REGISTRATION DATES: Through August 17, 2021

CLASS DATES: August 18, 2021 - December 8, 2021 (Wednesdays 5:30pm-8:30pm)

General Information

Hours of Instruction: 48

Materials: Students will need access to a computer/laptop and internet. Textbooks and all other class supplies are included in the tuition price.

Course Description

The NCCER Core Introductory Craft Skills course is a prerequisite to all other NCCER Level 1 craft curriculum (plumbing, carpentry, electrical, welding, industrial maintenance, etc.). Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings. Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses. The program can also be helpful to the "home mechanic" who wants to practice basic safety when conducting home maintenance, learn to use hand and power tools properly, and read basic schematics and drawings.


Final Exam: NCCER Core Introductory Craft Skills

Certifying Organization: National Center for Construction Education and Research

Topics Covered
  1. Basic Safety
  2. Introduction to Construction Math
  3. Introduction to Hand Tools
  4. Introduction to Power Tools
  5. Introduction to Construction Drawings
  6. Basic Rigging
  7. Basic Communication Skills
  8. Basic Employability Skills
  9. Introduction to Materials Handling

Full Tuition: $1,098 (without financial aid option)

Financial Aid Options Available:

Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) – Student must meet Virginia Domicile criteria. Cost reduced to $366
Financial Aid for Noncredit Training leading to Industry Credential (FANTIC) & G3 – Funding based on income limits. Cost reduced to $0.
Tobacco Commission - Students that meet Virginia Domicile criteria and live in a county or city eligible for funding through the Tobacco Commission. Cost reduced to $183
Other: Additional resources are available through Community Partners. Cost reduced to $0.

Course offerings, dates and times, and locations are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, please call the Workforce Development office. Financial Aid funds are limited, and availability of the reduced tuition costs are contingent upon the allocation and availability of state funds for the program. A student's best option for determining eligibility is to arrange an appointment with Workforce. For information on our cancellation and refund policies, visit our cancellation and refund policies page.

*Application dates may be extended depending on enrollment