Construction Trades: Electricity

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Electricity program is designed to provide knowledge and skills in the electrical building trade. These include use of tools, installation of circuitry, equipment, and special service systems, reading blueprints, and a basic understanding of electronics and electronic devices. Students are admitted to the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Electricity program only through the Phoenix Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee or the Arizona Builders' Alliance apprenticeship selection process.


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

Formal application and admission to the program by an approved registered electrical apprenticeship sponsor.

Academic Plan: 
Construction Trades: Electricity (CER)

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

Program Accreditation/Certification or Licensure Information:
Journeyman status through the Arizona Department of Commerce, Apprenticeship Services Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Specialization I: Phoenix Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Credits:30-60
Students should select from thirty (30) to sixty (60) credits from the following courses based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with the Phoenix Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.
ELA111Construction Electricity I6
ELA112Construction Electricity II6
ELA113Introduction to National Electrical Code3
ELA123Construction Electricity III6
ELA124Construction Electricity IV6
ELA125National Electric Code I3
ELA235Advanced Construction Electricity I6
ELA236Advanced Construction Electricity II6
ELA238National Electric Code II3
ELA246National Electric Code III3
ELA247Advanced Construction Electricity III6
ELA248Advanced Construction Electricity IV6
Specialization 2: Arizona Builders' Alliance Apprenticeship Credits:30-48
Students should select from thirty (30) to forty-eight (48) credits from the following courses based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Arizona Builders` Alliance Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.
ABA112Electrical I6
ABA114Electrical II6
ABA122Electrical III6
ABA124Electrical IV6
ABA232Electrical V6
ABA234Electrical VI6
ABA242Electrical VII6
ABA244Electrical VIII6
  • Demonstrate safe operation of hand and power tools. (ABA112)
  • Describe the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act (OSHA) in the workplace. (ABA112, ABA114)
  • 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 all plans and views as they relate to the electrical installation. (ABA112, ABA124, ABA232, ABA234, ABA244, ELA112, ELA123)
  • Interpret readings from electrical test instruments. (ABA112, ELA123)
  • Interpret sections of the National Electrical Code regulations as they apply to specific electrical installation jobs. (ABA114, ABA122, ABA124, ABA232, ELA111, ELA113, ELA125, ELA238, ELA246)
  • 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 and troubleshoot lamps and ballasts and alarm systems including locating and repairing cable faults. (ABA122, ABA124, ABA242, ABA244)
  • Demonstrate installation of incandescent, fluorescent, and high-intensity discharge lamps for 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 for 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 OSHA electrical inspection procedures. (ABA112, ABA114, 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)
  • Demonstrate the applications and installation requirements for photovoltaic systems according to the National Electrical Code (NEC). (ELA246)

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