March 2015 South Columbus High School Report





What is NCCER?


NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.

NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculumand assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s registry that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER's registry also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.


The South Columbus High School follows the curriculum of the NCCER and participates in the certification program.



   The first module a student must complete is the OSHA 10 class before advancing any further (cost is $59).














  Students across North Carolina use a common curriculum (these are the same books being used at South Brunswick High School).




















  The teacher at South Columbus High School is Ron Carteret.














Pictures of the house being built at South Columbus High School.




































The house takes two years to build.  A house like this would *average* about $58,000 (sales are contingent upon approval of the Board of Education).  The buyer pays for the removal/transport of the house.  Average net profit is about 50% of the sale price.





Teacher: Jeff Register






























Current Application of Carpentry Skills is Small Scale Houses






























Work Space































This is where the house would be built (the fence would be taken down)












1300 square foot house

1300 square foot house