Core & Sustainable Construction
***Students must sign up for both IC002X0A and IC112X0A (CATS only)
This course covers the national Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core certification modules required for all the NCCER curriculum-area programs, and an additional Green module. The course content include: basic safety, introduction to construction math, introduction to hand tools, introduction to power tools, introduction to blueprints, material handling, basic communication skills, and basic employability skills, and “Your Role in the Green Environment”. The additional Green module has been added to provide students with instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems. Also it will help students better understand their personal impacts on the environment and make them more aware of how to reduce their carbon footprint. English Language Arts and Mathematics are reinforced.
This course covers basic masonry terminology and develops technical aspects of masonry with emphasis on development of introductory skills. This course introduces the nature of masonry technology, materials and supplies, and employability skills. Topics include safety, layout, tools, leveling, and plumbing, use of straight-edge, and jointing brick and block in wall construction. Mathematics and English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
Masonry II builds on skills mastered on Masonry I and provides advanced masonry skills including measurements, drawing and specifications, mortar, masonry units, and installation techniques. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for the NCCER certification.