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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Construction Craft Laborer (CCL) Core

Titles of all evaluated learning experiences in Construction Craft Laborer (CCL) Core

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences


175 hours of classroom instruction and 4,000 hours of supervised practical experience over two years.


April 2011 – Present.


Upon successful completion of the CCL Core and 4,000 hours of supervised practical experience, students will be able to: prepare, lay out, clean up, and secure a job site; use and understand basic blueprint symbols and views; recognize, secure, and maintain jobsite safety; identify and work safely around environmental hazards; erect, dismantle, maintain, and work from scaffolds or lifts; operate and maintain hand and power tools; operate and maintain equipment as required by the job; identify, estimate, move, supply, stock, and store materials; and use appropriate hand signals. Along with completing core work experience, students will complete on-the-job learning in one of the following areas of concentration: masonry, deconstruction/demolition, building construction, heavy/highway and utility construction, pipeline, tunneling, environmental remediation, and landscaping. 


Major topics include: blueprint reading, building construction, confined space awareness, craft orientation, fall protection, first aid/CPR, general construction technology, hazard communication, OSHA construction safety and health, scaffold user, and flagger.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 18 semester hours, distributed as follows: 2 semester hours in Blueprint Reading, 4 semester hours in Construction Technology, 1 semester hour in Industrial Safety, 4 semester hours in Introduction to Construction, 1 semester hour in Applied Mathematics, and 6 semester hours in Field Experience (4/16) (4/21 revalidation). NOTE: Apprentices must successfully complete the CCL core comprised of 175 classroom hours and 4,000 hours of supervised practical experience over two years to gain access to college credit recommendations.