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Construction Estimating

Construction 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.

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Job Outlook

  • Expected growth potential of 25 percent through 2018.
  • Expected earned income between $19 to $33 per hour, depending on the industry and job.

Training Overview

  • In partnership with Construction Experts Inc.
  • Program consists of six online courses.

­OCA-507 - Introduction to Construction Estimating
­­­OCA 508 - Essential Construction Math
OCA 509 - Construction Blueprint Reading
OCA 510 - Estimating and Bidding 1

  • Prerequisite courses - OCA 507 and OCA 509

OCA 511 - Estimating and Bidding 2

  •  Prerequisite courses - OCA 507, OCA 508 and OCA 509

OCA 512 - Construction Materials and Processes

  •  Approved by the American Society of Professional Estimators.

$479 per course for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees.


  • Must be 16 years old.
  • Microsoft Excel software skills
  • Experience in the construction industry is recommended to be successful in the training, but not required.


  • Students receive Continuing Education Units and a Certificate of Completion.


For more information call 410-777-2447 or email