Become a Partner
Provide our recognized construction estimator course series, our construction management certificate and our online construction classes to meet the needs of today’s workforce and tomorrow’s contractors, construction estimators, and business owners.
PARTNER WITH CEI
We partner with four year universities,community colleges, and construction industry organizations to offer our construction estimator courses, construction supervisory courses, and our online construction certificate programs and seminars.
Our unique course platform allows construction professionals across the country from various disciplines in the construction industry to pursue and complete their construction management certificate online so they can learn at their own pace throughout the week.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A PARTNER WITH CEI?
Partner with CEI and make a significant impact on your local, regional, statewide workforce by meeting the needs of a growing essential construction industry. Together, we educate the workforce with practical skills, such as construction estimation and management, and become “go to” resources for online construction education.
Collaboration allows for increased student enrollment and recognition for offering in demand online construction education certification programs.
Be advised that we only work with accredited educational institutions, career and technical education schools, and non-profit construction industry organizations to offer the very best in online classes focused on construction estimator courses, heavy civil construction classes,construction supervisory classes and construction management classes.
HOW CAN WE GET STARTED OFFERING THESE ONLINE COURSES?
Getting started is easy. Our contract is available for review at the following links. Contract and Attachment A, Attachment A 2022 . Once the contract is in order, you are ready to offer online classes to your students or membership. We encourage you to use any content found on our website to get your registration page up and running. Contact us with any questions.
Post our class schedule showing course offerings for the next 15 months. Students can click the name of the class for the syllabus and textbook information.
The final step is to let your students and members know that you are now offering our online construction courses for their use.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT ONLINE COURSES
All of our courses have been approved by the SDSU College of Engineering department for 3 credit units (45-50 seat hours). Our seminars are approved for 1 credit unit (15 to 20 seat hours).
Online courses are no less demanding than in-classroom courses. The learning goals, homework requirements, and participation of the students are much the same as in-classroom courses.
Our courses offer the student the convenience of anytime education. Students are required to do a certain amount of work each week and to keep up with the class. They can do their work at times convenient to them throughout the week. Students can choose how long to spend in the class at any given time. 15 minutes or 2 hours are both ok, just so long as the week’s assignments are completed within the current week.
To effectively teach our students without the use of a physical space, we utilize group discussion via the asynchronous discussion boards, practice tests, weekly quizzes, and in some classes hands on homework. Written discussions occur by means of the bulletin board discussion groups. Lectures are mainly written. Some classes have supplementary video or audio lectures. Students consider case studies and discuss solutions to common industry problems.
Online Training is Convenient and Effective
Online training is the perfect solution for busy construction professionals, especially those who are enrolled in our construction estimator courses!
Take a look at our demonstration course to get an idea of our online course structure. The link will open in a new window.
WHY SHOULD I MAKE THESE ONLINE CLASSES AND STP ONLINE COURSES AVAILABLE TO MY STUDENTS AND MEMBERS?
Our instructors are working professionals with the kind of credentials students are looking for. Several of our teachers have completed the STP online series as students. They are working as estimators, superintendents, project managers, civil engineers, or in similar positions. Our instructors have construction related degrees.
There is no up-front money required to offer our classes. You make no financial commitments until after you have collected tuition and sent the students to us. It is up to you to decide how much to charge for the courses.
Provide STP online and our other online classes as a valuable benefit for your students or members. Online learning is effective and convenient. Students can attend class from any computer with Internet access.
Note to non-profit organizations: Online classes can be offered to your members at attractive rates and you can realize non-dues income for the chapter. It is up to you to decide how much to charge for the courses. Set the prices so that the chapter realizes some income from each student registered.
WHAT PART DOES MY ORGANIZATION PLAY?
Chapter organizations or schools advertise the courses, manage student registration, and collect tuition monies. AGC chapters typically handle textbook distribution for the STP (200 series) courses and issue certificates of completion or grade confirmations.
Once registration is complete, send us the student’s full name, email address, courses they registered for, mailing address if a textbook is needed, and phone number. We send the student his/her course access and if needed, the textbook with tracking information. At the completion of the course we will issue a letter grade for each student to you to let you know how they have done in the course. Students will download their Certificate of Completion from inside the classroom after the final grade has been posted.
CONSTRUCTION EXPERTS INC RESPONSIBILITIES
We take care of the student from the time you send us their information up to the point where we can send you an email with a letter grade indicating how well the student did in the course.
We provide access to the classroom, tech support, all necessary instruction, assessment and grading. If we are providing the textbook, it will be sent by U.S. Priority Mail to the address you provide. At the end of the course students can print our a certificate of completion with their passing grade. We will notify you of the student’s letter grade.
At that point, you can issue a certificate of completion or whatever is your custom for successful students.
Our responsibilities are carefully outlined in the contract. The above is a general description of how we will work together to serve the students.
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“I really appreciated the fact that it is self-paced and this helped me study real fast to help me catch up with the rest as I joined the class late."
“Everything was great. from the start, to self-pace, to the response from the tutor. All great."
“The greatest strength of this course is the discussion group, which gives each class participant access to a huge wealth of knowledge and experience. Making discussion group input a requirement of the class brings an element of accountability to the experience."