Certificate in Construction Management is a one-year career oriented program which prepares the student for opportunities in construction contracting and management. The coursework prepares students to enter the field as assistant to the project superintendent or manager, estimator, scheduler or inspector. Those individuals already in the field will gain skills and knowledge to further their careers at the safety management, site superintendent and project management levels. The Certificate in Construction Management will also provide graduates of associate degree programs in Architectural or Civil Engineering Technology an opportunity to enhance their education or to focus on management career goals rather than those associated with design. Other professionals in architecture, management and interior design may enroll in the program to understand the building design and construction process, construction budgets, estimates and schedules; enhance computer skills in estimating, scheduling and management software; acquire knowledge of contract documents, building codes and zoning regulations; understand safety issues; and develop skills in management and dispute resolution.