Distance Learning Programs

Distance Learning Programs

NSSGA has partnered with the Institute of Quarrying to offer two distance learning programs for aggregates industry professionals.

The Graduate/Management Conversion Program is a one-year program geared toward managers who have a related college degree and want to gain a more specific understanding of the aggregates industry and the quarrying process. It’s also ideal for individuals in other disciplines, suppliers or manufacturers requiring increased industry knowledge. Click here to learn more about the Graduate/Management Conversion Program.

The Junior Management Program is a three-year course of study aimed at meeting the current and future professional development needs of existing employees in junior management positions. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the aggregates industry and the quarrying process. Click here to learn more about the Junior Management Program.

Requirements

Participants must have access to a computer, internet connection and video conferencing/Skype. Students will need to dedicate approximately 10-15 hours per week of study in order to maximize the courses’ benefits.

While the majority of the learning takes place online through a learning management platform, course participants will meet in person once:

  • March 4-8, 2018: Participants will attend the NSSGA Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo in Houston, Texas to undergo U.S.-specific safety & health and environmental training, as well as tutoring sessions for challenging parts of the curriculum. Participants will also be able to take advantage of the networking and educational opportunities available at the NSSGA Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo.

Participation in the in-person training event is required and included as part of your course enrollment fee. No additional fees are required.

Program Schedule Overview
Date Event
Oct. 2, 2015 Courses begin
March 4-8, 2018 In-person training, NSSGA Annual Convention & AGG1 Academy & Expo, Houston, Texas
June 2018 Final assignments due and course completion.