Become familiar with the industry knowledge, skill sets, and resources that will increase productivity, enhance communication and improve your performance by taking our online construction courses!
ONLINE CONSTRUCTION COURSES: 24/7
Our online construction courses are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and offered 4 times a year. They are designed to work with your busy schedule. Advancing your career and make a plan for your professional development or the development of your crew. Use our course descriptions provided below to determine the best sequence of online construction courses. What you learn in class today, you will be using tomorrow.
Our introductory seminars include Introduction to Construction, a primer for anyone getting started in the industry or looking to understand the industry and its key players better.
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These online construction courses are the foundation for your construction career. Blueprint reading classes, estimating classes, construction materials and processes , and construction equipment and methods are just some of the classes that have added to the career success of many of our students.
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INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION SEMINARS
Take this self-paced seminar is to understand the major roles, players, and processes in the construction industry. Become familiar with the types of construction and the processes of a construction project.
Learn the basics of working with concrete in this self-paced seminar. Develop a deeper understanding of the most commonly used construction material.
BLUEPRINT READING, ESTIMATING CLASSES, MATERIALS AND PROCESSES, EQUIPMENT, AND CIVIL SITEWORK COURSES
ESTIMATE & BLUEPRINT READING
In 101 students develop foundational knowledge of the procedures, materials, equipment, and practices needed in estimating. This estimating course provides an excellent introduction to the trade-specific construction estimating courses Estimating and Bidding 1 and Estimating and Bidding 2. The information from this course can be used in estimating any trade or type of construction.
In 102 students develop mathematical skills through practice and application to the construction trades in this self-paced online construction course. Calculation of board feet, area, volume of shapes and concrete footings, slabs, and unit of measurement conversions are practiced. While this class is not a prerequisite for any other classes, it does provide a foundation for them.
In 103 students learn how to read architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, roofing, and electrical blueprints in this online blueprint reading class. Practice looking up information and solving common construction problems by reading the blueprints. Of all the construction blueprint reading classes, this online blueprint reading class gives you independent practice, opportunities to solve problems as a group, and flex your plan reading muscles in many ways.
In 105 students learn how to estimate general conditions, site work, excavation, concrete and masonry in this two part series of hands-on detailed estimating courses . Be sure to look over the prerequisites for this class here.
In 106 students practice 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
In 107 students develop foundational knowledge of construction materials and processes that utilize concrete, brick and CMU, metals, wood products, roofing, and more in this online construction course. 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.
In 108 students get an introduction to civil construction plans, determining earthwork quantities, equipment economics and utilization, equipment production rates, fundamentals of earthmoving and excavating, loading and hauling equipment in this self-paced online construction course.
In 109 students develop a deeper understanding of civil construction techniques in this online construction course. Students will discuss site preparation and grading, excavation, backfill, compaction, trenching, paving, and dewatering.
In 110 students will gain an overall and elementary understanding of civil construction blueprints and materials in this blueprint reading class. 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.
In 114 students will develop foundational knowledge of estimating for heavy civil 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.
SUPERVISORY TRAINING PROGRAM (STP)
In 201 Unit 1 students recognize their own style of leadership and how to utilize other styles when appropriate. Analyze worker needs and learn how these needs affect 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.
In 202, Unit 2 students will acquire skills and understanding of positive direct communication with an emphasis on construction supervision. Grow in their abilities to help people communicate with them, listen better, and deal with difficult people. Develop their skills in negotiating and communicating with all organizational levels and groups.
In 203 Unit 6 students will practice Identifying, managing, and solving risk related construction problems. 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.
In 204 Unit 4 students learn about common construction contract clauses and how to read a contract in this online construction course. Construction disputes, including differing site conditions, claims, delays and construction defects will be studied.
In 205 Unit 3 students 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.
In 206 Unit 5 students study the construction cost control procedures and options to improve productivity. 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. Find out more about STP Online.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT, BUILDING GREEN BUILDINGS, AND CONSTRUCTION LAW
In 305 students learn construction project management skills focused on green building projects. We will explore the green building process from the contractor’s and subcontractor’s point of view.
In 308 students learn construction project management 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.
Learn how to survey the legal environment to protect yourself as a construction professional. This online construction course will cover methods and strategies to avoid litigation, understand legal liabilities and protections, mitigate disputes and more!
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