The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reports that construction employment was at 6.67 million in April 2016, the highest level since December 2008, and has increased 4.1 percent in the past year. The AGC notes that many firms are having a hard time finding qualified workers to hire as demand for construction continues to expand.
Helping meet this increasing demand are SDSU College of Extended Studies online certificate programs in Civil Sitework, Construction Estimating, Construction Practices, Construction Project Management, and Construction Supervision. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the industry, these programs help you write your own ticket for a successful career in construction.
The next online courses begin June 20; the last day to register is June 27. All programs are authorized by SDSU’s College of Engineering.
“I’ve been putting much of what I learned in the online courses to good use,” said program graduate Mark Gonzalez, now an assistant construction superintendent for Pardee Homes San Diego. “Coupled with my internship experiences throughout the last few years, I’m certain the Construction Supervision certificate I received played a big part in securing my new job. I fondly believe it is one of the best educational investments I have made, and has provided me with real-world, practical knowledge as I embark in my construction career.”
Each course meets online for ten weeks. Students should budget five to seven hours per week for each class.
“I work full-time up to 60 hours per week, so it’s very convenient for me to take these courses online at home,” said former student Pete Spangler. “I don’t have to leave my children or my family and I’m not rushing to campus to try to make a class. I was able to connect with people across the country. They had some really good insight and I learned a lot of valuable information from them.”
Financial aid may be available to students through programs like the federal Workforce Investment Act and MyCAA for military spouses.
For an online demo, go to ConstructionClasses.com/demo course. For additional information visit neverstoplearning.net/construction, email construction-¬firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (619) 594¬-3297.