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Courses marked with an asterisk* are only available in-person upon contractor or local requests. You will not see these on our course schedule and you are not able to put in applications for these classes. Some of these courses may be available to take online. Please check our Online Training portal for a list of available online courses.

ENVIRONMENTAL COURSES

ASBESTOS AWARENESS

Full course: 2 hours

*Expires after 12 months; no refresher course available so this course must be repeated annually

Students will learn: the history of asbestos and its uses; the health effects of prolonged exposure to asbestos; overview of MIOSHA Asbestos Regulations; Personal Protective Equipment; and general site safety.

ASBESTOS CONTRACTOR/SUPERVISOR

Full course: 40 hours

*8-hour Refresher course is required every 12 months

Students will learn: hazards associated with asbestos and asbestos work; local, state, and federal regulations for asbestos work; specific procedures controlling asbestos hazards; medical monitoring and surveillance; the use of engineering controls; general site safety; recommended practices for negative pressure air filter systems; preparing the work area and setting up decontamination unit; Asbestos abatement techniques; air monitoring and sampling; specific Supervisor responsibilities.

Course is 40% classroom learning and 60% hands on training.

A test score of 70% or higher is required to pass the course.

ASBESTOS WORKER*

Full course: 40 hours

*8-hour Refresher course is required every 12 months

Students will learn: methods of recognizing Asbestos; health effects of Asbestos; medical surveillance program requirements; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Methods of compliance; and hazard communication for Asbestos.

BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS

Full course: 2 hours

Students will learn: the risks of exposure to biological hazards; how infectious disease may spread; disease prevention plans; how to select Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); contact protocols if an incident occurs; required signs, labels, and color coding; regulatory awareness that is required for some job site entry to do construction work.

CONFINED SPACE, PERMIT REQUIRED

Full course: 24 hours

Students will learn: hazards associated with confined space work; air monitoring for confined space; how emergency retrieval systems are used; how to use applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for confined space work; how to properly fill out and read entry permits; when hot work permits are needed; how lock-out/tag-out procedures are used; and the responsibilities of Supervisor, Entrant, and Attendant.

A test score of 80% or higher is required to pass the course.

CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS*

Full course: 8 hours

Students will learn: the differences in Confined Space and Permit Required Confined Space; hazards associated with confined space work; the importance of air monitoring and ventilation; how emergency retrieval systems are used; how lock-out/tag-out procedures are used; and the duties and responsibilities of a confined space entry team including the supervisor, entrant, and attendant.

CONFINED SPACE / LOCK-OUT SAFETY*

Full course: 16 hours

Students will learn: hazards associated with confined space work; the differences in Confined Space and Permit Required Confined Space; the proper safety procedures of working in a confined space; the importance of air monitoring and ventilation; proper use of Personal Protective Equipment; how emergency retrieval systems are used; when hot work permits are needed; how to properly fill out and read entry permits; how lock-out/tag-out procedures are used; and the duties and responsibilities of a confined space entry team including the supervisor, entrant, and attendant.

Course is comprised of 50% awareness and 50% lock-out safety with very little hands-on time for confined space.

CONFINED SPACE RESCUE*

Full course: 8 hours

Students will learn: the duties and responsibilities of a rescuer; hazards associated with confined space work; the importance of air monitoring and ventilation; how emergency retrieval systems are used; proper use of Personal Protective Equipment including respiratory, fall protection, and ventilation equipment; how lock-out/tag-out procedures are used; rope and rescue techniques; self-rescue techniques.

HAZARDOUS WASTE WORKER

Full course: 40 hours

*8-hour Refresher course is required every 12 months

Students will learn: hazards associated with remedial action clean-up activities; general site safety and how it is affected by personal protective equipment; local, state, and federal regulations; respiratory protection and use; hazards and how to communicate them to co-workers and site personnel; how to locate items in the regulations and interpret key words or phrases; community relations and how it affects the public; and air monitoring and medical surveillance.

Course is 80% classroom learning and 20% hands-on training.

A test score of 80% or higher is required to pass the course.

INFECTION CONTROL RISK ASSESSMENT (ICRA)*

Full course: 24 hours

Awareness: 8 hours

Students will learn: the differences in an occupied facility setting versus other construction sites; the importance of communication and following protocols within the standards; how infectious disease may spread and prevention methods; unique work site hazards; the need to protect building occupants as well as workers; proper hierarchy of hazard controls and emergency response; proper use of signage, containment devices, negative air machines, and personal protective equipment.

Full course provides both classroom and hands-on training; Awareness course has classroom training only.

A test is required to pass the course.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE OPERATIONS*

Full course: 40 hours

Awareness: 4 hours

Students will learn regulations and proper work procedures for post-event clean up or construction work at biological hazard locations to prevent exposure for the public and construction workers. Examples include areas afflicted with biologic contamination of soil, demolition of at-risk buildings after a fire, or an explosion at a sewer plant.

Classroom training with some hands-on for both courses.

LEAD ABATEMENT SUPERVISOR*

Full course: 40 hours

*8-hour Refresher course is required every 3 years

Students will learn: hazards associated with lead and lead work; local, state, and federal regulations for lead work activities; specific procedures for controlling lead hazards; medical monitoring and surveillance; general site safety; recommended practices for preparing the work area and setting-up decontamination units; lead abatement techniques; air monitoring and sampling requirements; Supervisor responsibilities.

Course is 50% classroom learning and 50% hands-on training.

You are required to pass a test administered by the State of Michigan.

LEAD AWARENESS

Full course: 2 hours

*Expires after 12 months; no refresher course available so this course must be repeated annually

Students will learn: the history of lead and its uses; the health effects of lead; MIOSHA Lead Regulations; Personal Protective Equipment; and Abatement methods for steel structures.

LEAD RENOVATOR*

Full course: 16 hours

*For individuals seeking new individual Certified Renovator certifications under the U.S. EPA Renovate, Repair, and Painting (RRP) regulation, or if their initial certification has expired

Students will learn: the history of lead paint; how to properly control traffic when working in the right of way; state, local, and Job-site rules governing gas work; general job-site safety; and the hazards associated with gas distribution construction.

You are required to pass a test administered by the State of Michigan.

MICROBIAL REMEDIATION (MOLD)*

Full course: 24 hours

Students will learn: the hazards associated with microbial remediation; specific procedures for controlling microbial hazards; use of engineering controls; general site safety; preparing the work area and setting up decontamination units; microbial remediation techniques; and air monitoring and sampling.

Course is 40% classroom learning and 60% hands-on training.

RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA*

Full course: 8 hours

Students will learn: the backgrounds and definitions of Crystalline Silica; the common construction activities with the greatest potential of exposure; general/common hazards; evaluation and control techniques; safe work practices; generally recognized safe and health tools; techniques to control potential harmful exposure to silica and respirable crystalline silica dust; the importance of signs, labels, housekeeping, written exposure, control plans, medical surveillance, and OSHA requirements.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION*

Full course: 2 hours

Students will learn: how to safely and effectively work in potentially harmful environments; the importance of proper usage of respirators; the dangers of airborne contaminants; how to identify potentially hazardous atmospheres related to respirator use; and how to identify chemical exposure warning signs.

SILICA AWARENESS

Full course: 2 hours

*Expires after 12 months; no refresher course available so this course must be repeated annually

Students will learn: the history of Silica; the effects of prolonged exposure to Silica; common work practice controls; Silica regulation techniques and guidance; and Silica Determination.

CONSTRUCTION COURSES

ADVANCED LAYOUT & GPS

Full course: 80 hours

Pre-requisites: Construction Math or equivalent

Designed for students with some knowledge of modern site and highway construction, and for people looking to become professional Construction Craft Laborer/Grade Checker. Students will learn how to read grade stakes, set string line, grade alignment and use various types of construction surveying equipment including Total Stations of GPS.

ASPHALT WORKER*

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: how to place, remove, and patch asphalt surfaces; raking and sealing; quantity calculations; compaction; how to properly use asphalt equipment.

Course is 25% classroom learning and 75% hands-on training.

Students are required to successfully complete a performance evaluation to pass the class.

BACK INJURY PREVENTION*

Full course: 2 hours

Students will learn: how to properly lift; the to your back when incorrectly lifting; how muscles work; and how excess body weight effects your back.

At the end of each course there will be an evaluation of proper lifting procedures and job-site stretches that help prevent back injury.

BLUEPRINT READING & MEASURING TOOLS

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: how to read basic blueprint symbols, scales, legends, compass readings; the different types of views on blueprints; how to set up builders’ levels, rotating levers, transits, measuring slopes and setting instruments over known points and turning basic angles.

CUTTING AND BURNING

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: the hazards and properties of oxy-fuel gases including oxy-acetylene, oxy-propane, petrogen, plasma cutters, and liquid oxygen; standard regulations; how to perform complete inspection of equipment; how to set up and test equipment before use; know what pressure to apply to each type of cutting device; understand how fire watch is to be performed and why; know specific guidelines on Acetylene, Propane, Plasma cutter, and Petrogenic Torch assemblies; and basic fire watch duties.

Course is 40% classroom learning and 60% hands on training.

*Warning* During this class you will use and be around the following: Oxy-Acetylene torches, Liquid oxygen/propane torches, Petrogenic torches, Plasma cutting torches, and Fire extinguishers.

CONCRETE TECH I

Full course: 80 hours

You will be expected to understand the basics of grade preparation, and basic concrete forming. You will also be expected to understand how to read grade stakes, how to properly set string line, how/where/why concrete is placed. You will also be taught State, Local, and job site rules governing concrete construction, general job site safety aswell as the hazards associated with concrete and concrete related construction. You must show up in proper PPE, with at least some field work, you must be capable medically to perform the physical portions of this work, and you must have perfect attendance throughout the length of the course.

CONCRETE CONSOLIDATION*

Full course: 8 hours

Students will learn: the proper handling techniques with concrete; the rules of vibration, over vibration, under vibration, segregation, separation and honey comb; soil compaction; confined area soil compaction; common applications & calculating concrete volume; cement to water ratios; principals of proper curing; and the basics of mixing concrete using portable gas-powered mixers.

Students are required to successfully complete a performance evaluation to pass the class.

CONSTRUCTION MATH

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: how to use and read a common tape measure (US standard); convert inches and fractions into the decimal equivalent; figure elevation differences; apply squaring principles on-the-job or at home; apply math formulas to different field aspects such as concrete, masonry, block or brick; figure basic metric measurements and areas; figure percentage of grades, weights, and volumes.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (CDL) PREP*

Full course: 80 hours

Required: valid Michigan Drivers License, completed DOT physical, Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, no convictions for the past 24 months, clean driving record with no license suspensions or revocations; no six-point violations in the past 24 months.

This class is meant to: inform trainees of federal and state requirements; sharpen students’ skills of backing, parking, and inspecting commercial vehicles; teach students how to point out critical areas/areas of immediate failure.

Course is 30% classroom learning and 70% hands-on training.

CONCRETE, DECORATIVE & ARCHITECTURAL*

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: introduction to decorative concrete finishing; safety and health associated with concrete; personal protective clothing; tools and equipment; stamping and stenciling concrete techniques; different coloring techniques such as integral color, color hardeners, accent colors, acid stains and more; the importance of understanding mix design; how to enhance the appearance of colored concrete; how to install monolithic borders; stamping stair risers and treads; patching techniques; basic process of exposing aggregate; proper placement; finishing and curing; how to apply spray-top finishing; maintenance and clean-up.

Course is 30% classroom learning and 70% hands on training and performance evaluations.

CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR (FOREMAN PREPAREDNESS)

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: proper leadership techniques utilized in the industry; construction supervisor responsibilities; construction scheduling; job meetings/planning; problem solving; and work site safety.

ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS / MANLIFTS (AERIAL LIFT)

Full course: 8 – 16 hours

Students will learn: hazards of working at heights; procedures to prevent falls such as safety harnesses, documented inspections, and lift capacity; safe operation of scissor and boom lift equipment.

Course is 50% classroom learning and 50% hands-on training.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT*

Full course: 4 or 8 hours

Employee Engagement is a workplace approach resulting in the right conditions for all members of an organization to give their best effort each day. This course explains the importance of building a feeling of job-site community. Students will learn: the meaning of employee engagement; how to determine if the contractors are currently utilizing employee engagement on their job-sites and if it is effective; how to describe the difference between employee engagement and productivity; why employees that are engaged work safer and have less time loss issues.

FALL PROTECTION*

Full course: 16 hours

Students will learn: pertinent regulations; the proper understanding of anchorage and tie off requirements; review specific guidelines on fall protection equipment and proper procedures; how to perform inspections on equipment and properly prepare your work environment.

FIRST AID & CPR

Full course: 8 hours

*4-hour Refresher course is required every 2 years and there is NO grace period

Students will learn basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond to an emergency by reviewing the assessment and handling of serious injuries such as (but not limited to): shock, heart attack, unconsciousness, circulation problems; sprains and strains, diabetic emergencies, seizures, poison; spider bites, snake bites, anaphylactic shock, choking; drowning, cold related emergencies, hyperventilation; strokes, injuries to the head, eyes, neck, and back; bleeding control, bandage workshop; basic life support. Students will be certified in CPR and AED protocols.

This course follows the American Safety and Health Institute first aid training format which conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It has been approved by the State of Michigan LARA program.

FORM SETTING / GRADE CHECKING

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: how to interpret grade stake information; preform basic job site layouts; job site stationing; construction math that will include percentage of grade, rate per foot, and slope ratios; how to set forms for concrete pads, sidewalks, curb and gutter; and basic wall form installations.

Course is 60% form setting and 40% grade checking principals.

FORKLIFT (ROUGH TERRAIN)

Full course: 16 – 24 hours

*8-hour Refresher course is required every 3 years.

Students will learn: the safe use and maintenance of a rough-terrain forklift; safe practices; forklift basics; inspection of a work area; walk-around inspection; safe refueling; estimating load weight. Students are given time on the equipment to practice start-up procedures, lifting and transporting a load, lifting and landing a load on an elevated platform, shut-down procedures, and navigating through an obstacle course.

Students are required to successfully complete a performance evaluation to pass the class.

HIGH ANGLE ROPE RESCUE*

Full course: 24 hours

Students will learn: proper equipment inspection; site hazard assessments; proper knot tying and use; anchorage systems and points; mechanical advantage systems and use; and self rescue and assisted techniques.

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION*

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: how to be productive and develop safe work habits; categories of work in the construction industry; union affiliation; how to locate and interpret federal and state OSHA regulations; how to identify many of the tools and materials used in the construction industry; basic principles of soil compaction, hoisting and rigging, oxy-fuel cutting and burning, concrete placement, mason tending, and general math needed in the construction industry.

JOB READINESS / LIFE SKILLS*

Full course 40 hours

Students will learn: how to identify and complete a variety of employment forms; how to create a resume; interviewing skills; identifying essential documents; good record-keeping; how to adopt a healthy lifestyle; the difference between a dream and a goal; the difference between short-term and long-term goals; team-building and teamwork; typical management structure of a construction project; the roles of key personnel on a job-site; growth areas in the construction industry and how each area relates to employment opportunities; benefits of working under a collective bargaining agreement; effective oral communication techniques regarding mistakes on construction sites; effective listening techniques; common complaints and communication issues in construction; how to identify work-site safety concerns; the best career paths and jobs that are available in the field; roles and responsibilities needed to complete a job; how to manage conflict that value self and others; how a construction worker should dress for work; the importance of being on or ahead of time for work.

LINE & GRADE

Full course: 40 hours

Pre-requisites: Construction Math or equivalent

At the beginning of this course, students will review their math and layout skills. Students will learn: necessary skills for maintaining elevation and alignment control points for heavy-highway and civil construction projects; measurement systems; construction Line; measurement techniques and equipment; views; stationing systems; slope expressions; construction referencing systems; roadway slopes (heavy highway); intermediate slope stakes; curb and gutter systems.

Course is 40% classroom learning and 60% hands on training and performance evaluations.

MINE SAFETY & HEALTH

Full course: 24 hours

*8-hour Refresher course is required every 24 months

Students will learn: miner’s rights and responsibilities; health effects of surface mining; respiratory devices and self-rescue; mine-specific health and safety regulations, transportation and communication systems; ground control plans; work environment of a surface mine; electrical hazards; fires and appropriate action in case of fire; mine hazards; and hazards related to explosives.

This course includes 8 hours of First Aid, CPR, and AED training which follows the American Safety and Health Institute first aid training format and conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It has been approved by the State of Michigan LARA program.

OSHA 10 - Construction

Full course: 16 hours

Students will learn: introduction to OSHA; OSHA “focus four” hazards; falls; electrocution; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); and health hazards in construction.

 The OSHA cards issued upon completion are accepted in all 50 states and the US territories.

OSHA 30 - CONSTRUCTION

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: intro to OSHA; falls; electrocution; struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes); caught-in or between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment); Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); health hazards in construction; stairways and ladders; blood-borne pathogens; concrete and masonry construction; masonry wall-bracing Michigan Standards 2010; confined spaces in construction; cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators, & conveyors; basic ergonomics; excavations; fire protection and prevention; materials handling, storage, use and disposal; powered industrial vehicles; safety and health programs; scaffolds; steel erection; hand and power tools; welding and cutting.

 The OSHA cards issued upon completion are accepted in all 50 states and the US territories.

PIPELINE TECHNOLOGY / SAFETY

Full course: 80 hours

Our course is designed to certify participants as Qualified Evaluators for Operator Qualification (OQ) for the testing/evaluation of specific tasks performed by pipeline workers. Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline Operator Qualification requirements, the course prepares workers to qualify in the 14 covered tasks associated with pipeline work: introduction to pipeline work; set-up/bending crew; health and safety issues of pipeline work; coating crew; front end work; lowering-in and tie-in crew; grade and ditch crews; testing and clean-up; skid crew and stringing crew; pipeline specialty construction; road boring. Students will also learn: general site safety as it applies to pipeline work; hazards of working in and around excavations or trenches; hazards of working near lifting and digging equipment; care and application of different pipe coatings and methods of testing coatings; electrical connections/CAD welds; utility location methods and application; skid configurations and purpose; and right-of-way clearing/fencing crews.

A test score of 80% or higher is required to pass the course.

PIPE LAYING PRINCIPLES

Full course: 80 hours

Students will learn: safe operations as they apply to underground work; hazards of working in and around excavations or trenches; hazards of heat stress; hazards of back injury and back injury prevention; trench safety; how to set grade and lay pipe; grade checking; basic math; shoring rules and regulations; confined space awareness; tools and techniques; gravity flow piping system; compaction; hoisting and rigging basics; hazards of working near lifting and digging equipment; inspection requirements for slings; and what utility markings indicate.

QUALIFIED RIGGER & SIGNAL PERSON

Full course 16 hours

Pre-requisites: Construction Math or equivalent

Students will learn: mathematical formulas for proper rigging techniques; how to determine correct sling angles and load calculations; federal, state, and equipment manufacturers’ standards; a variety of equipment, work procedures, techniques, and safety considerations associated with the job; how to calculate the weight of the load to be lifted; how to calculate the center of gravity of the load; how to inspect and select appropriate rigging hardware for the load; how to know the requirements for a critical lift and critical lift components; how to use and understand ANSI hand-signals for working with cranes.

Course is 40% classroom learning and 60% hands on training.

SKID STEER / LOADER SAFETY

Full course: 16 – 24 hours

Students will learn: safe work practices when using this equipment; the step by-step basics of skid-steer loaders including design concepts, the principles of leverage, center of gravity, momentum, operating controls, safety features, and basic equipment operations; hazards related to changing terrain and weather conditions; how to calculate load limits; how to perform an inspection and use the Operator’s Manuel; the proper maintenance schedule.

Students are required to successfully complete a performance evaluation to pass the class.

SCAFFOLD USER / BUILDER

Full course: 24 hours

Students will learn: how different scaffold systems work; an overview of safety hazards; the differences between fall protection and falling object protection as it applies to scaffolds; the differences between scaffolds and walkways or other working surfaces; access requirements; platform requirements; anchorage requirements; general ladder requirements; loading scaffolds; how to describe measures that the employer must take to protect employees; applicable OSHA standards 

Course is 60% classroom learning and 40% hands on training.

SCAFFOLD USER / BUILDER WITH HYDRO-MOBILE

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: how to safely erect and dismantle six different types of scaffolds commonly used in the construction industry including Tube & Clamp, Frame & Brace, Systems, and Rolling Tower Scaffolds, Hydro-Mobile; and Fraco; the specific uses for each scaffold component; an overview of safety hazards; the differences between fall protection and falling object protection as it applies to scaffolds; the differences between scaffolds and walkways or other working surfaces; access requirements; platform requirements; anchorage requirements; general ladder requirements; loading scaffolds; how to describe measures that the employer must take to protect employees; applicable OSHA standards 

Course is 40% classroom learning and 60% hands on training.

TRAFFIC CONTROL & FLAGGING (FLAGGER SAFETY)

Full course: 4 – 8 hours

Students will learn: the process of controlling traffic flow safely through construction zones with the correct placement of signs, cones, and barricades; the basic function of stopping and releasing traffic; proper selection of PPE; dealing with hostile motorists; how to recognize dangerous traffic situations; the Regulator responsibilities as they apply to workers and the public; requirements for High Visibility clothing; training requirements; speed reduction; and any other pertinent safety factors.

Course is 80% classroom learning and 20% hands on training.

WORK ZONE SAFETY / TRAFFIC CONTROL

Full course: 4 – 8 hours

Students will learn: the principles used in temporary traffic control safety; the liability associated with improper application of temporary traffic control plans; the temporary traffic control zone process; how to use and navigate the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); Federal Highway Workers Administration (FHWA) safety requirements for traffic control procedures for most work zone traffic control situations; placement and installation of traffic control devices; removal of traffic control devices; pedestrian and worker safety issues; the traffic control rules and laws; traffic control Zones; traffic control lay-outs and scenarios.

Course is 80% classroom learning and 20% hands on training.

GAS COURSES

DIRECTIONAL DRILL WORKER (HDD)*

Full course: 24 hours

Students will learn: OSHA/MIOSHA regulations concerning this type of work; how to locate and verify underground utilities; how to recognize utility markings; how to safely work around HDD equipment; how to interpret equipment used to track the HDD bore head; how to mix bore fluids; how to properly take care of mixing equipment in all weather conditions; how to properly take care of HDD equipment.

GAS DISTRIBUTION WORKER*

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: general job-site safety; how roadway safety affects your work; how to identify potential hazards associated with gas distribution construction; how to perform a visual walk through inspection of the job site; how to follow gas company procedure manuals; how utility locating equipment works; how to select proper technologies and application methods to create and locate signal fields; the skills to select the appropriate frequency, access point, and locate method needed to safely and accurately locate and mark underground facilities; how to identify site hazards and connection points; state, local, and job-site rules governing gas work; state one-call requirements and expectations upon receiving a dig notification.

GAS RELIGHT / METER SET*

Full course: 8 – 24 hours

Students will learn: the hazards of natural gas; how to follow gas company procedure; how to check customer appliances; how to light customer appliances; how and when to tag customer appliances as out of service; and how to set and install customer gas meter by gas company procedure.

PIPE FUSION*

Full course: 40 hours

*8-hour Re-Qualification course is required every 12 months

Students will learn: how to follow gas company procedure; general site safety as it applies to underground work; hazards of working in and around excavations or trenches; hazards of working near lifting and digging equipment; hazards of natural gas; what utility markings indicate; and how to heat butt fuse HDPE pipe, electro-fuse, Hydraulic 2” and larger pipe with McElroy 28 hydraulic machine and mini-mac handheld machine.

A test score of 80% or higher is required on a written test and a score of 100% is required for the hands-on Qualification to pass the course.

UTILITY LOCATING*

Full course: 24 hours

Students will learn: how to perform accurate line locating; how to identify potential hazards onsite; how to perform a visual walk through inspection of the job site; how utility locating equipment works; how to select proper technologies and application methods to create and locate signal fields; how to select the appropriate frequency, access point, and locate method needed to safely and accurately locate and mark underground facilities; how to identify connection points; state one-calls, requirements, and expectations upon receiving dig notifications.

SPECIALTY COURSES

ANTHRAX (WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION)*

Full course: 16 hours

Students will learn: how weapons of mass destruction may be used and how they affect life in general; basic awareness training for nerve agents, blister agents, pulmonary agents, blood agents, germ (biological) agents; how agents may be dispersed; proper clean up of agents.

Course is 50% awareness training and 50% Hazardous Waste Remediation training.

AWS WELDING*

Full course: 40 – 80 hours

Students will learn: welding processes; health hazards associated with welding procedures; how to identify the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for welding practices; how to inspect and operate a Lincoln Arc Welding machine; how to strike an electrode and run a welding bead; the cause of beads; correct electrode angles; the electrode numbering system; how to interconnect and overlap welding beads; electric current and the requirements for welding; how to weld flat metal with a sound bead; Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW); Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW); Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW); Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW); Submerged Arc Welding (SAW); Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC); Plasma Arc Welding (PAW); Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC); Oxy-Acetylene Welding or Cutting.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS*

Full course: 8 – 24 hours

Students will learn: basic computer terminology; how to perform internet searches; email use and etiquette; word processing; spreadsheet use; how to complete forms in spreadsheets; how to attach documents to email messages.

*This course can be formatted to fit a specific contractor program or need.

FIBER OPTIC SPLICING*

Full course: 40 hours

Students will learn: basic terminology and theory of the use of fiber optics in various industries including termination and splicing (fusing) of fiber optics, use of fiber optic fusion machine, and procedures to organize fibers inside of a splice can. 

FOREIGN MATERIAL EXCLUSION MONITOR (FMEM)

Full course: 8 hours

*Expires after 24 months; no refresher course available so this course must be repeated every 2 years

Students will learn: general FME work practices; FMEM shift turnover; Foreign Material Exclusion Zone (FMEZ) requirements; how to properly monitor work activities in a FMEZ; how to perform daily FMEZ inspections; how to closeout a FMEZ; how to maintain the Personnel Tool and Material Accountability Log (PMAL); the importance of maintaining an accurate PMAL.

Course is 80% classroom learning and 20% hands-on training.

A test score of 80% or higher is required to pass the course.

TRAINING PROGRAMS

PIPELINE WORKER PROGRAM*

Full course: 16 hours

Students will build their skills at recognizing hazards, understand how to control hazards such as :

Hazard recognition and control

Front end operational hazards and controls

Rigging and hoisting hazards and controls

Pipe hazards and controls

Pipe assembly and coating hazards and controls

Specialized work hazards and controls

Environmental hazards and controls

Back end operational hazards and controls

You will also learn how to operate vehicles and equipment properly, you will learn proper work preparation.

You will also review PPE and WHIMIS requirements.

WIND FARM WORK PROGRAM*

Full course: 5 weeks

Students will be educated on how to properly and safely work in confined spaces. Students will also be taught the proper/safe ways of rescuing someone endangered in a confined space. You will also be taught how to work at heights with safety and precision. 

Additionally you will learn:

The electrode numbering system

Interconnect and overlap welding beads

Discuss electric current and the requirements for welding.

Weld flat metal with a sound bead.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Flux-core Arc Welding (FCAW)

Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)

Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)

Plasma Arc Welding (PAW)

Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC)

Oxy-acetylene Welding or Cutting

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