Online Undergraduate Certificate in Construction Management
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Learn to Successfully Execute Complex Projects
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.
Earn College Credit
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.
Learn Relevant Skills
Become an expert in the latest technology, scheduling, and billing software.
Pathways to become a Construction Manager, Commercial Construction Superintendent, Project Manager, Home Improvement Services Manager, General Contractor, or Business Owner,
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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.
Course Listings - Online Construction Management Certificate
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||3|
|CM 2100: Construction Materials and Methods I||3|
|CM 2116: Construction Plan Reading||3|
|CM 3110: Construction Estimating||3|
|CM 4100: Construction Scheduling and Cost Control||3|
|CM 4210: Construction Contracting||3|
Electives: Select 6 credit hours
At least one course must be 3000-4000 level.
|CM 1070: Sustainability in the Built Environment||3|
|CM 2112: Construction Materials and Methods II||3|
|CM 2215: Construction Safety||3|
|CM 3112: BIM for Construction Management||3|
|CM 3200: Mechanical Electrical Systems||3|
|CM 3235: Residential Development||3|
|CM 3236: Residential Design Codes and Specifications||3|
|CM 3237: Residential Project Management||3|
|CM 4221: Construction Project Management||3|
|CM 4223: Company Strategic Planning||3|
Admission Requirements - Online Construction Management Certificate
First Time Certificate Enrollment
- LSU is a test-optional institution which means applicants will have the choice to select if they wish to have their ACT or SAT scores considered for admission. Click here to learn more!
LSU 25+ Admission Requirements
- LSU 25+ is a special non-degree classification of admission for adult students. Adults who are at least 25 years of age by the end of the calendar year and who have a high school diploma or GED certificate are eligible for admission to LSU through this classification.
- Students with no prior college coursework are required to take ENGL 1001 and MATH1021 and earn a grade of “C-” or better before pursuing any other coursework in the program. Students with prior college credit in ENGL 1001 and MATH 1021 or equivalent, in which a “C-” or better in each was earned, can enroll in up to 6 hours per term.
Transfer Student General Certificate Admission Requirements
- At least 9 transferable (academic, non-remedial) credit hours from a regionally-accredited college or university with 2.5 academic GPA on all transferable college work attempted
- A grade of “C” or better in a college-level English course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken
- A grade of “C” or better in a college-level Math course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken
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:
- A grade of “C” or better in 1000-2000 level CM courses (9 CH) in the required core curriculum.
- Students must have 2.0 GPA on all LSU and cumulative coursework
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.
Career Opportunities - Online Construction Management Certificate
- Field Engineer Assistant
- Cost Engineer Assistant
- Project Scheduling Assistant
- Cost Control Assistant
- This degree serves as a pathway to become a Construction Manager, Commercial Construction Superintendent, Project Manager, Home Improvement Services Manager, General Contractor, or Business Owner
What Will I Learn?
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:
- Apply the interpretation of construction documents (specifications and drawings) used in managing a construction project.
- Apply the skills to estimate quantities and costs for the bidding process in a construction project.
- Understand the fundamentals of contracts, codes, and regulations that govern a construction project.
- Apply the aptitude to schedule a basic construction project.
- Understand basic principles of ethics in the construction industry.
Why Choose LSU?
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.