Online Course

Construction Engineering Professional


The role of the outside plant engineer builds off a comprehensive understanding of all the aspects that go into a construction project. The goal of the “Construction Engineering” course is to help the outside plant engineer understand and comprehend the pitfalls that could delay a construction project. The “Construction Engineering” course covers the old and new ways to do a field survey. In all areas of an operator’s plant, it is important to check for proper clearances and pole loading before any new construction starts. Additionally, the course exposes the outside plant engineer to the make-ready construction process, allowing additional coax or fiber cable placement possible. The course introduces the differences between a right of way and easement, as well as related permits. Engineers also learn how to describe a property accurately and whether it has liens, covenants, and restrictions. Engineers also need to know items that should be in a project design from the beginning to the project's closeout. Finally, the course outlines how to develop a scope of work checklist, explaining all the tasks needed to develop the necessary construction documents.

Included in the Course

  • In-depth interactive eBook modules
  • Engaging and Interactive LightningMod™ to prepare the learner for training
  • Course final exam
  • Fun VirtuGame® to improve absorption and retention of competencies

Course Modules

  • Module 01: Field Survey
  • Module 02: Utility Pole Make Ready Process
  • Module 03: Right of Way
  • Module 04: Project Design

Target Audience

The target audience is anyone telecommunication engineer who desires to understand the outside factors for standard installation techniques that affect a construction project timeline, along with the required safety aspects.

Recommended Prerequisites


Upon Successful Completion

  • SCTE Course Completion Certificate
  • One recertification unit (RU) toward SCTE certification renewal

Requirements for Successful Course Completion

  • Final exam with a passing grade of 70%
  • Completion of SCTE course feedback form