TRAINING – 2023 Schedule Below / On-Demand also Available

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

  • WINTER 2023 (Jan. - April) Training Schedule Published: See below for details on available classes and sign up today using the form below!
  • REQUEST YOUR NEXT TRAINING SESSION: Please use the form below to request your next Trimble Technology training offered by SITECH Michigan {includes Software - Trimble Business Center, Trimble Stratus, Works Manager and WorksOS. Basic Construction Surveying, Paving, GPS Rover, GPS Machine Control, and Total Station training}
  • 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 training is also available, designed specifically for your company's needs.

Class Offerings:

Earthworks 101: Intro to Trimble Earthworks Machine Control

Length: 1 day, 9 am - 5 pm 

Instructor(s): James Ludwig 

Student Maximum: 10 

Student Minimum: 3 

Dates offered: Jan 16 (Grand Rapids), Feb 6 (Lansing), Feb 20 (Novi), Mar 13 (Novi) 

Course Cost: $200 

Course Description:  

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Introduction to Trimble Earthworks Machine Control training session and we will notify you. Thank you! 

This class will be for basic understanding of Trimble’s current software of GPS machine control. The Current Version of Earthworks is 2.10.0. 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. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Earthworks 101). 

Target Audience:  

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

 

Total Station 101: Introduction to Total Station Rover Layout / UTS Machine Control

Construction 101:  

Basic Construction Surveying 

Length: 1 day 9am - 5pm 

Instructor(s): Erik Nielsen 

Student Maximum: 6 

Student Minimum: 3 

Dates offered: Jan 20 (Grand Rapids), Feb 10 (Lansing), Feb 24 (Novi), Mar 17 (Novi) 

Course Cost: $200 

Course Description:  

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Basic Construction Surveying training session and we will notify you. Thank you! 

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

Target Audience:  

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

 

Total Station 102: Introduction to Total Station Paving / Rover Setup

Length: 1 day 9 am - 5 pm

Instructor(s): Erik Nielsen

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Course Cost: $200

Dates offered: TBD

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 basic understanding of Total Station (UTS) Paving control and rover use. Primary focus will be to learn re-sectioning total station setup. Class will cover UTS setup, use of UTS rover for stakeout, topo, feature collection, and data transfer. The class will also cover basic setup and concepts of Cold Milling, Asphalt & Concrete Paving. Current Software is PCS900 3.03 & Roadworks 2.10.0.  Lunch will be provided with enrollment. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Total Station 102).

Target Audience: 

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

 

Construction 101: Basic Construction Surveying

Length: 1 day 9am - 5pm 

Instructor(s): Erik Nielsen 

Student Maximum: 6 

Student Minimum: 3 

Dates offered: Jan 20 (Grand Rapids), Feb 10 (Lansing), Feb 24 (Novi), Mar 17 (Novi) 

Course Cost: $200 

Course Description:  

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Basic Construction Surveying training session and we will notify you. Thank you! 

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

Target Audience:  

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

 

GPS 100: Concepts of Site Positioning

Length: 1/2 day, 9 am - 12 pm

Instructor(s): James Kahn

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: TBD

Course Cost: $75

Course Description:

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Introduction to Concepts of Site Positioning training session and we will notify you. Thank you!

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. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (GPS 100).

Target Audience: 

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

GPS 101: Introduction to Trimble SCS900 (GPS Rover)

Length: 1 day, 9 am - 5 pm

Instructor(s): Justin Bill

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: TBD

Course Cost: $200

Course Description:

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Introduction to Trimble Siteworks: GPS Rover training session and we will notify you. Thank you!

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

Target Audience: 

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

GPS 102: Introduction to GCS900 Machine Control

Length: 1 day, 9 am - 5 pm

Instructor(s): James Ludwig

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: TBD

Course Cost: $200

Course Description: 

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Introduction to Trimble Earthworks Machine Control training session and we will notify you. Thank you!

This class will be for basic understanding of Trimble’s Legacy software of GPS machine control. The Current Version of GCS900 is 13.19. 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. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (GPS 102).

Target Audience: 

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

Siteworks 101: Intro to Trimble Siteworks: GPS Rover

Length: 1 day, 9 am - 5 pm 

Instructor(s): Justin Bill 

Student Maximum: 10 

Student Minimum: 3 

Dates offered: Jan 17 (Grand Rapids), Feb 7 (Lansing), Feb 21 (Novi), Mar 14 (Novi) 

Course Cost: $200 

Course Description: 

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Introduction to Trimble Siteworks: GPS Rover training session and we will notify you. Thank you! 

This class will be for basic understanding of Trimble’s current software of GPS Rover Use. The Current Version of Siteworks is 1.44 . 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 Siteworks simulator. Lunch will be provided with enrollment. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Siteworks 101). 

Target Audience:  

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

TBC 101: Getting Started With Trimble Business Center

Cost: $500/day

Length: Days can be scheduled a la cart

Instructor(s): John Simmons

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: Jan. 24-26 (Grand Rapids), Feb 7-9 (Lansing), Feb 21-23 (Novi)

Requirements: Your own pc with BCE 5.80 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 Modelling (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: 3 Days 9 am - 5 pm

Instructor(s): John Simmons

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: March 21-23 (Novi)

Requirements: Your own pc with BCE 5.80 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.

Connectivity101: Intro to WorksManager / WorksOS (Connectivity & Productivity Software)

Length: 1/2 day 9am - 1pm

Instructor(s): James Kahn

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: Jan 23 (Grand Rapids), Feb 13 (Lansing), Feb 27 (Novi), Mar 20 (Novi)

Course Cost: $100

Course Description: 

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Introduction to Works Manager/Works OS training session and we will notify you. Thank you!

This class will be for understanding Trimble’s Connected Site Software Works Manager.  Class will cover asset management, data management, design updates and progress tracking. Lunch will be provided with enrollment. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Connectivity 101).

 

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

Instructor(s): James Kahn

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: Jan 27 (Grand Rapids), Feb 17 (Lansing), Mar 3 (Novi), Mar 24 (Novi)

Course Cost: $100

Course Description: 

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Introduction to Trimble Stratus training session and we will notify you. Thank you!

This class will be for understanding Trimble and Propeller Aero’s joint venture software Stratus.  Class will cover use of drones for, Topo, Stockpile Collection. In use during pre bid, post bid, and  progress tracking. Lunch will be provided with enrollment. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Stratus 101).

Target Audience: 

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

 

Lasers 101: Introduction to Construction Lasers

Length: 1/2 day 9am - 1pm

Instructor(s): Rick Wells

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: TBD

Course Cost: $150

Course Description: 

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Introduction to Construction Lasers training session and we will notify you. Thank you!

This class will be for general use of Spectra Precision construction grade lasers.  Class will cover use of basic rotating single & dual slope, as well pipe lasers, instrument care, setting basic elevations using benchmark and grade/linker rod. Students will get a hands-on approach using real lasers. Lunch will be provided with enrollment. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (Lasers 101).

Target Audience: 

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

 

GPS 103: Trimble Legacy 900 Series Refresher

Length: 1 day 9 am – 5 pm

Instructor(s): Justin Bill/James Ludwig

Student Maximum: 10

Student Minimum: 3

Dates offered: Jan 18 (Grand Rapids), Feb 8 (Lansing), Feb 22 (Novi), Mar 15 (Novi)

Course Cost: $200

Course Description:

  • Please submit your online form request for the next Trimble Legacy 900 Series Refresher Split Session training session and we will notify you. Thank you!

GPS Rover Basics SCS900

Course Description:

This session 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 between sessions. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (GPS 103).

GPS Machine Control GCS900

Course Description: 

This class will be for basic understanding of Trimble’s legacy software of GPS machine control. The Current Version of GCS900 is 13.19. The class will cover the following machine types: Dozer, Grader & Excavator. 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 machines as well.*  Lunch will be provided with enrollment between sessions. Please choose appropriate Class Code when registering (GPS 103).

Target Audience: 

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

Training Request

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