Real Estate Construction Administration and Development (RECAD)


This certificate provides students with a comprehensive, analytical, and practical understanding of real estate project management. Students enrolled in this program will be educated and trained on the roles and responsibilities of a real estate project manager. By integrating current and best practices of real estate project management into our curriculum, students will be immersed in engaging and interactive faculty-led classroom discussions on topics such as cost estimating, budgeting, construction methods and technology, construction contract law, blueprint reading, planning, finance, scheduling, management, and finance. Upon successfully completing the program, students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, empowering them to make informed decisions, and take on lead roles on the design and construction of residential and non-residential buildings, highways, streets, bridges, and other sustainable construction projects.

Program Track Application fee Tuition Fees Books & Materials
Real Estate Construction Administration and Development (RECAD) $125.00 $6,737.00 $195.00 $850.00 (not included in tuition)

Program Length: 8 weeks for 3 semesters

International Students

For International Students, the Real Estate Construction Administration and Development (RECAD) Certificate meets the 18 hours per week requirements mandated for I-20 Certificate of Eligibility and therefore allows students to apply for an F-1 Visa.

Practical Training

Upon completion of this rigorous program, students may apply for Practical Training, temporary employment directly related to the student’s field of study. Students may contact their International Student Advisor at Baruch’s International Student Service Center (ISSC) to discuss eligibility. Authorization for employment is not guaranteed.

Application Form and Fees

Completed application form with $525 credit card payment paid via a credit card, bank certified check or money order made out to Baruch College. This amount include a $125 non-refundable application fee and a $400 non-refundable tuition deposit that will be applied towards the cost of tuition.

Term I
Term II
Term III
NCFP9042 Commercial Real Estate Leasing NCCP1000 Construction Management NCCP9026 Construction Contract Law
NCP2000 An Economic Perspective on Real Estate NCCP2000 Construction Methods &
Technology
NCCP9030 The Future of Blueprint Reading
NCP4000 Principles of Real Estate Finance I NCCP4000 Construction
Project Management
NCSP9010 Fundamentals of Sustainable Design
NCP5000 Principles of Real Estate Finance II NCCP5000 Construction Estimating NCCP3000 Primavera
N110CP Mastering the Application of Real Estate Math NCP113 Real Estate Business Management: A Global Overview NCP112 Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)


Academic Requirements:


  • Official transcript of U.S. Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent. (Non-English language transcripts must be translated into English language by an official translator)
  • Two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes
  • A one page typed essay describing why you wish to pursue the program at Baruch College CAPS
  • A current resume
  • Proof of English language competency
    • This can be:
    • U.S. Bachelor’s degree equivalent from an English speaking institution or
    • Completion of a CAPS ESL Level 8 (including passing scores on CAT-W and CAT-R) or
    • IELTS score of 6.5 or
    • IBT TOEFL scores of 79 or above. If your TOEFL score is between 70-78 or your IELTS score is 6.0, we offer a two-week intensive: English Express

I-20 Visa Requirements:

  • Confidential Declaration and Certificate of Finance
  • An original bank statement on official letterhead in English and in U.S. Dollars
  • Copy of a valid Passport

For Transfer Students Only:

  • Completed transfer form from the previous school
  • Copy of Passport with I-94 (white card)
  • Copy of most recent I-20
  • A written statement from the applicant granting International Student Services Center permission to release I-20 to a named friend or relative