2022 MCCSC_Pathway Guide


Construction Trades Career Information


Concentrator A

Concentrator B



Principles of Construction Trades (7130)

Construction Trades: General Carpentry (7123)

Construction Trades: Framing & Finishing (7122)

Construction Trades Capstone (7242)

Principles of Construction Trades

Principles of Construction Trades covers the NCCER Core Curriculum and is a prerequisite to most other construction courses. Its modules cover topics such as basic safety, communication skills, and introduction to construction drawings; all basic skills needed to continue education in the construction program.

General Carpentry

Construction Trades Career Information

General Carpentry covers the NCCER Carpentry Level 1 curriculum. Its modules cover topics such as building materials, fasteners, adhesives, hand and power tools, introduction to construction drawings, specifications, layout, floor systems, wall systems, ceiling joist and roof framing, basic stair layout, and introduction to building envelope systems.

HVAC Career Information

Framing & Finishing

Framing and Finishing covers NCCER Carpentry Framing and Finishing Level 2. Its modules cover topics such as commercial drawings, roofing applications, thermal and moisture protection, exterior finishing, cold-formed steel framing, drywall installation and finishing, doors and door hardware, suspended ceilings, window, door, floor, and ceiling trim, and cabinet installation.

Construction Trades Capstone

This course covers NCCER Electrical Level 1. Its modules cover topics such as orientation to the electrical trade, electrical safety, introduction to electrical circuits, electrical theory, introduction to the National Electrical Code, device boxes, hand bending, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, basic electrical construction drawings, residential electrical services, and electrical test equipment. This course also covers NCCER Carpentry Forms Level 3. Its modules cover topics such as rigging equipment, rigging practices, properties of concrete, reinforcing concrete, trenching and excavating, foundations, slab-on-grade, handling and placing concrete, vertical formwork, horizontal formwork, and tilt-up wall panels. Additionally, this course gives students the opportunity to work at a job site that is specifically related to their career objectives and provides on-the-job experience.

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