2021-2022 Course Information

IC00 Construction Core

Proof of Learning (POL) Specifications
  • CTE State Assessment: The post-assessment will be a 100-item multiple choice test administered through the NC Instructional Management System.
  • Credential: Please work with the specified vendor(s) to coordinate and schedule.
  • Performance-based Measurement (PBM): Please follow the PBM guidelines set forth in the Performance-based Measurement Guide for the specified course.
Math Option Credit: Refer to the Math Options Charts on the DPI website for more detailed math options information.

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are an integral part of this curriculum. CTSOs incorporate strategies used to teach course content, develop leadership, citizenship, responsibility, and proficiencies related to workplace needs.
Course NumberIC00
Course TitleConstruction Core
Course DescriptionThis course covers the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core certification modules required for all of the NCCER curriculum-area programs, and an additional Green module. The course content includes: basic safety, introduction to construction math, introduction to hand tools, introduction to power tools, introduction to construction drawings - blueprints, material handling, basic communication skills, and basic employability skills. “Your Role in the Green Environment” is an additional Green module and is "Supplemental. If the decision is made to teach this model, its content will provide students with instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems, and 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. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for additional National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core certification. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Geometry is recommended as preparation for this course. * Due to potentially hazardous equipment, a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.
Course StatusStandard
Course TypeAdopted
POL (Proof of Learning)Credential
Credential as POLNC NCCER - Construction Core.
MUST PASS, with 70 or higher, ALL MODULES (see tethered column) ON NC COURSE BLUEPRINT
Curriculum DateSummer 2020
Hours of Instruction135-150
Recommended Maximum Enrollment20
Course Credit1
Inherently HonorsNo
Math Option CreditNo
Prerequisite Course(s)None
Career Cluster(s)ARCH - Architecture & Construction
Pathway Level(s)ARCH - Carpentry (CARP) - Foundational Prerequisite
ARCH - Construction Trade Technologies (COTT) - Foundational Prerequisite
ARCH - Electrical Trades (ELTR) - Foundational Prerequisite
ARCH - HVAC/R (HVAC) - Foundational Prerequisite
ARCH - Masonry (MASO) - Foundational Prerequisite
ARCH - Plumbing (PLUM) - Foundational Prerequisite
ARCH - Skilled Trades (SKTR) - Foundational Prerequisite
ARCH - Carpentry (CARP) - Career Major Course
ARCH - Construction Trade Technologies (COTT) - Career Major Course
ARCH - Electrical Trades (ELTR) - Career Major Course
ARCH - HVAC/R (HVAC) - Career Major Course
ARCH - Masonry (MASO) - Career Major Course
ARCH - Plumbing (PLUM) - Career Major Course
ARCH - Skilled Trades (SKTR) - Career Major Course
Work-based LearningApprenticeship
Business and Industry Field Trip
Cooperative Education
Job Shadowing
Aligned Credential(s) or Certification(s)NC NCCER - Construction Core
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification
(Career and Technical Student Organization)
SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) Code(s)First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers (47-1011)