National Center for Construction Education & Research
NCCER Core is designed as a rigorous, competency-based, industry-recognized program for career and technical education. Students may complete the required elements sooner or later than the recommended 150 hours of knowledge and skills-based instruction, depending on their individual proficiency in mastering the content.
Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills provides individuals with basic safety and other necessary knowledge and skills to perform in an introductory capacity on project sites. Completion of this curriculum results in a credential that is recognized by 20 states and meets Perkins requirements.
Academic pre- and post-tests are created for secondary career and technical education. These tests are designed to be used as a diagnostic tool to gauge the trainee's knowledge gained during the course of academic instruction.
Successful completion of these tests will not result in an NCCER credential.
Pre- and Post-Test Information Sheet
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.
This program includes an introduction to several other NCCER crafts, which allows opportunities for further career development.
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Below is a list of subject matter experts for this craft: