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Construction Trades Core Courses

Construction Trades Core Courses

Construction Trades Core Courses

Focusing on apprenticeship or employment in the skilled trades, the two-course program will prepare individuals for Registered Apprenticeship in the construction/building


trades. Registered Apprenticeship is available in the areas of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. The program covers the core apprenticeship curriculum of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), which is recognized in Maryland and surrounding states. 

Topics include: 

  • Identify employment opportunities in the construction field and the role of apprenticeship in developing a skilled trades person. 
  • Discuss safety obligations to ensure a secure workplace. 
  • Explain the application of basic mathematical functions to the construction industry. 
  • Demonstrate the proper use of basic hand and power tools. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and use drawing dimensions. 
  • Explain how to safely move materials from one location to another on a job site and identify hazards associated with material handling. 
  • Discuss and demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Discuss and role-play basic employability skills: critical thinking and decision-making, relationship skills, effective self-presentation, and teamwork. 
  • Identify OSHA safety requirements and the individual's role in creating a safe work environment. 


Apply for scholarship funding through the WSCE Training Scholarships with the link below. 

Workforce Solutions Training Scholarships

For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at 240-500-2236 or email

Winter 2024

Spring 2024