Construction

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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). 

Requirements

Information Session Attendance

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

Careers

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 Commercial and Residential (Day/Night):  $4,645*
Certificate of Competency - Electrical Installer (Day/Night):  $2,735* (ineligible for financial aid )
Certificate of Competency - Electrical Technician (Day/Night):  $2,605*
Certificate of Competency - HVAC Technician (Day/Night):  $5,260*
 

Median Salary

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Certificates

Electrical Commercial and Residential

Certificate #5904 (Day)  |  #5756 (Night)

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Construction Trades: Electrical Commercial and Residential program is designed to provide knowledge, safety, and skills in the electrical construction trade. This program reinforces common construction skills to include use of tools, adherence to safety and codes, and reading construction drawings. This award offers further theory and practice in commercial and specialty electrical, to include work with electric power distribution, motors and motor controls, specialty electrical lighting and services, and electrical currents. Students can seek employment as electrical technicians on residential and commercial job sites. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) and an Associate in Applied Science in Construction Trades also are available.

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)

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Construction Trades: Electrical program is designed to provide beginning knowledge, safety, and skills in the electrical construction trade. This program is an introduction to common construction to include use of tools, safety, codes, installation of circuitry, equipment, construction drawings, and a basic understanding of electricity.

Students can seek employment as electrical technicians on residential and commercial job sites. A Certificate of Completion and an Associate in Applied Science in Construction Trades also are available.

HVAC Technician

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

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in HVAC Residential Installation and Service Technician is designed to provide entry-level training in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC) systems, electricity, electronic controls and general repair. Students will have the opportunity to learn skills necessary to assess and solve problems quickly. 

A Certificate of Completion in Commercial Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/ Facilities and an AAS in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities also are available.

Program       Number            Completion Time*         Program Costs*
Electrical Commercial and Residential  5904 (Day) | 5756 (Night)     630 hr | 7 mo $4,645
Electrical Installer  1664N (Day) | 1667N (Night)     372 hr | 4 mo/5 mo $2,735
Electrical Technician 1663 (Day) | 1665 (Night) 348 hr | 4 mo $2,605
HVAC Level I 1670 (Day) | 1672 (Night) 667 hr | 7 mo $5,260

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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