The "Basics" Program

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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.


If you experience any issues or problems submitting your application or wish to confirm receipt of application, please reach out to [email protected] 

  1. Please Note:

    Class Begins January 29, 2019

    The Application for the 2019 Basics Program is now closed. 

    Successful applicants will be notified no later than January 16th. Upon acceptance to the class, companies may submit payment of the registration fee before or on the first night of the class on January 29th. 

    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. Payment is due at the first class. 

    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. 

    The Basics Schedule for 2019

Classes Include:

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