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"Working full time and going to school full time go hand-in-hand. You are able to bring real-life experience into the classroom and help other students…but at the same time, you get to bring the new knowledge you're learning and apply it at the job where you're employed." 

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. 

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Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants for admission should

  • Be at least 22 years of age
  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience

Each Course

  • Length: 7 weeks
  • CEUs: 2.8

Certificate Requirements

  • Construction Management Theory
  • Construction Estimating
  • Construction Project Scheduling
  • Construction Project Control
  • Contracts and Codes

Course Descriptions

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.

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.

Topics include project network planning, scheduling and cost control models. Computer applications to PERT and CPM will be explored and used by the student.

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.

A comprehensive study of construction contracts including conditions of agreement and modifications. Students analyze the Massachusetts State Building Code as it applies to buildings.

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