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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 seven (7) core courses and complete two (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 II

Prerequisite: Construction Cost Estimating I

This course provides the tools required in estimating the direct and indirect cost of a project. The course material covered in Cost Estimating II enhances and improves any estimator’s abilities. Students are challenged by problem solving practices Learn expert techniques for precise and reliable detail estimating.

1.8 CEU

Cost: $234

NCABT-CS008-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 5

Feb 21

6 Tu, Th 6:30-9:30pm James Langsdorf

Materials, Methods, and Systems of Construction

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the various types of construction. The function of building systems will be discussed.

2.4 CEU

Cost: $275

NCABT-CS002-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 14

Feb 11

8 M, W 6:30-9:30pm Joseph Scillieri

No class Jan 21


Contract Law in the Construction Industry

Discuss public and private bidding procedures, offers, counteroffers, acceptance, contract terms, negotiation, and execution of written contracts. Examine construction contracts, letters of credit, letters of intent, bonds and disputes, change orders, amendments, and common pitfalls. UCC provisions, remedies, breeches, and resolutions will also be discussed.

1.0 CEU

Cost: $110

NCABT-CS006-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 6

Mar 27

4 W 6:30-9:30pm Thomas Roselli

Sketch Up Your Design

Required: Familiarity with Microsoft Office

Learn to use the Google SketchUp Professional, version 7.0, to create a computer-generated 3D model for residential, landscape and interior design. At the completion of the course, you will have a PowerPoint electronic portfolio to showcase your design and 3D modeling and technology skills to show your supervisor or future employer. Workbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

1.8 CEU

Cost: $375

NCOST-CS005-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 6

Apr 10

6 W 6:00-9:00pm Laurence Johnson

Construction Change Orders and Claims

In today’s hectic design and construction process and with unforeseen conditions, it is rare to find projects that do not require” change to contracts” or change orders. This course discusses the means and methods of preparing change orders, scopes, pricing of work and methods of negotiation. Impacts of Change Orders on the Project Schedule/ Completion will be reviewed. The avoidance of claims, preparation of claims, and their resolution are also discussed.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $163

NCABT-CS005-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 7

Apr 4

5 Th 6:30-9:30pm James Langsdorf

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 Spring 2018 through Fall 2018, visit the construction page of our website, www.mccc.edu/ccs.

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://nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/official. 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 ICS (Hybrid Course)

Prerequisite: Residential and Small Commercial Specialist (RCS)

This course covers the administrative, plan review and inspection requirements for structural, energy, accessibility, radon, mechanical and fire protection systems applicable to Class 2 structures. This is a hybrid course that meets for 19 for sessions for a total of 75 hours, which includes a mandatory field trip and has additional online work as well. Textbooks: Current 2015 International Building Code, 2015 International Mechanical Code and 2015 International Fuel Gas Code.

7.5 CEU

Cost: $825

NCUCC-CS005-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 15

Mar 19

19 Tu, Th 5:30-9:30pm James Strang

Building Inspector HHS

Prerequisite: Residential and Small Commercial Specialist (RCS) and Building Inspector (ICS)

This course covers the administrative, plan review and inspection requirements for structural, energy, accessibility, radon, mechanical and fire protection systems applicable to Class I structures. Textbooks: 2015 International Building Code, 2015 International Mechanical Code and 2015 International Fuel Gas Code, (not required but recommended the Uniform Construction Code NJAC 5:23)    This is a hybrid course that meets for 15 sessions for a total of 60 hours which includes a mandatory field trip and has additional online work as well.

6.0 CEU

Cost: $660

NCUCC-CS007-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 2

May 21

15 Tu, Th 5:30-9:30pm James Strang

 

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