Building & Construction

Start a New Career or Stay Current in Your Field of Work

If you have an interest in problem-solving, working with your hands, or making a drawing come to life, consider a career in the skilled trades. Different positions are available from repairing heating and air conditioning units to installing fiber optic cable to working as a maintenance technician in a local apartment complex. Gain the knowledge and skills you need today for a career in building, construction and other vocational trades.

Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Core Curriculum
Name
CAR-3108K1
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is intended for individuals who are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship in the skilled construction trades. It is the prerequisite for all the NCCER Level 1 Apprenticeship courses.
Description
Students involved in this course will complete the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum, the 10-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Course in Construction Safety, the American Heart Association (AHA) Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certification course, and the AHA First Aid course. Students will also learn the basics of construction math, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills, the use and care of hand and power tools, and the basics of material handling. The NCCER Core Curriculum is a prerequisite for all Apprenticeship Courses from the NCCER. Students who attend this class will gain the skills and certifications necessary to obtain work with contracting companies as entry-level employees. These students can expect to work at new construction sites and in existing buildings where remodeling or renovation projects are taking place.
Course Objectives
  1. earn certifications including American Heart Association CPR and First Aid, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-Hour Course in Construction Safety. They will also learn the basics of construction math, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills, the use and care of hand and power tools, and the basics of material handling.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills

    a. Basic Safety
    b. Introduction to Construction Math
    c. Introduction to Hand Tools
    d. Introduction to Power Tools
    e. Introduction to Construction Drawings
    f. Basic Rigging
    g. Basic Communication Skills
    h. Basic Employability Skills
    i. Introduction to Materials Handling
  2. OSHA 10-Hour Safety Course for Construction
    a. Orientation
    b. Module 1 – Intro to OSHA and the OSH Act
    c. Module 2 – General Safety and Health Provisions
    d. Module 3A – Health Hazards: HAZCOM
    e. Module 3B – Health Hazards: Hazardous Materials
    f. Module 4 – Cranes, Rigging & Excavations
    g. Module 5 – Focus Four – Electrical Safety
    h. Module 6 – Struck-by and Caught In Between Hazards
    i. Module 7 – Fall Protection
    j. Module 8 – Personal Protective Equipment & Lifesaving Equipment
    k. Module 9 – Hand & Power Tools
    l. Module 10 – Scaffolding
    m. Module 11 – Stairways and Ladders
  3. American Heart Association: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid
    a. First Aid Basics
    b. Medical Emergencies
    c. Injury Emergencies
    d. Environmental Emergencies
    e. Adult CPR and Automatic External Defibrillator use
Contact Hours
112
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
National Center for Construction Education and Research; OSHA; American Heart Association
Website URL
http://www.nccer.org/
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. NCCER certification for completion of the Core Curriculum: Introduction to the Construction Trades;
    OSHA completion of the 10-hour Safety course for Construction; and,
    American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Certifications
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Text and Supplies Needed
Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills Trainee Guide, published by NCCER in partnership with Pearson. (Also available in Spanish).
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Construction Lab
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. 70% Minimum Grade on Written Tests
  4. Successful Completion of all Hands-on Assessments
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Approval as an Accredited Training and Education Facility (ATEF) from NCCER
Intended Audience
This course is intended for individuals who are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship in the skilled construction trades. It is the prerequisite for all the NCCER Level 1 Apprenticeship courses.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Entry Level positions in the Construction Trades to include Carpenter Helper, Electrical Helper, HVAC Helper, Masonry Helper, etc.
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
There is a shortage of all skilled trades workers in Wake County. This course is the preliminary course for entry into a career in the skilled construction trades.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Carpenter Helper
  • Electrical Helper
  • HVAC Helper
  • Masonry Helper
  • etc
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Course Contact Information
Michael Moore
919-335-1043