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Meet Your Instructor:

Mr. James Alexis has been a scaffold builder and a scaffolding supervisor for more than 30 years. He is an NCCER certified Scaffold Builder and is an NCCER certified instructor for Scaffolding and CORE.

James Alexis


Program Information

NCCER CORE covering: basic safety, construction site orientation, construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills and material handling.

NCCER Carpentry Level 1 covering:

  • Introduction to the Trade - Introduces the scaffolding program, describes the duties of a scaffolder, and identifies scaffold types and scaffolding terms.
  • Trade Safety - Provides a comprehensive overview of the safety regulations and guidelines in the scaffolding industry.
  • Trade Tools and Equipment - Covers the safe use and applications of hand and power tools used in the trade.
  • Trade Math - Explains and gives examples of math calculations of scaffold loads, including area loads, concentrated loads, live loads, cantilevered loads, and wind loads.
  • Supported Scaffolds - Identifies the equipment used with supported scaffolds. Describes the procedures for erecting supported scaffolds.
  • Mobile Scaffolds - Identifies the different types of powered and manually propelled mobile scaffolds and describes their erection and operation.
  • Suspension Scaffolds - Identifies the types of equipment used with suspension scaffolds. Describes the rigging of suspension scaffolds.

Schedule and Location

  • Select the Apply Now button for a list of start dates.
  • This class is three weeks long for a total of 120 contact hours of training.
  • Classes meet from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday.
  • Classes will meet on the Associated Builders & Contractors of Southeast Texas campus located at 2700 N Twin City Hwy, Nederland, TX 77627.


  • Tuition for the class is $1,308. All training supplies will be provided.
  • Tuition assistance may be available through Texas Workforce or through the Port Arthur Economic Development Cooperation. Please call the College for further information.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete each course during the session in which they are enrolled. No partial credit will be awarded. Students falling below 70% of attendance will be automatically dropped from the course. Students must maintain a grade average in excess of 70 in order to pass the course. Only students who successfully pass the course will be awarded NCCER Certification.

Is the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination required for this course?

No, because of the length of the course, the Texas Department of State Health Services does not require that students provide proof of a bacterial meningitis vaccination.





NCCER Certifications

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.