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Three program options exist in Construction -- Electrical Installer, Electrical Technician and HVAC Technician. All allow you a unique hands-on approach to learn the skills you need in these professions. 

Depending upon the choice of certificate, you will learn the basic overall training education that is applicable for residential building to commercial construction or remodeling work. Successful completion of the Certificate of Competency may lead to industry credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). 


Information Session Attendance

Trades Info Sessions | Mondays (3 to 4 p.m.) and Thursdays (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.) | Central City Campus, 1245 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix.


You may look forward to careers, such as an apprentice electrician, a solar panel installer or an HVAC professional. You also may take advantage of our career services to gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.**

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Clock Hour Program

Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock-hour programs have specific year-round start dates.

Program Location

Central City Campus 

Program Cost

Certificate of Competency - Electrical Installer (Day/Night):  $2,735* (ineligible for financial aid )
Certificate of Competency - Electrical Technician (Day/Night):  $4,585*
Certificate of Competency - HVAC Technician (Day/Night):  $5,955*

Median Salary

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Electrical Installer

Certificate #1664N (Day)  |  #1667N (Night)

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of electrical theory, residential wiring and a basic understanding of electrical requirements of the National Electric Code (NEC).

Electrical Technician

Certificate #1663 (Day)  |  #1665 (Night)

You will explore the fundamentals of electrical theory, residential wiring, along with a basic understanding of electrical requirements of the National Electric Code (NEC) for designing electrical layouts, installation methods and maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical circuits and equipment.

HVAC Technician

Certificate #1670 (Day)  |  #1672 (Night)

You will be introduced to the basic principles and practices of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), occupational safety, and trade-related mathematical and electrical concepts.

Program       Number            Completion Time*         Program Costs*
Electrical Installer  1664N (Day) | 1667N (Night)     372 hr | 4 mo/5 mo $2,735
Electrical Technician 1663 (Day) | 1665 (Night) 610 hr | 7 mo/8 mo $4,585
HVAC Level I 1670 (Day) | 1672 (Night) 728 hr | 9 mo/10 mo $5,955

Start Dates

*Months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month for the Day program and 20 hours a week/ 4 weeks a month for the Night program. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition, lab and estimated book fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. Financial aid eligible, excluding 1664N/1667N. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.

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