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Architecture and Interior Design - Construction Management Entrepreneurship (certificate)

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Title of Certificate: Architecture and Interior Design - Construction Management Entrepreneurship, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 35

About Architecture and Interior Design Department

Purpose: This certificate is designed to prepare students to launch and operate their own construction venture or take a leadership role in an existing construction firm or related business. The construction industry is one of the four critical workforce areas identified by the Maryland Department of Labor. A certificate in construction management entrepreneurship provides you with the skills to start your own construction venture, work with others to identify business opportunities, join entrepreneurial ventures, or work for an established construction firm or related business. Construction Management Entrepreneurship students are often in demand by growth-oriented companies wanting to incorporate entrepreneurial vision and innovation in their construction related organizations and by companies seeking individuals who have the ability to solve problems creatively and improve productivity. Regardless of size, all businesses need managers who can identify opportunities, obtain resources, plan, organize, direct and control work to accomplish business objectives.

Topics covered during course work include: entrepreneurial thinking and opportunity recognition, developing a business plan, obtaining resources, managing finances, strategic planning, selecting managers and employees, organizing and designing the business, identifying and capitalizing on opportunities, managing technology, successfully dealing with managerial challenges and knowledge of the construction field. In addition, this program will provide students with essential skills and content in construction management, construction operations, construction materials and methods/building assemblies, construction document reading and interpretation, estimating, bidding, contract award/negotiation, construction contract administration, mobilization and procurement of construction resources, scheduling, risk management, project closeout and turnover. Students will learn to use this knowledge as it relates to operating a successful and profitable business.

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Educations Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing finaid@aacc.edu or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115 .  See Academic Regulations for all Graduation Requirements.  

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