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Intro to Construction Management Specialist Certificate

Advance Your Career with an LSU Certificate

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Construction management is the business side of any construction project. Construction managers have the business skills, experience, and education to oversee the execution of complex construction work in the private or public sector. They also can seek diverse careers as business owners, field engineers, cost estimators, estates managers, consultants, project managers, facilities managers, etc. There are over 30 different career paths in construction for this type of professional.

The foundational curriculum for this program is for beginners, those who would like to see if this career is for them. It has been organized for those with or without a college degree who would like an overview of the profession along with an understanding of construction materials and methods and how these relate to reading a set of construction drawings.

Upon completion of the three-course series (see list below), students will receive a LSU MicroCred digital badge that can be used for online résumés, personal websites or social media. In addition, these are college courses and can be fully transferred into LSU’s Online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM). These 8-week courses also can be used for continuing education units/credits required by some certifications and licenses. If you have completed this program, you can request your badge by clicking here.

Why You Should Choose LSU Online Construction Management

Learn from our award-winning construction management faculty and instructors.

Explore This Program

Course Listing
  • CM 1011-Introduction to Construction Management
  • CM 1112-Construction Materials and Methods
  • CM 2116-Construction Plan Reading

Cost per 3-credit course: $866

Total cost: $2,598

Note: Prices are subject to change. Cost does not include the price of textbooks. Contact an Enrollment Coach to see what savings you may qualify for.


The courses in this MicroCred are regular three-credit-hour LSU courses. Each online course runs on a term of 8 weeks. You must complete all three courses to earn the MicroCred and receive the digital badge.


These online courses require access to a computer with Internet access, email, an Internet browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

MicroCred® Digital Badge Details

Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online résumé and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Badgr. For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU digital badge page. If you have completed this program, request your badge.