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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 Blueprint Reading

Introduce yourself to blueprints and the specifications used on construction projects while learning the skills necessary to reference through those documents. Topics include symbols, abbreviations and scaling of working plans.
2.0 CEU. Cost: $275


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jun 5
Jun 28
8 Tu, Th 6-8:30pm Joseph Scillieri


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


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 2
Jun 6
6 W 6-9pm Laurence Johnson


Uniform Construction Code Program 2017-2018

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).

Subcode Official

Required: Familiarity with Microsoft Office
Prepares inspectors for the administrative license of subcode official. Subcode administration, legal aspects of code enforcement, and related legislation are covered. Topics include procedures and forms for permit applications; stop construction orders; variations; notices of violation; emergency situations; and record keeping.
4.5 CEU. Cost: $528


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 29
Jun 28
15 Tu,W,Th 5:30-8:30pm James Strang


Construction Official

Prerequisite: Subcode Official class or license
This course acquaints inspectors and subcode officials with the role of the construction official. Includes instruction in such areas as: office organization, purpose and fundamentals of code enforcement, procedures for processing cases, search warrants and administrative hearings, records, maintenance, warrants, relocation, housing maintenance, and legal rights of landlords and tenants. Textbook: Current Uniform Construction Code
4.5 CEU. Cost: $528


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 10
Aug 9
15 Tu,W,Th 5:30-8:30pm James Strang


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