Construction Certificates

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

  • Construction Estimating
  • Construction Practices
  • Construction Project Management
  • Construction Supervision Emphasis in Building
  • Construction Supervision Emphasis in Civil Sitework
  • Civil Sitework Construction

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

Workplace Benefits

  • Be better prepared to succeed at your profession
  • Learn from experts in 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
  • Construction Productivity and Cost Management (Note: This course will be offered in 2016. It combines Cost Awareness and Production Control and Construction Productivity)

*Denotes a course that runs every quarter.

Construction Supervision Emphasis in Civil Site Work

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.

Must complete all of the 10 following classes:

  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Problem-Solving and Decision Making
  • Contract Documents and Construction Law
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Construction Productivity and Cost Management
  • Construction Equipment and Methods
  • Practical Applications of Civil Construction

Construction Supervision – Emphasis in Building

Must complete all of the 8 following classes:

  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Problem-Solving and Decision Making
  • Contract Documents and Construction Law
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Construction Productivity and Cost Management
  • Building Green Buildings
  • Construction Project Management

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

Construction Project Management

Must complete all 5 of the following classes:

  • Construction Project Management 
  • Contract Documents and Construction Law
  • Construction Equipment and Methods 
  • Planning and Schedule
  • Building Green Buildings: The Contractor’s Perspective

For more information, contact:
Maryann Brennan, Director, Continuing Education at (215) 968-8104, or coned@bucks.edu

All Online/C30/

Winter Session Dates: 1/11/16 – 3/20/16

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:

Construction Equipment and Methods
ETMCO 1506 C30/ $540 (includes text)

Estimating Civil and Site Work Construction
ETMCO 1508 C30/ $540 (includes text)

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 (includes text)

Spring Session Dates: 4/4/16 – 6/10/16

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 Spring Session:

Practical Applications of Civil Construction
ETMCO 1507 C30/ $540 (includes text)

Civil Blueprint Reading and Materials
ETMCO 1509 C30/ $540 (includes text)

Leadership and Motivation
ETMCO 2001 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

Construction Problem Solving and Decision Making
ETMCO 2003 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

Construction Productivity and Cost Management
ETMCO 2006 C30/ $440 (plus $156 text)

Construction Project Management
ETMCO 3006 C30/ $540 (includes text)