Contractors & Construction Industry
AGC Supervisory Training Program
The Associated General Contractors of America Supervisory Training Program (STP) is a construction-specific training curriculum developed, updated, and field-tested by and for contractors. Supervisory skill - or the lack of it - directly affects every company's bottom line. The complete STP consists of twelve course modules, and BRCC will be presenting the entire program starting with the first three modules below. STP modules may also be taken individually.
- Every STP course is activity-based, with discussions, case histories, problems, and exercises.
- Participants in STP courses draw upon their field experience and learn by interaction with others from all areas of the construction industry.
- Participants will receive a Participant’s Manual with information on each course and instructors use an Instructor’s Guide, with PowerPoint presentation for each unit.
AGC Supervisory Training Program Module #1: Leadership and Motivation
Learn the value of effective supervision of workers to improve the construction supervisor's ability to lead and motivate others. Topics include: dollars and sense of people in construction, the role of the construction supervisor, helping people perform better, motivating others, leading others, training and orienting crew members, and teams and team building.
63610; $675; Ten Tuesdays, Jan 15 – Mar 19, 6 – 8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center, Instructor: Joe Vavala
AGC Supervisory Training Program Module #2: Oral and Written Communication
Discover the knowledge and skills today's construction supervisors need to be effective communicators on the job site. Topics include: effective communication, supervisors as effective communicators, learning to listen, conversations, persuasion, negotiation, and confrontation, and communicating with your crew.
63611; $675; Ten Mondays, Apr 1 – Jun 3, 6– 8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center; Instructor: Joe Vavala
AGC Supervisory Training Program Module #3: Problem Solving and Decision Making
Construction supervisors learn to identify problems and how they occur – as well as techniques for solving them through use of the decision-making process. Topics include: construction industry problems, establishing a problem solving environment, human performance problems, the problem identification process, the decision making process, and labor costs and subcontractors.
14381; $675; Ten Mondays, Jun 17 – Aug 19, 6– 8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center, Instructor: Joe Vavala
Basic Contractor Business Licensing
Applying for Class A, B, or C licensure with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation? Fulfill the eight-hour education requirement with this class. Learn statutes and regulations governing contractors in Virginia. Text included. Each class is $209 and held at the BRCC Plecker Center from 8 am-5 pm.
52882; Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 OR
62362; Saturday, Feb 16 OR
62364; Saturday, Apr 20 OR
14303; Saturday, Jul 13
Instructor: Tommy Critzer
For additional information regarding licensure, exams, or other regulatory procedures visit Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation or call (804) 367-8500.
Blueprint Reading (Construction) NEW
Learn the basics of how to read, interpret and follow basic residential and light commercial construction drawings. Coursework includes review and understanding of generic plan symbols, floor plans, wall sections and details. We’ll cover a typical construction project, including site work excavation and grading, utilities, concrete, masonry, steel, window and doors, weather protection, interior finishes, mechanical, plumbing and electrical. Ideal for construction professionals, this course is also a must for homeowners doing renovations or new construction.
63104; $499; Ten Thursdays, Jan 17 – Mar 21, 6– 9 pm; BRCC Plecker Center.
Instructor: Joe Vavala
Electrical Groundsman Training Program NEW
A Groundsman is responsible for assisting Power Line Technicians and Linemen in various capacities, and this is the first step in a career in the Electrical Distribution industry. This class provides 128 total hours of fundamental instruction in the topics required for Electrical Groundsman Certification. Students must complete all instruction and pass all exams to be eligible for job placement assistance through TCR Management Group. Topics covered include Safety/Personal Protective Equipment, Grounding Equipment, Flagger Training, Transformers, Wire, OSHA-10, CPR, CDL Class B Learners, and much more. $4519; Sixteen classes, Mon-Thurs, 8 am - 4:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center.
63112; Mar 4 – 28 OR
14345; Jun 3 – 27
State Board of Contractors: Tradesman Continuing Education
In Virginia, electricians, plumbers, and mechanical tradesman are required to attend three hours of continuing education and gasfitters are required to attend a one-hour session for license renewal. All classes are held at the BRCC Plecker Center.
Electrical License Renewal - Tom Ward $125
52831; Saturday, Dec 1, 2012, 9 am- noon OR
62571; Saturday, Feb 2, 9 am – noon OR
62574; Saturday, Apr 13, 9 am - noon OR
14308; Saturday, Jul 13, 9 am - noon
HVAC License Renewal - Anthony Capps $125
52816; Saturday, Dec 8, 2012, 8-11 am
62353; Saturday, Feb 9, 8-11 am OR
62360; Saturday, Apr 13, 8-11 am OR
14304; Saturday, Jul 20, 8-11 am
GasFitter License Renewal Class - Bill Groce $65
52851; Thursday, Dec 6, 2012, 5:45-6:45 pm
62366; Thursday, Feb 7, 5:45-6:45 pm OR
62367; Thursday, Apr 11, 5:45-6:45 pm OR
14306; Thursday, Jul 18, 5:45-6:45 pm
Plumbing License Renewal - Bill Groce $125
52861; Thursday, Dec 6, 2012, 6:45-9:45 pm
62566; Thursday, Feb 7, 6:45-9:45 pm OR
62568; Thursday, Apr 11, 6:45-9:45 pm OR
14307; Thursday, Jul 18, 6:45-9:45 pm