• Core & Sustainable Curriculum 

    This 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 construction drawings - blueprints, material handling, basic communication skills, and basic employability skills. “Your Role in the Green Environment” is an additional Green module and is "Supplemental. If the decision is made to teach this model, its content will provide students with instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems, and will help students better understand their personal impacts on the environment and make them more aware of how to reduce their carbon footprint. 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 additional National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core certification. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Geometry is recommended as preparation for this course. * Due to potentially hazardous equipment, a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

     

    Masonry I Curriculum:

    This course is designed for students to develop basic masonry terminology skills and technical aspects of the masonry industry with emphasis on the development of introductory skills to include the introduction to masonry, masonry safety, masonry tools and equipment, measurement, drawings and specifications, mortar procedures, and masonry units and installation techniques. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. *Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment, a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.