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Construction Trades

Program Overview

Do you want a career where you can flex your creative problem-solving skills and use math and engineering concepts to build and fix things with your hands? Consider enrolling in the Construction Trades program to take the first step in that direction. Our program has year-round start dates to quickly prepare you for entry into the workforce. Upon completing this program, you’ll be qualified to pursue a variety of careers — as an electrician, plumber, HVAC tech, carpenter, foreman, project manager, and construction site manager.

Our comprehensive program covers all the essentials to get you started on the right foot. Our skilled and experienced instructors will use a combination of theoretical and practical training to help you acquire the technical knowledge and skills in plumbing, commercial and specialty carpentry, electrical systems, hydronics, electro-mechanical devices, and residential and commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems. You will also learn about general repair, safety protocols, and building codes, as well as proper use of the tools and equipment that electricians, plumbers, and carpenters use daily. We’ll teach you all about construction calculations, blueprint readings, trade-specific codes, and more. And you’ll learn essential construction management skills — we’ll dive deep into the study of construction planning and scheduling, design, leadership skills, problem-solving, ethics, and OSHA 30 safety.

Make it happen today. Enroll in our Construction Trades program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why South Mountain Community College?

Get Hands-on and Get Working!

From around the world to right here in our own back yard, the need for skilled construction trades professionals has never been higher!

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!