CONSTRUCTION TRAINING CLASSES

CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS
Attending an online class is the best and most convenient way to help you achieve your career goals.  Advancing your education will put you on the fast track to career advancement and job satisfaction. You will find our online classes to be an effective and convenient way to learn the skills you need. 

ONLINE CLASSROOM TOUR
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Classes are 10 weeks each with online access 24/7.  Budget 5 hours per week to complete course work.  A certificate of completion will be issued upon course completion for STP classes. All 6 STP classes must be completed for the AGC STP Certification. The $575 registration fee includes the cost of textbooks.

The 100 series courses include blueprint reading, estimating, materials, and civil courses. The 200 series courses focus on the construction supervisory training program. The 300 series focuses on green construction, project management, and construction law. Below is some information on each course offered (not all classes are offered each session). Please contact admin@agcfla.com if you would like more information on any course.

SEMINAR SERIES

100 Introduction to Construction Seminar

This self-paced four module Introduction to Construction seminar is an introduction to the construction industry, its parties, and processes. Students will become familiar with the different types of construction, the diverse roles, stages, and processes of a construction project. Students will develop an awareness of safety regulations, safety inspection, construction documents and their uses. Students will develop a working understanding of construction project management topics including estimating, project management, scheduling, close out and pay out.

099 Introduction to Concrete

Learn the basics of working with concrete in this self-paced seminar. Develop an deeper understanding of the most commonly used construction material.

 

100 SERIES: ESTIMATING, BLUEPRINTS, PROCESSES, EQUIPMENT, AND CIVIL SITEWORK COURSES

ESTIMATING & BLUEPRINT READING 

101 Introduction to Construction Estimating

 

 

A self-paced course. Develop foundational knowledge of the procedures, materials, equipment, and practices that are needed in estimating for any trade or type of construction This estimating course provides an excellent introduction to the trade-specific estimating that we cover in Estimating and Bidding 1 and 2. The information from this course can be used in estimating any trade or type of construction.

102 Essential Construction Math

A self-paced introductory course that develops mathematical skills through practice and application to the construction trade. Calculation of board feet, area, volume of shapes and concrete footings, slabs, and conversions are studied. While this class is not a prerequisite for any other classes, it does provide a foundation for them.

103 Construction Blueprint Reading

Read architectural, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical blueprints. Practice looking up information and solving common construction problems by reading the blueprints.

105 Estimating and Bidding 1

The first of two hands-on detailed estimating courses in which students learn how to estimate general conditions, site work, excavation, concrete and masonry. Be sure to look over the prerequisites for this class here.

106 Estimating and Bidding 2

The second course features hands-on estimating and quantity take off activities associated with Metals, Wood, Doors and Windows, Finishes, Electrical, and Mechanical Estimating. You may take Estimating and Bidding 1 and 2 in any order.

MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT

107 Construction Materials and Processes

Develop foundational knowledge of construction materials and processes that utilize concrete, brick and CMU, metals, wood products, roofing, and more. Understand and report back on how materials and processes function in green construction. An overall construction system will be covered each week. Expand your studies to include materials and processes which are normally encountered by the student in his/her work place.

108 Construction Equipment and Methods

The course will introduce students to civil construction plans, determining earthwork quantities, equipment economics and utilization, equipment production rates, fundamentals of earthmoving and excavating, loading and hauling equipment.

CIVIL CONSTRUCTION

109 Practical Applications of Civil Site Work

This course focuses on understanding civil construction techniques. This includes site preparation and grading, excavation, backfill, compaction, trenching, paving, and dewatering.

110 Civil Blueprint Reading and Materials

The purpose of this course is to give the student an overall and elementary understanding of civil construction blueprints and materials. This includes understanding and interpreting civil construction blueprints, reading specifications, manufacture and use of civil construction materials such as aggregates, concrete, asphalt, pipe, and geosynthetics.

114 Estimating Civil Construction

This course introduces students to estimating civil engineering, heavy construction projects, and site work construction projects. This course will cover reading and understanding civil construction plans, determining earthwork quantities, determining crew make-up, and fundamentals of estimating various civil and site work components.

200 SERIES: SUPERVISORY TRAINING PROGRAM (STP)

STP Unit 1 - 201S Leadership and Motivation 

Recognize your style of leadership and how to utilize other styles when appropriate.  Analyze worker needs and learn how these needs effect motivation. Determine how to improve job performance and positively influence attitudes and abilities. Learn the various roles of the leader and how these roles can be applied at the job site.

STP Unit 2 - 202S Oral and Written Communication 

Acquire skills and understanding of positive direct communication with an emphasis on construction supervision.  Grow in your abilities to help people communicate with you, listen better, and deal with the difficult person.  Develop your skills in negotiating and communicating with all organizational levels and groups.

STP Unit 3 - 205T Planning and Scheduling  

Learn and apply basic construction planning and scheduling skills. Prepare bar chart schedules and critical path schedules. Read complex project schedules, and understand the basics of project management by scheduling, Employ acceleration techniques.

STP Unit 4 - 204P Contract Documents and Construction Law  

Learn about common construction contract clauses and how to read a contract. Construction disputes, including differing site conditions, claims, delays and construction defects will be studied.

STP Unit 5 - 206T Construction Productivity and Cost Management  

Study the construction cost control procedures and options to improve productivity will be the focus for this class. Cost control will be discussed at both the project level and the corporate level.  You will learn about the cost control cycle and how to ensure effective production control. Organizing a project with a goal of productivity improvement will be studied. Students will learn how to calculate and measure worker productivity.  Challenge the work process, learn about personnel management, and practice work improvement analysis.

STP Unit 6 - 203P Risk Management and Problem Solving 

Identifying, managing, and solving risk related construction problems is the focus of this class. Students will understand how to solve and prevent problems and how to make decisions.  Technical problems, human performance problems and scheduling problems will be reviewed.  Safety in the construction industry is crucial. This class will focus on managing and proactively reducing risk within the construction work environment. Learn how to avoid barriers to creative problem solving and how to create a problem solving atmosphere at the jobsite.

300 SERIES: PROJECT MANAGEMENT, BUILDING GREEN BUILDINGS, AND CONSTRUCTION LAW

 

GREEN CONSTRUCTION

305 Building Green Buildings: The Contractor’s Perspective

The purpose of this course is to provide construction professionals with information that will help them to effectively bid, contract, build and close out green building projects. We will explore the green building process from the contractor’s and subcontractor’s point of view.
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

308 Advancing to Project Management

Learn the strategies, procedures, and systems used by project managers from the beginning of the project to the end. Students will actively take part in discussing the procedures involved in managing a construction project including planning and scheduling, estimating, and more.

CONSTRUCTION LAW

310 Practical Applications of Construction Law

Students will actively take part in discussing the legal environment, how to avoid litigation, explaining the legal liabilities of construction professionals and the protections afforded from bonds, liens, and waivers, the methods of protection in a litigious society, how to avoid disputes and more.

When

Monday, June 28, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
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Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Where

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Contact

Nadia Sorocka 
AGC Florida East Coast Chapter 
561-833-3609 
admin@agcfla.com 
 

Classes being offered Starting: June 28, 2021

Deadline to Register is June 21

Supervisory Training Program Classes:

  •  Unit 2 – 202S Oral and Written Communication 
  •  Unit 3 – 205T Planning and  Scheduling
  •  Unit 4 – 204P Contract Document and Construction Law

Seminar Courses:

  • 100 Introduction to Construction (Start anytime)
  • 099 Introduction to Concrete (Start anytime)

General Construction Classes:

  • 101 Introduction To Construction Estimating (Start anytime)
  • 102 Essential Construction Math (Start anytime)
  • 103 Construction Blueprint Reading
  • 105  Estimating and Bidding 1
  • 106 Estimating and Bidding 2
  • 107 Construction Materials and Processes
  • 108 Construction Equipment and Methods
  • 114 Estimating Civil and Sitework Construction 
  • 305 Building Green Buildings: The Contractor's Perspectiv