Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential 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 Competency (CCT) and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 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 (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5120
Total Credits Required
26
Catalog Year
2020-2021
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 Term

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

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON103 Foundation of Construction Safety Critical course Gateway course 1
CON104 Hand and Power Tools, Equipment, and Workspace 1.5
CON105 Construction Calculations 1.5
CON107 Construction Drawings Introduction 1
CON131 Electrical Systems Critical course Gateway course 3.5
CON132 Distribution Panels, Wiring, and Circuit Protection in Electrical Systems 3.5
CON133 Conduit, Raceways, and Termination in Electrical Systems 4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON234 Electric Power Distribution 3
CON235 Motors: Theory and Application 4
CON236 Industrial Wiring Applications 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON103 Foundation of Construction Safety Critical course Gateway course 1
CON104 Hand and Power Tools, Equipment, and Workspace 1.5
CON105 Construction Calculations 1.5
CON107 Construction Drawings Introduction 1
CON131 Electrical Systems Critical course Gateway course 3.5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON132 Distribution Panels, Wiring, and Circuit Protection in Electrical Systems 3.5
CON133 Conduit, Raceways, and Termination in Electrical Systems 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON234 Electric Power Distribution 3
CON235 Motors: Theory and Application 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON236 Industrial Wiring Applications 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=159123).


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.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020