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.
NCCER Core is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings. The recently released sixth edition of Core features a new, elective module introducing construction careers, more rigorous performance tests and extensive updates on math, hand tools, power tools and drawings. Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses.
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
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: