Give Your Students the Foundation They Need! Core Curriculum, Fifth Edition

The NCCER Core Curriculum 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. Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses.

This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions, and more!

NCCER Standardized Curricula
NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation established in 1995 by the world’s largest and most progressive construction companies and national construction associations. It was founded to address the severe workforce shortage facing the industry and to develop a standardized training process and curricula. Today, NCCER is supported by hundreds of leading construction and maintenance companies, manufacturers, and national associations.


Successful concept reinforcement from chapter beginning to chapter end

Chapter overviews provide a clear blueprint for learning

Chapter Introductions list the Objectives, Performance Tasks, and Trade Terms for that module.

Each chapter concludes with practical and effective skills practice

Chapter end resources include a Chapter Summary, Review Questions, Section Review, and Trade Terms Quiz.

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sample of Cornerstone of Craftsmanship profile

Help Your Students Connect the Craft to a Career

Cornerstone of Craftsmanship features individual profiles and offers students a look into a potential future career. A Q&A format provides the information in an engaging, conversational manner.


Special Features Engage Students & Reinforce Content

Call-outs throughout the text, bring attention to key information. Safety features are set off from the main text in highlighted boxes and organized into three categories based on the potential danger of the issue being addressed. The Around the World features introduce trainees to a global construction perspective, emphasizing similarities and differences in standards, codes, and practices from country to country. Going Green looks at ways to preserve the environment, save energy, and make good choices regarding the health of the planet. The Did You Know? features introduce historical tidbits or modern information about the construction industry.

examples of callouts used throughout the program to engage students


NCCERConnect platform ashown on a tablet

Enhance Your Students’ Experience with NCCERconnect

NCCERconnect is a robust online supplement that includes an electronic book, auto-graded homework and practice opportunities, and audio / video content reinforcement. This user-friendly interface includes all of the essential course management tools you would expect in an online environment - a gradebook, assignment manager, and communication features. NCCERconnect provides a range of visual, auditory, and interactive elements to enhance student learning and instructor delivery of craft training.