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Project Management in Residential Construction Specialist Certificate

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Master Skills for Today’s Housing Market

It’s apparent that residential housing is an essential part of our daily lives. In order to continue to provide the public with sustainable housing, professionals need to be trained in the latest project management techniques in residential construction. Learn the skills necessary to work in residential construction with the LSU Project Management in Residential Construction Specialist Certificate program. Students who complete this program will be able to identify trends in the modern housing market, understand the project life cycle of residential construction, and apply residential construction design theory and techniques to their careers. Students will be prepared to work as a building surveyor, cost estimator, facilities manager, and more. The foundational curriculum for this program is for beginners who have some basic understanding of the construction industry, but 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 a fundamental understanding of residential design and project management.

Why You Should Choose LSU Online Construction Management

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

Explore This Program

Course Listing
  • CM 3235 Residential Development
  • CM 3236 Residential Design Codes and Specification
  • CM 3237 Residential Project Management

The cost for each individual course is $866.

Payment is due prior to beginning the course.

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 online program are three-credit-hour LSU courses. Each online course runs on an 8-week term. Contact our Enrollment Coach team to see if these courses are offered in an upcoming term.

Technical Requirements

Courses require access to high-speed Internet, email, web browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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MicroCred® Digital Badge Details

Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU MicroCred® 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.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our refund and cancellation policies vary and are subject to change.

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Career Outlook
  • building surveyor
  • cost estimator
  • facilities manager
  • sustainability consultant
  • site engineer
  • building services engineer
Learning Outcomes

CM 3235 Residential Development

Introduction to the principles and procedures of residential development. Land development, market research, and residential company start-up practices are explored; focusing on a multi-team-based residential project.

  • Identify trends influencing the residential housing market
  • Create a market analysis for a construction project
  • Apply specific construction management skills and concepts to the development of a management plan for a residential construction project as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Create a written and oral presentation

CM 3236 Residential Design Codes and Specification

A study of residential design theory, techniques, and application as they relate to the International Residential Code for one and two-family dwellings.

  • Discuss most phases of residential construction
  • Describe various ways to install the given construction systems and assemblies
  • Create written plan submissions

CM 3237 Residential Project Management

Fundamentals of residential project management including project lifecycle, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closing. Includes real-world case studies.

  • Describe the iterative processes of residential construction management by becoming familiar with the entire project management lifecycle.
  • Explain how to approach banks and secure financing.
  • Develop a residential project plan.
Student Pathways

The courses in this certificate are LSU college credit courses and can be fully transferred into LSU’s online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM). These 8-week courses may also be used for continuing education units/credits required by some certifications and licenses.