Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Course Outline

Percentages indicate the proportion of each module that is theory-based (classroom) and performance-based (hands-on), respectively.

MODULES   
OBJECTIVE OUTLINE OF TRAINING
(CORE CURRICULUM)
THEORY
PERFORMANCE BASE
TOTAL
HOURS
MODULE 1Basic Safety (Construction Site Safety
Orientation) (12.5 Hours)
Presents basic jobsite safety information to prepare workers for the construction environment. Describes the common causes of workplace incidents and accidents and how to avoid them. Introduces common personal protective equipment, including equipment required for work at height, and its
proper use. Information related to safety in several specific environments, including welding areas and confined spaces, is also provided.
76 %24 %12.5 hours
MODULE 2 Introduction to Construction Math
(10 Hours)
Reviews basic math skills related to the construction trades and demonstrates how they apply to the trades. Covers multiple systems of measurement, decimals, fractions, and basic geometry.
100 %0 %10 hours
MODULE 3Introduction to Hand Tools
(10 Hours)
Introduces common hand tools used in a variety of construction crafts. Identifies tools and how to safely use them. Also presents proper hand tool maintenance.
40 %60 %10 hours
MODULE 4Introduction to Power Tools
(10 Hours)
Identifies and describes the operation of many power tools common in the construction environment. Provides instruction on proper use, as well as safe-handling guidelines and basic maintenance.
40 %60 %10 hours
MODULE 5 Introduction to Construction Drawings
(10 Hours)
Introduces the basic terms, components, and symbols of construction drawings, as
well as the most common drawing types. Also covers the interpretation and use of drawing dimensions.
70 %30 %10 hours
MODULE 6 Introduction to Basic Rigging
(7.5 Elective Hours)
Provides basic information related to rigging and rigging hardware, such as
slings, rigging hitches, and hoists. Emphasizes safe working habits in the vicinity of rigging operations.
60 %40 %7.5 hours
MODULE 7Basic Communication Skills
(7.5 Hours)
Provides techniques for effective communication on the job. Includes examples that emphasize the importance of both written and verbal communication skills. Describes the importance of reading skills in the construction industry and discusses effective telephone and email communication skills.
60 %40 %7.5 hours
MODULE 8Basic Employability Skills
(7.5 Hours)
Describes the opportunities offered by the construction trades. Discusses critical thinking and essential problem-solving skills. Also identifies and discusses positive social skills and presents information on computer systems and their industry applications.
60 %40 %7.5 hours
MODULE 9 Introduction to Material Handling
(5 Hours)
Describes the hazards associated with handling materials and provides techniques to avoid both injury and property damage. Also introduces common material handling equipment.
40 %60 %5 hours
14 days of class 35 hours a week66 %34 %80 hours

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