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Construction Core – NCCER Curriculum

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The construction trades offer room for career advancement, and excellent mid-career wages.  Let MTC help you prepare for a rewarding career in this growing local industry. Our Construction Core class will be held at our new MTC East Campus facility starting in January of 2018.

This class will feature the CORE curriculum design specifically by NCCER, and will be taught by a certified instructor. The Nation Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is nationally recognized by industry and government as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for construction and maintenance craft professionals.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • JOB SITE SAFETY TRAINING
  • INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION MATH
  • BASIC TOOL TRAINING
  • INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
  • INTRODUCTION TO BASIC RIGGING
  • INTRODUCTION TO MATERIAL HANDLING
  • BASIC COMMUNICATION AND SOFT SKILLS TRAINING

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK:

The construction industry is booming, especially in Marion County, and the need for skilled workers is growing. Employment of construction workers and helpers is projected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations*. Placement support with local employers will be available.

SALARY RANGE:

The median annual wage for construction laborers and helpers was $32,230 in May 2016.*

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

• Standard career and technical program admission procedures apply.
• High school diploma—standard or GED strongly recommended.
• Interviews may be scheduled for applicants meeting criteria and deadline.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:

By completing this course, our students will be prepared to receive their NCCER Blue Card and for greater employment opportunities in one of the faster-growing industries in the United States**. Students who complete this course and earn their NCCER Blue Card MAY receive 6 months credit towards a Construction Apprenticeship Program. The cost for taking the certification examination is included in the program’s total fee.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

For the January 2018 class, applications are due by December 11th, 2017 by 6:00 p.m.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE:

Application for scholarships is open to all program applicants. Veterans are encouraged to apply.


FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY, PLEASE CONTACT:

Earl Scott, Career Ed. Faciliator
(352) 671-7200

 

 

*  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics
** Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics and a report from Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC)