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PO Box 490, St. Albans Bay, VT  05481

Phone: 802.876.6200



Fast-Track “Test Out” Training for Experienced Carpenters

For entry level carpenters, see the 72-hour Core Curriculum Program.

Starting August 13, 2019! This fast-track training is based on the assumption that experienced carpenters only need a short refresher program to pass the requirements of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum (Industry Recognized Credential). To review the topical areas, go to the NCCER Core Curriculum specifications. NCCER’s Industry Recognized Credential will be awarded upon successful passage of the exams. This is a pre-requisite for the SEON’s Certified Level I High Performance Builder program. 

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NCCER Core Curriculum: An Introduction to Craft Skills

72 hours of classroom and labs.Starts Monday, February 4th, 4:00 – 6:30 pm Windham Regional Career Center, Brattleboro VT

The Introductory course from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

(To be completed before any other Level I course for entry level students; experienced carpenters can test out. Completion of this course or testing out are requirements for Level I Certification)

This course will meet 2 days a week and 1 weekend a month to complete the 72 hour National Credential. This is the foundation course for the Certified Level I High Performance Builder Program and will assist those who would like to start a career early in their life.

This is the most basic course on construction fundamentals for anyone planning on entering the construction trades.  There are nine units covering:

  • Basic Safety and Construction Site Safety Orientation
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Introduction to Basic Rigging (Optional)
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Material Handling

An Industry Recognized Credential (IRC) will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the NCCER Core Curriculum (or testing out).  There are knowledge and performance components to each module each requiring satisfactory completion.

Completing this 72 hour curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue learning in any craft area he or she chooses.

Cost is $1,345 (instruction and book). Financial Assistance may be available from VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corp.)

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