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NCCER CORE [High School]: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills

Certificates

NCCER Core Credentials
WMCI Core Completion Certificate
OSHA 10 Certificate
First Aid/CPR Certificate

Schedule

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. beginning Monday, January 10 and concluding Friday, May 20.

Curriculum Modules

Basic Safety

Students will understand the importance of safety in the construction and industrial crafts. Students will be able to follow safe work practices and procedures on how to properly inspect and use safety equipment. Students will be able to describe the safety practices associated with elevated work, and various hazards encountered on job sites.

Introduction to Construction Math

Students will review basic math skills related to construction trades and will be able to demonstrate how they apply to the construction trades. Basic math skills introduced will be whole numbers and fractions; working with decimals; the four primary math operations; reading rulers and tape measures; the imperial and metric units of measurements; basic geometric figures; area and volume calculations for two-dimensional objects.

Introduction to Hand Tools

Students will be introduced to the common hand tools used in a variety of construction crafts. They will be able to identify the common hand tools used, how to safely use them, and how to properly maintain them.

Introduction to Power Tools

Students will be able to identify and describe the operation of many power tools commonly used in the construction environment. They will gain the knowledge to properly use them, as well as safe-handling guidelines and how to properly provide maintenance.

Introduction to Construction Drawings

Students will be introduced to the various types of construction drawings. Students will be able to identify and describe the purpose of the five basic construction drawing components, and the significance of various drawing elements such as lines of construction, symbols, and grid lines. They will also cover the interpretation and use of drawing dimensions and the various drawing scales. Students will be able to identify and describe how to use engineers’ and architects’ scales.

Basic Rigging

Students will be able to identify the different types of rigging and rigging hardware, such as slings, as well as rigging hitches and hoists. Students will gain an understanding of how to inspect and safely use rigging hardware. Students will know the importance of safe working habits in the vicinity of rigging operations.

Basic Communication Skills

Students will become familiar with effective communications skills in the workplace which includes written and verbal communication. Students will understand the importance of their reading skills and how it relates to effective telephone communication and email communication in the construction industry. These communications skills will enable the student to gain confidence and become an asset to the construction profession.

Basic Employability Skills

Students will identify the various job opportunities offered by the construction trades. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and how they relate to effective interactions with others in the construction industry to help ensure their success in the profession. Students will identify and discuss positive social skills and will be able to present information on computer systems and their industry applications.

Introduction to Materials Handling

Students will be able to identify the hazards associated with handling materials and will be familiarized with the proper techniques used to avoid injury and property damage. Proper techniques covered will be lifting, tracking, transporting, and uploading materials. Students will also be introduced to the material-handling equipment such as basic motorized and non-motorized equipment commonly found in the construction environment.

Signup

Students will receive a nationally recognized credential upon the completion of the program.

Homeschoolers are welcome.

Contact your school counselor for details and transportation info.

Core Course Enhancements

OSHA 10 Certification

Students will complete the program with their OSHA 10 safety certification.

CPR/First Aid Certification

Students will complete the program Red Cross-certified in first aid/CPR.

Industry Job Shadow Week

Students will choose two trades to explore and have onsite job shadow experiences with experienced tradespeople.

Site Visits

Students will experience fun and hands-on field trip experiences on active, commercial construction job sites.

Industry Speakers

Students will hear from a variety of industry professionals from a diversity of construction professions and trades. Speakers will visit the classroom on a weekly basis and provide students with an understanding of the multitude of careers in the construction industry.

HR-Professional Facilitated Resume Building and Mock Interviews

Students will receive support from HR professionals working in the commercial construction industry as they develop their resumes. HR professionals will then provide mock-interview experiences for students in advance of the job interview day.

Job Interviews

Students will interview for entry-level employment in the commercial construction industry with employers ready to hire upon graduation.