Certificate Programs in Construction

A certificate program provides specialized training in a particular discipline. Education is usually completed in a few months to a year, making use of basic and advanced principles in the classroom and field. Exposure to work environments is supported with opportunities to expand knowledge to relevant occupations. You may be wondering, what is a certificate in construction? This program generally… Read more

A certificate program provides specialized training in a particular discipline. Education is usually completed in a few months to a year, making use of basic and advanced principles in the classroom and field. Exposure to work environments is supported with opportunities to expand knowledge to relevant occupations.

You may be wondering, what is a certificate in construction? This program generally provides the fundamental skills to begin or advance a career in the construction industry. Classes may include problem solving and risk management, construction project management, estimating and bidding, planning and scheduling, contract documents and construction and civil blueprint reading. Students may choose from an extensive range of courses based on their area of interest, as there are certificates that focus in construction project management, construction supervision, construction estimating, construction practices and civil site work.

Students earning a certificate may enrich their lives by learning new skills that can lead to increased earning potential and lay the groundwork for an advanced degree. A certificate program also offers the flexibility to fit the active lifestyles of working adults and provides updates of skills and knowledge within a particular field. 

There are a variety of international alternatives to obtain an education. Because costs differ from school to school, it is advised that you determine cost expectations by contacting specific schools that interest you.

Earning a certificate in construction may lead to a variety of career opportunities in the construction and engineering industries, such as construction apprentice, outside general laborer, construction technician, design foreperson or construction lead. Students can acquire the knowledge and skills requisite for reading blueprints, managing construction projects and estimating bids to help launch professional internships. 

Classes can be taken online through a distance-learning platform. Most schools offer courses worldwide that simply require internet access. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Purdue Online - Polytechnic Institute
West Lafayette, USA

Gain knowledge of the foundations of construction management. This knowledge will help you apply the theories and principles of construction management to effectively identify ... +

Gain knowledge of the foundations of construction management. This knowledge will help you apply the theories and principles of construction management to effectively identify, analyze, and manage construction operations within your organization. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

The BIM and Integrated Practice program is structured for individuals with previous BIM experience who are looking to expand their knowledge in a rapidly growing industry.

The BIM and Integrated Practice program is structured for individuals with previous BIM experience who are looking to expand their knowledge in a rapidly growing industry. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
04 May 2020
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Property Development offers an entry pathway to the Master of Property Development (C04008) for students who have professional experience in proper ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Property Development offers an entry pathway to the Master of Property Development (C04008) for students who have professional experience in property but do not have an appropriate undergraduate qualification, or who have a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Capstone College
Pasadena, USA

The HVAC Technician Program is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, skills, work habits, and practical applications of HVAC/R systems required for entry-leve ... +

The HVAC Technician Program is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, skills, work habits, and practical applications of HVAC/R systems required for entry-level employment in today’s HVAC /R industry. -
Certificate
Full-time
36 weeks
English
Campus
 
Algonquin College
Ottawa, Canada

This online Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides practical training for individuals whose career goals include advancing their careers in the construction ind ... +

This online Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides practical training for individuals whose career goals include advancing their careers in the construction industry and the management of construction projects in a wide variety of settings. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Online
 
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston, USA

Jobs in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) are projected to grow by 34% by 2020 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. As one of the fa ... +

Jobs in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) are projected to grow by 34% by 2020 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. As one of the fastest growing job areas in the country, there are excellent employment opportunities available for graduates of this certificate program. This nine-month, 800-hour, full-time day or evening certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and hands-on skills to become successful HVAC&R technicians. Today’s HVAC&R Technician needs to be EPA certified. BFIT’s HVAC&R program provides test preparation for the EPA certification. In addition, we also offer an R-410 A certificate and 10-hour OSHA Safety certificate, upon successful completion. -
Certificate
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
New Town, USA +1 More

The purpose of the Construction Technology Certificate Program is to train the student with enough carpentry skills to begin work in the Building Trades field of work. The stu ... +

The purpose of the Construction Technology Certificate Program is to train the student with enough carpentry skills to begin work in the Building Trades field of work. The students will also be training to start his/her own contracting business with the small business that the Carpentry Program will be operating. -
Certificate
Full-time
9 months
English
Campus
 
VCampus Global
Los Angeles, USA +2 More

Our Vision: to develop a world-class franchise model of professional education - a model that can be successfully replicated across nations to offer

Our Vision: to develop a world-class franchise model of professional education - a model that can be successfully replicated across nations to offer -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
Sep 2020
Online
 
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Casselberry, USA

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program will prepare graduates for entry-level positions within the HVAC industry. Students will receive practical hands- ... +

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program will prepare graduates for entry-level positions within the HVAC industry. Students will receive practical hands-on instruction in Air Conditioning, Heating Systems, Residential and Commercial Refrigeration, Heat Pumps, Hydronics, and many other areas. Prior to graduation, students will be provided the opportunity to take the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification and the Industry Competency Examination (ICE). -
Certificate
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Northern New Mexico College (NNMC)
Española, USA

This program prepares you for entry-level employment as an electrician’s helper or an apprentice electrician.

This program prepares you for entry-level employment as an electrician’s helper or an apprentice electrician. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

Solid construction projects need solid managers. The modern construction industry requires managers that have a diverse set of skills. If you see yourself leading and coordina ... +

Solid construction projects need solid managers. The modern construction industry requires managers that have a diverse set of skills. If you see yourself leading and coordinating construction projects from their start to finish, Fanshawe's Construction Project Management program will provide the skills needed to navigate the modern and dynamic construction industry. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
04 May 2020
Campus
 
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
New Town, USA +1 More

The State of North Dakota is in dire need of professional welders. The NHSC welding program provides students with the basic welding skills needed for entry-level welding jobs ... +

The State of North Dakota is in dire need of professional welders. The NHSC welding program provides students with the basic welding skills needed for entry-level welding jobs and apprenticeship programs. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
English
Campus