Courses and Workshops

Courses Available & Upon Request

Currently, there is a high demand for workers in the construction industry. Therefore, ACEF would like to attract the career-displaced and economically disadvantaged individuals with interest in the construction field. Participants in our program will get the training, career placement opportunities and information needed to put them on track for advancement in the construction industry.

ACEF is dedicated to the educational needs of the construction industry through the development of Safety Training, Management Education Seminars, and Continuing Education Workshops. Whether you are a contractor that needs 75 employees to become OSHA certified or a journeyman requiring an 8 hour continuing education workshop for license renewal, ACEF has the program for you.

If our scheduled, multi-employer courses do not fit your schedule, or you have a need for a program specifically designed for your company, ACEF can partner with you to develop programs that will address those needs. Contact our Executive Director, Kathy Fulks, to inquire and discuss program options for your company.

Courses Offered by ACEF

Continuing Education & Workshops

Electrical Continuing Education Course

This 8-hour course highlights significant changes to the NEC resulting from the adoption of the 2017 version of the code, including a discussion of the practical application of these changes. Our instructor is Nathan Price, who has over 20 years of electrical experience in the industry.

This workshop is offered frequently throughout the year, and at multiple locations across the state. The course has been approved by the following agencies: Arkansas Board of Electrical Examiners, Oklahoma Construction Industries Board, and Texas Dept. of Licensing and Regulation. The schedule for upcoming workshops is available online.

Please call the office at (501) 372-1590 to register for all Electrical Continuing Education courses.

NFPA 70-E Safety Workshop

This course provides the required information and training for employees and employers working on live electrical circuits. The topics covered include: ARC-flash hazards, Personal Protective Equipment, Approach Boundaries, Energized Work Permits, and other required knowledge.

Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

The Fundamentals of Crew Leadership series has been developed in collaboration with UALR's Construction Management Program and ACEF. Intended for Project Managers and Job site Supervisors, this series is designed to grow the critical competencies needed by managers of Arkansas construction firms and the follow-up to assist managers with the implementation of what they have learned.

Motor Controls

This seminar focuses on different methods of starting motors; reading and understanding schematic and ladder diagrams; working with commonly used pilot devices; troubleshooting, and many additional topics. This seminar is scheduled "on demand" and is held at various locations across the state.

Basic Electrical Estimating

This 24-hour course focuses on electrical estimating for new construction projects. The course is tailored for new estimators and small shop electrical contractors who wish to develop organized and consistent skills in estimating and bidding. Our instructor for this course is Terry Waldrop, CPE. Mr. Waldrop is a Certified Professional Estimator with The American Society of Professional Estimators.

Reading Blueprints

Learn to read and interpret blueprints through the eyes of an electrician. The course presents students with the blueprint reading terminology and applications unique to the electrical industry. This class covers fundamental tools and basic sketching, then progressing to include coverage of views, plans, schedules and specifications. In addition, the course is devoted to the types of prints found in a set of construction drawings and clear explanations of their relationships to various electrical installations; the course offers content that is both comprehensive and applicable. The courses content, hands-on exercises, and real-world applications will help students of all levels to master their print reading skills.

Courses Offered by AGC Arkansas

Safety Courses

OSHA 10-hour Construction Outreach
10-hour Construction Outreach

This course will enable employees to understand and apply safety standards on commercial and residential construction job sites. After completing this course, participants will be able to recognize and correct safety hazards.

OSHA 30-hour Construction Outreach
30-hour Construction Outreach

This course will provide personnel with knowledge of mandatory OSHA standards, and train them to examine workplace conditions to make sure they conform to those standards. This course will also assist personnel in establishing or updating operating procedures and required employee training to maintain safety compliance.

Other courses offered by AGC Arkansas

  • Adult/Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training

  • Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors

  • Hazcomm (GHS)

  • Behavior Based Safety (BBS)

  • Lock-out/Tag-out (LOTO)

  • Confined Space for Construction

  • Hazard Recognition

  • Silica Awareness Training

  • Construction Highway Safety/Working Over Water

  • Situational Awareness Training

  • Hot Work

  • Excavation & Trench Safety (Competent Person Training)

AGC Course Schedule 2019

Course Date
Course Title
Feb 18-19
Feb 25-26
Mar 4
Construction and Safety Orientation (8 hours)
Mar 14-15
Mar 25
Silica Awareness and Respiratory Protection (8 hours)
Mar 29
LEAN (Units 1-2)
Apr 5
LEAN (Units 3-4)
Apr 15
Construction and Safety Orientation (8 hours)
Apr 19
LEAN (Unit 5)
Apr 22
Hazcomm (GHS) Awareness (8 hours)
Apr 26
LEAN (Units 6-7)
Apr 29-30
May 6-8
24-Hour Fall Protection
May 13-14
May 20-21
For more information and registration, visit www.AGCAR.net
Or contact Anna Hoover at ahoover@agcar.net
(501) 375-4436 (AGC Office)

The University of Texas at Arlington

OSHA Training Institute Education Center

Little Rock Course Schedule 2019

Course Date
OSHA Course Number
Course Title
May 14-17
OSHA #510
Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry
Jun 11-13
OSHA #2264
Permit-Required Confined Space Entry
Aug 12
OSHA #7500
Introduction to Safety and Health Management
Aug 13-15
OSHA #2255
Principles of Ergonomics
Oct 22-25
OSHA #511
Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
Nov 12-15
OSHA #500
Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction
Dec 17-20
OSHA #2225
Respiratory Protection

Little Rock Course Schedule 2020

Course Date
OSHA Course Number
Course Title
Jan 21-24
OSHA #3095
Electrical Standards
Jan 28-30
OSHA #3115
Fall Protection
Mar 31 - Apr 2
OSHA #3085
Principles of Scaffolding
Apr 7-9
OSHA #2055
Cranes in Construction
May 19-22
OSHA #2045
Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards
Jun 2-5
OSHA #521
OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
Sep 1-3
OSHA #3015
Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics
(817) 272-2581
Online Link
web-ded.uta.edu (you will have to find the specific course to get registered)