The "Basics" Program


The AGC/Bexar County "Basics" of Construction Training Program is designed to assist small business contractors in understanding the basic elements of running a commercial construction business.

Presented by Associated General Contractors Association - San Antonio Chapter and Bexar County, the Basics program is a ten-session educational program designed to assist small, minority, and women-owned construction businesses. The sessions included elements of running a successful construction business, project scheduling, financial management and understanding contracts. Liens, estimating, project management, safety, business development, insurance and bonds were other important topics that were covered.

The material of the focuses on both technical and administrative skills, with a special emphasis on how to do business with Bexar County. It is a ten week class that is designed to be informative, educational, and above all, provide an opportunity to interact with industry peers.

  1. "The Basics" Program 2018

    Registration for the 2018 "Basics" of Construction Program is now open! Sessions will be held Tuesdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Associated General Contractors Office located at 10806 Gulfdale. 

    There is a registration fee of $175 required with full reimbursement if participant attends 8 out of 10 sessions.

    Please note: Business certification or designation as a Small, Minority, or Woman-Owned Business, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) or SBA 8(a) is required for participation in this course. Pending certifications may be considered. 

    Registration for the "Basics" 2018 program has closed. Those who have been accepted will be notified soon!

    View the Schedule of Sessions for the 2018 "Basics" Program
    View the highlights of past classes:
    The Basics of 2016
    The Basics of 2010

Classes Include:

  • Running a successful construction business
  • Safety and health
  • Understanding contracts
  • Project scheduling
  • Bidding and estimating
  • Project management
  • Financial management
  • Insurance and bonds
  • Liens
  • Marketing