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Construction Management

Note: No new students will be accepted into the Construction Management certificate for the 2020–2021 academic year.

The Construction Management Certificate is focused towards those individuals already working with the construction field that want to acquire the managerial skills required for construction project supervision and leadership. Students take a blend of courses from the Construction Technology, Information Technology, and Business concentration areas to develop skills related to building code regulation, scheduling, project management, safety, estimating, and environmental impact. The proficiencies developed are applicable to home builders & remodelers, as well as small-scale and large-scale commercial construction projects.

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CON100   Quantitative Skills for Construction 2
BUS100   Introduction to Business

Survey of Accounting
GIT110   Computer Applications
CON122   MA Building Codes – commercial 3
CON115    Construction Estimating  3
Total Credits 17

Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.

Upon completion of the Construction Management Certificate students are able to:

  • Evaluate the purpose, role and responsibilities of a construction project.
  • Demonstrate mathematical skills and critical thinking in solving basic construction problems.
  • Describe the key duties, responsibilities and challenges of a construction supervisor.
  • Recognize the dynamics of teams as they relate to supervisory management.
  • Explain how building codes are adopted and enforced and discuss how the codes relate to the performance of a structure.
  • Identify the difference between prescriptive and performance based codes and standards.
  • Explain advantages and disadvantages of multiple estimating methods. Elicit and utilize pertinent information from drawings and specifications. Identify the sources of pricing information.
  • Organize and estimate labor and material costs for each phase of a construction project and calculate overhead and prepare a complete job take off and bid.

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Adjunct Faculty

Christine Dennis, Adjunct Instructor
Office Adjunct Faculty Office: first floor Science Building
Phone 508.292.7046

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