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<img src="/Client/images/static/partners/contractor.gif" align="left" width="75" height="75" alt="Associated General Contractors of America logo"> <strong>Courses are offered in cooperation with the San Diego Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.</strong><br clear="all" /><br />
No entrance exams are required. Course times are scheduled year-round to be compatible with your work commitments. Each course meets online for ten weeks. Discussions using an online bulletin board afford the opportunity to examine everyday construction challenges shared by others in the construction industry.<br /><br />
<strong>The Certificate</strong><br />
To earn the certificate, students must complete eight of the following nine classes: <em>Estimating and Bidding I, Estimating and Bidding II, Construction Planning and Scheduling, Construction Materials and Processes, Contract Documents and Construction Law, Building Green Buildings, Introduction to Construction Estimating, Construction Blueprint Reading,</em> and <em>Essential Construction Math.</em> All classes should be completed within two years of starting the program.
<strong>Location of Classes</strong><br>
This certificate program is held online. Consistent access to the Internet is required.<br /><br />
The program advisor, Bob George, has extensive experience in construction estimating and project management and is an active member of several professional organizations. He has instructed in college-level programs throughout San Diego County. In this program, he will present experts in the various fields of construction.<br /><br />
This program is authorized by SDSU's College of Engineering. Students earn three professional development units per course.<br /><br />
<strong>Workplace Benefits</strong><br />
<li>Proven techniques from experts in construction specialties</li>
<li> Practical on-the-job skills you can use right away</li>
<li> The knowledge you need to move into supervisory roles</li>
<strong>To read answers to frequently asked questions, please see <a href="/constructionFAQs">Online Construction Certificate FAQs</a>.</strong> To contact the Program Coordinator, please email <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" target="_blank">email@example.com</a> or call (619) 594-3297.
Examines the materials used to construct a variety of structures, highways, utilities, and residential buildings. Includes terminology; interpretation of plans; and specifications to assure that correct materials are ordered, applied, and utilized. Methods of identifying materials delivered to the job site, methods of handling, quality control procedures for testing, and inspection of private and government work will be emphasized. Special emphasis will be given to the relationship of each material to the Uniform Building Code.
Students will learn estimating problem-solving in general conditions, civil work, concrete, and masonry (excavation, backfill, grading, paving, landscaping, etc.). Hands-on estimating with quantity take-off, pricing, and bidding is stressed. Uniform cost index categories one-four will be covered.
This course features hands-on estimating and quantity take-off activities associated with metals, wood, doors and windows, finishes, electrical, and mechanical estimating.
This course is designed to provide you with that foundational knowledge and enough practice at reading blueprints to get you started. Mastery of blueprint reading will come with practice and with using blueprints on the job on a regular basis.
After completing this course, students will understand the different types of estimates and how to organize an estimating document. Levels of estimates, quantity take-off techniques, materials pricing methods, and labor productivity rates will be addressed. Students will learn how to determine profit and overhead mark-up and how to determine construction costs.
This class is intended to develop mathematical skills that can be applied to the construction trade through practice and application. This course is an introduction to other courses in construction. While this class is not a prerequisite for any other classes, it does provide a foundation for them.
This course is intended to teach the skills necessary for effective control of construction costs at the job site. Students will study construction costs and apply practices associated with cost awareness and production control to each element of the project. Cost control begins with the estimate and then continues through work and cost analysis, production scheduling, reporting, production control and ends with project evaluation. The information will be studied by solving common construction problems, the consideration of case studies and discussions of common cost control issues.
The College of Extended Studies is a State-approved provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act for this program.
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