Construction Management: Certificate | Technical College of the LowCountry

Construction Management: Certificate

“Green” is the key to sustainability.

Become an expert in green building, and get a career that pays today and tomorrow.

Program Description

The  Construction Management Certificate covers all phases of management from site layout to finishing construction. Topics include bidding, contracts, specifications, estimating, print reading, and building codes. And, here in the rapidly growing Lowcountry, construction jobs are always in demand.

TCL’s hands-on program emphasizes environmental resistant construction codes, giving you the skills you need now and for years to come. “Green” building techniques are highlighted, as outlined by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles.

TCL’s 22-credit-hour certificate program can be completed in as little as two semesters, or choose to take a course as it fits into your already busy schedule. Evening classes are offered.

Accreditation & Accolades

TCL instructors are LEED certified. Emphasis is placed on “green” building techniques outlined by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles.

Quick Facts

Quick Fact 1
Understanding green building concepts gives you a leg-up.
Quick Fact 2
Hands-on: learn by actually practicing the skills you’ll need on the job.
Quick Fact 3
Learn from the best: TCL instructors are LEED certified.

What People Are Saying

“At TCL, our focus green building benefits the students and the entire community.”

Tim Newsome Program Director

FAQs & Additional Information

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What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 22 credits x $170 per credit = $3,740.

Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

*Based on Fall 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Career & Education Opportunities:

Construction managers will be needed as overall construction activity increases over the coming decade, according to 2015 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The S.C. annual mean wage for construction occupations is $38,370. Pay increases substantially with skills and experience. For example, the median annual wage for residential building construction managers is $78,010, according to 2015 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Is this program for you?

The program is a great fit for those who:

• Have strong math, business, and analytical skills.
• Like hands-on projects.
• Enjoy working independently and in teams.

Other Resources

Gainful Employment: Learn more about the Green Residential Construction Management Certificate.

Program Dean

Kenneth Flick

Division Dean/Business & Industrial Technologies


Timothy Newsome

Building Construction Instructor/Industrial Technology

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