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Construction Estimating

Prepare for a career as a construction estimator, or advance your career in the construction industry with courses approved by the American Society of Professional Estimators. Construction estimators, also called cost estimators, are primarily responsible for preparing a cost summary for a construction project including the cost of labor, equipment, materials, subcontractors, overhead, taxes, insurance, markup and any additional costs that may affect the project.

Certificate code: CE.CSTN-EST

construction estimator continuing education certificate

What is the job outlook?
Demand for estimators is expected to grow by 25 percent through 2018, much faster than average for all occupations. The average salary for estimators in Maryland is approximately $66,000 per year.

What is the training?
The training consists of five online, noncredit courses offered in partnership with Construction Experts Inc. The entire continuing education certificate program can be completed in as little as three months. Total Hours: 250

What courses do I take?
OCA-507 - Introduction to Construction Estimating
OCA 509 - Construction Blueprint Reading
OCA 510 - Estimating and Bidding 1
OCA 511 - Estimating and Bidding 2
OCA 512 - Construction Materials and Processes

What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion of all five courses, students earn an AACC continuing education certificate. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at

What will it cost?
$2,195 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?
Students must be 16 years old. Microsoft Excel software skills and experience in the construction industry are recommended to be successful in the training, but not required.

How do I enroll?
Register online, in-person, by fax, or mail. Use certificate code CE.CSTN-EST. Visit for details.

Related Studies
Visit for noncredit construction courses and links to related continuing education training.

Consult the college catalog for information about degrees and certificates in Architecture and Construction Management.

For more information call 410-777-2447 or email