Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential (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 are also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential (Night) (CER)
Academic Plan Code
1115
Total Clock Hours Required
630
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Notes

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 work space 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.
Career Opportunities

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 annual median wages* for this program. 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.

Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

$32,350

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Block

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
CST103 Foundations of Construction Safety 13
CST104 Hand and Power Tools, Equipment, and Workspace 20
CST105 Construction Calculations 20
CST107 Construction Drawings Introduction 13
ELR131 Electrical Systems 81
ELR132 Distribution Panels, Wiring, and Circuit Protection in Electrical Systems 81
ELR133 Conduit, Raceways, and Termination in Electrical Systems 120

Block 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Block 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Clock Hours
ELR234 Electric Power Distribution 81
ELR235 Motors: Theory and Application 120
ELR236 Industrial Wiring Applications 81
Disclaimer

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 curriculum website for the Certificate of Competency in Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential (Night) (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm12?id=152916).


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