TRAINING – 2024 Schedule Is Live – REGISTER NOW

SITECH Michigan offers comprehensive training programs for all products and services:

  • WINTER 2024 Training Schedule is Live: We have built an offseason training schedule to take the knowledge you learn into Construction Season to dominate your jobs.
  • REQUEST YOUR NEXT TRAINING SESSION: Please use the form below to request your next Trimble Technology training offered by SITECH Michigan
  • NOTES: If a class in the catalog is full or not offered on the current schedule please request the class. We will add it to the schedule at a later date if there is enough interest.
  • Continued Education Credits! - check with your organization to see how these offered classes can qualify for your profession's license agreements and continued education requirements (i.e. Surveyor, Engineer, General Contractor, Operator, etc.)
  • Custom On-Demand training is also available: Designed specifically for your company's needs.
  • **Note: Classes are subject to cancellation if enrollment thresholds are not met.**

Class Offerings:

Course Catalog for 2024 Below

Classes can be scheduled individually or as a full day block.

Day 1: Introductory Classes:

This block of classes is a great offering for anyone is new to construction technology

Lunch will be provided at noon for both classes

To register for both classes please select Full Day Intro Classes when registering

Construction 101: Basic Construction Surveying

Length: 1/2 day 8am - 1pm 

Instructor(s): Erik Nielsen, Craig Richard 

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3 

Dates offered: Grand Rapids 2/6/24, Lansing 2/20/24, Novi 2/27/24 & 3/12/24

Course Cost: $150

Course Description:  

This class will be for general construction survey and math.  Class will cover use of basic rotating and pipe lasers, setup and use of survey grade levels, instrument care, setting basic elevations using benchmark and laser/grade rod, simple construction math, and setup and use of total station for construction layout. Lunch will be provided with enrollment.

Target Audience:  

  • Owner/Operators 
  • Survey Technicians 
  • Grade Checkers 
  • Laborers 
  • Site Foremen 
  • New Hires In The Industry 

Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Construction 101). 

 

GPS 101: Concepts of Site Positioning

Length: 1/2 day, 12 pm - 4 pm

Instructor(s): Justin Bill

Student Maximum: 15

Student Minimum: 5

Dates offered:Grand Rapids 2/6/24, Lansing 2/20/24, Novi 2/27/24 & 3/12/24

Course Cost: $150

Course Description:

This class will be for basic understanding of the concepts of how site positioning works. Students will learn about, GNSS (satellites), coordinate systems, projections, RTK corrections. Lunch will be provided with enrollment.

Target Audience: 

  • Owner/Operators
  • Grade Checkers
  • Site Foremen
  • Superintendents
  • Survey Technicians
  • Laborers
  • Heavy Equipment Operators

Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (GPS 101).

Day 2: Site Positioning / Survey & Layout Classes:

 

 

This block of classes is for Rover use. From Job Setup to Data Collection

Lunch will be provided at noon for both classes

To register for both classes please select Full Day Siteworks when registering

Siteworks 101: Siteworks Basics: Job Setup and Data Management

Length: 1/2 day, 8 am - 1 pm 

Instructor(s): Justin Bill 

Student Maximum: 15 

Student Minimum: 4 

Dates offered: Grand Rapids 2/7/24, Lansing 2/21/24, Novi 2/28/24 & 3/13/24

Course Cost: $150 

Course Description: 

This class will be for basic understanding of Trimble’s current software for GPS Rover Use. The Current Version of Siteworks is 1.70 . Class will follow up on GPS (RTK) fundamentals from GPS 101, full overview of the menu and settings, use of GPS rover for site calibration & data management. Students in this class will be provided with a hands on Siteworks simulator. Lunch will be provided with enrollment. 

Target Audience:  

  • Owner/Operators 
  • Grade Checkers 
  • Site Foremen 
  • Superintendents 
  • Survey Technicians 

Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Siteworks 101). 

Siteworks 102: Siteworks Advanced: Measure, Stakeout, and COGO

Length: 1/2 day, 12 pm - 4 pm 

Instructor(s): Justin Bill 

Student Maximum: 15 

Student Minimum: 4 

Dates offered: Grand Rapids 2/7/24, Lansing 2/21/24, Novi 2/28/24 & 3/13/24

Course Cost: $150 

Course Description: 

This class will be for an Advanced understanding of Trimble’s current software for GPS Rover Use. The Current Version of Siteworks is 1.70 . Class will follow up on GPS101 & Siteworks101, we will cover, stakeout, TOPO, feature collection & stockpile calculations. Students in this class will be provided with a hands on Siteworks simulator. Lunch will be provided with enrollment. 

Target Audience:  

  • Owner/Operators 
  • Grade Checkers 
  • Site Foremen 
  • Superintendents 
  • Survey Technicians 

Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Siteworks 102). 

Day 3: Machine Control Classes:

 

 

This block of classes is for Trimble's latest iteration of Machine Control.

Lunch will be provided at noon for both classes

To register for both classes please select Full Day Earthworks when registering

Earthworks 101: Basic Trimble Earthworks Machine Control

Length: 1/2 day, 8 am - 1 pm 

Instructor(s): James Ludwig 

Student Maximum: 15 

Student Minimum: 4

Dates offered: Grand Rapids 2/8/24, Lansing 2/22/24, Novi 2/29/24 & 3/14/24 

Course Cost: $150 

Course Description:  

This class will be for basic understanding of Trimble’s current software of GPS machine control. The Current Version of Earthworks is 2.14.0. The class will cover the following machine types: Dozer, Excavator, Grader & Compact Machines (Grader/Box Blades). Students in this class will be provided with a hands on Earthworks simulator. Topics will include; data management, daily startup, working with offsets & a comprehensive dive into the menus.  *NOTE this class is also for CAT Grade 3D machines as well.*  Lunch will be provided with enrollment. 

Target Audience:  

  • Owner/Operators 
  • Heavy Equipment Operators 
  • Survey Technicians
  • Site Foremen 

Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Earthworks 101). 

 

Earthworks 102: Advanced Trimble Earthworks Machine Control

Length: 1/2 day, 12 pm - 4 pm 

Instructor(s): James Ludwig 

Student Maximum: 15 

Student Minimum: 4

Dates offered: Grand Rapids 2/8/24 (FULL), Lansing 2/22/24, Novi 2/29/24 & 3/14/24 

Course Cost: $150 

Course Description:  

This class will be for an advanced understanding of Trimble’s current software of GPS machine control, students should have completed Earthworks 101.. The Current Version of Earthworks is 2.14.0. The class will cover the following machine types: Dozer, Excavator, Grader & Compact Machines (Grader/Box Blades). Students in this class will be provided with a hands on Earthworks simulator. Topics will include; Troubleshooting, Infield Designs, Depth & Slope, UTS Machine Usage.  *NOTE this class is also for CAT Grade 3D machines as well.*  Lunch will be provided with enrollment. 

Target Audience:  

  • Owner/Operators 
  • Heavy Equipment Operators 
  • Survey Technicians
  • Site Foremen 

Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Earthworks 102). 

Legacy Equipment Classes:

This block of classes will be very limited so reserve your seat now!

Lunch will be provided at noon for everyone who is enrolled in any of the three classes.

To register for all three classes please select Full Day Legacy when registering

GPS 101: Concepts of Site Positioning

Length: 1/3 day, 8 am - 10:30 am

Instructor: Justin Bill

Student Maximum: 15

Student Minimum: 5

Dates offered: Lansing 2/18/24 & 2/20/24

Course Cost: $100

Course Description:

This class will be for basic understanding of the concepts of how site positioning works. Students will learn about, GNSS (satellites), coordinate systems, projections, RTK corrections. Lunch will be provided with enrollment.

Target Audience: 

  • Owner/Operators
  • Grade Checkers
  • Site Foremen
  • Superintendents
  • Survey Technicians
  • Laborers
  • Heavy Equipment Operators

Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (GPS 101).

SCS 101: Trimble SCS900 (GPS Rover)

Length: 1/3 day, 10:30 am - 1 pm

Instructor: Justin Bill

Student Maximum: 15

Student Minimum: 4

Dates offered: Lansing 2/18/24 & 2/20/24

Course Cost: $100

Course Description:

This class will be for basic understanding of Trimble’s Legacy software of GPS Rover Use. The Current Version of SCS900 is 3.75 . Class will cover basic GPS (RTK) fundamentals, use of GPS rover for site calibration, data management, stakeout, topo, feature collection & stockpile calculations. Students in this class will be provided with a hands on SCS900 simulator. Lunch will be provided with enrollment.

Target Audience: 

  • Owner/Operators
  • Grade Checkers
  • Site Foremen
  • Superintendents
  • Survey Technicians

Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (SCS 101).

GCS 101: GCS900 Machine Control

Length: 1/3 day, 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: James Ludwig

Student Maximum: 15

Student Minimum: 4

Dates offered: Lansing 2/18/24 & 2/20/24

Course Cost: $100

Course Description: 

This class will be for basic understanding of Trimble’s Legacy software of GPS machine control. The Current Version of GCS900 is 13.20. The class will cover the following machine types: Dozer, Excavator and Grader. Students in this class will be provided with a hands on GCS900 simulator. Topics will include; data management, daily startup, working with offsets & a comprehensive dive into the menus.  *NOTE this class is also for CAT accugrade 3D machines as well.*  Lunch will be provided with enrollment.

Target Audience: 

  • Owner/Operators
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Survey Technicians
  • Site Foremen

Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (GCS 101).

Trimble Business Center Classes:

TBC 101: Getting Started With Trimble Business Center

Cost: $500/day

Length: 3 Days, 8 am to 4 pm; Days can be scheduled a la cart

Instructor(s): John Simmons

Student Maximum: 15

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: Lansing 2/13-15/24 & Novi 3/5-7/24

Requirements: Your own pc with BCE 5.91 installed

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CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Trimble Business Center (TBC) training session and we will notify you. Thank you! Lunch will be provided with enrollment.
  • Day 1:Basic overview (Menu, Tabs, Program Options, General Controls), Data Import (DWG/DGN/XML/CSV, Work Orders, Object Types), TBC Objects (Points, Polylines, Linestring, Surfaces), Beginning Data Prep (Surface creation, Breaklines)
  • Day 2:Data Modeling (Surface Creation, Breaklines, Basic modeling procedures), Data Prep Tab (Tools specifically for modeling efficiently), Site Modeling (Building a Surface, Export)
  • Day 3:Import PDF (Place PDF Non-Vector/Vector), CAD Tools (Manipulate Vector/Non-Vector data, Data Prep (Prepare data for Site Takeoff), Site Takeoff (MSI Manager, Categorize Layers, Identify Site Regions), Takeoff Reports (Subgrade management, Topsoil, Respread, Cut-Fill)

TBC 201: Trimble Business Center: Corridor/Roading Training

Cost: $1000

Length: 2 Days, 8 am to 4 pm; Days can be scheduled a la cart

Instructor(s): John Simmons

Student Maximum: 15

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: Novi 4/2-3/24

Requirements: Your own pc with BCE 5.91 installed

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CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Will focus on Basic roadway creation to advanced highway modeling, then switch over to roadway takeoff.
  • Lunch will be provided with enrollment.

Total Station Classes:

 

 

This block of classes is for all things Total Station

Lunch will be provided at noon for both classes

To register for both classes please select Full Day Total Station when registering

Total Station 101: Total Station Rover Setup & Layout

Length: 1/2 day 8 am - 1 pm

Instructor(s): Erik Nielsen, Craig Richard

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Course Cost: $150

Dates offered: Lansing 3/19/24 & 3/21/24

Course Description: 

This class will be for basic understanding of Total Station (UTS) rover use. Class will cover UTS setup, use of UTS rover for stakeout, topo, feature collection, and data transfer.  The class will also cover machine installation & connection, calibration & re-sectioning, use, and data loading. Students will be provided with a hands-on simulator. Students will also be using a real SPS930 Total Station.

Target Audience: 

  • Owner/Operators
  • Grade Checkers
  • Site Foremen
  • Superintendents
  • Survey Technicians
  • Heavy Equipment Operators

Lunch will be provided with enrollment. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Total Station 101).

 

Total Station 102: Total Station Machine Control/Paving

Length: 1/2 day 12 pm - 4 pm

Instructor(s): Erik Nielsen, Craig Richard

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Course Cost: $150

Dates offered:Lansing 3/19/24 & 3/21/24

Course Description: 

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Total Station Paving / Rover Basic training session and we will notify you. Thank you!

This class will be for better understanding of Total Station (UTS) Paving & Machine control use. Should have completed Total Station 101. Primary focus will be to learn re-sectioning total station setup. Class will cover UTS setup, use of UTS to Machine, data transfer & hot swaps. The class will also cover basic setup and concepts of Earthmoving, Cold Milling, Asphalt & Concrete Paving. Current Software is GCS900 13.20 & Earthworks 2.13.0, and PCS900 3.03 & Roadworks 2.13.0.  Lunch will be provided with enrollment.

Target Audience: 

  • Owner/Operators
  • Cold Milling
  • Asphalt Paving
  • Concrete Paving
  • Survey Technicians
  • Project Managers

Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Total Station 102).

 

Training Request Form:

Please find the date for your desired class on the calendar below and complete the form following form to attend a training:

Classes that are full will only show full in calendar otherwise an email will be sent on registration.

Training Locations

SITECH Michigan – Novi HQ
25000 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48375

Michigan CAT – Lansing Store
7650 Millett Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

Michigan CAT – Grand Rapids Store
7700 Caterpillar Ct
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Training Calendar

On Demand Software Information Sessions:

Contact James Kahn if interested in any of the software information sessions.

Regarding WorksManager, WorksOS, and Trimble Stratus

Connectivity101: Intro to WorksManager / WorksOS

Length: 1/2 day 9am - 1pm

Session Leader: James Kahn

Dates offered: On-Demand

Session Cost: Free

Session Description: 

This session will be for understanding Trimble’s Connected Site Software Works Manager. Session will cover asset management, data management, design updates and progress tracking. Lunch will be provided after the session.

 

Target Audience: 

  • Owner/Operators
  • Project Managers
  • Site Foremen
  • Superintendents
  • Survey Technicians
  • Estimators
  • Intelligent Compaction
  • Thermal Paving

Stratus 101: Introduction to Trimble Stratus

Length: 1/2 day 9am - 1pm

Session Leader: James Kahn

Dates offered: On-Demand

Session Cost: Free

Session Description: 

This Session will be for understanding Trimble and Propeller Aero’s joint venture software Trimble Stratus. Session will cover the use of drones for, TOPO, Stockpile Collection. In use during pre bid, post bid, and progress tracking. Lunch will be provided after the session.

Target Audience: 

  • Owner/Operators
  • Survey Technicians
  • Project Managers
  • Estimators

 

Upcoming Events:

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