For professionals in the design and construction industries, continuing education is not only a requirement but a means of ensuring that designers stay up to date on the latest research, innovations, and options available for future projects. Continuing its drive toward the design and construction of high-performance structures, PCI wants to ensure that professionals have a full understanding and knowledge of high-performance precast concrete and its benefits, applications, and design methodologies.
PCI is proud to introduce PCI’s Online Academy, a continuing education series for engineering professionals and students. Each course consists of weekly, 90-minute sessions over a period of four to six weeks. Continuing education credits will be awarded at the conclusion of each course. Courses are offered via an online delivery system, allowing courses to be taken from anywhere in the world!
The courses are taught by leading professors and industry experts in precast/prestressed concrete design. These subject matter experts have significant experience teaching precast/prestressed concrete topics and format classes to optimize learning.
Participants are not required to have prior precast/prestressed concrete experience. Program content will be technical and useful to those designing precast/prestressed concrete structures or who intend to do so in the near future, such as licensed engineers, EITs, professors, and graduate and undergraduate students.
Course – Level I Quality Control
Length: 90 minute weekly session for five weeks
PDHs Earned: 7.5
Start Date: October 10, 2017
Instructor: Alex Morales, M.Ed., Managing Director, Membership and
Education, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Registration: Click here to register
for the Fall 2017 course
PCI offers training for quality control technicians to
prepare individuals for PCI personnel certification examinations.
Level I begins the series of quality schools and starts
off with a review of PCI certification programs, both plant and personnel. The
curriculum was developed especially for quality control personnel, engineers,
technician/managers, plant managers/superintendents, consulting engineers, and
technicians. However, the schools and certifications are open to everyone
involved in planning, operations, and quality control in the precast products
The course is five (5) sessions long and covers basic concrete topics; mix design concepts (such
as the water/cementitious ratio) are introduced, as well as beginning design
concepts such as concrete strength, conventional reinforcing bars, and concrete
- Each session is designed to
optimize learning regarding the standards defined by plant quality control
manuals MNL-116 and MNL-117
- Content is useful in the design
and production of precast, prestressed concrete structures
- Students will receive a copy of
the valuable Quality Control Technician/Inspector Level I & II Training
Manual, TM-101, plus class notes and extensive reference material
- Weekly quizzes will serve as
preparation for the Level I quality control exam
Registration covers the cost of the Level l certification exam, which will need to be administered by a local proctor. The cost of the proctored exam will be waived for all registrants of the online Level l school.
are encouraged to attend the Level II course offered in three locations:
- Nashville, TN in
- Las Vegas, NV in January 2018, or
- Denver CO. in February 2018
Length: Five sessions, Tuesday nights
Credit: 7.5 PDHs awarded upon course conclusion
The prices for the PCI Online Academy are
listed below. To take advantage of one of the discounts, please use the
listed discount code when registering. Please note that use of a discount
code is subject to PCI review. PCI membership status will be verified for each
registrant. Click here to register today.
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Register by September 1, 2017, and receive a 10% early
Early Bird PCI Members*
Early Bird Government Members *
Early Bird Non-Members
Alex Morales, M.Ed., Managing Director, Membership and Education, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute - Alex is the managing director of membership and education at PCI. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University and a master’s degree in adult education from Indiana University. He has worked for precast concrete associations for 15 years and is currently PCI's staff liaison to the Educational Activities Council and its committees.
All courses for the PCI Online Academy will run via the GoToTraining.com software. To participate fully in the course, participants will need internet access.