Basic Carpentry

New fast-track courses offered in Spanish

October 3, 2023

Continuing Education classes to begin October 10

Yuma, AZ (October 3, 2023) – Arizona Western College Continuing Education is offering new fast-track courses in Spanish beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The non-credit courses and workshops will increase educational opportunities for Spanish speakers in Yuma County, as participants can receive a registered certification or certificate upon completion.

“Bringing more educational resources to the Yuma area is important for the future success of our city and our state. AWC Continuing ED will work to identify ways to expand educational opportunities in Yuma so more community members are able to earn a certification and succeed in an economy that demands highly skilled workers," said Reetika Dhawan, AWC Entrepreneurial College Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of Workforce & Healthcare.

In phase one, AWC Continuing ED is planning to launch “Carpinteria Basica” (Basic Carpentry). Once participants complete the course, they will receive a certification via NCCER, the National Center for Construction Education and Research. 

In the future, other certifications that will be offered in Spanish include HVACR, Welding, Medical Courses, Basic Plumbing, Caregiver, Roofing, Bookkeeping, Concrete Construction, Basic Electrical, Fundamentals of Crew Leadership, and Preschool Education Certificate. 

For more information about enrolling in these programs and tuition assistance, contact the AWC Reskilling and Technology Center at or (928) 317-7674. AWC Continuing ED has an open enrollment policy; all fast-track, non-credit, and several credit courses do not require a GED or high school diploma to register.

Mayra Carrasco
Interim Director of Corporate Training
Arizona Western College