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Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Construction Management

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Become A Capable Leader

Individuals looking for a career change into the construction management field can enroll in the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Construction Management, accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Students from the areas of business and architecture as well as qualified military personnel are eligible for this unique online program, which consists of six core construction management courses specifically built for the certificate’s pursuit.

This certification can also help professionals prepare for the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Associate Constructor Level I Exam by offering the basic leveling courses needed for most American construction management/science graduate programs. This program would also benefit individuals from the various city municipalities, government agencies, insurance assessors, property appraisers, realtors, marketing professionals, accountants, attorneys, and lenders.

Save Time and Money - Apply Your Past Experience to Earn Credit Towards a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Construction Management

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Flexible completion rate

Students can complete the PBCM degree at their own pace. Consisting of 6, seven-week courses, the program can be completed in 6-12 months.

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Top Ranked

The MS in Construction Management is ranked by U.S. News as one of the Best Online Programs for master’s in engineering.

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Prepare for the AIC Exam

This certificate program provides valuable preparation for the Associate Constructor Level 1 Exam.

See What Makes This Program Special

Instructor Kimberley Williams, Ph.D. explains what makes the LSU Online Construction Management programs unique.

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Total credit hours per program: 18 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $326

Total cost with fees: $5,868

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

The following courses are to be taken in sequence: CM 2100, CM 3110 and CM 4100.

The following can be taken when they are offered and in any order: CM 2500, CM 3200 and CM 4210.

  • CM 2100 Construction Materials and Methods I | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 3110 Construction Estimating | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 4100 Construction Scheduling and Cost Control | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 2500 Structural Principles & Practices | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 3200 Mechanical and Electrical Systems | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 4210 Construction Contracting | Credit Hours: 3
Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree
  • 2.0 GPA or above, 3.0 if leveling for Masters
Why choose LSU?

The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs

Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.

Licensure and Certification

While professional licensure and certifications are available in fields related to our degree programs, our programs do not directly result in licensure or certification. Licensure in fields related to engineering, construction management, or computer science generally falls under the jurisdiction of external organizations such as state licensing boards. For example, engineering licensure in Louisiana is governed by Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying (LAPELS) Board. If you intend to pursue such credentials, we advise you to contact the applicable authority to familiarize yourself with their specific requirements. Further, you may contact the associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering ( with questions related to licensure or certification.

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