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Construction Management Certificate Online

Undergraduate Certificate in
Construction Management

Earning an Undergraduate Certificate in Construction Management is an ideal way to enhance your existing skills or to start college-level study. This nationally accredited program focuses on an assortment of real-world topics that include drawing and specifications, safety planning and cost estimating.

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Lessons & Exams
  • Program Length: 6 to 12 Months

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Payments as Low as
$34 Per Month

  What You'll Learn

Our Construction Management Certificate online program contains 5 courses that include 2 required introductory courses and 3 electives of your selection. Choose from courses in construction methods and materials, cost estimating and construction surveying. You’ll also explore…

  • Exterior & interior finishes
  • Construction workplace safety
  • Fundamentals of surveying
  • Construction project estimation
  • Project planning & scheduling

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Required Courses

B01 - Introduction to Construction  

An introduction to the construction management program, this course includes discussion of the processes, players, and practices in the construction industry. The history of construction, owners, the design team, and the contracting team, communications and documentation in construction, and the sequence of a project are covered.
Credit Hours: 3

B08 - Construction Management  

A capstone course in managing a construction project that provides in-depth coverage of project delivery systems, responsibility and authority, resident project representative’s office responsibilities, records and reports, electronic project administration, specifications and drawings, construction law and labor relations, construction safety, meetings and negotiations, risk allocation and liability sharing, preconstruction operations, planning for construction, scheduling, construction operations, value engineering, measurement and payment, materials and workmanship, change orders and extra work, claims and disputes, and project closeout.
Credit Hours: 3


B02 - Construction Materials and Methods  

This is an introduction to the materials and methods used in constructing commercial buildings. Topics covered include foundations, using wood in construction, exterior and interior finishes, brick masonry, stone and concrete masonry, masonry load bearing wall construction, steel frame construction, sitecast and precast concrete framing systems, roofing, glass, windows and doors, cladding systems, interior walls and partitions, ceilings and floors.
Credit Hours: 3

B03 - Drawings and Specifications  

This is an introduction to reading construction blueprints. Topics include lines of construction, scales, types of surveys, off-site and site improvements, foundations and below-grade construction, the structure above grade, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, commercial blueprints, construction offices, manufacturing facilities and warehouses.
Credit Hours: 3

B04 - Safety Planning and Administration  

This is an introduction to the role of safety in the construction industry. Topics include the cost and causes of accidents, ethics and safety, workers’ compensation, OSHA compliance, safety and health programs and policies, job safety and hazard analysis, accident reporting and record keeping, emergency response plans, total safety management, workplace violence, blood borne pathogens, workplace stress, environmental safety and ISO 14000.
Credit Hours: 3

B05 - Construction Surveying Fundamentals  

This course introduces the use of surveys in commercial, residential, and road construction. Topics include fundamentals of surveying, distance measurement, leveling, angles and theodolites, total stations, traverse surveys and computations, geomatics, global positioning systems, control surveys, highway curves, highway construction surveys, municipal street surveys, pipeline and tunnel surveys, culvert and bridge surveys, building construction surveys, and quantity and final surveys.
Credit Hours: 3

B06 - Cost Estimating  

This is an introduction to the process of estimating the full cost of construction projects. Topics include contracts, bonds, insurance, specifications, overhead and contingencies, labor, equipment, excavation, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and profit.
Credit Hours: 3

B07 - Project Scheduling  

This course examines the role of the project manager in planning, scheduling and controlling a construction project from start to finish. Topics include Gantt charts, basic networks, the critical path method, precedence networks, resource allocation and leveling, schedule updating and project control, schedule compression, reports and presentations, and construction delay claims.
Credit Hours: 3

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  What You Get

We provide all the textbooks and learning materials you’ll need to succeed in our Construction Management Certificate online program. Our affordable, zero-interest monthly tuition makes it easy to realize your education goals.

The flexibility of online learning allows you to move at your own pace, and when you need help, our Academic Advisors and student help desk will lend a hand. The program includes:

  • Comprehensive textbooks & study guides
  • Online, open-book exams
  • Instructor guidance
  • Academic support & tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
  • Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®

Graduates of our Construction Management Certificate online program receive a beautiful certificate and may attend our annual graduation ceremony where they can share the pride of earning an undergraduate certificate with friends and family.

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Choose education on your terms. Start our Construction Management Certificate program today! Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.