The certificate program prepares students for entry level employment of construction project engineering/management including cost/quantity estimating, computer-aided drafting, and jobsite safety.  Program includes coursework in construction print reading, CAD, construction materials, safety, and jobsite 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

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0995 Applied College Literacies with grade of “C” or higher, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.
  • MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra with grade of “C” or higher, or qualified Math Placement.

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
CNST-1750 Construction Safety 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications
Honors Computer Applications
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CNST-1410 Architectural CAD I 3
CNST-2131 Construction Methods and Materials 3
CNST-2990 Construction Estimating & Cost Analysis 3
PHYS-1210 College Physics I 4
 Credit Hours13
Summer Session
CNST-2631 Construction Management Systems 3
 Credit Hours3
 Total Credit Hours31

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.