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Construction Administration

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Why Choose Construction Administration?

Construction Administration includes such classes as construction quantity estimating, construction administration, construction cost estimating, advanced construction scheduling, and prepares students for such positions as crew leader or field supervisor.  It is often pursued by individuals working in the construction industry who do not have a degree in Construction Management or a closely-related field. 

It is possible to enroll in individual courses without committing to completing the entire program. However, since class size is limited, enrollment preference will be given to those students who intend to finish all courses and earn the certificate.  Also, some earlier certificate courses are prerequisites to later courses.  

Admissions Criteria

To be admitted to the Construction Administration certificate program, you must have college trigonometry, work experience or construction practices, general plan reading and computer applications or be able to pass a proficiency exam or have successfully completed the following prerequisites:  MATH 120, CONM 111, 112, and CONM 117.  An academic advisor can help you determine whether you meet the prerequisites. 

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 50% of the total credits required must be earned at Ferris State University.  

If a student is in an FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major.

A minimum grade of C- is required for each course in the certificate.

Cumulative GPA must be a 2.0 or higher. 

More Information

Construction Technology & Management Programs 
605 S. Warren Avenue, GRN 227
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-3773



College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890

Required Courses
Credit Hours


Construction Practices
OR Construction Work Experience
Plans and Specifications
OR Plan Reading
Intro Micro Systems-Software
OR Microsoft Office

Required Courses

Construction Estimating I
Construction Administration
Construction Scheduling
Construction Estimating II