Task Training Courses

Building Basics of Construction
"Construction 101"

This nine (9) hour overview of the construction process is designed to educate individuals with little or no construction background or employees of industry professionals that require additional information.

Topics Covered Include: 

  • Orientation to the Industry
  • Safety
  • Green Initiative
  • Building Planning
  • Construction Systems
  • Prints and Specifications
  • Sitework
  • Mechanical Systems (MEP)
  • Finish Construction 

Door Installation

This twenty-four (24) hour course is designed to teach the proper and safe installation of metal doors and hardware through a hands-on approach. Reference material will be provided to attendees. All students should bring personal protective equipment and be prepared to get dirty.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Hollow metal doors & frames
  • Aluminum frames with wood doors
  • Pre-finished steel frames
  • Locksets – mortise & cylindrical
  • Hinges
  • Closers
  • Panic exit hardware 

New Employee Orientation

This four (4) hour, fast-paced course uses  lecture, videos, PowerPoint and a Q&A sessions to educate member companies’ newest and least experienced employees on  understanding what the construction industry is about. Your employee may be anywhere from a college graduate with minimal field experience to a bookkeeper needing awareness training. 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Introduction to Construction
  • Tools for Success in Construction-Soft Skills
  • Jobsite Safety

Print Reading (Heavy Commercial Construction)

This twenty (20) hour class is designed to familiarize individuals with various aspects of reading heavy commercial prints.

Topics Covered Include: 

  • Introduction
  • Types of Construction
  • Specifications
  • Site Work
  • Structural Steel
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • MEP * Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing
  • General Conditions
  • Building Finish Out
  • Introduction to LEED
  • Introduction to Your role in the Green Movement


Project Superintendent (Introductory Skills for the)

This fifty-seven (57) hour course is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for experienced construction foremen, assistant superintendents and lead men. The program is taught in a classroom setting with hands-on examples and take-home work projects. 

Topics Covered Include: 

  • Orientation to the Job
  • Human Relations
  • Safety
  • Quality Control/TQM
  • Contract and Construction Documents
  • Document Control and Estimating
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Resource Control and Cost Awareness

Project Management (Introduction to)

This fifty-seven (57) hour course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the principles and duties associated with project management. Ideal for employees new to the industry needing an overview of the construction process.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Orientation to the Job
  • Human Relations
  • Problem Solving
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Planning
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Awareness and Control
  • Resource Control
  • Negotiations
  • Quality Control/TQM
  • Safety   

Your Role in the  Green Environment

This fifteen (15) hour course will educate personnel on the fundamentals of the green environment, construction practices and building rating systems and their role as participants in the construction industry.

Vocabulary terms and covered topics will assist anyone preparing to take L.E.E.D. certification courses and Green Advantage® Commercial/Residential certification exam.

Topics Covered Include: 

  • Introduction
  • Best Practices for Construction
  • Tools and Strategies

Note: participants must take a final exam and pass with a 70 or greater to receive NCCER completion credentials.




To sign up for an
ABC - South Texas Task Training Course,
visit the Education Calendar
for the schedule of upcoming classes.


5+ years experience in:

Human Resources
Project Manager
Project Superintendent

Contact Robert L. Jett, Director of Education
for information on becoming a qualified instructor
with the ABC - South Texas Chapter.

Cokinos, Bosien & Young

Cokinos, Bosien & Young

Joeris General Contractors, Ltd.

Joeris General Contractors, Ltd.

Red Hawk Contracting

Red Hawk Contracting

IBTX Risk Services

IBTX Risk Services