Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential (Day)

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 are also available.


Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Competency (CCT)
Academic Plan
Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential (Day) (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Clock Hours Required
Catalog Year
Effective Term
Fall 2023

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

There is an equivalent certificate of completion and equivalent credit-hour courses available.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Practice Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in daily work.
  2. Recognize the interrelationships among the construction trades.
  3. Describe the implications of working in construction trades.
  4. Use, maintain and secure materials, tools and equipment according to professional standards.
  5. Maintain the workspace according to professional standards.
  6. Interpret construction plans to perform a task.
  7. Perform calculations needed for the electrical trade.
  8. Install electrical systems using appropriate codes and tools.
  9. Maintain electrical systems using appropriate codes and tools.
  10. Repair electrical systems using appropriate codes and tools.
  11. Demonstrate efficient and quality work.
  12. Effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
  13. Effectively work within a team structure.
  14. Demonstrate professionalism with conduct and ethics.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers


* Career and wage information provided by Pipeline AZ using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources. Sources

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by block. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with a navigator to discuss their academic and career goals.
  • The course sequence is laid out by block and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • This is a cohort program in which students progress through their course of study together in the required course sequence.

Courses Sequence

Block 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Block 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Clock Hours
ELR131 Electrical Systems 140
ELR132 Distribution Panels, Wiring, and Circuit Protection in Electrical Systems 140

Block 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Block 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Clock Hours
ELR133DC Conduit, Raceways, and Termination in Electrical Systems 140
ELR234DC Electric Power Distribution 70
ELR235DC Motors: Theory and Application 70
ELR236DC Industrial Wiring Applications 70

Students must earn a grade of ‘P’ or ‘C’ or better (depending on the course grading scale) for all courses required within the program.

Weekly hour requirements vary by program. Students should meet with a navigator to discuss these requirements further. Actual completion times may vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.

View MCCCD’s official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.