Phone: 919-718-2400, ext. 2183


Degrees and Certifications:

NC. Professional Educator's License NCCER Certified Craft Instructor and Curriculum Proctor NCCER Certified Curriculum Performance Evaluator NC Licensed General Building Contractor, (non-renewed 2015) BS. Construction Management AAS. Construction Technologies

Mr. Dennis Regan

TEACHER   --   Construction Core

My background is in construction with degrees in Construction Technology and Construction Management.  I worked in residential and commercial construction and was a licensed building contractor in Moore County for 13 years before I started teaching.

I'm looking forward to this, my 11th year of teaching at Southern Lee, and I'm excited about working together with my 2023-2024 students.

In class this term, we'll explore the construction industry trades, learning both traditional and new, digital, tools and skills that should prove valuable throughout the future.  

Good luck this year and do not hesitate to ask for help if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Construction Core is a CTE introductory course for the NCCER curriculum-area programs in Lee County Schools.  At Southern Lee, this Core course is the prerequisite course for the Carpentry program.

    Students that successfully complete this course can earn recognized credentials from NCCER and OSHA.  These credentials offer students a significant enhancement to their high school diploma upon graduation. 

    The instructional modules covered in the course include:

    1. Basic Safety
    2. Construction Applied Mathematics
    3. Introduction to Hand Tools
    4. Introduction to Power Tools
    5. Intro. to Construction Drawings
    6. Material Handling Procedures
    7. Basic Communication Skills
    8. Basic Employability Skills
    9. OSHA  10-hour Construction Safety Training Certification Course 


    NC CTE curriculum and essential standards:   Link below


    OSHA 10-hour Construction Training Course

    OSHA Safety training programs are a nationally recognized and highly valued certificate that is required for employment in many industrial trades.  Earning this training gives students a competitive advantage after graduation.    The Training Program promotes workplace safety and health and makes workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. This program provides construction worker training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards.  This training module also provides an overview of information regarding OSHA, including workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.

    Program Benefits

    1. Promotes safety culture through peer training
    2. The training is delivered as a blended format with content delivered online and discussed and demonstrated F2F
    3. Training is both self-paced and participatory, so trainees participate in hands-on activities that illustrate and reinforce the online content  
    4. The training content includes hazard recognition and avoidance, workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint; it emphasizes the value of safety and health to workers, including young workers