NCCER Certification Accepted at Capitol Technology University
Capitol Technology University and the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) have signed a new agreement providing support for industry trade workers building our economy across the nation. Those that have worked hard to obtain a NCCER credential in one of their many disciplines may now use those credentials towards completion of Capitol Tech’s Online Bachelors of Science in Professional Trades Administration program.
The number of technical elective credit hours may not exceed 42 credits. However, students with transfer credits from 2-year or 4-year institutions may request an evaluation of those credits for an additional transfer credit beyond the 42. The credit hours transferred from NCCER credential completers contribute to the fulfillment of the total credit hours required for this degree completion at Capitol Technology University.
NCCER, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created in 1996, was created to reinvent the training provided for construction professionals under the shared vision that safety and productivity should be the main focus. The NCCER created "standardized training and credentialing program for the industry" which "has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 6,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States."
This program introduces analytics and decision-making to successful skilled professionals that either want to complete a bachelors’ degree or gain skills leading to opening their own business. Business courses such as accounting, finance, human resource, legal issues, project management, business writing, and more will provide a solid foundation for those wishing to expand on their expertise in addition to trade skill.
For all NCCER Certifications used towards the online Bachelors of Science in Professional Trades Administration:
- one semester hour of credit will be awarded for a minimum of 15 hours of NCCER approved training where each hour is composed of 50 minutes of actual class time, exclusive of registration, study days, and holidays, when supervision is assured and learning is documented; and
- one semester hour of credit will also be awarded for a minimum of 30 hours of NCCER approved training where each hour is composed 50 minutes each of supervised laboratory time, exclusive of registration, study days, and holidays, when supervision is assured and learning is documented.
Click here to learn more about the Online Bachelors of Science in Professional Trades Administration program or click here to learn more about the variety of construction, facilities, and safety programs offered by Capitol Technology University across all degree levels.