NCCER Scaffolding


National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has created a Scaffolding standardized training and credentialing program that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or new hires through the NCCER registry system. This course allows foundational knowledge to be acquired about stationary, mobile and suspension scaffolds, as well as the tools and equipment used in the industry. Trainees also learn best practices for safety on the job site and mathematical applications that will be used on the job.

Degrees and Certificates

Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.

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Program Information


Entry-level scaffold builders assist with constructing a secure scaffold to act as a working platform for construction and industrial projects. After the completion of those projects, demolition of the scaffold is required.  Entry-level builders are also responsible for loading and unloading tools, material and equipment to/from the job site while conducting safe work procedures.

Training Modules Cover:

  • Introduction to the trade
  • Trade safety
  • Trade tools & equipment
  • Supported Scaffolds
  • Mobile Scaffolds
  • Suspended Scaffolds


What are the prerequisites?

Entrance Requirements

  • 18 years or older.
  • Course completion of NCCER Core: Introductory to Craft Skills
  • Trainees must pass a drug test.
  • Trainees must supply and wear steel-toed boots to all classes.
  • Trainees must wear appropriate clothing such as work pants and a work shirt to all classes.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs without assistance.
  • Must be able to work on your feet over a period of time.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Must be able to manage heights.
  • Must be able to wear protective equipment and tools.
  • Must be able to tolerate outside climate conditions.


To request more information about this course click on the link below to fill out and submit a questionnaire form. A member from the Industrial Technology & Energy department will contact you as soon as possible.

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Steps to Enroll

If you already have an HCC student ID Number, then skip to Step 2.

STEP 1. Online Admission to Houston Community College – Please click on the “Apply to HCC” button below to start the online application.


Standard Admission to Houston Community College- Please complete CEU enrollment form and submit by email to (A member from the department will contact you)


STEP 2. To enroll in class - Log in to your student account. On your Student Homepage click on Continuing & Adult Ed Classes. Use the 5- digit CRN [Class Nbr] that corresponds to the course you wish to register for.


STEP 3. Pay for the course(s) - From your Student Homepage click on Financial Account to pay online.


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