SUNY Erie

Construction Management Tech Certificate

Program Description

The Construction Management Technology Certificate Program offers the students a unique combination of management, design, and hands-on experience. Through a series of construction management courses, students learn about the construction industry as a whole and analyze the interrelationships of the various organizations within the industry. In the laboratory, students master blueprint reading, quantity take-offs and the estimating of residential and commercial projects. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation with a Certificate in Construction Management Technology. The certificate will provide students an opportunity to qualify for positions such as construction manager assistants, field supervisors, building inspectors, contractors, field clerks, purchasing agents, surveying crew, expediters, estimators, and construction materials salesmen. The certificate will offer the opportunity for further advancement to those who already have some field construction experience and also to those currently working in construction support services fields.

The certificate will meet the needs of today’s changing construction environment by providing new job opportunities in Construction Management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment opportunities in construction management from 2019 to 2029 will grow by an average of 8%.

Focus Areas

  • Construction management
  • Design
  • Blueprint reading

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Building inspectors
  • Estimators
  • Construction materials salesmen
  • Manager assistants
  • Field supervisors

Program Format

In-person

Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma/HSE

Program Type

Certificate Program

Expected Outcomes

Credit