Training & Development

Training & Development2018-03-14T11:55:35+00:00

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Scheduled Training Courses 2018

Below are the scheduled course dates for the upcoming season. Please click on the course date to register. Course dates are subject to change due to enrollment, weather or other unforeseen circumstance. Pre-registration is required. Cancellation policies may differ by course, but a participant who cancels with five days or less before scheduled date will be responsible for the advertised price. As courses fill we typically add more dates.

National AGC America Safety Awards (NASA)
Apply today for the nationally recognized safety awards. The three year process measures your safety record against contractors of the same size and type throughout the country. This process is a valuable tool for contractors and terrific way to celebrate achievements.
[2019 Application not Available Now]

Basic and Advanced Erosion Control
This course is necessary to become certified in erosion control practices by the Department. In addition to sections on “Why Erosion Control is Important,” and “Erosion and How it Happens,” participants are provided with information on the proper selection, installation, and maintenance of practices such as sediment barriers, mulch, vegetative stabilization, riprap, etc. The course is of primary interest to contractors, but could also be helpful to municipal code enforcement officers, consultants, engineers and public works employees.
Course Date: April 4 [Full], May 10

First Aid & CPR Training
The purpose of this class is to satisfy the OSHA and MSHA required training in both First Aid and CPR in 1 day. A current State of Maine Certified instructor will address common first aid techniques to injuries on the job site. Students will learn the fundamentals of CPR and use their skills to demonstrate their ability on a CPR Dummy. Participants will receive a 2-year certification.
Course Date: March 20

Flagger Trainer Certification
“All privately employed flaggers must have training consistent with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices” This course will train and test participants to be Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) “Flagger Certifiers,” who are responsible for training and certifying employees within their own companies to be flaggers. This course allows you to train flaggers under your employment.
Course Date:  April 9, May 5

Hazwoper Refresher (Eight Hour )
The goal of this OSHA mandated refresher training is to provide personnel involved with the cleanup of hazardous waste sites the knowledge to safely work in a hazardous environment. This course is intended to assist in satisfying the annual training requirement of the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) rule, found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The standard was specifically developed to protect workers that may be exposed to hazardous waste at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and at EPA licensed waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities; as well as workers responding to emergencies involving hazardous materials, such as spills.
Course Date: March 23, 2018, April 17, 2018

NCCCO Crane Certification Preparation Course and Exam
AGC Maine’s course prepares students for NCCCO examinations. Our instructor will work with students to understand the new qualifications for operators and walk through the testing process. During the week students will take the exam at AGC Maine. The registration fee includes food and study material. Test exam fees are an additional cost.
Course Date: Articulating March 26-28

NCCCO Crane Certification Applications click on link to download application:

Mobile Crane Application MTOwrittenapp1112

Articulating Crane Application ACOWrittenApp0912

Qualified Rigger and Signal Person
This course covers standard signals for a crane or derrick construction site. Non-standard signals and factors that affect communication. Crane dynamics. Basic rigging techniques and calculations for different types of loads. A written and practical test for signaling. A written test for rigging. Students who pass exams will be issued a certificate of competency with a pocket card. This certified course meets the requirements of OSHA regulations.
Course Date: April 5

OSHA 10 Hour Training
A basic course recommended by OSHA as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. OSHA 10 is the standard in the industry for any entry level and a must for supervisors and foremen who manage sites. AGC Maine provides a higher level of training by incorporating current field supervisors and foremen who apply the principles of safety in life experiences useful to everyone on the job site today. AGC Maine will issue a card certifying completion.
Course Date: TBD

Work Zone Safety Supervisor
This course will provide a working Knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (2009) and will include: Principles of traffic control, installation and removal techniques, safe traffic control areas for workers, and motorists and pedestrians.
Course Date: March 21 [FULL], April 10April 26 [Full]


In our facility in Augusta we have a training room for thirty five students. We teach safety courses, professional development and introduce new products to the people who use them everyday.

At AGC you can expect to learn from industry leaders who apply their knowledge on the jobsite. We offer general courses available to members and non-members geared towards the industry. Our training director works with companies to create custom tailored training putting together the necessary components.

From new innovative delivery methods using online training or hands on instruction AGC Maine offers a learning mechanism for everyone. Oversight for our training and new development is spearheaded by industry leaders on our workforce development committee. Members meet monthly to discuss the training and asses the needs. As expected this process allows for the continued development of opportunities.

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