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Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Worker

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) is versatile, lightweight and useful for floors, roofs, and walls. It is also fire resistant and known for being soundproof.

Course overview:

  • Introduction: 1 hour online. Overview of material, background and uses.
    This one-hour course is designed as a general overview to Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) and is intended for individuals working in the construction trade, or anyone seeking a general overview to AAC.
    *Free through sponsorship provided by Eco Con
  • Awareness: 6 hours online. In-depth exploration of material and its application in residential and commercial settings.
    The awareness course provides information on AAC material, its properties and safety handling concerns. It is designed for journeyman or apprenticeship tradespeople, building safety inspectors, architects, engineers and potential AAC homeowners.
    *Pre-requisite: Introduction to AAC
  • Installer: 14 hours blended learning. Safety training and system information followed by practical application at approved lab site.
    The installer course is designed for journeyman or apprenticeship tradespeople to acquire skills to work with AAC within their trades. Participants will learn how to perform installation of various materials in builds that use AAC.
    *Pre-requisite: Introduction to AAC 
  • Builder: 21 hours blended learning. Fixing, cutting, and safe handling of material as well as practical application at approved lab site.
    This micro course is designed for journeyman carpenters, bricklayers or masons. Participants are required to have successfully completed the Introductory, Awareness and Installer AAC course. At the end of the course students will have the necessary knowledge and experience to build structures using AAC.
    *Pre-requisite: Introduction to AAC
  • Total: 42 hours

To register or for more information call Continuing Education 1-866-623-5551.

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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