Legal Aspects of Construction Certificate, Credit Certificate

This certificate involves the legal aspects of construction. It introduces the parties involved in contracts, the type of contracts, liabilities, and responsibilities of those entering into a contract. The certificate will cover how specifications and contract documents are developed and how they relate to the construction process. It also addresses how cost control throughout the project works and the claims and changes process affects financial settlement at the end of a construction project.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. identify parties involved in contracts and the different types of contracts used in the construction industry;
  2. interpret construction specifications;
  3. analyze cost control throughout a construction project; and
  4. describe how the claim and change process affects financial settlement at the end of a construction project.

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 12*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Important Information

Short Description

This certificate involves the legal aspects of construction. It introduces the parties involved in contracts, the type of contracts, liabilities, and responsibilities of those entering into a contract.

Type of Credential

Credit Certificate

Program Code

448

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Catonsville Phillip Acheampong, 443-840-4110 or pacheampong@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • Statewide Program (The Construction Project Controls Certificate, Introduction to Construction Methods Certificate, and Legal Aspects of Construction Certificate are not designated as Statewide Programs.)
  • Classes offered only at the Catonsville campus
  • Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Construction Management and Construction Craft Professional, see Portfolio and Articulated Credit by Industry/Apprenticeship. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
  • Articulation and Transfer Agreements

Courses Needed for This Program*

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.