Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU OFFER LIVE CLASSES ANYMORE?
No, we have transitioned to our new 90-Day Access - Self-Paced courses, which are an improved version of our previous live courses. These self-paced courses allow students to revisit the material as often as they like over a 90-day period, offering greater flexibility and learning opportunities.
BUT I'M NOT GOOD WITH SELF-PACED COURSES.
Is that so? Allow me to clarify. While our courses are designed to be self-paced, it's important to note that they are actually recorded sessions of our live courses. This means you're essentially viewing the same content and experience you would have had in our live classes. If you have a preference for live courses, we are confident that you'll find these recordings just as enjoyable. In fact, recent students who have taken these courses have expressed their enthusiasm, describing them as truly outstanding.
DO THESE COURSES RESEMBLE STUDYING FROM A BOOK?
Not at all! Our courses are essentially video adaptations of our live sessions. They follow a structured format, similar to our live courses, and are divided into manageable, comprehensible segments.
WHAT PROMPTED THE INTRODUCTION OF THESE SELF-PACED COURSES?
There are several reasons behind this decision. Firstly, the landscape of time and technology has evolved significantly. People's lifestyles and habits have also undergone transformations. We've observed a substantial increase in inquiries via email and phone calls regarding self-paced course options. People nowadays lead busy lives, reside in various time zones, and seek the advantages of learning at their own convenience. We are pleased with our choice as it allows us to extend our educational offerings to individuals who might not have been able to benefit from our classes otherwise.
HOW IS THE SUPPORT AFTER MY COURSE IS COMPLETED?
It's nothing short of amazing! In fact, it has only improved, allowing us to assist even more individuals. Our support system remains unchanged, but it's now even better! Through our in-course messaging system, students can conveniently ask questions whenever they like. Rest assured, our commitment to supporting you after your course is as unwavering as it has been for the past 47 years.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR TAKING THESE COURSES?
Absolutely! Here are some invaluable suggestions and best practices for making the most of your course experience:
1) Recognize the Value of Course Videos:
Understand that the course videos are not just passive entertainment; they are integral components of a live course. Every piece of information covered in these videos is significant. If it's included in the course, it's because it matters.
2) Embrace Learning Over Passive Viewing:
This course is all about active learning, not just passively watching videos. There's a wealth of information to absorb, which is why we've provided a generous 90-day completion window.
3) Engage with the Material:
Challenge yourself to ask questions about everything you encounter and learn throughout the course. Visualize how this newfound knowledge can be applied in your everyday life, particularly in estimating tasks.
4) Take Comprehensive Notes:
Note-taking is key! Consider organizing your notes into two sections: Course notes, capturing general concepts and principles, and Job notes, focusing on specific examples related to estimating, like the two-story office building discussed in this course.
5) Follow the Logical Progression:
Understand that the course has been structured with a logical flow, beginning to end. Every part of this class is interconnected and contributes to building your foundation in commercial estimating. Skipping any section may hinder your understanding.
6) Avoid Rushing Through:
Resist the urge to rush through the course. Give yourself the time you need to fully digest each video and its content. Remember, this course is designed for your benefit, and a thorough understanding will serve you well in your endeavors.
IF I ENCOUNTER DIFFICULTIES DURING THIS COURSE WILL YOU HELP ME?
Absolutely! The Carter School of Estimating boasts a rich history of aiding countless individuals, just like you, in their journey towards becoming proficient estimators. When it comes to offering support, we don't rest, and we genuinely mean that. Our commitment to each and every student is unwavering – we are here whenever you require assistance. Whether your inquiry pertains to the course material or extends to broader questions about the field of estimating, we are dedicated to providing answers and resolving your concerns. Having said that, as a student, we encourage you to take initiative in seeking solutions. Throughout the course, you'll gain access to valuable tips for problem-solving, along with downloadable resources to aid you on your learning journey."