Building Trades & Safety

Building Trades & Safety

Study a trade that will set you up for success on the job and at home.  Exploring electrical, carpentry, HVAC or plumbing provides a collection of knowledge and skills for employment.  The College also works with employers to provide training in the form of apprenticeship.  Skilled trades are more complex with computerized drawings and technical equipment to produce precision results.  The Center for Excellence at the Downtown Campus is an investment in the latest technology to support the next generation of trade workers.

Pima Community College is a premier workforce development and training provider. Whether you are looking for a new trade career, have a dream to do–it-yourself, seek industry credentials, or an employer in need of qualified people, the College is your best place to start.

To learn more about PimaFastTrack program requirements, funding sources, and start dates. 

Carpentry

Starts: January, August, May

Duration: Up to 4 months

Time Commitment: 15 – 20 hours per week

Classes:                     
UBCT-107 Basic Safety, Hand & Power Tools, Blueprint Reading
UBCT-105 Professionalism in Service, Construction Math, Basic Rigging
UBCT-145 Carpentry 1
UPHI-149 Critical Thinking

You can earn:
Carpentry Level 1 Certificate
NCCER Core

Cost: $1499.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, personal protective equipment (PPE);
national certification exams

Start On Time And Prepared

Want to learn more about PimaFastTrack? Visit our PimaFastTrack Checklist. Take the next steps toward quick credentials.

Electrical

Starts: January, August, May

Duration: Up to 4 months

Time Commitment: 15 – 20 hours per week

Classes:                     
UBCT-107 Basic Safety, Hand & Power Tools, Blueprint Reading
UBCT-105 Professionalism in Service, Construction Math, Basic Rigging
UBCT-172 Electrical 1
UPHI-149 Critical Thinking

You can earn:
Electrical Level 1 Certificate
NCCER Core

Cost: $1499.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, personal protective equipment (PPE), national
certification exams

Start On Time And Prepared

Want to learn more about PimaFastTrack? Visit our PimaFastTrack Checklist. Take the next steps toward quick credentials.

Plumbing

Starts: January, August, May

Duration: Up to 4 months

Time Commitment: 15 – 20 hours per week

Classes:                     
UBCT-107 Basic Safety, Hand & Power Tools, Blueprint Reading
UBCT-105 Professionalism in Service, Construction Math, Basic Rigging
UBCT-181 Residential and Industrial Plumbing 1
UPHI-149 Critical Thinking

You can earn:
Plumbing Level 1 Certificate
NCCER Core

Cost: $1499.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, personal protective equipment (PPE), national
certification exams

Start On Time And Prepared

Want to learn more about PimaFastTrack? Visit our PimaFastTrack Checklist. Take the next steps toward quick credentials.

To Register For A Class

  1. Select your course
  2. Provide full name, physical address, phone number, email, DOB
  3. Pay and receive confirmation of enrollment

It's that easy to be on the path to learning what you want, when you want! Placement exams are rarely required. No residency requirements.

The credential you earn from Pima stacks up toward advanced certifications and degrees at Pima. Through our Prior Learning Assessment program, you can earn up to a semester’s worth of college credit, depending on your course of study at Pima. And if you already have an industry credential, it can convert into even more college credit at Pima.

Online Noncredit Courses and Degree Options

Personal Interest Short Courses

Partnering with Education to Go offers the opportunity for you to attend convenient and affordable ways to learn about hundreds of topics. 96% of our learners register for additional noncredit classes after attending one of our courses!

We offer:

  • Instructor facilitation or (many self-paced if you prefer)
  • Online discussion areas
  • 6 Weeks of instruction
  • Accessible instructors

Ready to explore more? Check out our options to prepare for tests like:

  • GED
  • SAT/ACT
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • LSAT

Learn more and register today.

Career Education

In partnership with ed2go, we offer online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Learn more and visit our page.

Degrees & Certificates

Pima's credit degrees and certificates will prepare you for a rewarding career—whether you're looking to start a career, want to upgrade your skills in your current career, or are planning to transfer to a university to complete your bachelor's degree.

Visit our Degrees & Certificates page to learn more about what Pima offers for you. Want to learn more about the Building and Construction Technologies program? Visit our program page.

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Audit Credit Courses

Most courses are available for students interested in learning without earning credits. Noncredit registration in our credit classes begins three weeks prior to the first day of class.

Step 1: Search our credit schedule of classes.
Step 2: Select your section and call us at 520-206-4737 to complete your registration.

Course Refunds

To learn more about Pima Continuing Education refund policy, visit our Information & Services page.