Course Description

Drawing and interpretation of plans, sections, details, symbols, notes and details in architectural, construction and shop drawings. Coordination and reference between drawings. Specification creation incorporating material properties, construction techniques and legal factors. Industry standards from AIA and CSI are presented.

Key Benefits

  • 100% online self-paced course
  • No prior experience required
  • No entry requirements
  • No textbooks and other materials required for purchase

Learning Modules Include

  • Unit 1: The Construction Project
  • Unit 2: Plans – Part I
  • Unit 3: Plans – Part II
  • Unit 4: Specifications and Conclusion

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals of interpreting drawings and specifications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in reading surveys, site improvement, foundations, structures, mechanics, and electrical drawings.
  • Explain construction bid documents and related bidding procedures.
  • Apply specification principles and contract procedures and conditions.

Requirements to Enroll

All learners are eligible to enroll in CSM2305X: Plans and Specifications course of the Construction Management Professional Certificate program. There are no admissions requirements. It is recommended that learners have a high school diploma or GED.

Estimated Time to Completion

CSM2305X: Plans and Specifications can be completed in 50 hours.

Access Time

Learners will have access to their course learning modules for 30 days from the date of their enrollment.

CEUs and PDUs

  • CEUs- 5.0 National University Continuing Education Units

Contact Us

Please contact us is you have any questions by emailing wespace@nu.edu.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Tution non-credit $874.00
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