NCCER Core Curriculum

NCCER Core Curriculum / TRADES600

Course Date

This course is held by request only, please contact our office for more information

Course Location

Palmer Main Campus, 1740 N. Terrilou Ct., Palmer, AK

Course Description

This 40 hour program provides students with the basic knowledge needed for employment in any of the industrial trades. Students learn basic safety, introduction to construction math and an introduction to hand tools. This course helps enable students to choose which course of study they wish to pursue in the construction trades. NCCER Core Curriculum is the base of all NCCER Programs.


  • Basic Safety
  • Basic Communications Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills

  • Introductions to the following:

    • Construction Math
    • Hand Tools
    • Power Tools
    • Construction Drawings
    • Basic Rigging
    • Material Handling

Length of Program

  • 40 Hours

Format of Program

  • 1 Week

Standard Industry Physical Requirements:

  • Considerable amount of walking
  • Lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Bend
  • Kneel
  • Stoop
  • Work at heights and in extreme weather
  • Strong reading and math skills

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver’s License or Photo ID Card
  • Social Security Card
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred

Course Cost