Construction Certificates

Bucks County Community College, in partnership with Construction Experts, Inc., offers several online construction certificates:

  • Construction Estimating
  • Construction Practices
  • Construction Supervision (which can be earned after obtaining the following three certificates)
  • Supervisor Certificate in Project Management
  • On-Site Supervision
  • Construction Supervisory Technologies

For complete descriptions of these courses, see www.constructionclasses.com

Workplace Benefits

  • Be better prepared to succeed at your chosen profession
  • Learn from the experts in the various fields of construction
  • Advance within your current trade or transition into a new career

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. All certificates should be completed within two years of starting the program.

Construction Estimating

These courses provide an excellent overview of basic and advanced principles of construction estimating and bidding in the construction industry. Must complete 5 of the following 6 classes.

  • Introduction to Construction Estimating
  • Essential Construction Math
  • Construction Blueprint Reading*
  • Estimating and Bidding 1*
  • Estimating and Bidding 2*
  • Construction Materials and Processes*

Construction Practices

Must complete 8 of the following 9 classes:

  • Introduction to Construction Estimating*
  • Essential Construction Math*
  • Construction Blueprint Reading*
  • Estimating and Bidding 1*
  • Estimating and Bidding 2*
  • Construction Materials and Processes*
  • Contract Documents and Construction Law
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Cost Awareness and Production Control

*Denotes a course that runs every quarter.

Construction Supervision

Who Should Attend

This certificate program is for construction superintendents, project managers, foremen, estimators, safety directors, field engineers and training directors. It is also for anyone aspiring to become any of the above. This certificate program is available to students all over the world with Internet access.

The Certificate in Construction Supervision is issued upon the completion of all nine of the following classes.

  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Accident Prevention and Loss Control
  • Contract Documents and Construction Law
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  • Project Management for Construction Supervisors
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Cost Awareness and Production Control
  • Construction Productivity

The following course may be substituted for any of the previously mentioned courses

  • General and Specialty Contractor Dynamics

Civil Sitework Construction

Must complete all 4 of the following classes.

  • Estimating Civil and SiteWork Construction
  • Construction Materials and Processes
  • Construction Equipment and Methods
  • Practical Applications of Civil Construction

Choose one of the following courses to complete the Certificate in Civil Sitework:

  • Contract Documents and Construction Law
  • Planning and Schedule

All Online 

Winter Session Dates: 1/12/15 – 3/22/15

Spring Session Dates: 4/6/15 - 6/15/15

For more information, contact:

Maryann Brennan, Director, Continuing Education at (215) 968-8104, or coned@bucks.edu

 

For complete descriptions of these courses, see www.constructionclasses.com

Introduction to Construction Estimating - Start Anytime

ETMCO 1500 C30/ $540 (includes text)

Essential Construction Math - Start Anytime

ETMCO 1501 C30/ $540 (includes text)

Construction Blueprint Reading

ETMCO 1502 C30/ $540 (includes text)

Estimating and Bidding 1

ETMCO 1503 C30/ $540 (includes text)

Estimating and Bidding 2

ETMCO 1504 C30/ $540 (includes text)

Construction Materials and Processes

ETMCO 1505 C30/ $540 (includes text)

In addition to the courses that are offered every quarter,
the following courses will be offered during the Winter Session:

January 12 – March 22, 2015 Winter Session

Construction Equipment & Methods

ETMCO 1506 C30 / $540 (includes text)

Construction Equipment and Methods

ETMCO 1506 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

Estimating Civil and Site Work Construction  NEW!

ETMCO 1508 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

Leadership and Motivation

ETMCO 2001 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

Construction Problem Solving and Decision Making

ETMCO 2003 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

Cost Awareness and Production Control

ETMCO 2006 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

In addition to the courses that are offered every quarter,
the following courses will be offered during the Spring Session:

April 6 – June 15, 2015 – Spring Session         

Oral & Written Communication

ETMCO 2002 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

Contract Documents and Construction Law

ETMCO 2004 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

Planning and Scheduling

ETMCO 2005 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

Building Green Buildings: The Contractor’s Perspective

ETMCO 3003 C30/ $540