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About Training Center

The Associated Builders & Contractors of Southeast Texas is proud to offer NCCER Contren Learning Series craft training programs for the construction and maintenance industry.

For more than a decade the NCCER Contren Learning Series has been the proven performer in craft training for industry. And now, NCCER Contren Learning Series offers even more training built on recognized industry standards and a formal system of recognition for trainees and instructors.

Consider the following advantages to training with NCCER Contren Learning Series:

  • a national network of craft instructors, specially trained to deliver
    NCCER Contren Learning Series
  • a system of national recognition for craft trainees
  • continually revised manuals built on industry-wide competency standards
  • complete training materials: trainee manuals, instructors guides and tests

The ABC Construction Training Center has regularly scheduled craft training classes in core, electrical, instrumentation, millwright, boilermaker, pipefitting, civil carpentry, industrial painting, industrial insulation, welding and construction site safety technician.

Normal training hours are from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday in the NCCER Contren Learning Series nationally standardized curriculum. Class tuition during these regularly scheduled class hours are from $75.00 to $150.00 per quarter depending on the craft chosen.

Special arrangements can be made for classes of ten or more during the day for complete NCCER Contren Learning Series training, or task specific for ABC member construction firms or for industry who contributes to the cents per man-hour program in Southeast Texas. Day training is funded as to the needs of each day training program.

(Each ten week quarter)
Length of Courses



1 semester (10 weeks)



6 semesters (1-1/2 years)



12 semesters (3 years)



12 semesters (3 years)



12 semesters (3 years)

Scaffold Builder


1 semester (10 weeks)

Class Schedule:
  • All classes (except Core) will meet two nights a week:
    -Monday & Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. OR
    -Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    -Core class will meet only one night a week

  • Unless otherwise notified, all classes will be assigned on the first night of class.

Applications for Admittance & Tuition:
  • Applications must be turned in to the Training Center administration office no later than noon on the registration deadline as indicated on the current Training Schedule.
  • All tuition must be paid in full before admittance to class.
  • Late registration is not allowed unless approved by the Training Coordinator.  If approved, tuition and a $25.00 late fee must be paid in full before admittance to class.
  • There is a $35.00 service charge on all returned checks.

Refund Policy:
  • No transfers of tuition to future quarters are allowed.
  • Deadline for refunds will be on or before 8:00 p.m. on the Tuesday immediately following Safety Orientation of the semester for which the student is registered.
  • A $10.00 administrative fee will be charged for any refund other than class cancellation.
  • To receive a refund, the trainee must submit the original tuition receipt or a copy and complete a “Request for Refund” form.
  • A $5.00 administrative fee will be assessd the student for a copy of his/her receipt.
  • The refund will then be processed and mailed to the trainee within three working days at the address indicated on the “Request for Refund” form.

Class Cancellation:
  • All classes are subject to cancellation.
  • In the event of cancellation, trainees have the following options:
  1. Transfer to another class; or
  2. Receive full refund of tuition.

Important: On or about the first night of class all trainees will be provided with a Trainee Handbook. The handbook contains policies and procedures about attendance, grades, etc. that all trainees must understand and agree to.

Call Kimberly Bernard, Director of Education, at (409) 724-7886, Ext. 101 to plan day training and funding.

Student Application w/ Release

Certification in Construction Safety is also offered at ABC

Safety Learning Series Overview and Application
Click to download a student application or call (409)-724-7886 for more information.


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