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Construction Management Certificate

Not surprisingly for a booming field where the median annual pay was a hefty $95K in 2019, construction management has a lot of moving parts. To qualify for the Brookdale Certificate of Completion, you must take each of the following:

Introduction to Project Management for Construction—A fast-paced overview of the complex roles and responsibilities of the Construction Manager.

Estimating and Cost Control for Construction—Everything you need to know to estimate accurately and bring projects in on budget.

Scheduling for Construction—In this final section, you’ll learn vital techniques from scheduling to resource management to complete your industry toolbox.


Introduction to Project Management for Construction

This course introduces the role and responsibilities of project management, including technical and management skills, and an overview of the phases in a construction project. It also describes alternate project delivery methods and stresses the importance of job-site safety. 12 hours.

Mon, Jan 25 – Mar 1, 6 – 8 pm, online via Zoom
Fee and Code: $379, XBUSD 117


Estimating and Cost Control for Construction

This course emphasizes the importance of accurate estimating and summarizes the estimating process and the steps in developing an estimate. It also defines the purpose of cost control methodology, explains how to perform simple cost analysis, and covers the project manager’s role in controlling cost and tracking rework cost. 12 hours.

Mon, Mar 8 – Apr 12, 6 – 8 pm, online via Zoom
Fee and Code: $379, XBUSD 110


Scheduling for Construction

This course provides instruction in the basics of scheduling from simple to-do lists through bar charts, network diagrams, and methods of managing resources. It also discusses the importance of formal schedules, job planning, and establishing priorities, in addition to describing alternative scheduling methods. 12 hours.

Mon, Apr 19 – May 24, 6 – 8 pm, online via Zoom
Fee and Code: $379, XBUSD 118


Construction Basics

The Construction Basics training program course is a comprehensive training program designed to deliver the skills needed to work in the construction industry.

Training topics include:

  • Introduction to the Construction Trade
  • Building Materials
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Construction Drawings
  • Floor & Wall Systems
  • Ceiling Joist & Roof Framing

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a Brookdale Program Completion Certificate.

Dates coming soon! Online live instruction
For more information, please contact Jim McCarthy, 732-224-2186, jmccarthy@brookdalecc.edu
Fee and Code: $1995.00, XBUSD 108


Introduction To Construction Cost Estimating For Buildings

Perry Scaranni, instructor

This is a beginner’s course into the art of estimating as related to the construction industry. Although the estimating process changes between different scopes of work and companies, this course will focus on the general concepts needed regardless of specific focus. The course will cover steps needed for preparing a thorough bid, various bidding procedures, and types of bids in the industry. The goal of the course is to expand the participant’s skill set to help them feel more confident in estimating future work. 5 sessions/15 hours.

Mon & Wed, Sep 21 – Oct 21, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, online via Zoom
For more information, please contact Susan Pagano, 732-224-2685, spagano@brookdalecc.edu
Fee and Code: $459, XBUSD 110


HVAC/R Certified Technician (Voucher Included)

It’s no secret that skilled HVAC/R technicians are in high demand. But those with HVAC Excellence or NATE certifications have greater earning potential and more opportunities for career advancement.

If you already have one-to-two years of industry experience, this course will prepare you for the next step in your career — advanced certification.

Through hands-on simulations and in-depth course material, you will strengthen your understanding of HVAC/R service, repair, and maintenance. You will also learn about sustainable technology, environmental challenges, and their solutions, industry advancements, and develop customer-facing professional skills. By course completion, you will have the formal training and specialized knowledge, in addition to your work experience, you will be prepared to sit for the NATE Core and Specialty exams, the HVAC Excellence Core and Professional Technician Exams, and the EPA 608 certification exam. You will also receive a voucher package to take the HVAC Excellence exam. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

Online self-paced
For more information and to register go to:
https://careertraining.ed2go.com/brookdalecc/training-programs/hvacr-certified-technican
Fee: $2895


HVAC/R Simulations for Field Technicians

As HVAC/R systems become increasingly complex, learning and mastering the latest technology is critical. HVAC/R Simulations for Field Technicians offers a rich, hands-on learning experience that mimics field performance in a completely online environment. You will practice servicing, maintaining, and troubleshooting common HVAC/R scenarios in true-to-life service call simulations.

You will work through approximately 200 scenarios to master seven pieces of HVAC/R equipment – Gas Furnace, Oil Furnace, Gas Boiler, Split Residential A/C, Commercial A/C, Heat Pumps, and Commercial Walk-in Freezers. Your skills and knowledge are then put to the test in 12 ungraded assessment simulations. If you need to sharpen your diagnostic and troubleshooting skills, this online course is ideal.

Please note this course is not graded by an instructor and no grades will be awarded upon the completion. For the certificate of completion to be provided, you must verify that you have completed all simulations to the best of your ability.

Online self-paced
For more information and to register go to:
https://careertraining.ed2go.com/brookdalecc/training-programs/hvacr-simulations-field-technicians
Hours: 18
Fee:  $495


Residential Electrician

With booming infrastructure, new energy conservation projects, and an aging workforce, demand for skilled electricians is on the rise. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for electricians will increase 14 percent through the year 2024.

The Electrician Training course is designed to teach you general and electrical safety procedures, use of common hardware and materials used in an electrical system, how to read and understand building plans, and more. In addition, you will be prepared for electrician licensing tests, generally required by most states and localities. While tests differ, you will need to understand electrical theory, the National Electrical Code®, local electrical codes, and the various types of wiring methods and materials.

By course completion, you should be able to pass a residential electrician licensing exam and start an entry level career as a residential electrician or electrician apprentice. Check with your state, county, or city for residential electrician licensing rules and whether this course’s hours will be accepted towards licensing.

Online self-paced
For more information and to register, go to:

https://careertraining.ed2go.com/brookdalecc/training-programs/residential-electrician
Hours: 144
Price: $2,495


Electrical Technician

Electricity is quite possibly the most important source of power. Electricity powers your computer, drives the machines in a manufacturing shop, and lights the facilities in which people work. To maintain all this electrical equipment, electrical professionals must understand the fundamentals of electricity and the components used to generate, control, and store it. If you’re looking for a stable career that is important in the everyday lives of people around you, this course could be just right for you.

The course provides an intensive overview of the skills necessary for electrical maintenance, including math, inspection, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, motor controls, and assembly. Get started in this accelerated online course today and begin your career as an electrical technician!

Online self-paced
For more information and to register, go to:

https://careertraining.ed2go.com/brookdalecc/training-programs/electrical-technician
Hours:  120
Price:  $1,995 


Foundations of Plumbing

There is a shortage of skilled plumbers. With an aging infrastructure and dwindling workforce, the demand for plumbers has never been greater. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that plumbing jobs will increase at a faster than normal rate over the next 10 years. With the right training, you could enter and build a scalable career in this high-demand field.

If you want to work as a plumber, the Foundations of Plumbing course will teach you the fundamental, job-ready skills relevant to the plumbing and piping industry. In this self-paced course, you’ll learn how to work on modern plumbing systems from in-depth course material developed by industry experts and employers. By course completion, you will possess the specialized skills and technical knowledge needed to start a career in plumbing.

Online self-paced
For more information and to register, go to:

https://careertraining.ed2go.com/brookdalecc/training-programs/plumbing-foundations
Hours:  145
Price:  $2,195


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