Certificate Programs

As business and industry continuously change due to innovations in technology and management philosophies, the skills necessary to perform many every day job functions has changed just as rapidly.

These new job-demands, and the competitiveness of today’s job market makes it evident that all of us need to continually upgrade our skills through educational programs if we are to maintain employment and continue career growth.

Purdue Calumet has recognized this need and by working with industry leaders has designed a series of certificate programs which makes this process of RE-TOOLING for professional growth and development much easier for the adult learner.

Certificate Programs:



Certificate in Construction Management

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of courses in the Construction Management certificate program. The purpose of this curriculum is to give the student knowledge, skill and principles used in the successful management of all construction projects. The student will learn to estimate costs, schedule time durations for a construction project, understand construction materials, methods and equipment, and generally understand principles of sound construction management including the ability to analyze costs. All courses will count toward a degree in Construction Management and Engineering Technologies.

What can you do after this certificate:

  • Be able to estimate the amount of material required to build a project.
  • Be able to compute costs associated with material and labor in order to arrive at a total project cost.
  • Understand methods of construction.
  • Be able to schedule time durations for the construction project.
  • Understand the relationship between drawings, specifications and construction contracts.
  • Understand basic principles of good construction management.
  • Be able to compare costs in order to analyze the best method of construction given all factors including time and quality.

Requirements: Completion of eight courses as follows:

  • CMET 28000 Quantity Survey and Estimating
  • CMET 44200 Construction Cost and Bidding
  • CMET 34100 Construction Operations
  • CMET 45000 Construction Scheduling
  • CMET 34400 Construction Inspection
  • CMET 44500 Construction Management
  • ARET 27600 Specifications and Contract Documents
  • IET 30800 Engineering Project Management & Economic Cost Analysis


Certificate in Residential Construction

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of courses in the area of Residential Construction. This certificate program provides the student with the necessary knowledge to produce residential construction drawings using the computer or by manual drafting. The students will be able to read drawings prepared by others; estimate quantities of materials; prepare and understand specifications and construction contracts; schedule the time required to complete a construction project and generally manage the construction of a residence. All courses count toward a degree in Construction Management and Engineering Technologies.

What can you do after this certificate:

  • Prepare construction drawings for a residence.
  • Be able to read construction drawings for a residence.
  • Be able to figure quantities of materials required for construction of a residence.
  • Be able to apply unit costs to materials and labor in orderto estimate the cost of construction.
  • Be able to schedule the construction sequence for a residence.
  • Manage all aspects of a residential construction project.

Requirements: Completion of seven courses as follows:

  • ARET 11700 Construction Drafting
  • ARET 25000 Architectural Construction I
  • ARET 27600 Specifications and Contract Documents
  • CMET 28000 Quantity Survey and Estimating
  • CMET 44200 Construction Cost and Bidding
  • CMET 45000 Construction Scheduling
  • CMET 44500 Construction Management


Certificate in Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of courses in the specialty area of Architectural CAD. This certificate will train the student to prepare plans, elevations, sections, plot plans and details for buildings using CAD software. The student will also learn to draw using conventional, hand drafting materials and instruments. Buildings will be represented in 3D, with animation (movement) through and around buildings. All courses count toward a degree in Construction Management and Engineering Technologies.

What can you do after this certificate:

  • Seek employment as an architectural draftsperson with a specialty in CAD.
  • Understand the drawings necessary to construct a building.
  • Learn about building materials and how they are combined throughout a building.
  • Consult with building contractors on the preparation of construction drawings.

Requirements: Completion of five courses as follows:

  • ARET 11700 Construction Drafting and CAD 
  • ARET 25000 Architectural Construction I
  • ARET 22200 Architectural Construction II
  • ARET 17000 Materials and Systems of Construction
  • CGT 24100 Introduction to Computer Animation


Certificate in Land Surveying

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of courses in the specialty area of Land Surveying. This program provides knowledge of basic surveying principles and state of the art surveying equipment. The program also provides the student with knowledge of laws governing the surveying profession; knowledge of calculations which surveyors use; and the ability to write legal descriptions. Advanced topics include the layout of curves, super elevation of curves, grades and grade staking. Students will also design a subdivision. All courses count toward a degree in Construction Management and Engineering Technologies.

What can you do after this certificate:

  • Be able to seek employment as a member of a survey field crew.
  • Be able to write legal descriptions.
  • Be familiar with computations used in the surveying profession.
  • Understand the principles governing the design of subdivisions.
  • Continue your education to fulfill all requirements to be eligible to take the Surveyor In Training Exam (SIT).

Requirements: Completion of seven courses as follows:

  • MA 14700 Algebra and Trigonometry for Technology I
  • CET 10400 Elementary Surveying
  • CET 20800 Route Surveying or CET 30600 Construction Surveying
  • CET 20900 Land Surveying and Subdivision

And three of the following five courses:

  • CET 21000 Surveying Computations
  • CET 30300 Land Survey Systems
  • CET 30400 Legal Descriptions
  • CET 32200 Astronomic and Geodetic Surveying
  • CET 40200 Surveying Law

Note: Math skills will be assessed upon application to the university. Additional math courses may be required to fulfill prerequisites or math competencies.



Certificate in Human Resources and Personnel

The Certificate in Personnel and Human Resources will be awarded upon successful completion of courses in this specialty area. This certificate program will provide students with the necessary knowledge and background to work in a variety of areas in human resources. It is ideally suited for individuals currently employed in human resources or who are planning a career change in that field. All courses will count toward a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS).

What can you do after this certificate:

  • Have a good understanding of the role of the human resource manager in today’s organizations.
  • Be able to recognize potential human resource problems and provide advice on how to resolve them.
  • Have an understanding of the major laws affecting human resources management.
  • Be able to develop and assist in the operation of a human resource department.

Requirements: Completion of 5 classes *Core plus two more:

  • OLS 30300 Substance Abuse in the Workplace
  • *OLS 37600 Human Resource Issues
  • OLS 37800 Labor/Management Relations
  • *OLS 45400 Gender and Diversity in Management
  • *OLS 46800 Personnel Law
  • OLS 47400 Conference Leadership
  • OLS 47700 Conflict Management
  • OLS 48200 Labor Arbitration


Certificate in Leadership

The Certificate in Leadership provides the student an excellent foundation in decision-making and problem-solving skills. Both current and emerging motivational concepts and theories are presented in a way that will give the student an excellent grasp in how to successfully manage and lead. The certificate program also prepares the student in skills relevant to “taking charge of one’s own life” for both personal and organizational benefit and gain. Leadership principles and techniques will be thoroughly explored. All courses will count toward a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS).

What can you do after this certificate:

  • Be able to apply the skills of effective leadership.
  • Provide an example by one’s own personal initiative and going the extra mile.
  • Set an example by exhibiting a positive mental attitude and definiteness of purpose.
  • Be able to recognize that problems are merely challenges and opportunities waiting for creative and innovative resolution.

Requirements: Completion of 5 classes *Core plus two more:

  • OLS 16300 Fundamentals of Self-Management
  • *OLS 25200 Human Relations in Organizations
  • OLS 35000 Applied Creativity in Business and Industry
  • OLS 37600 Human Resources Issues
  • *OLS 38400 Leadership Process
  • OLS 45400 Gender and Diversity in Management
  • OLS 47400 Conference Leadership
  • *OLS 47700 Conflict Management


Certificate in Professional Supervision

The certificate program is an intensive and practical sequence of courses in supervision. This program provides supervisors with insight and skills for today’s challenging and changing work place. To qualify for the certificate, you must have had two years documented supervision or management experience. All courses will count toward a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS).

What can you do after this certificate:

  • Have ability to independently supervise the work of subordinates.
  • Have knowledge of current work place laws and regulations.
  • Be able to effectively set up programs that insure organizational productivity.
  • Be able to organize and lead goal-oriented work place teams.

Requirements: Completion of 8 classes *Core plus three more:

  • *OLS 25200 Human Relations in Organizations
  • *OLS 33100 Occupational Safety and Health
  • OLS 35000 Applied Creativity in Business and Industry
  • *OLS 37400 Supervisory Management
  • *OLS 37500 Training Methods
  • *OLS 37600 Human Resource Issues
  • OLS 37800 Labor/Management Relations
  • OLS 45400 Gender in Diversity in Management
  • OLS 47400 Conference Leadership

(Special Requirements: Two years of documented supervision or management experience)



Certificate in Safety

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of courses in the specialty area of Safety. This certificate program would provide the participant the necessary knowledge and background to work in a variety of safety-related jobs. This certificate is ideally suited for individuals currently employed in the safety field who need to be updated. It would also be appropriate for those individuals who are planning a career change and need academic credentials. This sequence of courses will provide up-to-date technical information covering the most important areas of safety. All courses will count toward a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS).

What can you do after this certificate:

  • Have an understanding of the economic, legal, and social factors related to providing a safe and healthful work place.
  • Be able to recognize, evaluate, and control occupational health hazards.
  • Have an understanding of the fundamentals, principles, and tools for dealing with fire and hazardous materials.
  • Know how to coordinate the safety program with the goals of the organization.

Requirements: Completion of 5 classes *Core plus two more:

  • *OLS 33100 Occupational Safety and Health
  • *OLS 33200 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
  • *OLS 33300 Safety Laws, Codes and Standards
  • OLS 33400 Fire Protection
  • OLS 34300 Hazardous Materials
  • OLS 33600 Fundamentals of Risk Management
  • OLS 33700 Introduction to Emergency Management
  • OLS 43000 Safety and Health Program Management
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