Get acquainted with the construction industry with our two introductory construction courses. Both of these one-unit courses are fully online, so they’re ideal for working professionals and students who value flexibility and convenience. After completing either course, students will be fully prepared to enroll in one of our more comprehensive online construction certification programs.
The Certificate in Civil Sitework Construction will equip students with career advancement skills in the areas of site work development, including excavation, site utilities, and road-way improvements. This online certificate program will help students develop usable skills in understanding construction equipment utilization, civil blueprint reading, civil estimating, site development, excavation, roads, bridges, and underground utilities.
The Professional Certificate in Construction Estimating provides an overview of basic and advanced principles of construction estimating and bidding. Students will learn about the construction challenges shared by others in the construction industry when it comes to pricing, including levels of estimates, quantity take-off techniques, material pricing methods, and labor productivity rates.
The Professional Certificate in Construction Practices provides an overview of the critical stages of the construction project — including estimating, bidding, planning, and scheduling. Students also develop foundational knowledge of blueprint reading, construction math, materials and processes, environmentally-friendly building techniques, contract documents, construction law, and construction cost management strategies.
The Construction Project Management program will educate students on project management principles and best practices. Construction project managers have a hand in every aspect of a project – from the planning stage with architects and engineers to the budgeting stage with estimators, to the production stage with laborers, and the close-out and occupancy stage with the owner and occupants.
The Professional Certificate in Construction Supervision is a comprehensive certificate program created for people with a background in construction looking to advance their construction supervisory skills. Students will learn people skills (effective leadership, accident prevention, and clear communication), technical skills (planning, scheduling, cost control, and productivity improvements), and management skills (project management, contract and document comprehension, and complex problem-solving).