Complete coverage of the largest building trades occupation in the industry

Carpenters make up the largest building trades occupation in the industry and those with all-around skills are in high demand. Carpenters are involved in many different kinds of construction activities, from building highways and bridges to installing kitchen cabinets. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. This four-level curriculum covers content such as Building Materials, Cabinet Fabrication, and Advanced Wall Systems.

This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions, and more!

NCCER Standardized Curricula
NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation established in 1995 by the world’s largest and most progressive construction companies and national construction associations. It was founded to address the severe workforce shortage facing the industry and to develop a standardized training process and curricula. Today, NCCER is supported by hundreds of leading construction and maintenance companies, manufacturers, and national associations.


Level 1

Level 1 coverage includes: Orientation to the Trade; Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives; Hand and Power Tools; Introduction to Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout; Floor Systems; Wall Systems; Ceiling Joist and Roof framing; Basic Stair Layout; Introduction to Building Envelope Systems

Shop Level 1

Carpentry Level 1 Cover


Carpentry Level 2 Cover

Level 2: Residential & Commercial Framing & Finishing

Level 2 coverage includes: Commercial Drawings, Roofing Applications, Thermal and Moisture Protection, Exterior Finishing, Cold-Formed Steel Framing, Drywall Installation, Drywall Finishing, Doors and Door Hardware, Suspended Ceilings, Window, Door, Floor, and Ceiling Trim, and Cabinet Installation

Shop Level 2


Level 3: Forms

Level 3 coverage includes: Rigging Equipment, Rigging Practices, Properties of Concrete, Reinforcing Concrete, Handling and Placing Concrete, Trenching and Excavating, Foundations and Slab-On-Grade, Vertical Formwork, Horizontal Formwork, and Tilt-Up Wall Panels

Shop Level 3

Carpentry Level 3 Cover


Carpentry Level 4 Cover

Level 4: Advanced

Level 4 coverage includes: Site Layout One - Differential Leveling, Site Layout Two - Angular and Distance Measurement, Advanced Roof Systems, Advanced Wall Systems, Advanced Stair Systems, Introduction to Light Equipment, Welding, Commercial Finish Work, Site Preparation, and Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader

Shop Level 4


Enhance Your Students’ Experience with NCCERconnect

NCCERconnect is a robust online supplement that includes an electronic book, auto-graded homework and practice opportunities, and audio / video content reinforcement. This user-friendly interface includes all of the essential course management tools you would expect in an online environment - a gradebook, assignment manager, and communication features. NCCERconnect provides a range of visual, auditory, and interactive elements to enhance student learning and instructor delivery of craft training.

NCCERConnect platform as shown on a laptop


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