Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Construction Estimating and Scheduling, Certificate of Completion

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School of Applied Technologies (AT)

Construction estimating and scheduling are critical skills for construction managers. This certificate, which falls under the Construction Management program, provides a firm base in construction fundamentals, scheduling and estimating, and introduces students to the wider field of construction management in a 3-term certificate.  All courses are also included in the Construction Management A.A.S. degree, providing a certification opportunity for students while they complete their degree studies.

In this program students acquire the basic knowledge and skills for construction estimating and scheduling. An emphasis is placed in developing the skills necessary to use state of the art, industry standard technology and software. Several of the program courses are transferable to the University of New Mexico Construction Management Bachelor of Science degree program.

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Educational Option Information

  • This program can be completed: Part-time or full-time
  • This program can be started: First term Construction Management courses are typically offered in fall and spring.  Students may take second term classes in summer if available.
  • Primary course location: Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
  • Special requirements, if any: Students may be able to get Credit for Prior Learning and experience.  Please consult with department faculty if you wish to explore this option.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career Opportunities

Students are prepared for entry level positions as construction estimators and schedulers.

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 24

In accordance with a transfer agreement, courses marked with ** may be applied toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management at the University of New Mexico.

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