Barr Construction Institute to offer courses

January 29, 2013

The following courses will be offered at the Barr Construction Institute at Associated Builders and Contractors, 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown:

Electrical Journey and Master Exam Preparation course

Instructor: Bob Runyon

Monday, Feb. 25 and Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 to 9 p.m.
Registration deadline: Feb. 18

The course prepares students to take the electrical exam.

Students must bring Stallcup’s Master Electrician’s Study Guide

Cost: ABC members: $110; nonmembers: $170
Class minimum: 3

OSHA 10-Hour Course

Instructor: Wayne Young

Monday, March 4, Thursday, March 7, and Monday, March 11, 5:30 to 9 p.m.Registration deadline: Feb. 22

This is a 10-hour certification course. The program is intended to provide instruction on a variety of construction and industry safety and health standards.

Certification cards issued from the OSHA Training Institute.

Cost: ABC members: $225; nonmembers: $275   

Includes OSHA book

Class minimum: 8; class limit: 40

Maryland Plumbing Exam Prep Course

Instructor: Dave Hildebrand

Saturday, March 16, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   

Registration deadline: March 8

The course prepares students to take the Maryland Plumbing Journeyman’s and Master Exam.

Materials needed for class, must have for entry:

  • National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated 2006 or 2009
  • National Fuel Gas Code; NFPA 54, ANSI 223.1, 2006 or 2009
  • “Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters 7th Edition” by Lee Smith    
  • Working calculator
  • Notepaper

Cost: ABC members: $120; nonmembers: $175

Class minimum: 3; maximum: 12

CPR/AED and First Aid

Instructor: Doug Walker

Tuesday, March 19, 8 a.m. to noon

Registration deadline:  March 12

American Safety and Health Institute card issued upon completion.

Cost: ABC members: $60; nonmembers: $90

Class minimum: 5; class limit: 20

Maryland Backflow Prevention Certification

Instructor: Jim Yacovissi

March 22, 23 and 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration deadline: March 15                

(Recertification, Saturday, Feb. 18)

This is a Maryland state-approved certification course. After passing the written and practical examinations, students receive a certificate and wallet card.   

Cost: Certification: $535; recertification, $320        

Class minimum: 5; class limit: 20

For more information, call 301-739-1190, fax to 301-739-1026, or send an email to darlene@abc



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