2023 NCDOT Technical Training Series for Small Highway Construction Contractors

January 23, 2023

CAGC Members who are small highway construction contractors are invited to take part in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s 2023 Technical Training Series, a pilot program that will offer various courses to small highway construction contractors interested in working on NCDOT projects.  Each course will cover NCDOT specifications and standards drawing, equipment requirements, bidding and estimating, project management, invoicing and payment, and more.  Courses will be held in Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville and will be taught in-person by NCDOT engineers, prime contractors and other industry professionals. Each month, the same topic will be taught in each city.

As a part a of each class, NCDOT would like a prime contractor to attend to answer questions the participants may have, offer a prime contractor’s perspective on what they are looking for in a good subcontractor, and how they can be successful.   This part of the program will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  If you are a prime contractor and are interested in participating in that part of the program, please contact Warren Walker at wfwalker@ncdot.gov.

More information on program cost, class size, selection criteria, and more can be found in the program brochure. 

Training Series Topics:

  • March: Erosion Control
  • April: Incidental Concrete
  • May: Concrete Barrier Bridge Rail
  • June: Pavement Markings
  • July: Pipe Installation
  • August: Guardrail Installation
  • September: Work Zone Traffic Control
  • October: Water/Sewer & Manhole Adjustments
  • November: Utility Installation & Removal

Course Training Locations:

Wake Technical Community College
Western Wake Campus
3434 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, N.C. 27518


Central Piedmont
Community College
Central Campus
1201 Elizabeth Ave.
Charlotte, N.C. 28204


Technical Community College
Enka Campus
1465 Sand Hill Road
Candler, N.C. 28715

Pitt Community College
Greenville Center
3107 S. Memorial Drive
Greenville, N.C. 27834

Course Schedule

March Erosion Control March 9  March 16 March 23  March 30 
April Incidental Concrete  April 6  April 13  April 20  n/a 
May Concrete Barrier Bridge Rail  May 4  May 11 May 18  n/a 
June Pavement Markings  June 1  June 8  n/a  n/a 
July Pipe Installation  July 13  July 20  n/a  July 27 
August Guardrail Installation  August 3  August 17  August 24  August 31 
September Work Zone Traffic Control  September 7  September 14  September 21 September 28 
October Water/Sewer & Manhole Adjustments  October 5  October 12  n/a  n/a
November Utility Installation & Removal  November 2  November 9  n/a  n/a 


Questions and More Information

Visit our website at www.ncdot.gov/highwaytechtraining for more information and to sign up. For more information, please contact NCDOT at 984-810-9276 or ccu@ncdot.gov.