Construction Experts Inc offers different types of classes within our certificate programs. When pursuing the Certificate in Construction Estimating, the construction certification classes you will take include self-paced foundational classes 101 Introduction to Construction Estimating and 102 Essential Construction Math. These classes are self-paced to allow for maximum flexibility for your schedule, establish your schedule as an online student, and enhance your skill set of the basics of construction estimating and construction math.
Learn the types of estimates, the purpose of each, and how to estimate for labor, equipment, and the tools estimators use. These construction classes are part of several series of certification classes that can be found in the Certificate in Construction Estimating, and Certificate in Construction Practices, and can also be taken on their own to enhance your communication and skill set whether you are new to construction or new to estimating. Enrollment is done by class, not by certificate program.
102 Essential Construction Math is a wonderful class to enhance your understanding of the various equations and types of math used in construction. Students start off with a basic, entry-level reminder of the types of units, fractions, decimals, number names, and how to convert between units. In our construction certification classes, an instructor is available for Q&A and can provide further information as needed.
In addition to providing a strong foundation in the basics, our certification classes orient students with hands-on estimating practice: 105 Estimating and Bidding 1 and 106 Estimating and Bidding 2. These classes provide weekly hands-on practice in putting together a quantity take-off, working with your spreadsheet program to create one estimate a week. We know how important practice is in estimating. CEI’s certification classes provide practice in many forms: practice assessments, discussion boards where you put your understanding to the test by answering applicable, real-world construction questions, weekly quizzes, and the weekly application/ estimate.