Get acquainted with this fast-growing industry with our two introductory construction courses! Both of these one-unit courses are fully online, so they’re ideal for working professionals and students who value flexibility and convenience. After completing either course, students will be fully prepared to enroll in one of our more comprehensive online construction certification programs.
Introduction to Construction
The Introduction to Construction course is ideal for individuals who are seeking a foothold in this growing industry. This course will introduce you to key components of construction, including:
- Project management
- Safety regulations and inspections
- Types of construction
Introduction to Concrete
Students of the Introduction to Concrete course will gain a preliminary understanding of building materials and other key components of construction, including:
- An overview of Portland Cement Concrete
- Concrete installation techniques
- Adverse weather concreting
- Makeup and uses of asphaltic concrete
- Concrete makeup, materials, and uses
Both courses are fully approved by SDSU’s College of Engineering and are offered in cooperation with the Associated General Contractors of America.
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This program presented in partnership with a third-party provider is not taught by San Diego State University faculty. It is authorized by SDSU's College of Engineering for professional development credit. Courses offered with third-party providers are not degree-eligible at San Diego State University.
Students will develop a working understanding of construction project management topics including estimating, project management, scheduling, close out and pay out.