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Certificate in Managing Construction Projects

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Part Time
Part-Time Degree & Certificate Programs
On Campus

Program Description

Build up your management credentials

Wentworth’s certificate in managing construction projects provides individuals who are interested in transitioning into a management position in the construction industry with career-enhancing management skills.

Each of the five courses in this program takes only seven weeks to complete and is worth 2.8 CEUs. As a Wentworth student, you will enjoy access to all of Wentworth’s resources and support services, including the library, academic advising, career counseling and technical support.

Successful applicants for admission should have knowledge of plan reading to enter this program.

  • Program Objectives

    Earning a certificate in construction management from Wentworth enables you to:

    • Build core competencies in management theory, estimating, scheduling, control, contracts and codes.     
    • Gain valuable leadership skills to advance your construction career.
    • Prepare for project management and related positions in the private, non-profit and government sectors.
    • Become eligible for eight credits towards general electives in our bachelor's degree programs.
  • Admissions Requirements & Process

    Applicants to the construction certificate program should be at least 22 years old and have:

    • A minimum of three years’ work experience
    • Online application
    • Current resume
  • Program Curriculum

    • Construction Management Theory – Construction project management from conception to completion is covered. 
    • Construction Estimating – Fundamentals of construction estimating, including quantity surveys, pricing of labor and materials, and preparation of standard estimator’s forms.
    • Construction Project Scheduling – Topics include project network planning, scheduling and cost-control models.
    • Construction Project Control – The gathering of job information and the process of measuring, evaluating, calculating and reporting job performance.
    • Contracts and Codes – A comprehensive study of construction contracts, including conditions of agreement and modifications, as well as analysis of the Massachusetts State Building Code.
    • Elective: OSHA-30 Training – OSHA 30-hour construction courses are designed for any personnel responsible for workplace safety.