Construction and Design, Advanced Technical Certificate

Program Information

Advanced Technical Cert - Code 300400 - Catalog 2019/2020

Jessica Matthews, Administrative Assistant, 386-506-4138,

Ronald Eaglin, Chair, School of Engineering, 386-506-4176,

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes


The mission of the advanced technical certificate in construction and design is to prepare students for employment within the construction industry, specifically in the design and management of construction projects.


This program consists of 18 credits leading towards requirements for proficiency in construction techniques, materials, finances and construction design.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Implement engineering principles in construction of residential and commercial building projects.
  2. Design and understand basic structural systems in construction.
  3. Apply principles of construction technology in construction of buildings.
  4. Analyze basic construction systems and their applications based on engineering principles.
  5. Develop construction plans and procedures.

Financial Aid

The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Financing Options:  For more information on grants, loans and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see:

Additional Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must have earned an Associate of Science (AS), an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, or previous Bachelor of Science (BS) with an overall grade point average of 2.5.

  2. Applicants who have not earned an associate degree may be admitted to the program if they have earned at least 60 transferrable college level credits with a grade of "C" or better in all core courses. Applicants in this category must otherwise meet all other requirements for admission which will be granted by approval of the Chair.

  3. Students may be required to take prerequisite courses to complete this certificate.


Job Titles for this certificate are construction manager, construction inspector, building inspector, construction design engineer.

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Program Specific Courses



ETC4206Construction Estimating


ETG3533Engineering Strength of Materials


ETG3533LEngineering Strength of Materials Lab


ETC4241Construction Materials and Methods


ETC4241Construction Materials and Methods


ETC4414CStructural Steel Design and Lab


ETC4415CStructural Concrete Design and Lab


Total Credit Hours: 18


Note: Courses taken as part of this certificate can be applied to the Bachelor of Science Engineering Technology Degree - 633100