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Construction Trades: Electricity

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Electricity degree is designed to provide apprentices and journeymen with a broadened educational background and leadership skills so that students completing the associate degree program may be better equipped to enter supervisory and managerial positions.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Spring
Admission criteria

Students are admitted to this program through: Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor selection process recorded in their apprenticeship standards filed with the State Apprenticeship Office.

Academic Plan: 
Construction Trades: Electricity (DEG)

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

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Electricity (5428)30-60
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should choose zero (0) to eight (8) credits from the following list of courses to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the AAS degree based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship- Program Coordinator. Any 100-200 level prefixed courses may be selected, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.
ABA+++++Any ABA Arizona Builders Alliance course(s)
ABC+++++Any ABC Associated Builders and Contractors course(s)
BLT+++++Any BLT Building Safety and Construction Technology course(s)
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers course(s)
CAD+++++Any CAD Computer-Aided Drafting course(s)
CNS+++++Any CNS Construction course(s)
ELA+++++Any ELA Electrician: Apprenticeship course(s)
GBS+++++Any GBS General Business course(s)
IEC+++++Any IEC Independent Electrical Contractors course(s)
IND+++++Any IND Industry course(s)
MGT+++++Any MGT Management course(s)
OSH+++++Any OSH Occupational Safety and Health course(s)
SPA+++++Any SPA Spanish course(s)
TDR+++++Any TDR Trade related course(s)
WLD+++++Any WLD Welding Technology course(s)
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment on District Placement Exam.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
MAT126Intermediate Algebra with Review (6) OR
Equivalent course or satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.3-6
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4
  • Solve mathematical problems related to electrical circuit voltage, wattage, amperage, and resistance. (ABA112, ABA114, ABA122, ABA124, ABA232, ABA234, ABA242, ELA112)
  • Identify and properly use the professional equipment and tools of electricians. (ABA112, ABA114, ABA122, ABA124, ABA232, ABA234, ABA242, ELA111, ELA112)
  • Convert measurements between English and metric units. (ABA112, ABA114, ABA232, ELA112, ELA248)
  • Interpret readings from electrical test instruments. (ABA112, ELA123)
  • Locate and interpret sections of the National Electrical Code regulations as they apply to specific electrical installation jobs. (ABA114, ABA122, ABA124, ABA232, ELA111, ELA113)
  • Explain the theory, type, and operating principles of motors including troubleshooting and repairing motors. (ABA114, ABA122, ABA234, ABA242, ELA235, ELA236)
  • Calculate the materials needed for a specific electrical installation including, but not limited to, conduit, conductors, overload protection and outlets. (ABA114, ABA124, ABA232, ABA234, ABA242, ELA112)
  • Demonstrate splicing techniques of cable in high voltage systems making terminations. (ABA122, ABA124)
  • Install, troubleshoot lamps and ballasts and alarm systems including locating and repairing cable faults. (ABA122, ABA124, ABA242, ABA244)
  • Demonstrate the proper and safe installation of incandescent, fluorescent, and high-intensity discharge lamps in addition to specific residential, commercial and industrial lighting systems. (ABA234, ABA242)
  • Describe the components and applications of motor controls in electrical installations. (ABA234, ABA244, ELA236)
  • Demonstrate electrical methods, equipment and device requirements or special locations. (ABA242)
  • Describe the operational theory and construction of semiconductors, transistors, amplifiers, and oscillators. (ABA242, ELA247)
  • Install all components of an electrical system, and special equipment systems including fire alarm, heating, and cooling systems. (ABA232, ABA234, ABA244, ELA124, ELA125, ELA238, ELA246)
  • Explain Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) electrical inspection procedures. (ABA112, ABA114, ELA113, ELA238)
  • Identify common causes of accidents and fatalities in specific hazardous areas of construction and describe hazard abatement techniques. (ELA246)
  • Describe the safety procedures observed when working in a nuclear power generating location. (ELA246, ELA247)
  • Install, troubleshoot and repair alarm systems including locating and repairing cable faults. (ELA125)
  • Apply and demonstrate the applications and installation requirements for photovoltaic systems according to the National Electrical Code (NEC). (ELA246)

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.