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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 complete all 9 courses.

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
Electives (choose any two):
  1. Sketch Up Your Design
  2. Cost Estimating II
  3. Construction Math

Construction cost estimating I

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. Textbook is required and available at the college bookstore.

3.0 CEU

Cost: $318


3.0 CEU

Cost: $98 (for students that have not taken Construction Blueprint Reading. Course cost includes Blueprints.)


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 16

Oct 17

10 M, Th 6:30-9:30pm 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 2

Oct 30

5 W 6:00-9:00pm 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 5
Dec 10

10 TU, TH 6:30-9:30pm Joseph Scillieri

No class Nov 28


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. All course work within a particular

discipline must be taken in the appropriate sequence (i.e. RCS, ICS, HHS). For a complete list of the courses offered statewide, see the DCA website at


For hybrid courses that have an online component students must have a computer with speaker and microphone and Chrome browser and a valid email address.

Please note: After successfully completing the required courses, contractors also need to pass National Exams. Students that need 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 All UCC courses will use the current New Jersey Uniform Construction Code textbook. Students are responsible for purchasing the required books. 


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. Textbook Required: 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Mechanical Code and the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code.

9.0 CEU

Cost: $938


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 10

Dec 3

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

Dec 3 class meets 5:30-7:30pm

No class Oct 31; Nov 28

electrical inspector ics

This 60-hour course covers system designs, electrical service design and sizing branch circuits, plan review and field inspection. Also systematic plans analysis, material requirements, installation methods, basic inspection, report writing, violation notices, and record-keeping. Uniform Construction Code organization and content, electrical sub code and other related topics.  Textbook required: National Electric Code 2017 NFPA 70.

This is a hybrid course that meets online and in class. The online portion will be discussed in class.

6.0 CEU

Cost: $660


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 4

Nov 18

20 M, W 5:30-8:30pm Scott Borsos

No class Oct 14, 16

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