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SDSU's Career-Building Construction Courses set for Spring



Now is the perfect time to start building a construction career by taking professional certificate classes through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies. The U.S. construction industry added 19,000 new jobs in November 2016 and has increased its job numbers for three consecutive months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

During the spring semester, SDSU will offer online certificate programs in Civil Sitework, Construction Estimating, Construction Practices, Construction Project Management, and Construction Supervision. For seasoned professionals or those new to the industry, these programs help students gain successful career in construction.

The next session of online courses begin Jan. 16; the last day to register is Jan. 23. All programs are authorized by SDSU’s College of Engineering for professional development credit and offered in cooperation with the National Associated General Contractors (NAGC).

“The instructors have a vast amount of knowledge in their subject areas, and are always ready with anecdotes or experiences that illustrate whatever topic we’re discussing,” said Anita Gutierrez, principal curriculum developer for Sage Software in Portland, Oregon, a company that develops estimating and accounting software for the construction industry.

New construction starts will increase 5 percent to $713 billion this year, according to the Dodge Construction Outlook – a vital economic forecast that architects, designers, contractors, engineers, and others throughout the construction industry rely on for business guidance.

“Just two years ago I was a college student working as an entry-level intern, and now I’m in a management role as an assistant superintendent building new home communities,” said program graduate Mark Gonzalez of Pardee Homes San Diego. “Taking courses through SDSU’s Extended Studies program is one of the best educational investments I’ve made.”

Financial aid may be available to students through the federal Workforce Investment Act and MyCAA for military spouses.

For an online demo, go to constructionclasses.com/potential_student.htm. For additional information visit neverstoplearning.net/construction, call (619) 594-3297, or email construction.¬ces@sdsu. ...

News Release: SDSU's Career-Building Construction Courses set for Spring
Submitted on: January 11, 2017 10:58:06 PM
Submitted by: Steve Dolan
On behalf of: ces.sdsu.edu/construction
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