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Intro to Construction Management

MicroCred®

MicroCred Badge

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 MicroCred® 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 digital badge from LSU Digital & Continuing Education 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 7-week courses also can be used for continuing education units/credits required by some certifications and licenses.


Explore This MicroCred

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

Cost per 3-credit course: $866

Total cost: $2,598

Why register for a MicroCred?

LSU MicroCreds offer a cost-effective means to establish and publicize your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a specialization. Upon successful completion of a MicroCred, you will receive a digital badge from LSU Digital & Continuing Education.

Our MicroCreds are intended especially for working professionals and others who need a flexible means of taking courses and documenting the qualifications they give you. The courses in this MicroCred also earn you college credit, so your MicroCred could also start you on the path to a credit certificate or a college degree.

You may start any course for this MicroCred at any time. Admission to LSU is not required.

Format
The courses in this MicroCred are regular three-credit hour LSU courses. Each online course runs on a term of 7 weeks. You must complete all three courses to earn the MicroCred and receive the digital badge.
Requirements
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.
Why choose LSU?

Prestige: LSU is the flagship institution of Louisiana and is one of only thirty universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.

Join the Tiger Nation: When you enroll in an LSU program, you join the LSU family, encompassed by distinguished students, faculty, and alumni.

Learn from the Best: Our award-winning LSU faculty has been making a global impact, both inside and outside of the classroom, since 1860 and our professional development instructions are leaders in their industry.