Construction Estimating


Learn the high demand skill of construction cost estimating.

Gain knowledge, hands-on skills, and certifications in the Construction Estimating program offered in partnership by Colorado Homebuilding Academy and Community College of Aurora. Our industry-driven classes will prepare you for a fulfilling career in homebuilding, making an average annual salary of $70,000. Whether you are starting a new career in construction or pursuing a promotion within the industry, the Construction Estimating certificate program can help you take your career to the next level.


Earn Certifications
From Community College of Aurora, OSHA, and Colorado Homebuilding Academy

Earn College Credit
Earn 16 credits from Community College of Aurora

Connect with Employers
Attend job fairs at the Academy and receive additional career support

Work-Friendly Schedule
Classes are taught in the evenings, and are paired with online work you can complete at home

Affordable Tuition
With scholarships and financial aid, most students don’t pay full price

Hands-On Learning
Engaging blend of hands-on work and lectures ensures you can apply your knowledge right away

Program Schedule

This 16-credit certificate program requires 6 classes. Students attend classes at our training center while completing online coursework outside of class. The overall tuition costs approximately $3,000, but scholarships and financial aid are available.


Required Classes


Eric Garvey

With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Eric got his start as a third-party inspector for home builders. He then spent nine years helping to operate a handyman business, and continued as a project manager for a roofing and siding company. Eric has a degree in business and project management, and is working on his Masters in Education. He has 5 kids and an awesome wife, Rene. Eric enjoys using his experience and education to train up-and-coming construction professionals.

Bill Wood

With over 30 years of experience in the homebuilding, Bill is skilled at mentoring and developing new talent for his industry. Bill began his career as an assistant construction superintendent and advanced into executive positions for both large national homebuilders and small start-ups. Bill’s passion for service leads him to serve on the board for industry nonprofits, including Colorado Construction Institute and the Home Builders Foundation.

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