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Excavation Trade Courses


Excavation Safety in Construction

This course gives you a basic understanding of how to work safely in and around excavations and trenches. You'll learn about the unique hazards of this type of work, including cave-in, asphyxiation, inhalation of toxic fumes, drowning, and falls. We'll also discuss the preventative measures for excavation hazards. You'll learn how soil and rock classification greatly impacts safety, as well as the protective systems and equipment you'll need. 

  • 100% Online and Self Paced 
  • 24/7 Instant Access
  • Full Customer Support
  • Over 500,000+ certified nationwide

Cost Estimation of Construction Projects

This course gives you a deep dive into the estimating work process. Understanding the three levels of a conceptual cost estimates. You will learn how to estimate excavation, earthwork and foundations. Including a deep dive on how to estimate the cost of labor, equipment, material transportation and handling costs.

  • 100% Online and Self Paced 
  • 24/7 Instant Access
  • Online Customer Support
  • Certification of Completion Included

Excavation Hazards

Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more likely than other excavation-related accidents to result in worker fatalities. You will learn exactly what you are expected to know in todays hazardous work environment.

  • 100% Online and Self Paced 
  • 24/7 Instant Access
  • Online Customer Support
  • Certification of Completion Included

Excavation Books

This new edition of a trusted reference has been completely updated to keep excavating contractors, operating engineers, and those learning the trade current with state-of-the-art equipment usage and the most efficient excavating and grading techniques.


This popular manual has been updated and improved to bring it more current with modern earthmoving and trenching equipment, refined excavation techniques, stricter safety rules, and improved materials. Here you ll find how to enter and succeed in the underground utility business.


This fully updated resource covers every aspect of site preparation and management, and details the machines and vehicles needed to perform each task. Written by a team of excavation experts, the book helps you choose the right approach for any job, select appropriate equipment, and understand the related safety requirements. 

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