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Construction Project Management

The Center for Continuing Studies’ Construction Management Program enables today’s construction industry managers to put principles and theories into immediate action on the job. Complete your projects on time and on budget. Earn our Certificate or take just the courses that interest you.
To earn the certificate, you must take 7 core courses and complete 2 additional electives.

Core Courses (all required for the certificate):
  1. Construction Blueprint Reading
  2. Materials, Methods and System of Construction
  3. Construction Cost Estimating I
  4. Construction Change Orders and Claims
  5. Construction Project Management
  6. Contract Law in the Construction Industry
  7. Construction Specifications and Contracts
Elecives (choose any two):
  1. Sketch Up Your Design
  2. Cost Estimating II
  3. Construction Math

Construction Cost Estimating I

Prerequisite: Construction Blueprint Reading, Materials, Methods & Systems of Construction and computer literacy.

This course is designed for beginning estimators with an emphasis on developing a solid estimating foundation. Completion of the course will give estimators the knowledge to complete accurate quantity takeoffs of the material and labor costs, provide a strong knowledge of construction math, a sound estimating procedure and include a wide range of practice problems. Students should bring their blueprints from Construction Blueprint reading class.

Textbook required. Available in college bookstore.

3.0 CEU

Cost: $318


Cost: $398

(Section for students who have not taken Construction Blueprint Reading and includes Blueprint cost)

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 10

Oct 11

10 M, Th 6:30-8:30pm Joseph Scillieri

Construction Specifications and Contracts

It is important to develop and implement proper and clearly understand Contracts, Scopes of Work, and Contract Specifications. It is equally important for all those in the construction process to understand and properly interpret and abide by these documents. Types of Contracts, ‘Ready Made”, Contracts such as AIA, Contract Implementation, Contract Specifications, their preparation and interpretation will be covered. Classes will consist of a combination of lectures and open discussion of topics/situations/problems brought in by class members. Bringing in your challenges and problems for discussion participation is strongly encouraged.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $180


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Oct 3

Oct 31

5 W 6:30-9:30pm Joseph Scillieri

Construction Project Management

Prerequisite: Construction Cost Estimating I and Blueprint Reading

Project Management is the application of system controls to construction operations, whether the project is a

residential development, a commercial building, or large industrial complex. An overview of the management

process from design through occupancy as well as the administration, legal and practical aspects of managing standards.

3.0 CEU

Cost: $297


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 6

Dec 11

10 Tu, Th 6:30-9:30pm Joseph Scillieri

No class Nov 22

Uniform Construction Code Program 2018-2019

Mercer County Community College, part of the Mid-Jersey regional community colleges, is pleased to offer Uniform Construction Code (UCC) classes for the fall semester. These classes are for general contractors who are seeking to advance their careers and become New Jersey State Inspectors for local municipalities. The New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs (DCA) offers tuition reimbursement for qualified applicants. The information below lists the courses Mercer County Community College will offer this term. For specific information on courses offered by the other Mid- Jersey regional community colleges for Fall 2016 through Spring 2017, visit the construction page of our website,

Please note: After successfully completing the required courses, contractors also need to pass National Exams. Students needing additional material and training for the national exams or having questions about requirements or textbooks should contact the DCA Licensing Unit 609-984-7820 or go to http:// All UCC courses will use the current New Jersey Uniform Construction Code textbook. Students are responsible for purchasing the required books.

Required: All course work within a particular discipline must be taken in the appropriate sequence (i.e.,RCS, ICS, HHS).

Building Inspector RCS

This course covers the administrative, plan review and inspection requirements for structural, energy, radon, and mechanical systems applicable to Class III structures.

9.0 CEU

Cost: $938


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 20

Dec 11


Tu, Th




James Strang

Dec 4,6 11 class meets 5:30-7:30pm

Sat class: Nov 3 (field trip)

No class Nov 22

Elevator Inspector HHS

This 90-hour program is designed to prepare the students to obtain the license in the Elevator discipline according to the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. Course required content includes elevators, escalators, platform lifts, chairlifts, and related devices. ASME A17.1 2013,ASME A18.1 2008 ASME A17.2 certificates required at first class. This is a hybrid course that meets online and in the classroom. The online portion will be discussed in class.

9.0 CEU

Cost: $990


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 6

Dec 13

28 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm Daniel Tober

No class Nov 22


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