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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Trenching and Shoring I

Trenching and Shoring II

Course 1: 40 Hours in one week. Course 2: 40 Hours in one week.

The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY., & I.O.U.E. Local 15 Training Center New York.

Course 1 and 2: October 2016 – May 2023. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify common shoring and trenching terms, basic skill sets of lay out, and bracing, demonstrate the basic skills of hand and power tools.  In addition, the pupil will apply basic math to shoring and trenching. The student will lay out and apply basic math computations while assembling basic timber shoring. Safety and OSHA standards related to 1926 Subpart P are emphasized and applied within a class setting. The student becomes acclimated working around heavy equipment utilized within the industry. Course 2: Same as course 1.


Course 1 and 2: This course introduces apprentices to the fundamental aspects of trenching and shoring, while adhering to basic safety rules and regulations pertaining to this industry. This course introduces apprentices to the most common occupational skills areas of the trenching and shoring industry. The course provides apprentices with a theoretical and practical framework for skills acquisition that increases their employability and forms a basis for the various other skills they will learn throughout their career. Apprentices use basic hand and power tools to participate in the following projects: setting and the installation of shoring; and the construction and removal of timber bracing. This course is a prerequisite for more advanced instruction in these skill areas conducted during the student’s  apprenticeship. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Carpentry or Construction Technology (10/20). NOTE: Both courses must be completed to receive credit.