The online Construction Project Management certificate program provides an all-encompassing overview of construction project management principles and best practices presented in a clear and concise format. Construction project managers have a hand in every aspect of a project – from the planning stage with architects and engineers, to the budgeting stage with cost estimators, to the production stage with laborers, and the close out and occupancy stage with the owner and occupants. Whether you’re already part of this rapidly growing industry or seeking a foothold, taking part in SDSU’s online construction project management certificate programs can put you in a position to succeed in the construction industry.
Learn the principles of project management – from planning and scheduling, to the legal aspects of construction, contracts and insurance; and the principles of green construction.
The Construction Project Management Certificate
To earn the certificate, students must receive a passing grade in all five core construction courses and one elective course. Core courses: Construction Project Management, Construction Equipment and Methods, Building Green Buildings, Planning and Scheduling, and Practical Applications of Construction Law. Elective courses: Construction Productivity and Cost Management, Contract Documents and Construction Law, or Problem Solving and Risk Management. The Construction Project Management certificate can be completed in 5 months. All classes should be completed within two years of starting the program.
|Courses (complete all 5)||21SU||21FA||22SP I|
|ENGR 0047 Construction Project Management||9/13-11/21|
|ENGR 0032 Planning and Scheduling||6/28-9/5||9/13-11/21||✔|
|ENGR 0038 Building Green Buildings: The Contractor’s Perspective||6/28-9/5||✔|
|ENGR 0043 Construction Equipment and Methods||6/28-9/5||9/13-11/21||✔|
|ENGR 0050 Practical Application of Construction Law||9/13-11/21|
|Elective Courses (choose 1)||21SU||21FA||22SP I|
|ENGR 0031 Contract Documents and Construction Law||6/28-9/5||✔|
|ENGR 0048 Problem Solving & Risk Management||9/13-11/21|
|ENGR 0049 Construction Productivity & Cost Management||9/13-11/21|
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Enrolling in the Program
Enroll in the program at any time, even before registering for a course. It’s free, and offers many benefits:
- Secure your curriculum (should the requirements change in the future).
- See upcoming courses when you log into your student account.
- Track your progress.
Enrolling in a program doesn’t mean you’re registered for courses. You still must register and pay for each course you wish to take.
Location of Classes
The Construction Project Management certificate program is held online. Consistent access to the Internet is required.
These online construction courses will provide students with opportunities to work through case studies, site related questions, issues, and typical job-related problems. Quizzes provide students with immediate feedback on their understanding of the content. Students set their own class times to complete the work due each week. (Students should dedicate about five hours per week, per class.) Instructors are active career professionals in the construction industry who bring experience and knowledge to the classroom.
The certificate in Construction Project Management program is authorized by SDSU's College of Engineering. Students earn three professional development units (PDUs) per course.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 1.6 million new jobs for this sector by 2022, including more than 78,000 new construction manager jobs.
- City projects, highways, government buildings, schools, residential housing projects, bridges, and roadways are part of the continuing demand for a construction workforce, all of which must be effectively managed.
- As the construction industry continues to grow, so will the demand for skilled construction project managers.
To read answers to frequently asked questions, please see Online Construction Certificate FAQs. To contact the Student Services Coordinator, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 594-2966.
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 learn skills and methods to help advance their career in civil construction, advance your understanding in how to utilize equipment, identify and understand construction methods used to increase productivity on the job site, increase awareness in how to budget for and utilize equipment efficiently. Students will better understand safety procedures associated with different equipment, learn how to select and budget for the best equipment needed for the job and understand and apply methods used in utilizing construction equipment.
Students will learn how to plan, prepare, and update construction project schedules in this online course. Through the use of case studies, learn how to define construction activities, determine activity duration, and assemble the activities into a logical construction schedule. Learn to create and use bar charts and critical path schedules.
The purpose of this course is to provide construction professionals with information that will help them to effectively bid, contract, build, and close out green building projects. We will explore the green building process from the contractor's and subcontractor's point of view. You will learn how to work with an outside commissioning authority to complete the job.