The Construction Project Management 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.

Estimated Cost Estimated Cost
$3,888
Textbooks not included
Completion Time Min. Completion Time
5 Months
Course Format Course Format
Online

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 Certificate
To earn the certificate, students must receive a passing grade in all five core 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. This certificate can be completed in 5 months. All classes should be completed within two years of starting the program.

 

Core Courses (complete all 5) 19FA 20SP I 20SP II
ENGR 0047 Construction Project Management 9/9-11/24   4/6-6/14
ENGR 0032 Planning and Scheduling 9/9-11/24 1/13-3/22 4/6-6/14
ENGR 0038 Building Green Buildings: The Contractor’s Perspective   1/13-3/22  
ENGR 0043 Construction Equipment and Methods   1/13-3/22  
ENGR 0050 Practical Application of Construction Law 9/9-11/24   4/6-6/14
Elective Courses (choose 1) 19FA 20SP I 20SP II
ENGR 0031 Contract Documents and Construction Law   1/13-3/22  
ENGR 0048 Problem Solving & Risk Management 9/9-11/24   4/6-6/14
ENGR 0049 Construction Productivity & Cost Management 9/9-11/24   4/6-6/14

 

Labor Analysis
Construction Project Manager — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
232,049

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+10.50%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$54,000-$84,000

 

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
This certificate program is held online. Consistent access to the Internet is required.

Career Benefits
These online 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 who bring experience and knowledge to the classroom.

This program is authorized by SDSU's College of Engineering. Students earn three professional development units per course.

Career Advancement

  • 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 construction.ces@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-0845.

Core Courses

2019 Summer2019 Fall2020 Spring
2019 Fall
ENGR 0047 Construction Project Management
This course provides a framework for understanding the project manager's role, responsibilities, processes, and procedures. Students will learn the stages of the project, scheduling, feasibility, bidding and contracting, contracts, risk, claims, maintenance, warranties, and more. This is a paced, asynchronous online course. The course features a high level of student to student and student to instructor interaction.
Course Date(s)
September 9 - November 24
$648
Instructors
David Hahn
2019 Fall
ENGR 0050 Practical Applications of Construction Law
Applications of Construction Law online course provides a framework for understanding the legal environment in which construction takes place. Students will learn the stages of contracts, how to avoid litigation, protective methods for the employee/employer in a litigious society, understand the legal liability of construction professionals, avoid disputes using clauses, and be more informed when navigating the legality of the jobsite. Students will learn about the different models of contracts, contract principles, offers, and defenses to the formation of contracts. We will review the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and how it is used in sales contracts. Topics also include the roles and responsibilities of the contractor, architect, and the documents that bind them. Bonds, liens, and waivers,the legal liability of construction professionals, avoiding disputes through use of clauses, and how to avoid defects are included in this course.
Course Date(s)
September 9 - November 24
ENGR 0043 Construction Equipment and Methods

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.

Course Date(s)

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2019 Fall
ENGR 0032 Planning and Scheduling

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.

Course Date(s)
September 9 - November 24
ENGR 0038 Building Green Buildings - The Contractor’s Perspective

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.

Course Date(s)

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Elective Courses

2019 Summer2019 Fall2020 Spring
2019 Fall
ENGR 0048 Problem Solving and Risk Management
This course will focus on risk identification and assessment. Through practice with skillful problem-solving techniques, students will learn to manage, diminish, or eliminate risks. This is a paced, asynchronous online course. The course features a high level of student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction.
Course Date(s)
September 9 - November 24
$648
Instructors
David Hahn
ENGR 0031 Contract Documents and Construction Law

This online course focuses on understanding the relationship between contract documents and the construction process.

Course Date(s)

Register
2019 Fall
ENGR 0049 Construction Productivity and Cost Management
This course will focus on construction cost management and improving productivity with cost management strategies. Through practice with skillful problem-solving techniques, student will learn to manage costs and take proactive measures to increase productivity on their job sites. This is a paced, asynchronous online course. The course features a high level of student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction.

Sept. 11-Nov. 19

Course Date(s)
September 9 - November 24

Courses

2019 Summer2019 Fall2020 Spring