Applied Technology

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The Applied Technology Field of Interest programs give you the hands-on skills you need to design, develop, or repair high-tech equipment and processes. Students studying in these areas often find work after completing introductory classes and are able to expand their knowledge, skills, and education while earning a livable wage.

Maricopa Community Colleges offers programs in automotive repair, HVAC, airline operations, CAD, construction, welding, electronics repair, electrical technologies, and much more. Classes are scheduled to accommodate both full-time and working students and align to industry standards.

If you are ready to find the Applied Technology program that is right for you, select the option from the drop-down below that best fits your current goals.

University Transfer and Associate Degrees

With the university transfer option, you can complete most of your general education coursework at the Maricopa Community Colleges and have guaranteed acceptance to one of our over 40 university and college partners to complete your Bachelor degree.

There are other Associate of Applied Science degrees that have been designed to provide seamless transfer into a bachelor program, but acceptance is not guaranteed. For more information, see the Get an Associate Degree option below. The Associate degrees in this list give you the opportunity for an in-depth study of your chosen field. If you decide to move on to a four-year degree after graduation, you will need to work with an advisor to confirm which classes will transfer, and acceptance is not guaranteed.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.


A Certificate prepares you for entry-level work in your chosen field and requires fewer classes than the Associate degree or university transfer options. There are several types of certificates available, including career, trade, and academic certificates.

Credits earned in a certificate program can often be used toward an Associate degree. For more information, speak with an advisor.

Air Conditioning and Electrical Accessories
Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
Automotive Brake Systems
Automotive Chassis
Automotive Drive Train
Automotive Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
Automotive Electronic/Electrical Systems
Automotive Engine Performance
Automotive Engine Repair
Automotive Engine Repair and Performance
Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles
Automotive Service
Automotive Steering and Suspension
Basic Automotive Maintenance
Carpenter Apprenticeship
CNC Machine Operator (Night)
CNC Machining I (Day)
Collision Repair Technician (Day)
Construction Trades: Electrical (Day)
Construction Trades: Electrical (Night)
Construction Trades: Construction Management
Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential (Day)
Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential (Night)
Construction Trades: Electricity
Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation
Construction Trades: Ironworking
Construction Trades: Painting and Drywalling
Electrical Technology - Commercial Wiring
Electrical Technology - Industrial Wiring
Electrical Technology - Residential Wiring
Engine Performance and Diagnosis
Environmental Science Technology
HVAC Residential Installation and Service Technician (Day)
HVAC Residential Installation and Service Technician (Night)
HVAC Technician (Night)
Maintenance Technician: Apartments
Production Technology: Quality Assurance
Water and Wastewater Treatment
Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous and Non-Ferrous (Night)
Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe (Day)

View all Applied Technology programs offered at Maricopa Community Colleges.