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Table of Contents

ABOUT NCCER

Letter from the Chairman .............................................................. 2 New Products for 2008.................................................................. 3 The NCCER Program....................................................................... 4 NCCER Module Numbers................................................................. 5 Program Structure and SME Information......................................... 6 Assessments .................................................................................. 7 Contren? Connect ebooks .............................................................. 8

CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE

Core Curriculum............................................................................. 9 - Careers in Construction................................................................10 - Applied Construction Math...........................................................10 - Safety Orientation ......................................................................11 - Tools for Success .........................................................................11 Boilermaking................................................................................12 Carpentry.....................................................................................15 - From the Ground Up ...................................................................16 Cabinetmaking .............................................................................18 Concrete Finishing.........................................................................19 Construction Craft Laborer ........................................................... 20 Construction Technology................................................................21 Drywall....................................................................................... 22 Electrical ..................................................................................... 23 - The Household Circuit ................................................................ 26 Electronic Systems Technician ....................................................... 29 Heavy Equipment Operations....................................................... 32 Highway/Heavy Construction....................................................... 34 Hydroblasting ............................................................................. 34 HVAC ............................................................................................35 Industrial Coatings....................................................................... 39 Industrial Maintenance Electrical & Instrumentation ...................... 40 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic...................................................42 Instrumentation ............................................................................47 Insulating.................................................................................... 50 Ironworking .................................................................................52 Masonry.......................................................................................55 Millwright.................................................................................... 57

Mobile Crane Operations.............................................................. 60 Painting .......................................................................................62 Pipefitting ....................................................................................65 Pipelayer .....................................................................................67 Plumbing .................................................................................... 68 Reinforcing Ironwork ....................................................................72 Rigging Fundamentals ..................................................................73 Rigging ........................................................................................73 Scaffolding ...................................................................................74 Sheet Metal ..................................................................................75 Site Layout...................................................................................78 Sprinkler Fitting ...........................................................................79 Welding....................................................................................... 82

PIPELINE

Gas Pipeline Operations ................................................................85 Liquid Pipeline Field Operations ................................................... 86 Liquid Pipeline Control Center Operations ..................................... 87 Pipeline Corrosion Control............................................................ 88 Pipeline Electrical & Instrumentation ............................................ 89 Pipeline Maintenance....................................................................91 Pipeline Mechanical ..................................................................... 93

SAFETY

Safety Orientation ........................................................................96 Field Safety..................................................................................96 Safety Technology ....................................................................... 98

MANAGEMENT

Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader........................................100 Project Supervision .....................................................................100 Project Management...................................................................100 Other Pearson Titles of Interest ...................................................102

ORDERING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

Ordering and Customer Service ...................................................103 Pearson/NCCER Contren? Curricula Order Form ..........................104

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Letter from the Chairman

Steve Halverson 2008 Chairman, NCCER

These are exciting times for the construction industry. Our industry is globalizing, becoming more productive, applying technology in new ways and becoming much safer. Demand for skilled construction professionals is at an all-time high. Nationally, more than a quarter of a million new construction jobs need to be filled each year. NCCER's mission is simple - help people join this dynamic industry by providing proven, standardized and effective training.

Through its Contren? Learning Series, NCCER and Pearson continue to build products with one goal in mind--developing the skills of our current and future workforce. From new online learning tools, to an ever growing list of craft-training and assessment titles--including titles now available in Spanish--NCCER provides those teaching and learning the trade with the tools needed for success. See new highlighted products for 2008 on page 3 and a list of skill assessments available through NCCER on page 7.

As the 2008 chairman for the NCCER Board of Trustees, I look forward to helping our industry attract and develop the skilled workforce that is so vital to our industry's future.

Sincerely, Steve Halverson CEO Haskell Co.

See what other people are saying about NCCER and Contren?!

"KBR utilizes the Contren? Learning Series because it provides our craft professionals with the highest quality of standardized training available and provides a documented career path of their training accomplishments."

Andy Johnson, director, Construction-Americas, KBR

"I use the Contren? Learning Series because it is easy to use, straightforward, and what the industry wants its craft professionals to know. The added benefit for using it in the high school is that it leads to nationally recognized credentials and gives the student a head start in their career."

Cal Pygott, instructor, Bothell High School

"The Contren? Learning Series is a standardized, competency-based industry developed curriculum that provides our youth all the tools necessary to build the foundation for a fulfilling career in construction."

Kristey Richardson, CTC coordinator, Construction Technology Careers of Manatee & Sarasota Counties

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"NCCER materials are the vehicle that will drive our success. NCCER is about more than craft-specific knowledge; it's also about making sure that instruction is delivered in a structured sequence, by NCCER-certified instructors, so that skills are built upon. Equally important is the National Registry, "storehouse" for successful module completion and database for articulation."

John Easley, state trade and industry program manager, Louisiana Technical College

"Windham School District's most important goal is to prepare our students for a career. We don't just believe, we know, that by using the Contren? Learning Series curriculum our students are prepared to succeed in the construction industry with a career path second to none."

Gary Clark, training coordinator/career and technology education Windham School District, Texas Department of Criminal Justice

"Fluor believes in providing the construction industry with a skilled, quality workforce. NCCER's curriculum allows us to provide reliable, portable training worldwide."

Rick Graves, vice president of power services, Fluor Corporation

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NEW for 2008

2008 will once again be an exceptional year for new and revised products! Examples include our industry leading HVAC curriculum, Industrial Maintenance, and our Electrical curriculum revision to the 2008 NEC! PLUS, our enhanced commitment to training materials in Spanish will be unprecedented. Check out the details below!

Cabinetmaking p. 18

Industrial Coatings

Level 1 & 2 p. 39

Pipefitting Level 4 p. 66

Carpentry Level 4 p. 18

Drywall Level 1 & 2 p. 22

Industrial Maintenance Electrical & Instrumentation Technician Level 2 & 3 p. 41-42

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level 2 & 3 p. 43-44

Sheet Metal Level 1 p. 75

Sprinkler Fitting Level 3 & 4 p. 80-81

Electrical

Level 1 & 2 p. 24-26

Millwright

Level 3 p. 58

Project Management

Level 1 p. 100

HVAC Level 2 & 3 p. 35-36

Also look for NCCER's internet-based Construction English series coming in 2008!

NEW SPANISH LANGUAGE PRODUCTS

More titles in Spanish than ever before! Carpentry Fundamentals Level 1 . .p. 15 Reinforcing Ironwork Level 1 . . . . .p. 72 Concrete Finishing Level 1. . . . . . .p. 19 Rigging Fundamentals . . . . . . . . .p. 73 Drywall Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 22 Scaffolding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 74 Electrical level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 24 Sprinkler Fitting Level 1 . . . . . . . .p. 79 Insulating Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . p. 50 Field Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 96 Pipefitting Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 65

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The NCCER Program

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a not-for-profit education foundation created to help address the critical workforce shortage facing the construction industry and to develop industry-driven standardized craft training programs with portable credentials. With the support of its publishing partner Pearson, NCCER leads the industry in building a safe, productive, and sustainable workforce of craft professionals.

PIRNODGURSATRMYOSVTAERNVDIAERWD NCCER sets the standard in construction education. Founded more than a decade ago by leading contractors, associations and manufacturers, NCCER's training process of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, national registry, assessment, and certification is a key component in the industry's workforce development efforts.

PPRROOGGRRAAMMAACCCRREDEDITIATATITOIONN As the accrediting body for the industry, NCCER establishes the benchmark for quality training and assessments. By partnering with industry and academia, NCCER has developed a system for program accreditation that is similar to those found in institutions of higher learning. This process fosters unity among the construction industry nationwide, while providing a defined career path with industry-recognized credentials.

XX Visit the "Find a Training or Assessment Center" section at for a listing of NCCER Accredited Training and Assessment Centers in your area.

ININSSTRTRUUCCTOTORRCCERERTITFIIFCICAATITOIONN As part of its accreditation process, NCCER has developed the Instructor Certification Training Program (ICTP). This program ensures the uniform and consistent delivery of training. Through this process, NCCER certifies the master trainer, who in turn, certifies the local craft instructor. Craft instructors are journeyman craft professionals or career and technical educators trained and certified to teach the Contren? Learning Series. This network of certified instructors assures that NCCER training programs will meet the standards of instruction set by the industry. There are more than 3,500 master trainers and 40,000 craft instructors within the NCCER instructor network.

XX Visit the "Credentials" section at for more information.



SSTATANNDDAARRDDIZIZEDEDCCUURRRRICICUULULUMM In cooperation with publishing partner, Pearson, NCCER develops and publishes the Contren? Learning Series, a world-class curriculum created by Subject Matter Experts representing contractors and schools from around the country. SMEs ensure exceptional training programs that meet or exceed national industry standards. The Contren? Learning Series, which includes more than 45 craft areas, is taught nationwide by contractors, associations, construction users, and secondary and post-secondary schools. In addition, multiple state Departments of Education recognize the curriculum. Unique features of the Contren? Learning Series include: competency-based and measurable objectives; modular format; compliance with the Office of Apprenticeship requirements for time-based training; and portable, industryrecognized credentials.

XX Visit the "Online Catalog" section at for the latest curriculum updates.

AASSSSESESSSMMENENTTAANNDDCCERERTTIFIIFCICAATTIOIONN NCCER offers a complete series of entry- and journey-level assessments. These assessments evaluate the knowledge and skill level of an individual in a specific craft area. All assessments are based upon the Contren? Learning Series curriculum and have been developed in conjunction with ProvTM, NCCER's test development partner. Certification of an individual's skill level is tracked through NCCER's National Registry.

NCCER also offers a series of academic tests for secondary career and technical education. These tests can assist states implement statewide accountability systems.

XX Visit the "Assessments" section at for more information.

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INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS

NCCER maintains a portable and nationally-recognized credentialing and certification system through its National Registry. This National Registry assures portability of skills by providing transcripts, certificates, and wallet cards to students who successfully complete the Contren? Learning Series through an accredited sponsor. These valuable industry credentials benefit students as they seek employment and build their careers. More than 4 million module completions have been delivered to students and craft professionals nationwide.

XX Visit the "Credentials" section at for more information.

INDUSTRY IMAGE

NCCER directs multiple initiatives aimed at attracting young people into the industry's workforce and improving the image of the construction industry. As part of this initiative, NCCER recognizes that educational partnerships are key in addressing the workforce shortage in the construction industry. To help and encourage industry and education to work together in their local communities, NCCER provides an array of career resource materials, including the image recruitment campaign Build Your Future. This comprehensive campaign includes a career video, Web site with job search functionality, and national Careers in Construction Week every third week in October.

XX Visit the "Careers in Construction" section at for more information.

INDUSTRY IMAGE

A Guide to Understanding NCCER Module Numbers

Module numbers include a craft identifier, the level designation, the sequence in which the module appears in the level, and a suffix indicating the year of revision or publication.

Boilermaking........................................................ 34 Carpentry ............................................................ 27 Concrete Finishing................................................. 23 Construction Craft Laborer .................................... 35 Construction Technology........................................ 68

Ironworking ......................................................... 30 Masonry .............................................................. 28 Millwright ..............................................................15 Mobile Crane Operations....................................... 21 Painting (Commercial/Residential; Industrial) ...... 07

Residential Electrical ............................................. 73 Reinforcing Ironwork ............................................ 39 Rigging................................................................. 38 Safety................................................................... 75 Scaffolding ........................................................... 31

Core Curriculum .................................................... 00 Pipefitting............................................................. 08 Sheet Metal........................................................... 04

Drywall................................................................. 45 Electrical .............................................................. 26 Electronic Systems Technician ................................ 33 Heavy Equipment Operations................................ 22 Highway/Heavy Construction ............................... 36 HVAC .................................................................... 03 Hydroblasting ...................................................... 43 Industrial Coating ................................................. 69 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic .......................... 32 Industrial Maintenance E & I ................................. 40 Instrumentation .....................................................12 Insulating ..............................................................19 Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader............ MT101

Pipelayer .............................................................. 24 Pipeline Control Center Operations........................ 65 Pipeline Core ........................................................ 66 Pipeline Corrosion Control......................................61 Pipeline Electrical & Instrumentation..................... 64 Pipeline Field Operations, Gas............................... 67 Pipeline Field Operations, Liquid ........................... 60 Pipeline Maintenance............................................ 62 Pipeline Mechanical .............................................. 63 Plumbing .............................................................. 02 Project Management............................................. 44 Project Supervision .........................................MT200 Residential Carpentry............................................ 72

Site Layout............................................................ 78 Sprinkler Fitting.....................................................18 Welding ............................................................... 29

To illustrate this further, please refer to the following diagram of the ID number for the first module of the Core Curriculum.

-PREFIX-

-SUFFIX-

00 1 01-08

CRAFT ID NUMBER

CRAFT MODULE LEVEL NUMBER

YEAR OF REVISION

Note: suffixes were not appended until 2000, so any titles published before this year do not include a suffix.

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