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Diploma Diploma in Construction Administration

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Program Description

Public and private construction—an employment sector that is expected to grow over the next decade—offers exciting entry-level and sustainable career opportunities for students with little to no business experience. The Diploma in Construction Administration provides motivated high school graduates with the skills necessary to gain an entry-level position within the commercial and residential building sectors of the real estate industry. This one-semester program of study will be offered in a blended format, providing students with the ability to learn using a combination of online and in-person course work, including construction project site visits. Topics and skills covered include the fundamentals of the construction industry; an overview of the construction process; construction document administration; and an introduction to construction methods and materials, building systems, construction drawings, and the fundamentals of construction estimating and scheduling.

Work Product

As a student in the Diploma in Construction Administration, you will assume the role of a bidder and will develop a construction cost estimate, a construction schedule, and associated documentation based upon a set of construction documents that will be supplied to you. The same set of drawings will be utilized for all four classes, providing a level of consistency and project familiarity, akin to what you will be confronted with in real-life work situations. Your product will be in a format similar to that utilized by construction managers and contractors when bidding on or proposing a project. The development of the work product will be an iterative process as you move through and complete the four courses. The final work product will be submitted and presented to a panel of instructors and industry professionals.

Job Skills

  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications
  • Familiarity with construction processes, methods, and materials
  • Basic construction estimating
  • Basic construction scheduling
  • Construction document administration

 

Job Titles

  • Junior or Assistant Property Manager
  • Junior or Assistant Facility Manager
  • Administrative Staff
  • Document Control Tech
  • Estimator Apprentice

Tuition: $1,750

Duration

1 semester

You'll Walk Away With

  • An understanding of construction-specific terminology
  • The ability to perform basic administrative duties required in a construction field office
  • Knowledge on how to set up and maintain a construction document control
  • The ability to read basic construction documents
  • An understanding of the various components of a construction estimate and a construction schedule

Required Program Curriculum

hand selected to give you the skills and training you need to start your new career

Construction Methods, Materials, and Documents: Core and Shell

Examine the methods, materials, and structural systems used in constructing the core and shell components of high-rise buildings.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Construction Methods, Materials, and Documents: Interiors

Acquire an introduction to the methods, materials, and systems used in constructing the architectural components of buildings.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

The Construction Process

Gain an understanding of the construction industry, the construction process, and the management of construction projects.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Construction Estimating and Scheduling

Acquire an overview of the theory, procedures, and practices used to develop construction project schedules and estimates.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

JobFocus: Construction Administration

Gain a better understanding of the job market and of employer expectations in the construction administration field.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

General Admission Requirements

For those who have earned a high school degree

• Evidence of earning a high school degree or a GED

• If out of high school for 5 years or more, two years
  work experience required

 

Construction Methods, Materials, and Documents: Core and Shell

Examine the methods, materials, and structural systems used in constructing the core and shell components of high-rise buildings.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Construction Methods, Materials, and Documents: Interiors

Acquire an introduction to the methods, materials, and systems used in constructing the architectural components of buildings.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

The Construction Process

Gain an understanding of the construction industry, the construction process, and the management of construction projects.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Construction Estimating and Scheduling

Acquire an overview of the theory, procedures, and practices used to develop construction project schedules and estimates.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

JobFocus: Construction Administration

Gain a better understanding of the job market and of employer expectations in the construction administration field.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections