Certificate in Construction

Top 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 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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Certificate III in Bricklaying / Blocklaying

TAFE Western Australia
Campus Full time 4 semesters July 2018 Australia Perth Margaret River Mandurah + 2 more

This course will develop the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful career in the building and construction bricklaying trade. [+]

This course will develop the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful career in the building and construction bricklaying trade.  Learn how to lay and bond bricks and similar building blocks and how to construct ornamental panels, feature walls, arches and columns. 

You will also learn how to lay bricks for domestic, commercial and public buildings and how to prepare and maintain brickwork. 

To successfully complete this course, students may be required to undertake work placement in the industry they have chosen.  More information, advice and industry contacts will be provided at orientation and during their course. 

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Certificate III in Carpentry

TAFE Western Australia
Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Australia Perth Rockingham Bentley Geraldton Broome Bunbury Albany Osborne Margaret River Mandurah + 9 more

This course will develop the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful career as a carpenter in the domestic housing industry or commercial construction area. [+]

This course will develop the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful career as a carpenter in the domestic housing industry or commercial construction area. You will learn how to use basic carpentry tools, power tools and equipment, read and interpret plans, handle carpentry materials and construct pitched roof, ceiling frames and flooring systems.

Carpentry formwork skills in preparation for concrete are also included. You will undertake work experience at various building sites.

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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Program

Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 USA Casselberry

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). [+]

Best Course Studies in Construction 2017/2018. 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). Obtaining these industry certifications are not a condition for employment, however, some employers may require them at their discretion. The mission of the program will prepare the student with the skills and aptitudes necessary for a meaningful entry-level position in the HVAC industry. The student will learn mechanical and electrical applications in residential and light commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR). They will develop skills in preventive and corrective maintenance for residential heating and cooling systems, and calculate cooling and heating demands for residential applications. They will identify the current laws and regulations in preparation of the refrigerant transition and recovery certification program, perform flue gas analysis for gas and oil fired heating systems, and conduct residential heat load calculations using J-Right software. *Program details may vary by campus. Program Amount to show for I-20 and Consulate Interview Total Cost of Education Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning $11,467 $16,867 For more information, please contact: India contact: Deepti Jain Country Adviser Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Mobile: +91 (971) 700-2261 Email: CountryAdviserIndia@AviationMaintenance.edu Based in New Delhi, India ... [-]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level III

Butte College
Campus Full time January 2018 USA Chico

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level III Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future, the job market for certified welders... [-]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level II

Butte College
Campus Full time January 2018 USA Chico

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Best Course Studies in Construction 2017/2018. Certificate in Welding Technology Level II Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future,... [-]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level I

Butte College
Campus Full time January 2018 USA Chico

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level I Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future, the job market for certified welders... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology

Butte College
Campus Full time 10 months January 2018 USA Chico

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Best Course Studies in Construction 2017/2018. Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future,... [-]

Certificate in PowerPathway Gas Pipeline Welding

Butte College
Campus Full time January 2018 USA Chico

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Certificate in PowerPathway Gas Pipeline Welding Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future, the job market for certified welders... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician

Butte College
Campus Full time January 2018 USA Chico

The Butte College Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Certificate program is a one-year Certificate of Achievement program. An exciting, hands-on approach is used to introduce students to a wide range of skills for classroom laboratory work to closely reflect field experiences. [+]

Best Course Studies in Construction 2017/2018. Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program Bruce Enyeart, Advisor (530) 895-2418 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Butte College Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Certificate program is a one-year Certificate of Achievement program. An exciting, hands-on approach is used to introduce students to a wide range of skills for classroom laboratory work to closely reflect field experiences. Construction equipment operation requires good hand-eye coordination and demands attention to details like timelines, precision driving, coordination of multiple operations, and following plan directions. Development of problem solving skills and safe and cooperative work habits is emphasized. Career Opportunities Students who successfully complete the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician program requirements will have the operation, repair and diagnostic skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment. Each year, the demand for qualified operators and maintenance technicians increases. Our partners include Operating Engineers Local 3, CalTrans, CDF, local and statewide contractors, and agriculture companies. Most jobs are obtained with smaller contractors. Jobs are also available in production agriculture, land leveling, orchard removal, and with other agricultural employers. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0726000CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician (31 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Explain the principles of operation and maintenance required to operate and support modern agricultural and industrial powered equipment. Demonstrate the ability to... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology

Butte College
Campus Full time 10 months January 2018 USA Chico

The Fire Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge to pursue a career in fire science. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of building inspection and the many aspects of municipal and wildland firefighting. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology Fire Technology Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2402 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Fire Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge to pursue a career in fire science. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of building inspection and the many aspects of municipal and wildland firefighting. Students interested in a fire science career have two options: the 19-week Firefighter I Academy or the two-year AS degree program. Students should be in good physical condition. Academy applicants are required to pass reading and writing tests. A basic understanding of chemistry and competence in mathematics is desirable. Students who are still enrolled in high school and considering a career in fire science are encouraged to take classes in reading, writing, mathematics and chemistry. Career Opportunities The A.S. should be considered a step toward a higher degree or specialized instruction. Students who complete the two-year A.S. degree will be able to seek employment in many different areas including careers in firefighting, building inspection and fire prevention. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0136200CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology (27 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze the causes of fire, determine extinguishing agents and methods of extinguishment, differentiate the stages of fire, and compare methods of heat transfer. Identify and comprehend laws, regulations, codes and standards that influence fire... [-]

Certificate III in Locksmithing

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time 18 months February 2018 Australia Melbourne

Security is an increasingly important consideration for the community and the Locksmithing industry is constantly evolving to meet the demand for new products, new technology and new methods. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Locksmithing has been designed after extensive consultation with industry and is also offered to International students. [+]

Best Course Studies in Construction 2017/2018. Lock up a safe career in Locksmithing! Security is an increasingly important consideration for the community and the Locksmithing industry is constantly evolving to meet the demand for new products, new technology and new methods. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Locksmithing has been designed after extensive consultation with industry and is also offered to International students. Crack the code early and secure your future Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering prepares you for work in the locksmithing industry. This hands-on practical course teaches you the skills that are highly sought after by the Locksmith industry. Areas of study include: manufacturing and engineering environments computing technology hand tools and power tools key production welding thermal cutting technical drawing Industry connections and resources This practically based course is taught by practicing Locksmiths with many years of experience. Students are taught real scenarios that they would experience in industry, and learn on the latest machines, using the techniques and software used by Locksmiths. Melbourne Polytechnic offers a fully operational Locksmith workshop with key cutting equipment, light fabrication machines (drill press, lathe etc.) and a fully equipped store with sample locks, demonstration equipment, assessment tasks and materials. These allow you to practise a broad range of locksmithing skills. Our theory classrooms are fully equipped with laptops running the latest Locksmithing software, projectors, and wifi to access online resources and assessments. Our highly regarded course is recognised by the Locksmiths Guild of Australia and the Master Locksmiths Association of... [-]

HVACR Technician Certificate

MIAT College of Technology
Campus Full time 9 months September 2017 USA Houston Canton + 1 more

Working safely on HVACR systems requires a thorough knowledge of the science of heating and cooling, a keen awareness of safety procedures, a proficient familiarity with the tools of the trade, and the ability to perform a variety of manual skills. The HVACR training program is composed of both classroom lectures and hands-on learning. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation in HVACR while graduates of this program will gain advanced skills once employed in the field. [+]

HVACR Technician Certificate Get the Skills to Be a Professional HVACR Technician Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians install, repair, maintain, and upgrade systems that control air temperature and quality in numerous settings and establishments. Job growth within this field is propelled by new construction and the need to retrofit or upgrade older systems as more energy efficient equipment is released and new safety and environmental regulations come into effect. As systems become increasingly complex, formal training and proper certification are imperative for entering and advancing within this field. HVACR Technician Training at MIAT Working safely on HVACR systems requires a thorough knowledge of the science of heating and cooling, a keen awareness of safety procedures, a proficient familiarity with the tools of the trade, and the ability to perform a variety of manual skills. The HVACR training program is composed of both classroom lectures and hands-on learning. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation in HVACR while graduates of this program will gain advanced skills once employed in the field. In addition to learning various systems, this program teaches students: Schematics Use and Interpretation Tool Introduction and Application Piping and Fitting Basics Sheet Metal and Fiberglass Ductwork Air Handling and Hydronics AC and DC Circuits and Components Heating Fundamentals Vent System Selection and Installation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Mechanical and Electronic Controls Troubleshooting Load Calculations Inspection and Documentation Customer Relations HVACR Certification Certification is designed to hold workers to a certain standard of knowledge, productivity,... [-]

HVAC Technician

Capstone College
Campus Full time 36 weeks September 2017 USA Pasadena

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Construction 2017/2018. Program Description 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. The HVAC Technician program prepares students to efficiently perform and specialize in the installation, maintenance and service of HVAC/R systems in the high-demand HVAC/R industry. Program Mission and Objectives The mission and objective of the HVAC Technician Program is to provide students with the training in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems including safety procedures for the use of tools and testing equipment, basic electricity, electrical components, theory and practical applications of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems, sheet metal installation, schematics, brazing and soldering, maintenance and service, troubleshooting, repair and installation of HVAC/R systems. Students will be provided the training and practical applications on the basic HVAC/R processes in a real-world, hands-on laboratory environment on the same equipment used by business and industry and to be able to efficiently perform the entry-level duties required in the HVAC/R Industry. Occupational Objectives Graduates of the HVAC Technician Program will be able to perform installation, service, or repair of heating, air conditioning systems or refrigeration systems in residences or light commercial establishments. Graduates can obtain entry-level positions as HVAC Technician, HVAC Service Technician, HVAC/R Technician, HVAC/R Service Technician, HVAC Installers, HVAC Apprentices, HVAC Helpers, and Sheet Metal Workers and other related position according to O*Net Online. There is a bright outlook for... [-]

Certificate in Electrical Technology

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Espanola

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. In addition, it prepares you to take the state examination for licensure as a journeyman electrician. You must attend on a full-time basis. GENERAL EDUCATION (7-8 cr) Communications (4 cr) ENG 108N Basic Composition I (4) Mathematics (3-4 cr) MATH 100N (4) or a higher level math course (3) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (24 cr) ELEC 140 Introduction to Electrical Theory (3) ELEC 141 Introduction to Electrical Code (3) ELEC 142L Residential Wiring Lab (6) ELEC 150 Electrical Theory (3) ELEC 151 Electrical Code (3) ELEC 152L Commercial Wiring Lab (6) TOTAL CREDITS: 31-32 [-]

Certificate of Completion: Construction Technology

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
Campus Full time 9 months September 2017 USA New Town Williston + 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 students will also be training to start his/her own contracting business with the small business that the Carpentry Program will be operating. [+]

Best Course Studies in Construction 2017/2018. 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. The student who successfully completes the 9-month certificate training will be entered into the National Craft Training Registry. This Registry also provides transcripts and certificates of recognition for craft workers. The first year student will learn about safety, hand tools, power tools and the basics of how a house is built form the planning to the finished house. Program Outcomes: The student will be able to read a tape measure accurately and perform his or her task in a safe manner The student will be able to identify the different adhesives and fasteners used in the construction industry Students will be able to estimate how much material he or she needs to finish a construction project Students will be able to identify the tools needed for a construction project The student will demonstrate proficiency by safely using hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools Professional Course Requirements: CT 101 Core Curriculum CT 102 Carpentry 1 CT 103 Carpentry Lab 1 CT 104 Carpentry 2 CT 105 Carpentry Lab 2 BOTE 210 Business Communications PSY 100 Student Success NAS Native American Studies [-]