Spring 2 2024 classes start on March 18, 2024
The online Undergraduate Certificate in Construction Management is offered through the LSU College of Engineering’s Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management and LSU Online. This program offers students a chance to learn the fundamental skills necessary to enter the field of construction without having to earn a full undergraduate degree. Students will work through a variety of topics, including construction materials and methods, sustainability, and safety. Graduates of the online construction management certificate program may begin careers in the construction industry or these courses can be fully transferred into the online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Additionally, graduates with an online Construction Technology Management Specialist Certificate, Intro to Construction Management Specialist Certificate or Project Management in Residential Construction Specialist Certificate can apply credits earned toward this undergraduate certificate.
Employers that have hired Construction Management graduates include: Turner Industries, Performance Contractors, Cajun Industries, MMR, The Lemoine Company, ISC, Pala, Regal Construction, Baker Gulf Coast Industrial, Great River Industries, Wesley Construction
The online construction management certificate can count towards the online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.
Learn from certified online instructors that are experts and leaders within the construction management field.
Course credit can be given by examination. Students can contact their Academic Advisor and follow instructions provided by the Department. Learn More
Pathways to become a Construction Manager, Commercial Construction Superintendent, Project Manager, Home Improvement Services Manager, General Contractor, or Business Owner,
Total credit hours per program: 24 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $399
Total cost with fees: $9,576
LSU Online also offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn More.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Construction Management online requires 24 credit hours, including six core courses and two electives.
Core courses: 18 credit hours
|CM 1011: Introduction to Construction Management
|CM 2100: Construction Materials and Methods I
|CM 2116: Construction Plan Reading
|CM 3110: Construction Estimating
|CM 4100: Construction Scheduling and Cost Control
|CM 4210: Construction Contracting
Electives: Select 6 credit hours
At least one course must be 3000-4000 level.
|CM 1070: Sustainability in the Built Environment
|CM 2112: Construction Materials and Methods II
|CM 2215: Construction Safety
|CM 3112: BIM for Construction Management
|CM 3200: Mechanical Electrical Systems
|CM 3235: Residential Development
|CM 3236: Residential Design Codes and Specifications
|CM 3237: Residential Project Management
|CM 4221: Construction Project Management
|CM 4223: Company Strategic Planning
First Time Certificate Enrollment
LSU 25+ Admission Requirements
Transfer Student General Certificate Admission Requirements
College of Engineering Admission Requirements
Admission to the university does not constitute acceptance into the College of Engineering or into a particular curriculum within this college. Entering students who meet the following criteria will be admitted to the college:
Re-Entry Student Admission Requirements
Students interested in applying for re-entry to LSU must have a 2.0 GPA on all LSU coursework and must meet the requirements for their prospective senior college. Students who have attempted 30 or more hours at another institution must also have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work attempted. For your senior college’s specific requirements please check out the Re-Entry Student Requirements per College.
Undergraduate students who are reviewed and admitted by meeting LSU A&M general admissions requirements but do not meet the admittance requirements to a senior college have two admissions options:
Students can start with The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY). This academic unit is designed for new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. Their mission is to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the UCFY at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU.
Students can start with The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC). This administrative unit serves as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet meet the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges.
For a list of specific senior college requirements please visit the LSU A&M Undergraduate Admission page.
If you feel like you do not meet any of the above qualifications please reach out to your Enrollment Coach team member as there are different evaluation pathways for non-traditional students to take.
The online construction management certificate provides students a well-rounded foundation in both the business and leadership aspects of the industry.
Students will gain the knowledge to do the following:
This online certificate program includes training in some of the most important technologies used in the field. As a result, students will need a computer that can run construction management-related software. Within the core courses, students learn to use a variety of construction specialty software: On-Screen Takeoff, PlanGrid, and Primavera P6 (scheduling). Students also have the option to take an elective course that teaches how to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
Take the first step forward by completing the form and our enrollment team will contact you soon to discuss: