Skills Certificate, Construction Estimating

Program Description

The Skills Certificate, Construction Estimating will provide a credential for specialized education and training required for construction professionals to read plans and specifications for projects, develop project estimates and budgets and interpret contractual requirements. This certificate will enhance employment opportunities for students and address industry needs within the workforce.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
AAD 125 Construction Drawings and Detailing (Certificate) 3
CONS 120 Print Reading and Specification (Certificate) 3
CONS 121 Principles of Construction Estimating (Certificate) 3
 Semester Total9
2nd semester
CONS 211 Construction Cost Control (Certificate) 3
CONS 221 Construction Estimating II (Certificate) 3
CONS 282 Construction Law (Certificate) 3
 Semester Total9
 Total Units18

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirements
AAD 125Construction Drawings and Detailing3
CONS 120Print Reading and Specification3
CONS 121Principles of Construction Estimating3
CONS 211Construction Cost Control3
CONS 221Construction Estimating II3
CONS 282Construction Law3
Total Units18

Students completing this certificate will:

  • Examine and evaluate construction plans, specifications, documents and contracts.
  • Generate material take-off quantities.
  • Prepare estimates and contract proposals.
  • Review project budgets and actual costs data in order to implement efficient project management strategies.