The certificate program prepares students for entry level employment in areas involving construction project management including cost/quantity estimating, project scheduling, and CAD Technician. Program includes coursework in construction print reading, green building & sustainability, CAD, scheduling, and construction management practices.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II with grade of “C” or higher, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.
  • MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra with grade of “C” or higher, or appropriate score on Math Placement Test.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Monitoring project work for compliance with contract documents.
  2. Interpret the intent of plans and specifications as they relate to the various aspects of the construction project from the perspective of the owner, design professional, construction manager, and contractor and have the associated computer proficiencies.
  3. Apply the principles of project management process, innovation and technology to effectively identify characteristics of project delivery systems, perform contract document tasks, perform contract document tasks, and implement project processes for successful project completion.
  4. Use various methods to organize project requirements into logical inter-related groupings that represent consensus of project stakeholders to develop a management tool that communicates project status using industry standard software.
  5. Use critical thinking skills to anticipate, identify, respond to, and resolve problems.
  6. Use verbal and written skills with technological tools to clearly and effectively communicate using appropriate protocols to project stakeholders.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CNST-1281 Construction Engineering Orientation 3
CNST-1731 Construction Print Reading 3
MATH-1530 College Algebra 4
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CNST-1410 Architectural CAD I 3
CNST-1750 Construction Safety 3
CNST-2130 Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment 3
MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3
PHYS-1210 College Physics I 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours32