Building Construction Certificate Program

The Building Construction Certificate Program at the School of Continuing Studies at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus is designed to attract individuals seeking an understanding of the building construction industry, either as a perspective apartment dweller or homeowner looking to perform renovations or as an entry-level employee looking to begin a career in the industry.

The program is specially designed for those who need the building construction entry-level and small business start-up skills.

$1,145 Tuition subject to increase during academic year

To Apply to the Construction Certificate Program
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The following courses are required for successful completion of the certificate program.

BCCP 1001 Understanding the Building Construction Process
Students will gain an understanding of how a basic project team works. Defining roles and responsibilities, processes for design and construction and understanding how outside factors influence the process. Oversight success and safety will be covered during this unit. (30 hours)

BCCP 1002
This course focuses on the design process for a project. Students are taught how “Green Building” concepts are integrated into the building construction process. Describing the project team, how an idea takes shape physically and the various stages of design are covered. The course also covers considerations for budget schedule and client expectations, using actual industry examples. Documentation relating to bidding processes, submittals and approvals and project closeout are reviewed. (30 hours)

BCCP 1003
How contractors are hired, bidding, negotiating and qualifications based selection are reviewed. Spreadsheet fundamentals, bid clarifications and qualifications and various contract types are discussed during this course. The “do’s” and “don’ts” of the construction industry are discussed, featuring recent industry examples. Safety and quality monitoring procedures are also reviewed during this course. (30 hours)

BCCP 1004
In this course, students review a construction project, from bidding to construction. This course will examine typical situations encountered on a project and will address common pitfalls to avoid during a project. After completion of this unit, students will have a grasp of what it takes to complete a construction project. (30 hours)


Peter Tymus
With more than 30 years of knowledge in the construction industry, Mr. Tymus serves as Long Island University’s Associate Vice President for Capital Projects.
Mr. Tymus has worked at Turner Construction Company in a variety of roles, including Assistant Engineer, Project Manager and Estimating and Purchasing Chief at Turner’s Special Projects Division in New York. His clients include Dewey Ballantine Bushby Palmer and Wood; Coopers & Lybrand; Siemens Corporation; General Motors Corporation; Symbol Technologies; Mercedes Benz, N.A.; Lord & Taylor; Winthrop Financial Corp.; Bank of America; Irving Trust Corporation; American Bible Society; Deloitte & Touche; DASNY; CUNY; Longwood Central School District; Mount Vernon School District and Hallmark Corporation.


School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Location: Pratt 419
Phone: 718-488-1364
Fax: 718-488-1367