Course Catalogue – Concrete

Objective:

  • To provide participants with basic knowledge and skills to work in the concrete industry.

Prerequisites
Key attributes for people entering this field are stamina, spatial perception and hand-eye coordination. Attention to detail and Grade 10 math are a necessity. Some physical activities of this field include heavy lifting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching. Participants will be expected to supply their own hard hats, hi-viz vests, safety boots and rubber boots.
Topics Covered

  • Concrete history and overview
  • Accident prevention and concrete safety
  • Design and quality control of concrete mixtures
  • Conveying of concrete
  • Curing and protecting concrete
  • Identify and use concrete hand tools
  • Prepare subgrade for concrete slab
  • Set and build slab forms
  • Reinforcement
  • Control joints
  • Estimate concrete volume
  • Place, consolidate and finish concrete slab

Length of Course
160 hours (4 weeks)
Training Materials Provided
Manual and handouts
All tools and equipment
Necessary PPE to perform tasks
Certificate
Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Concrete Specialist Level 1 certificate