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Construction (Core)

The Construction Core instructional program provides a foundation of knowledge to prepare students for employment or continued education in several occupations related to the construction industry. The curriculum framework for this program was developed in partnership with the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF). MCEF is the accredited sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

When developing this curriculum, the authors recognized the importance of incorporating differentiated instruction and the needs of the 21st-century learners. Therefore, teaching strategies include a blend of online and face-to-face instruction that aligns with NCCER Connect e-books, online lectures, video presentations, online quizzes, active figures, and Spanish content. Students will have access to this information to learn new content, as well as to review, reinforce, and revise their work.


Carpentry (Year 2)

The Construction pathway is designed as a secondary program for preparation to enter the field of Carpentry. The Carpentry program includes an introduction to the basic carpentry processes. The purpose of the course is to prepare students to continue study in a postsecondary construction program (Residential Carpentry) or to begin work at the entry level in a carpentry occupation. The carpentry units are written to the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification standards.

Student Prerequisites

In order for students to be able to experience success in the program, the following student prerequisites are suggested:

  1. C or higher in English (the previous year)

  2. C or higher in Math (last course taken or the instructor can specify the math)

  3. Instructor Approval and TABE Reading Score (eighth grade or higher)


  1. TABE Reading Score (eighth grade or higher)

  2. Instructor Approval


  1. Instructor Approval

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