National Center for Construction Education Resources (NCCER) Courses

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NCCER Core Craft

(Core Craft is a prerequisite to all NCCER Classes)

The NCCER core curriculum is a prerequisite to all Level 1 and beyond craft curriculum. Class modules cover topics such as basic safety, communication skills and introduction to construction drawings.

NCCER Electrical Levels 1–4 

To prepare trainees a career in the electrical field, NCCER offers a comprehensive, four-level electrical curriculum that complies with DOL time-based standards for apprenticeship.

NCCER Plumbing Levels 1–4

Plumbers install, maintain, and repair many different types of pipe systems. Some systems move water to a municipal water treatment plant and then to residential, commercial, and public buildings. Other systems dispose of waste, provide gas to stoves and furnaces, or supply air conditioning. Pipe systems in power plants carry the steam that powers huge turbines. Pipes also are used in manufacturing plants, such as wineries, to move material through production processes. NCCER’s four-level curriculum covers topics such as plumbing tools, types of valves, and potable water treatment.

NCCER HVAC Levels 1–4

NCCER’s four levels, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recognized, present theoretical and practical skills essential to your success as an HVAC installer or technician.

NCCER Pipefitting

NCCER offers a four-level pipefitting curriculum that covers topics such as threaded pipe fabrication, excavations, and steam traps.

NCCER Masonry

NCCER’s three-level curriculum encompasses modules such as mortar, metalwork in masonry, and estimating. NCCER Fundamentals of Crew Leadership This module will teach the skills needed to be an effective leader, including the ability to communicate effectively, provide direction to a crew and effectively plan and schedule the work of a crew.


Pre/Post-tests are created for secondary career and technical education. These tests are formerly known as the National Construction Career Tests (NCCT). Pre/Post-tests align with industry skill standards based upon NCCER’s curriculum.