Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College

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Program Overview

The Building Construction Specialist college credit certificate prepares students for entry in the construction field through acquisition of a basic understanding of drawings and construction estimating through curriculum and practical experiences. Following successful completion, students can obtain employment assisting in construction offices or job sites.

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Program Details

The building construction specialist certificate program is also offered fully online as an accelerated competency based education program. MDC Accelerate competency-based education (CBE) programs are designed in an accelerated and flexible online format for working professionals. Each program was designed with input from industry advisors. While enrolled in the program, students will have opportunities to network with business leaders:

  • Architectural Drawing
  • Construction Methods
  • Cost Estimating
  • Project Coordination

Career Prospects

Students who complete this program may find employment in job roles such as:

  • Construction laborer
  • Helper - Painter, Paperhanger, Platere and Stucco Mason
  • Helper - Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipelifter and Steamfitter
  • Helper - Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Worker

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