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This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.
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, 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, and electro-mechanical devices. 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.
The Right Pathway for You
MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Building Inspection||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Construction Building Codes||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Construction Safety OSHA 30||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Construction Trades: Electrical||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Construction Trades: Carpentry||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Construction Trades: Carpentry, Commercial and Residential||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Construction Trades: Construction Management||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Construction Trades: Plumbing||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Construction Trades: Plumbing, Commercial and Residential||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||International Residential Code||Pathway Map|
MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Construction Management||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Construction Technology||Pathway Map|
Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Construction Trades program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Construction and Building Inspectors
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
Electrical and Electronics Repairers for Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Helpers for Carpenters
Helpers for Electricians
Helpers for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
Helpers for Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Connect with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to connect with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Resources For You
Get credit for your industry training. MCC offers Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) for students with existing industry certifications, licenses, and approved corporate training. Access the forms below and attach proof of training/certification when you submit your request. Please note, in order to access and complete the PLA forms, you must be an MCC student and have an MEID.
- Prior Learning Assessment for National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certifications
- Prior Learning Assessment for OSHA Certifications