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LCAI General Contractors Seminar

The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute, a partnership between LED, Louisiana Community & Technical College System and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, offers this and other seminars and courses to small and emerging construction businesses that assist in building a strong foundation of knowledge within the construction industry.

The General Contractors Seminar provides foundational technical knowledge essential to general contractors to sustain a business within the construction industry.

  • Virtual 10-week course, with two-hour sessions twice a week.
  • Taught by industry leaders.
  • Offered via Zoom, a fully interactive web-based video conferencing tool
  • All information and materials disseminated during the LCAI General Contractors Seminar will be focused on commercial construction.

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Commercial construction topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Building Calculations
  • Print Reading
  • Site Work, Demolition and Construction
  • Foundations, Formwork and Retaining Walls
  • Interior Finishes and Exterior Finishes
  • Roofs and Roof Structures
  • Structural Loads
  • Concrete and Masonry
  • Steel Construction
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Related Trades
  • Types of Construction and Special Construction
  • Special Equipment
  • Safety Codes

Eligibility

The LCAI General Contractors Seminar is open to all who have the intent to start or currently have an established construction based Louisiana business.

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Eligibility Scenarios

Yes, if you are intent upon starting a construction related business you are eligible to attend the LCAI General Contractors Seminar. You do not have to be in business yet.

Yes, the LCAI General Contractors Seminar can provide valuable industry information even for those who are already in business and/or already possess a contractor’s license.

The Process

Sign up for email notification when the next LCAI General Contractors Virtual Seminar registration opens.

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Course period: February 26 – May 1, 2024

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Registration period: January 16 – February 23, 2024

Register Now at Fletcher Technical Community College and follow the steps to register. Course fee is $350.

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Participation requirements: Attend at least 80% of the virtual 10-week course, with 2-hour sessions twice a week, to qualify for course completion.

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Course period: February 26 – May 1, 2024

2

Registration period: January 16 – February 23, 2024

Register Now at Fletcher Technical Community College and follow the steps to register. Course fee is $350.

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Participation requirements: Attend at least 80% of the virtual 10-week course, with 2-hour sessions twice a week, to qualify for course completion.

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All information and materials disseminated during the LCAI General Contractors Seminar will be focused on commercial construction.

The Commercial Construction topics covered include but are not limited to: print reading; building calculations; site work, demolition, and construction; foundations, formwork, and retaining walls; finishes; roof structures; structural loads; steel construction; related trades; special construction and equipment; and safety codes.

No, the 10-week classes are scheduled on specific dates that can be found on the LCTCS information page, here.

Yes, the LCAI General Contractors seminar is being offered via Zoom, a web based video conference tool which can be accessed anywhere with internet connection.

Yes, the instructors and guest speakers will present their material virtually via Zoom. Students will have the opportunity to ask the instructor or guest speaker questions and receive real-time answers.