The Certified Construction Associate (CCA) program is an advanced, six-part, self study course in construction terminology, procedures and processes. NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) requires the program be completed in three (3) years. Participants study at their own pace but must pass all six parts within three (3) years with 2 possible one year extensions. Extensions must be approved by the NEF Executive Committee. After successfully passing certification exams in all six parts, participants receive Certified Construction Associate certificates, pins and are entitled to use the letters, CCA after their names.
ECONOMICS - ECONOMICS AND THE FIRM deals with the study of basic economic principles and how these principles can be applied to the firm, and the individual as well.
COST ACCOUNTING FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS - The lessons of this section explain in simple language the theory of double entry bookkeeping. It also familiarizes one with the concepts employed in cost accounting.The general scheme of cost accounting must be viewed as a process of gathering the elements of a job in such a manner as to enable contractors to determine gain or loss for that job.
INSURANCE AND BONDING - After studying this section you should be able to:
The corporate effort to foster a positive image, the ethical considerations behind this effort, and the responsibilities embodied in contract law combine to create an environment in which the construction industry functions. This environment is the subject of Construction Environs.
This course is divided into two sections: Marketing and Contract Law. Marketing includes lessons on ethics and public relations as well as marketing itself. Contract Law gives an overview of the elements which constitute the written construction contract.
This course is a composite of the important principles required to plan and complete a successful construction project. Documents and forms included with the course are pathways to understanding the processes of construction principles and their relationship to the performance of work.
The purpose of Effective Communications is to assist you in learning to write better and speak with confidence. To write well, you must be aware of language, style, tone and format. To speak well, you must overcome anxiety and master your subject.
Written Communications - Spelling, Grammar and Mechanics, Letter Writing, Preparing Reports
Public Speaking - Speech Preparation, Developing Ideas, Presentation Methods and Techniques
As the economy changed from agrarian to industrial, the individual's source of employment changed. The majority of workers lost direct control of their economic destinies. The shift from self-employed to employee brought about a need for a whole new type of communications called industrial relations. Labor Relations explains the industrial relations communications.
This course will give you the following:
1. Historical and legal framework of unions.
2. Labor practices and dynamics of a labor union.
3. Collective bargaining.
4. Economics of unions.
5. Special challenges facing construction workers.
Management is commonly defined as "the conscious organization of people and resources to accomplish purposes". Although this definition expresses a concise distinction between people and resources, emphasizing that people are and should be valued differently than assets can be measured finitely, it can be expanded to "the conscious organization of people and other resources to accomplish purposes". This general definition reflects the importance of people and their skills as the major resources of most organizations. Human Resources Management, then, is the sum of the organizational processes through which people fulfill and influence the organizations' purposes.
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