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Building Construction Management (4250)

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Building Construction Management - Certificate (4250)

Do you have a knack for envisioning the individual components of a building project and how they come together? Are you a team player who can solve problems with analytical and creative thinking? If you have answered “yes” to these questions, our Building Construction Management Certificate is for you!


With a certificate, you will be ready to enter the construction and contracting field as a:

  • Construction inspector
  • Construction scheduler
  • Quantity take-off technician or estimator
  • Project manager

Get more information on becoming a Contractor here.

This type of career may be the right fit if you:

  • Have strong time-management skills
  • Enjoy working with others and
  • Communicate well
  • Find that math comes easily to you
  • Enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems with logic and reasoning



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You will gain general knowledge about the overall construction process. Once you graduate from our program, you will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate the ability to estimate quantities and costs for the bidding process in a construction project
  • Demonstrate the ability to schedule a basic construction project
  • Demonstrate the ability to use current technology related to the construction process
  • Interpret construction documents (contracts, specifications, and drawings) used in managing a construction project
  • Apply basic principles of construction accounting
  • Discuss basic principles of ethics in the construction industry
  • Identify the fundamentals of contracts, codes and regulations that govern a construction project
  • Recognize basic construction methods, materials and equipment
  • Recognize basic safety hazards on a construction site and standard prevention measures



  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
  • Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.

The Building Construction Management Certificate is designed to lead you directly to entry-level employment. If you wish to continue your education, we encourage you to transfer your credits to our Associate in Applied Science in building construction management that is offered fully online.

We offer the entire program through virtual learning.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.



Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.



We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall, and you can apply online anytime. When you submit your application, please include program code 4250 with your application. This code ensures you apply to the correct program.



We are happy to answer your questions! Please contact an admissions counselor or the engineering, trades & computer technologies department chair, Dr. Kelley Engle, to learn more. You may also request more information online.

“Based on my experience as an architect for over 30 years, these classes provide learners the skills needed to succeed in a career in the construction industry. The assignments in my classes are based on real world experience and designed to expose learners to different facets of the industry.” - Kazim Dharsi, M. Arch., R.A., Senior Professor of Architecture