Construction Core | Carpentry Course Description
Construction CoreThis course covers the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core certification modules required for all of the NCCER curriculum-area programs and an additional Green module. The course content includes basic safety, introduction to construction math, introduction to hand tools, introduction to power tools, introduction to blueprints, material handling, basic communication skills, and basic employability skills, and “Your Role in the Green Environment.” The additional Green module was added to provide students with instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems. This course will help students better understand their personal impacts on the environment and make them more aware of how to reduce their carbon footprint.
Carpentry IThis course covers basic carpentry terminology and develops technical aspects of carpentry with an emphasis on the development of introductory skills. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
Carpentry IIThis course covers additional technical aspects of carpentry with an emphasis on the development of intermediate skills. The course content includes floor systems, wall and ceiling framing, roof framing, introductions to concrete, reinforcing materials and forms, windows and exterior doors, and basic stair layout.
Construction III Trade and Industries Advanced StudiesThis culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in a Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel.