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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

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Scaffolding Training


High Skill, High Wage, High Demand

What is Basic Access Industrial Scaffolding Training?

Basic Access Industrial Scaffolding is entry level scaffold builder training. The training covers the four types of scaffold components used by the leading scaffold companies in this area: pinlock, cuplock, safway, and excel.

What else is included in the training?

Training includes instruction on OSHA Standard 1926.450 for scaffolding & 1926.500 for fall protection. The training also includes instruction on personal responsibility, customer service, physical fitness, roles of a high performing scaffolding team, safety, tool use, identifying different types of scaffolding, and numerous activities erecting and dismantling scaffolding.

When is the training offered?

One (2 week/80 hour) course is offered each month.

Where is the training conducted?

River Parishes Community College

925 W. Edenborne Parkway, Gonzales, LA 70737

Three easy ways to apply:

  1. Visit our website at to complete our on-line workforce application under “register now for workforce training”
  2. Visit our campuses at 925 W. Edenborne Parkway, Gonzales, LA 70737
  3. Call for enrollment services at : 225-743-8664

What is the average starting salary?

Average wage is $14-17, employment opportunities are currently available.


Training Requirements

  1. Must wear ANSI approved steel toe footwear
  2. Must be able to climb all styles of ladders
  3. Must not have fear of heights and use of fall protection
  4. Must meet the following physical fitness requirements:
    1. Lift/carry heavy objects up to 50 lbs from the ground or overhead throughout the day
    2. Walk 2-3 miles per day
    3. Endure extreme weather conditions
    4. Endure extremely noisy environments


Training & Tuition

Training lasts for 2 weeks (80 hours) and is Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

10 days / 8 hours a day for a total of 80 training hours

The cost is $1,500.00

Supply List: Wear the proper PPE for scaffolding at all times.  Steel toe boots or shoes are mandatory.


Assessment Only

Thursday-Friday from 7:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

2 days/8 hours per day Cost $300.00