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The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER):

The NCCER is a not-for-profit education foundation created to help address the critical workforce shortage facing the construction industry and develop industry driven standardized craft training programs with portable credentials. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction, maintenance and pipeline industries.

Industrial Safety Training is an accredited training center through NCCER.

Industrial Safety Training offers Craft Training in:

NCCER COURSE DESCRIPTIONS*

*Courses must have 3 participants

Field Safety:

This 47 hour course is designed to help prevent accidents, and provide participants with the rules and safeguards needed to work safely on the job site. Safety must be incorporated into all phases of the job and involves all employees from every-level to management. 

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Safety,
  • Hazard Communication,
  • Personal Protective Equipment,
  • Work Zone Safety,
  • Electrical and High Voltage Hazards,
  • Fire Protection and Prevention,
  • Hand and Power Tool Safety,
  • Welding Safety,
  • Fall Protection,
  • Steel Erection, Walking and Working Surfaces,
  • Ladders and Scaffolding,
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling Hazards,
  • Heavy Equipment, Crane and Rigging Safety,
  • Trenching Safety, Forklift Safety,
  • Lockout/Tagout,
  • Confined Spaces,
  • Concrete and Mason

Safety Technology:

This 47 hour course provides instruction on how to implement and administer a safety program.  This course is designed for field managers, safety directors, safety committees, owner safety representatives, and insurance/loss control representatives.

Topics to be covered:

  • Safety Technology,
  • Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control,
  • Risk Analysis and Assessment,
  • Inspections,
  • Audits,
  • Employee Motivation,
  • Site-Specific ES&H Plans,
  • Emergency Action Plans,
  • JSAS and TSAS,
  • Safety Orientation and Training,
  • Work Permit Policies,
  • Confined Space Entry Procedures,
  • Accident Investigation,
  • Data Analysis, Recordkeeping,
  • OSHA Inspections and Procedures,
  • ES&H Data Tracking and Trending,
  • Environmental Awareness

NCCER Core Curriculum:

The NCCER Core Curriculum Certification is a prerequisite to all other NCCER construction trade training certifications. The nationally recognized core credential is designed as a foundational step for a student to complete, and then transition into an advanced training program.

Core Curriculum cover topics such as

  • Basic Safety, 
  • Construction Math, 
  • Hand and Power Tools, 
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings, 
  • Basic Rigging, 
  • Communication, and 
  • Employability Skills

Electrical Level I:

Prerequisite:  Core Curriculum

NCCER’s Electrical Level I is the first step to learning the fundamentals of installing electrical systems.  These systems will include

  • Wiring,
  • Circuit Breaker Panels,
  • Switches,
  • Device Boxes,
  • Hand Bending,
  • Raceways and Fittings,
  • Conductors and Cables,
  • Electrical Test Equipment and more.

Students will also learn how to read and follow blueprints in accordance with the National Electrical Code®.

Electrical Level II:

Prerequisite:  Electrical Level I

NCCER’s Electrical Level II continues with preparing students for the electrical industry. Students’ will continue to prepare them for more commercial and industrial work with

  • Alternating Current, Motors: theory and application,
  • Electric Lighting,
  • Conduit Bending,
  • Pull and Junction Boxes,
  • Conductor Installations,
  • Cable Tray,
  • Conductor Terminations and Splices,
  • Grounding and Bonding,
  • Circuit Breakers and Fuses,
  • Control Systems and
  • Fundamental concepts.

Electrical Level III:

Prerequisite:  Electric Level II

NCCER’s Electrical Level III will carry on with content areas:

  • Load Calculations – Branch and Feeder Circuits,
  • Conductor Selection and Calculations,
  • Practical Applications of Lighting,
  • Hazardous Locations,
  • Overcurrent Protection,
  • Distribution Equipment,
  • Transformers,
  • Commercial Electrical Services,
  • Motor Calculations,
  • Voice, Data, and Video, and
  • Motor Controls.

Electrical Level IV:

Prerequisite:  Electrical Level III

NCCER’s Electrical Level IV will continue and expand on:

  • Load Calculations – Feeders and Services,
  • Health Care Facilities,
  • Standby and Emergency Systems,
  • Fire Alarm Systems,
  • Specialty Transformers,
  • Advanced Controls,
  • HVAC,
  • Teat Tracing and Freeze Protection,
  • Motor Operation and Maintenance,
  • Medium-Voltage Terminations/Splices,
  • Special Locations, and
  • Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

Pipeline Operator Qualifications:

Industrial Safety Training Now offers Module testing for Pipeline Operator Qualifications.