NCCER Workforce Development
NCCER Core Basic Rigging
This course provides basic information related to rigging and rigging hardware, such as slings, rigging hitches, and hoists, with an emphasis on safe working habits in the vicinity of rigging operations.
NCCER Core Basic Safety
This is a full day course designed to identify and follow safe work procedures as well as how to inspect and use safety equipment properly. The course covers the meaning of job-site safety, the role that safety plays in the construction crafts, characteristics of a competent person and a qualified person, the appropriate safety precautions to take around common job-site hazards, how to demonstrate the use/care of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), how to properly don and remove personal protective equipment, follow safety procedures required for heavy lifting, safe behavior on/around ladders and scaffolds, the importance of Hazard Communications (HazCom) and safety data sheets (SDSs), fire prevention and firefighting techniques and safe work procedures to use around electrical hazards.
NCCER Core Blueprints
This is a full day, 8-hour class designed to discuss components, symbols, and blueprint terms. It teaches you how to interpret blueprints, use drawing dimensions, and recognize classifications of drawings. Topics include how to relate information on blueprints to locations actually on the print, recognize different types of drawings, recognize and identify symbols, components and blueprint terms and interpret and use drawing dimensions.
NCCER Core Hand Tools
This is a full day, 8-hour course designed to show you how to identify and take care of basic hand tools. The course covers how to safely use hand tools, recognize some basic hand tools used in construction, identify some basic had tools used in construction and describe the procedures for taking care of hand tools.
NCCER Core Introduction to Construction Math
This is a full day, 8-hour course that introduces mathematical operations most commonly used in construction and explains how geometry and the metric system are used in the trade. It covers how to use a standard and metric ruler to measure, do basic math without a calculator, add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, convert decimals to percentages and percentages to decimals, covert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions, explain what the metric system is and how it is used in construction, recognize and use metric units of length, weight, volume, and temperature and recognize some basic shapes used in construction and apply basic geometry to measure them.
NCCER Core Materials Handling
Upon completion of this course you will be able to define a load, establish a pre-task plan prior to moving a load, use proper materials-handling techniques, choose appropriate materials-handling equipment for the task and recognize hazards and follow safety procedures required for materials-handling.
NCCER Core Power Tools
This is a full day, 8-hour course designed to show you how to safely use and properly maintain power tools. It introduces power tools used commonly in the construction field. The course also covers safely using power tools, how to maintain power tools properly, and hot to identify commonly used power tools.
NCCER Tools for Success
This is a 2-3 day course designed to assist you in becoming a leader and team builder by provided tools and “lessons learned” to help you along. The course covers safety, starting your new position, pre-planning a project and site logistics, developing a relationship with your supervisor. Teaching, mentoring others and becoming a team player, thinking critically to solve problems, resolving conflict, criticism: giving and receiving, workplace diversity, communication skills, stress management, sexual harassment: dealing and understanding, drug and alcohol abuse on the job and scheduling.