Potential Student FAQ
Potential Student FAQ is for those who may have questions about online classes. Click the question to read the answer
Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) for potential students so you can get an understanding of the online learning environment. Class participation, attendance, class access, communication with instructors, and staying informed are all covered here and throughout the website. If you have other questions as a potential student you can use the contact form or call us.
How does the online course work?
Most of the classes are paced classes. Each week a new module will be released. The module contains online written lectures, assignments, and a quiz. You will have all week to complete the assigned tasks. All work is due the following Sunday.
If you are enrolled in one of the self-paced classes (101 Introduction to Construction Estimating or 102 Essential Construction Math only) a new module will open once you have taken the quiz for the prior module. You have access to Module 1 upon receiving class access. For example, once you take the quiz for Module 1, Module 2 will open.
Each class has an instructor. Our instructors are construction professionals with decades of specialized experience in estimating, building, civil site work, supervision, and project management.
How do I register for a class?
Once you have completed the registration process then we will issue you a password and get you started in the course.
When do I receive access to the class?
Students enrolled in self-paced classes are sent class access within one to two working days of registration.
SDSU students receive access to class Thursday before class starts.
When do I have to attend class?
Most of our courses require about 4 or 5 hours per week of effort on your part. You can expect to log into the online classroom early in the week when the weekly module is released. Then, log in several times throughout the week to keep up with the discussions.