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Construction Trades

Get Hands-On in Construction at SMCC!

If you’re looking to start a career in construction trades, you can do it right here in our own back yard!

Here in Phoenix, the population is expected to double by 2030, and construction is in huge demand!

Our construction trades program will help you learn quickly and prepare you to find a job in the workforce!

Supported by Phoenix Work4orce!!

DIY Project

A Career or the Skills to Work in Your Own Home

With DIY projects gaining popularity, you can join our one-semester program to gain the basic skills to get them from start-to-finish! Our carpentry/framing, and electrical programs can help you gain the necessary skills to assess and do basic fixes around your home.

Classes are offered in hybrid mode, with a whole day of in-person lab! Take the opportunity and start remodeling your home. 

Construction Trades Students
Program Highlights!

Earn a Certificate in Only ONE Semester!

  • Dedicated Construction Trades Student building here on the SMCC Campus
  • Guaranteed job interview with local industry partners
  • Designated Academic Advisor
  • Hybrid classes, and outside classroom experience
  • Emphasis in hands-on experience
  • Unique access to community partners

Applied Technology Field of Interest

Programs to Choose From

Carpentry/Framing

We'll help you learn everything you need to know to jump into the Carpentry and Framing industry, including:

Safety
Power tool Basics
Calculations and Blueprint reading
Flooring and Roofing
Steel framing and Concrete forms
Much More!

Electrical

We'll help you learn everything you need to know to jump into the Electrical industry, including:

Safety
Power tool Basics
Calculations and Blueprint reading
Electrical Systems and Power Distribution
Industrial Wiring and Conduits
Much More!

SMCC debuts new construction trades program - ABC15 Arizona

South Mountain Community College has opened a new construction trades program for students interested in carpentry, framing, plumbing and electrical.

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Industry Partners

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3-G Construction

3-G Construction Company Inc and 3-G Trim Inc, a private family owned business, have been satisfying carpentry needs in Arizona since 1974. We are a full service rough and trim carpenter, willing to take on any size project that contains wood. 

Brewer

Brewer Companies

Founded in 1990, Brewer Companies is Arizona’s largest plumbing contractors addressing all aspects of plumbing. Today we have more than 300 professionals bringing the highest quality of plumbing solutions to market through our three companies.

Haskins

Haskins Electric

Haskins Electric's successful expansion from our humble beginnings in the Phoenix metro area, is due to our loyal clientele as well as the reputation we have established for professionalism, attention to detail and complete customer satisfaction.

McCarthy

McCarthy Building

Established in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has a long history of building facilities that drive greater value. From exceptional levels of quality and safety — to ease of maintenance over time, we are firmly committed to helping our clients and partners achieve the short- and long-term strategic goals of every project we do.