Students that earn a grade of B or better through all of the course work, have a positive interview AND practicum with the local industry partner, will be awarded a Professional Certificate in Construction Project Management from the Real Estate Academy at LIU Brooklyn's School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
With written permission from the student, potential future employers will be given a full and honest assessment. This will consist of grades and notes from professors and the local industry partner. This may include a letter of reference from the local construction firm, confirming time spent in-office and on-site, during the practicum.
The Construction Project Management Training Program is designed for the student ready to start a career in Construction Management IMMEDIATELY.
Potential candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree; does not require an engineering or STEM major. Being technically minded, with a slight inclination for the sciences, will help students to complete this intensive training program successfully.
This program is designed to train students with little to no experience in the construction industry.
The Construction Project Management Training Program is divided into two parts, courses at the 100 and 200 levels.
Students will complete four 100 level courses in the Spring 2018 semester (Jan to May). Upon successful completion of the 100 level courses, students will sit for an interview with a local construction firm (that is ready to hire). If approved, students will then move on to courses at the 200 level (May to July), designed to train students for the specific roles they can potentially be hired for.
The program will finish with a CPMX Practicum, a one week in-office and on-site opportunity to gain industry work experience.
Michael Ross, is an adjunct professor of Construction Management and Methods and Materials. He has been lecturing at NYU for over 25 years. He has 45 years of experience in the construction industry; encompassing 3 years as a draftsman with trade contractors, 5 years as a project manager with an architectural firm, and 37 years managing the construction process working with a general contractor and as Vice President of Construction for two of the largest Construction Managers in the NY area (Tishman Realty and Construction and Bovis Lend Lease). He has managed projects ranging from the Alteration of Carnegie Hall, various court houses, apartment/condo buildings, hotels, and schools. He has worked primarily in NY, but has also built in London, San Francisco, and Miami.