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Jeff Krebs, BBCM Class of 2014
Professional Certificate Program
Managing Construction Projects
Wentworth's managing construction projects certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in transitioning into a management-focused position in the construction industry. Students in this program build core competencies in: management theory, estimating, scheduling, control, contracts, and codes.
This program is conveniently formatted for adult learners, with fast-paced seven week courses that allow you to quickly gain career-enhancing skills. A certificate in managing construction projects will be awarded upon successful completion of the required five courses.
Students who successfully complete this certificate are eligible for eight (8) credits towards general electives in our bachelor's degree programs.
*Please note that this certificate program does not fulfill the continuing education hours required for the renewal of the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License. For a list of approved courses, click here.
- Complete the Application online
- A current resume
- $50 application fee
Successful applicants for admission should
- Be at least 22 years of age
- Have a minimum of 3 years work experience
- Length: 7 weeks
- CEUs: 2.8
- Construction Management Theory
- Construction Estimating
- Construction Project Scheduling
- Construction Project Control
- Contracts and Codes
TCMC0210 Construction Management Theory: Construction project management from conception to completion is covered. The course covers feasibility studies, site selection, planning, programming, design coordination and contracting procedures of actual construction. Emphasis is placed on contractor operations, project administration, job planning and subcontract coordination.
TCMC0220 Construction Estimating: The fundamentals of construction estimating are covered. Quantity surveys are made for various building components and prices determined for labor and materials using a current pricing handbook. Standard estimators forms are prepared Computer techniques and applications are also examined.
TCMC0230 Construction Project Scheduling: Topics include project network planning, scheduling and cost control models. Computer applications to PERT and CPM will be explored and used by the student.
TCMC0240 Construction Project Control: The study of information management for the effective project-control. The course will cover gathering of job information and the processing involved in measuring, evaluating and calculating job performance, and reporting the results. Modern day management information systems, practical accounting techniques and computer applications are explored.
TCMC0250 Contracts & Codes: A comprehensive study of construction contracts including conditions of agreement and modifications. Students analyze the Massachusetts State Building Code as it applies to buildings.
Program Notes: Courses are awarded Continuing Education Units (CEUs), not college credit. Courses are designed to be taken one at a time and in sequence.
TCON0170 - OSHA TRAINING (Optional)
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Courses are designed for construction foremen, superintendents and engineers, safety professionals, construction managers, plant engineers, construction inspectors and any other personnel responsible for workplace safety. Other topics include: OSHA Standards, OSHA Act, OSHA Recordkeeping, Multi-Employer Worksite Issues, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space Entry, Personal Protective Equipment, Fire Protection and Prevention, Material Handling, Storage, Use, Disposal, Hand and Power Tools, Welding & Cutting, Scaffolding, Fall Protection, Cranes/Derricks, and much more. There are no prerequisites required for this course and the cost is $300.