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Pre-Construction Planning Certificate, Bachelor

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University rank #801 (ARWU) Brookings, SD, United States| Online
The 12-credit in Pre-Construction Planning Certificate at South Dakota State University will give you the skills to read plans and schematics, prepare bid estimates, and track construction projects.  
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Overview

You will learn about types and uses of construction materials, building methods, how to estimate material & labor, and building subsystems. This certificate open the door to positions with design-build firms, lumberyards, general contractors, and specialty trade contractors.

This Pre-Construction Planning Certificate at South Dakota State University will be a good fit if you:

  • Visualize structures based on drawings or sketches
  • Love being outdoors
  • Enjoy working with a variety of people
  • Like new challenges that come with each building project

Career Opportunities

  • Cost estimator
  • Materials buyer
  • Expeditor
  • Project planner
  • Site supervisor
  • Small business owner

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Graphics 
  • Construction Methods and Materials 
  • Cost Estimating 
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Systems 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants should have an above average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" average (2.60 out of 4.00), or be in the top 60% of their class with suitable academic preparation for the intended major.
  • The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), while not required, is encouraged and strongly recommended for freshman applicants. Students who graduated from U.S. high schools must submit an SAT score.
  • Academic Transcripts need to be originals or official certified true copies. If your transcripts are not in English, certified true translations must be attached. All upper secondary school-level work need to be demonstrated through your transcripts. It is common for applicants to submit transcripts prior to the completion of their final year of secondary school. If you must submit transcripts prior to completion, please indicate your expected graduation date.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    372 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    256 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 256 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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