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Building Construction Specialist CCC

Building Construction Specialist Overview (6223B)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-industry/default.aspx

Program Description

The Building Construction Specialist program is focused on developing the competencies necessary for a successful career in construction management. The program provides both core content and integrative, hands-on education in the areas of materials and methods, cost estimating, scheduling and planning, and leadership. Students also will learn about building information modeling, site logistics, and mobilization. 

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in one year if you attend full time or 1.5 years if you attend part time.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Contact Dr. Thomas Gauthier, Associate Dean, gauthiet@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3540

Employment Opportunities

Construction management graduates typically start their career as an entry-level technician or field engineer and can grow in the industry to obtain career positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Contract administrator
  • Project manager
  • Assistant project manager
  • Estimator
  • Site safety and compliance officer
  • Project scheduler

Career Path Notes

The courses in this certificate program are also required courses in the Associate in Science degree program in Building Construction Management. Thus, the credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward this A.S. degree

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 18)

BCN1001Introduction to Building Construction (AS)

3 Credits

BCN1230Building Construction Materials & Methods (AS)

3 Credits

BCN1251Construction Drawings 1 (AS)

3 Credits

BCT1770Construction Estimating (AS)

3 Credits

BCT2720Construction Scheduling and Planning (AS)

3 Credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Or

MGF1106Liberal Arts Mathematics (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 9)

BCN1001Introduction to Building Construction (AS)

3 Credits

BCN1230Building Construction Materials & Methods (AS)

3 Credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Or

MGF1106Liberal Arts Mathematics (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 9)

BCT1770Construction Estimating (AS)

3 Credits

BCT2720Construction Scheduling and Planning (AS)

3 Credits

BCN1251Construction Drawings 1 (AS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 18