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Scheduled Training Courses 2019

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.

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. One Day Class.
Course Date: [Tues April 9] [Tues May 7]

Confined Space Training
This course is intended for individuals that will be employed as rescue persons for confined space entries, in an immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) environment and non-entry rescue for IDLH environment. Personnel will be trained in recognizing hazards and the entry requirements of confined spaces, as well as some of the required rescue competencies as outlined in 1910.146, 1926.1211 NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670. These include but are not limited to, ropes and knots, hazard recognition and appropriate control measures, patient packaging, atmospheric monitoring, and toxicology. The course concludes with practical scenarios of varying difficulty in multiple types of confined spaces. *Industry training is more specific to the work and spaces personnel may be exposed to, rather than following specific NFPA Job Performance Requirements. At the end of this highly interactive training, participants will be able to: • Identify types and classes of confined spaces • Understand local safe work regulations in regards to confined spaces • Utilize hazard recognition and mitigation techniques • Utilize the incident command system and basic emergency scene management • Choose appropriate ventilation types and techniques • Choose and operate personal protective equipment • Use atmospheric monitoring equipment • Understand team positions and responsibilities • Use supplied air respirators and/or self contained breathing apparatus • Rig rescue systems for confined spaces • Understand tripod rigging and use • Build simple and compound mechanical advantage systems • Utilize rescue ropes and tie applicable knots • Package a patient in an appropriate device. Two people/company required for team.

Course Date: [April 15-17]

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. One Day Class.
Course Date: [Mon Jan 21] [ Tues Feb 26] [Tues April 2]

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. One Day Class.
Course Date: [Tues March 5] [Thurs April 11]

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. One Day Class.
Course Date: [Mon Feb 18

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. Five Day Class.
Course Date: [Jan 14-18 – Full] [Feb 11-15] [March 11-15]

NCCCO Crane Certification Applications click on link to download application:

Mobile Crane Application MTOwrittenapp1112

Articulating Crane Application ACOWrittenApp0912

Articulating NCCCO Crane

Three Day Class.

Course Date: [Mon March 25-Wed March 27]

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. One Day Class.
Course Dates: [Tues Jan 8] [Mon Feb 4] [Wed. March 6] [Thurs. April 4]

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. Two Day Class.
Course Date: [Tues & Wed Feb 5-6]

OSHA 30 Hour Training
The 30-hour Construction OSHA Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention, not OSHA standards.
Course Date: [Mon March 18 – Thurs March 21]

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. One Day Class.
Course Date: [Thurs Jan 31] [Thurs Feb 21] [Thurs April 18]

Spring Thaw Safety Seminar 2019
Hosted by Maine Aggregate Association and held at the Augusta Civic Center.
Event Date: [Wed March 27]

Supervisory Training Program Unit 1
Supervisor Training Program, Unit 1, Leadering and Motivation This course will describe the value of effective supervision of workers and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to lead and motivate others. | The dollars and sense of people in construction | The Role of the Construction Supervisor | Helping People Perform Better | Motivating and Leading Others | Positive Feedback | Training and Orienting Crew Members | Teams and Team Building | Leadership Skills in Action |

Four Day Class – Must attend all of the following dates:

Course: [Fri Feb 22, Fri March 1, Fri March 8 and Fri March 22]

Supervisory Training Program Unit 2
Supervisor Training Program, Unit 2, Communication This course presents a body of knowledge and skills that today’s construction supervisors need in order to be effective communicators on their job site. | Effective Communication | Learning to Listen | Carrying on Conversations | Persuasion, Negotiation, and Confrontation | Communicating with your Crew | Putting it in Writing | Meetings that Work | Electronic Communication | Improving Communication |

Four Day Class – Must attend all of the following dates:

Course: [Fri April 5, Fri April 12, Fri April 19 and Fri May 3]

Supervisory Training Program Unit 3
Supervisor Training Program, Unit 3, Planning & Scheduling This course will help construction supervisors understand ways in which planning and scheduling saves time and money, while increasing quality in the construction process. |Preparing the project plan | Communicating the plan | The critical path | Computer use in scheduling | Using the schedule on the jobsite | Updating the construction schedule | The schedule as documentation | Using planning and scheduling

Four Day Class – Must attend all of the following dates:

Course: [Dates To Be Determined]

Lean Construction

What is lean construction? Lean Construction is a combination of operational research and practical development in design and construction with an adaption of lean manufacturing principles and practices to the end-to-end design and construction process. This is a certificate program that consists of seven units. Following the completion of all seven units, individuals will have a deep knowledge of both the theory and application of Lean Construction and be able to sit for an exam to earn AGC’s Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-LC) credential.

Unit 1, Variation in Production Systems Understand the different types of variation Learn the concept of throughput Distinguish the concepts of throughput and work in progress Describe the role of variation in production operations List sources of variation in construction settings Explain variation mitigation techniques Contrast variation mitigation techniques

Unit 2, Pull in Production Compare batch-and-queue and continuous-flow production systems Distinguish push systems from pull systems Identify the effects of batching on production systems Identify the effects of pull on production systems Explain Little’s Law

Unit 3, Workstructuring Apply the methods and tools utilized in pull planning Describe the concept of Lean Workstructuring Outline the desired products of Lean Workstructuring Describe the characteristics and application of the Last Planner® System

Unit 4, The Last Planner System Building on the work begin in LCEP Unit 3, this course revisits the Last Planner System (LPS) in greater depth, focusing on the concept of production planning, as contrasted with project management. Course Learning Objectives Following completion of this course, participants will be able to: Apply the Last Planner System on a project; Hold make-ready and weekly work planning sessions; and Calculate, track and analyze percent plan complete for a project

Unit 5, Lean Supply Chain and Assembly Unit 5 is divided into 4 sessions totaling 8 hours of instruction and will include: Differentiate between traditional procurement practices and lean supply chain applications Identify waste and value-adding activities within the supply chain and assembly Identify strategies needed at the project and company levels to support the lean supply chain Expand lean beyond the individual project Create a value stream map to diagnose and improve the supply chain

Unit 6, Lean Design and Preconstruction-Choose by Advantage Training Defining Design Applying Lean in Design Contractors in Design

Unit 7, Problem-Solving Principles and Tools Team Problem Solving

Five Day Class – Must attend all of the following dates:

Course: [Date Information Coming Soon!]

NOTE: Additional Course Offerings to be announced for the 2019 Training season soon!


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.