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Blueprints, tape measure, hard hat and other tools on a table.

AACC partners with Construction Experts Inc. to offer short-term, affordable trainings for experienced and prospective construction professionals.

Construction Estimating Courses

OCA-507 Introduction to Construction Estimating 

OCA-508 Essential Construction Math
Highly recommended if limited experience

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 and OCA-509

OCA-512 Construction Materials and Processes
Approved by the American Society of Professional Estimators

What will it cost?

The program costs $2,755 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees.

What are the requirements?

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Microsoft Excel software skills
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Experience in the construction industry is recommended to be successful in the training, but not required 

What credentials will I earn?

Students receive Continuing Education Units and a Certificate of Completion.

What is the job outlook?

The job market for Construction Workers and Supervisors is expected to grow nationally by 9% through 2027, with current median hourly pay of approximately $20/hr in Maryland.

Source: Emsi 2018.4


Carpentry is a versatile career if you have a passion for project management by using a hands-on approach. A carpenter repairs, constructs and installs building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials. This pre-apprenticeship program is designed for you to gain on-the-job experience with classroom lab instruction. 

Learn more about our pre-apprenticeships.