The Construction Estimating Certificate Program isdesigned to prepare students to perform estimations and bidding of constructionwork which is part of the construction building trade as well as otherprofessions associated closely with the trade. Students will study the phasesof a building construction project to develop an overview and understanding ofthe building construction industry. The Construction Estimating Certificaterequires a total of 17 units in required courses. A minimum grade of C isrequired in each course taken. At least one half of the units toward thecertificate must be completed at Fullerton College.
• Employment of construction and extraction occupations (which encompasses Carpenters; Construction Inspectors; Construction equipment Operators; Labors; Drywall/Tapers; Electricians; Glaziers; Plumbers; Roofers; Masonry workers; etc.) is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, increasing from 6.5 million jobs to 7.2 million jobs. Overall growth in the economy and population will increase demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, which will create new job openings for construction and extraction occupations.
• The median annual wage for all construction and extraction occupations was $43,610 in May 2016, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,040.
• Construction employment is taking longer than many industries to recover after the Great Recession, but is finally doing well again in Southern California.
• Industry employment is 313,000 jobs in SoCal construction industry, and rising.
• Trends in the report show the changing nature of the built environment, such as a trend towards more multi-family residential units. In fact in LA County it’s been dramatic — in the past ten years the percentage of permits for multi-unit construction has moved from 53% to 81%.
• Trends suggest good economic opportunity for workers in the construction trades, like electricians, plumbers, cement masons, and related.
• Housing affordability continues to be a major issue, with some sources projecting a need for an additional 100,000 units per year to be built in California in addition to the 100,000 to 140,000 units expected to be built to mitigate the affordability problem.
(Y1 or S1)
|Courses||Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|Required Courses (17 units)||CSTR015 F||Construction Management||3|
|CSTR030 F||Construction Plans Reading||3|
|CSTR060 F||Computer Estimating in Construction||3|
|CSTR065||Construction Project Scheduling||3|
|CSTR110 F||Residential Estimating||3|
|CSTR112 F||Construction Materials, Specifications and Purchasing||2|