91.7% 90.9%
Graduation Rate 75.0% 69.6% 72.0% 69.2% 83.3% 86.4%
Post Graduate Survey Response Rate 83.0% 94.0% 66.7% 47.4% 70.0%
Placement Rate 100% 94.0% 100.0% 88.9% 100.0%
Employed Full Time Within Major 70.0% 81.0% 75.0% 55.6% 57.0%
Employed Full Time Outside Major 10.0% 6.0% 25.0% 11.1% 21.0%
Graduate Satisfaction Adequate Good Adequate Good


Rate to Respondents to Salary Inquiry 20.0% 43.8% 77.8% 100.0% 100.0%
Annual Median Starting Salary $25,000 $37,500 $35,000 $57,500 $42,500
Reported Hourly Rate $12.02 $18.03 $16.83 $27.64 $20.43
Reported Salary Range (Lowest-Highest) $20,000-



  • Progression Rate reflects the continuous term-to-term persistence rate for certificate programs and the fall-to-fall retention rate for associate degree programs.
  • Graduation Rate reflects the number of freshmen who were officially enrolled in the fall semester and earned a certificate or degree within the expected timeframe.
  • Post Graduate Survey an annual on-line post graduate survey utilized by the college to gather vital information regarding career placement, starting salary, and level of satisfaction. 
    • Post Graduate Survey Response RatePercentage of Graduates who responded to the Post-Graduate Survey. 
    • Placement Rate is the percent of graduate survey respondents who reported being employed or continued their education on a full-time basis.
    • Employed Full Time within Major - Percentage of graduates who reported being employed full-time within their field of study.  
    • Employed Full Time outside Major - Percentage of graduates who reported being employed full-time outside their field of study.
    • Graduate Satisfaction is the median graduate survey response evaluating the level of preparation for workforce entry (based on a 5-Item Likert Scale).
    • Rate of Respondents to Salary Inquiry - Percentage of Annual Post Graduate Survey respondents who returned salary information.
    • Annual Median Starting Salary is based on the graduate survey response to the request to identify a starting salary from a range of options. This graph shows the median first-year annual salary. All calculations are based on the respondent’s self-reported first-year annual income. 
    • Reported Hourly Rate - determined by dividing the reported median salary by the number of hours in a traditional full-time work week (40), then the number of weeks in a year (52). 
    • Reported Salary Range -  Beginning with “less than $20,000” and increasing in $5,000 increments (i.e. $20,000-24,999) and ending with “more than $70,000, graduate survey respondents selected their 1st-year annual salary range.