Construction Trades

Become a Student

Contact the Program Director

David A. Cain, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Construction Management

928-310-4522 (mobile)

480-461-7377 (alternate)

Office: TC 50 - Room: 119

This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology
Construction Trades

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.

A list of available certificates offered in the Construction Trades program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Building Inspection
Certificate of Completion CCL Construction Building Codes
Certificate of Completion CCL Construction Safety OSHA 30
Certificate of Completion CCL Construction Trades: Carpentry
Certificate of Completion CCL Construction Trades: Carpentry, Commercial and Residential
Certificate of Completion CCL Construction Trades: Construction Management
Certificate of Completion CCL Construction Trades: Electrical
Certificate of Completion CCL Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential
Certificate of Completion CCL Construction Trades: Plumbing
Certificate of Completion CCL Construction Trades: Plumbing, Commercial and Residential
Certificate of Completion CCL International Residential Code

Associate Degrees

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.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Construction Trades program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Construction Management
Associate in Applied Science AAS Construction Technology

Career Opportunities

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.

Electrical and Electronics Repairers for Commercial and Industrial Equipment


Helpers for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers


Helpers for Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters


Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers


* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

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.

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Become a Student

Click here for MCC’s easy-to-use Enrollment Steps.

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 active MCC student and have an MEID.

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