5 months
5184 USD/full
5184 USD/full
Tuition fee
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The Professional Certificate in Construction Practices at San Diego State University provides an eight-course overview of the critical stages of the construction project — including estimating, bidding, planning, and scheduling.


Students also develop foundational knowledge of blueprint reading, construction math, materials and processes, contract documents and construction law. Discussions using an online bulletin board afford the opportunity to examine everyday construction challenges shared by others in the construction industry.

The Certificate

To earn the certificate, students must complete eight of the following ten classes: Introduction to Construction Estimating, Essential Construction Math, Construction Blueprint Reading, Estimating and Bidding I, Estimating and Bidding II, Construction Materials and Processes, Contract Documents and Construction Law, Planning and Scheduling, Building Green Buildings, and Construction Productivity and Cost Management. 

The Professional Certificate in Construction Practices at San Diego State University can be completed in 5 months. All classes should be completed within two years of starting the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Estimating
  • Essential Construction Math
  • Construction Blueprint Reading
  • Estimating and Bidding 
  • Construction Materials and Processes
  • Contract Documents and Construction Law  
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Building Green Buildings: The Contractor’s Perspective  
  • Construction Productivity and Cost Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Enroll in the program at any time, even before registering for a course.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Scans of Official Transcripts 
  • Personal Information Form
  • Writing Sample 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5184 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5184 USD for the full programme during 5 months.
  • National

    5184 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5184 USD for the full programme during 5 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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