This is a complete list of our online construction courses. They are
organized into three large categories. The 100 series courses include blueprint
reading, estimating and materials courses, 200 series courses focus on
construction supervisory training while the 300 series focuses on green
100 series courses (General Construction, Estimating,
and Civil Site Work)
200 series courses (STP online Supervisory Training Program)
100 series General Construction, Estimating, and Civil Site
|101 Introduction to
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.
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.
| 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 these courses in
|107 Construction Materials and
Develop foundational knowledge of construction materials
and processes that utilize these materials. Understand and report back on
how materials and processes function in green construction. an overall construction system each week.
Expand your studies to include materials and
processes which are normally encountered by the student in his/her work
|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.
|109 Practical Applications of Civil Construction
This course focuses on understanding civil construction techniques. This
includes site preparation and grading, excavation, backfill, compaction,
trenching, paving, and dewatering.
|114 Estimating Civil and Sitework 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 Courses (STP online Supervisory Training)
| 201S Leadership and Motivation for Construction Supervisors STP Unit 1
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
| 202S Oral and Written Communications for Construction Supervisors STP Unit 2
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.
| 203P Construction Problem Solving and Decision Making
STP Unit 3
Understand how to solve and prevent problems and how to make decisions.
Technical problems, human
performance problems and scheduling problems will be reviewed. Learn how to avoid barriers to
creative problem solving and how to create a problem solving atmosphere at
| 204P Contract Documents and Construction
Law STP Unit 4
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.
| 205T Planning and Scheduling
STP Unit 5
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.
| 206T Cost Awareness and Production Control
STP Unit 6
Study the construction cost control procedures utilized by both small and
large construction companies. 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..
| 207S Accident Prevention and Loss Control
STP Unit 7
Safety in the construction industry is crucial this class will
focus on managing the safety function. Review the documentation, reference
materials and advisory services that are available. Using the project schedule to
help prevent losses will be studied. Learn how to select methods
and equipment to prevent loss. Other subjects include: delegating responsibility for safety, equipment maintenance, and common construction
| 208P Project Management for Construction Supervisors STP Unit 8
Learn how to plan, organize and staff a construction project. Planning
will be stressed for production and support activities. Students will learn how to
formulate policies and procedures. Subcontractor management, purchasing and
receiving project startup, site layout and close out will be
| 209T Construction Productivity Improvement
STP Unit 9
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. Understanding workers' abilities and the impact
of environmental factors will be studied. Discuss the implementing and monitoring
of the productivity program..
| 210 General and Specialty Contractor
Dynamics STP Unit 10
Explore the dynamic relationships that exist between
construction contractors of all types, (general contractors,
subcontractors, specialty contractors, material and equipment suppliers),
to accomplish the execution of a successful project. Understand and recognize the
importance of each part of the construction system and how to coordinate
the work within the system.
300 Series Courses (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. More
information coming soon.
|305 Building Green Buildings: The
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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