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Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)

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Classes from WMEC

In person HVAC certification Classes

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The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration 600-hour program prepare students for employment as entry-level service and maintenance technicians in the HVAC-R industry. The program covers electrical fundamentals, the refrigeration system, and diagnostics from a technician’s point of view. This provides the student with a better understanding of how a technician in the field will utilize the knowledge and skills set provided during the program.


$5,240 total

In person Dental Assistant certification Classes

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The Dental Assistant program, includes and requires 180-externship hours, prepares students to assist medical professionals with dental examinations, sterilize and prepare instruments, provide coronal polish procedures, take and process X-rays, and take impressions of teeth.

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to seek one or more certifications like the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety Certification and Coronal Polish.


$7,635 total

In person Pharmacy Technician certification Classes

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The Pharmacy Technician 600-hour program, which includes and requires 160 externship hours, teaches students the delivery of pharmaceutical services alongside licensed pharmacists in a pharmacy setting. The program teaches medical terminology & abbreviations, pharmacy law & ethics, quality customer service, pharmacology, preparing prescription medications, sterile compounding, and administrative duties.

Upon completion of the program, students may test to receive Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certification.


$5,855 total

About school

Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) is a career and technical education district in Glendale, Arizona. The school provides high school students and adult learners with unique opportunities to learn technical skills in fields like healthcare, automotive technology, and emergency services. West-MEC equips students with practical skills and hands-on experience that prepare them for success in the workforce.

In the Phoenix area

5487 N. 99th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305