Moving Up in the Construction Field

Student Ana Lazo has goals that need an educational boost

Despite demanding 12-hour days as a construction project engineer, Ana Lazo is determined to complete the Certificate Program in Construction Management with distinction. Working toward a management position at Herrero Builders, Lazo brings skills learned in class to solve problems on site.

"I took Construction Project Scheduling and Control and was working on a smaller project at work," Lazo says. "The material was so related that it made the content clear. It helps when you're in the work environment and you can put the coursework into practice."

With new skills in hand, Lazo is ready to add her prior experience as a landscape designer to a construction management position. She is considering additional Extension courses to further solidify her skill set. "I want to learn about Building Image Modeling (BIM), which lets you design in 3-D," she says.