Building Construction Manager

Training Certificate

Overview

This program is designed specifically to train the next generation of building construction professionals – from homebuilders, site personnel, and superintendents. Building Construction Technology, a partnership between the college and local contractors, provides instruction for both current construction professionals and those wishing to enter the field.

Training is based on a set of detailed skill standards from the nation’s leaders in the construction industry. Students learn to build with a “zero-defect” construction philosophy. This means that a commitment to flawless workmanship and unparalleled quality is at the heart of all training activities. Eighty percent of the training is in the field, where students will experience hands-on training in blueprint reading, layout, frame assembly, door and window installation, estimating, scheduling, and other job site duties. On-the-job experience comes from project sites of area contractors working in the community. Working on-site gives students the opportunity.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Students can take either CECLR-523 or CESAF-695. CECLR-523 is offered in the spring semester and CESAF-695 is offered in the fall semester.

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
3.00 30

Print Reading for Construction

Learn the basics of reading construction blueprints. Primary emphasis is on architectural and structural plans. Learn symbols, terminology, and abbreviations associated with reading construction plans.

Classroom

ID: CECLR-515

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$399.00
2.40 24

Residential Building, Site Preparation, and Foundations

Learn to lay out and prepare a building site, pour footings and slabs, and build concrete and masonry foundations using multimedia classroom presentations and field demonstrations. Emphasis is on construction industry approved building methods and estimating procedures. Helps prepare students for the SC Home Builders exam.

Classroom

ID: CECLR-531

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$299.00
2.40 24

Residential Building Framing and Finishing

Learn to frame floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs; build stairs; and install roof coverings, siding, windows and doors, interior wall coverings, cabinets, and trim. Emphasis is placed on construction-industry approved building methods and estimating procedures. Training prepares students for the SC Home Builders Exam.

Classroom

ID: CECLR-532

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$299.00
2.40 24

Residential Building Codes

This class explains the SC Residential Codes Manual focusing on areas that building contractors need to know to pass the State exam. The course will explain relevant portions of the code that residential contractors, home inspectors, or homeowners need to understand to be sure work is performed according to code.

Classroom

ID: CECLR-506

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$299.00
1.50 15

Residential Contractor Business and Law

This course helps prepare you for the Business and Law portion of the SC Home Builders Exam. This class will also help individuals who plan to build their own home, as well as currently licensed contractors and home inspectors to understand legal and management issues involved in construction.

Classroom

ID: CECLR-508

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$249.00
1.50 15

Residential Builder Exam Prep

Prepares experienced residential trades people to pass the SC Home Builders exam. Emphasis is on study methods, test taking procedures, and highlighting the reference materials recommended by the examiners. State exam references are surveyed and recommendations made concerning study, tabbing, and highlighting key information.

Classroom

ID: CECLR-523

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$249.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$1,794.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Construction Manager

Construction managers, often called general contractors or project managers, coordinate and supervise a wide variety of projects, including the building of all types of public, residential, commercial, and industrial structures, as well as roads, memorials, and bridges. Either a general contractor or a construction manager oversees the construction phase of a project, but a construction manager may also consult with the client during the design phase to help refine construction plans and control costs.

Construction managers oversee specialized contractors and other personnel. They schedule and coordinate all construction processes so that projects meet design specifications. They ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. Some construction managers may be responsible for several projects at once—for example, the construction of multiple apartment buildings.

Construction managers work closely with other building specialists, such as architects, civil engineers, and a variety of trade workers, including stonemasons, electricians, and carpenters. Projects may require specialists in everything from structural steel and painting to landscaping, paving roads, and excavating sites. Depending on the project, construction managers may interact with lawyers and local government officials. For example, when working on city-owned property or municipal buildings, construction managers sometimes confer with city inspectors to ensure that all regulations are met.

Projected Job Growth

+3%

Average Annual Salary

$78,232
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Construction Companies
  • Homebuilding Corporations

What’s next after I complete this program?

Further Your Education

Continue your education by pursuing an associate degree in Building Construction Technology.