Construction Technology

This curriculum will ground the trainee in the basic knowledge and principles of carpentry, masonry, concrete finishing, electrical work, HVAC, and plumbing. He or she will become skilled in different phases of a project from start to finish. Once completing this course, the trainee will be able to interpret construction drawings; perform quality concrete and brickwork; frame walls, ceilings, and floors of a structure; and install the proper wiring and piping for electrical, and plumbing systems.

Academic Career Tests

Pre/Post-tests are created for secondary career and technical education.  These tests are formerly known as the National Construction Career Tests (NCCT).  Pre/Post-tests align with industry skill standards based upon NCCER's curriculum.

Pre- and Post-Test Information Sheet

Additional Instructor Requirements

There are no additional or special requirements for instructors to be certified to teach Construction Technology. However, instructors for this program typically have work experience in residential construction or remodeling. General contractors or someone with construction experience that involves some knowledge of multiple crafts are ideal instructors for this program.

Curriculum

This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Site Layout One-Distance Measurment and Leveling, Introduction to Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, and Forms, Handling and Placing Concrete, Introduction to Masonry, Masonry Units and Installation Techniques, Floor Systems, Wall and Ceiling Framing, Roof Framing, Roofing Applications, Exterior Finishing, Basic Stair Layout, Electrical Safety, Residential Electrical Services, Introduction to HVAC, Introduction to Drain, Waste and Vent Systems, Plastic Pipe and Fittings, and Copper Pipe and Fittings. Purchase Materials

Curriculum

Online curriculum is available for Construction Technology (3rd Edition) through NCCERconnect. Find a Training Center

Assessments

NCCER's assessments evaluate the knowledge of an individual in a specific craft area and provide a prescription for upgrade training when needed. All assessments are based upon the NCCER Curriculum and have been developed in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts from the industry and Prov™, NCCER's test development partner. Click assessment below to open its specifications: Find an Assessment Center

Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.

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