Professional Certificate

Construction

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The construction certificate at Wentworth Institute of Technology is designed for individuals who are either looking to enter the construction industry or would like to gain additional skills to advance in the field.  Through this program students will build skills in: plan reading, estimating, wood framing, and masonry.

This program is conveniently formatted for adult learners, with fast-paced seven week courses that allow you to quickly gain career-enhancing skills.  A construction certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the required four courses.

Students who complete this certificate are eligible to receive eight (8) credits of general electives towards one of our bachelor’s degrees.

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Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants for admission should

  • Be 22 years of age or older
  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience

Each Course

  • Length: 7 weeks
  • CEUs: 3.5

Certificate Requirements

  • Plan Reading
  • Estimating
  • Wood Framing
  • Masonry

Course Descriptions

TCON200 PLAN READING
Fundamentals of plan reading including symbols, dimension, and structural details with emphasis on architectural, structural, and site plans for building construction projects.

TCON201 ESTIMATING
Fundamentals of preparing a detailed cost estimate including performing material quantity takeoffs, pricing labor and equipment and evaluating overhead costs. Emphasis will be placed on wood, masonry and site cast concrete. Prerequisite: TCON200 Plan Reading or equivalent experience

TCON202 WOOD FRAMING
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the most common methods of wood framing, including rough building layouts of floor, wall, and roof systems.

TCON203 MASONRY
Students receive practical instruction in the fundamentals of masonry, including the use of masonry tools and materials. Cements, mortars, different Bonds, Estimating, Flashing and washing masonry are discussed. Paving and concrete blocks are also covered by lecture and laboratory practice.

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