This course of instruction provides individuals an overview to the various fields of basic safety, introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, basic communication skills, basic employability skill and materials handling. Students will develop knowledge of the skills related to the Core curriculum and how it applies to work in the industrial trades. This course supports integrating of academic and technical knowledge and skills. Students will learn, apply and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems including employment at an industrial site. Knowledge about career opportunities, requirements and expectations plus the development of workplace skills will prepare the students for future success. Students completing the required coursework will receive credit from NCCER for Core.

Students will be able to:

  • Identify and follow safe work practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrate mathematical operations commonly used in construction.
  • Identify, take care of and safely use basic hand tools.
  • Safely uses and maintain a variety of power tools.
  • Interpret construction drawings and use drawing dimensions.
  • Identify inspection techniques, hitch configurations and load handling safety.
  • Interpret written and verbal information and effectively use written and verbal skills.
  • Effectively use critical thinking and relationship skills in the industry.
  • Properly handle materials and move them around the job site.
  • Overhaul instrument systems.
  • Check performance using testing and measuring instruments.
  • Set up and use computers and control equipment.