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Construction Building Technology

What will I learn with Construction Building Technology?

The education offered at Yavapai College prepares students to apply basic skills and knowledge in the core trades of residential carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Includes NCCER curriculum and instruction in safety, employment, tool usage, measurement, plan reading, codes, supplies, equipment, fixtures, installations, and finishes in these core trades.

Classes are offered on the Chino Valley and Verde Valley campuses.  Click to learn about courses offered at the Verde Valley Skilled Trade Center

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Short Term Certificates


  • SEMESTERS: 4
  • CREDITS: 24
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Verde Valley, Chino Valley
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The Basic Residential Trades certificate prepares students to apply basic skills and knowledge in the core trades of residential carpentry, electrical, and plumbing.  Includes NCCER curriculum and instruction in safety, employment, tool usage, measurement, plan reading, codes, supplies, equipment, fixtures, installations, and finishes in these core trades. 

  • SEMESTERS: 2
  • CREDITS: 16
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Verde Valley, Chino Valley
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Introduction to carpentry safety, hand and power tool operation, blueprint reading, materials, and layout. Hands-on experience in cutting, fastening, footings, framing, assembly, door/window installation, flooring, and finishing.

  • SEMESTERS: 2
  • CREDITS: 24
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Verde Valley, Chino Valley
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The HVAC Service Technician Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter into the HVAC/Refrigeration industry in entry-level positions.

  • SEMESTERS: 2
  • CREDITS: 16
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Verde Valley, Chino Valley
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The Plumbing Technician Certificate is designed to provide the essential skills required of an entry-level employee in the residential plumbing industry. Training in various aspects of the construction and plumbing industry include: hand and power tool operation, blueprints, materials, and layouts. Students will learn to install and repair residential plumbing systems which include new construction, renovations, wells, and septic systems. Program will also address plumbing system design, calculations, safety, testing, and applicable codes and standards.

  • SEMESTERS: 2
  • CREDITS: 19
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Verde Valley, Chino Valley
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The Residential Electrical Technician Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter into the electrical industry in entry level positions. The courses include electrical industry standards, residential drawings, National Electrical Code and installing an electrical system in a residential dwelling.

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YC Pipeline Career Exploration

The YC Pipeline career development and job skills platform allows YC students and Yavapai County job seekers to explore in-demand careers that align with their passions, skills, and the region's economic demands. The platform gives students and job seekers advanced insights about the exact skills, education, or certificates they need to reach their career goals. Upon completion of their profile, users will then have access to a variety of career exploration opportunities and information, including job shadowing, service learning, field experience, research, apprenticeship, further education, and other opportunities specific to Yavapai County.

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Aaron Rodriguez

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Elizabeth Peters

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Kirk LaPlace

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