Northwest College of Construction

Supervisory Training Program

Supervisory Training Program

Supervisory and management skills directly affect every company’s bottom line. The Supervisory Training Program (STP) is developed, updated and field-tested by and for contractors. The 6-unit certification program focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective front-line manager of people, schedules, equipment and materials. The seminars are offered in a two day format on Friday and Saturday, with the exception of Unit 5 which requires three days to complete and will be offered ThursdayFriday and Saturday.   The seminars are open to new and experienced superintendents, project engineers, project managers, contract administrators, safety officers and anyone who is interested in improving their supervisory skills.

Supervisors with less than two (2) years of construction supervisory experience may want to consider enrolling in Fundamentals of Crew Leadership prior to taking STP. Supervisors and managers with more than eight (8) years of supervisory/management experience may want to consider the Project Management course.

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Date: Thr, Fri, Sat 3/21/19-3/23/19 7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Location: NWCOC
Tuition: $600.00 Books: $167.00 Registration: $30.00 Total: $797.00


This course covers understanding how project estimates are compiled, how to compare actual project costs with those estimated and how to control costs to meet the estimate. This course also details how productivity is measured, how the supervisor plays a major role in increasing jobsite productivity and how a small increase in productivity can have a significant impact on the time and cost of a project. 

Unit 3: Planning and Scheduling
Unit 4: Contract Documents
Unit 5: Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs

  • Construction estimates 

  • Who controls project costs 

  • Reporting and analyzing actual costs 

  • Planning for cost control 

  • Cost control strategies

  • Labor cost variances 

  • Working with project partners 

  • Managing risk and loss potentials 

  • Cost control strategies 

  • Post-project evaluations

  • Benchmarking construction productivity 

  • Improving productivity through pre-planning 

  • New skills for effective supervision 

  • Personnel management 

  • Equipment management for productivity improvement 

  • Jobsite productivity, planning and scheduling 

  • Quantifying lost labor productivity 

  • Record keeping, control, changes, and defect analysis


Date: Fri, Sat 4/26/19-4/27/19 7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Location: NWCOC
Tuition: $400.00 Books: $167.00 Registration: $30.00 Total: $597.00


This course will cover the roles and responsibilities of a construction supervisor in accident prevention and loss control. 

Unit 6: Risk Management and Problem Solving

  • Safety leadership, communication and expectations 

  • Planning for site safety 

  • Site safety management 

  • Site security and protection 

  • Multi-employer jobsite safety 

  • Construction risk management 

  • Safety and human resources 

  • Regulatory procedures, record keeping and documents 


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