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Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Construction Management

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Application Deadline: June 24, 2024

Summer 2 2024 classes start on July 8, 2024

Become A Capable Leader

The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Construction Management is offered through LSU’s Bert S. Department of Construction Management. The curriculum consists of six core courses specifically built to strengthen essential skills for construction leaders. As a result, this program provides a solid foundation for individuals looking to make a career change to the construction field. Business students, architecture students, and qualified military employees may also enroll in this unique online program.

Our program can help students prepare for the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Associate Constructor Level I Exam by offering the basic courses needed for most American construction management or science graduate programs. Other professionals could also benefit from this program, including employees in city municipalities or government agencies, insurance assessors and property appraisers, realtors, marketing professionals, accountants, attorneys, and lenders.

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 

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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Prepare for the AIC Exam

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

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Top Ranked

Ranked #5 in the nation as the Best Online Construction Management program by Intelligent.com for 2023!

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Earn Course Credit By Exam

Course credit can be given by examination. Students can contact their Academic Advisor and follow instructions provided by the Department. Learn More

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Become Career Ready

This program prepares career change graduate students, qualified military personnel, or individuals with several years of construction experience for managerial positions within the industry.

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“The Bert S. Department of Construction Management at LSU is uniquely positioned with the construction industry to deliver quality online construction education. This partnership with industry partners is well known at national levels. In addition, all faculty in the program undergoes online training for almost a year before they teach a course.”

Charles W. Berryman, Ph.D., CPC, AIC
Department Chair and Professor, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management

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

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Cost Online Construction Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Total credit hours per program: 18 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $326

Total cost with fees: $5,868

LSU Online 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 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Construction Management Certificate Core Credit Hours
CM 2100 Construction Materials and Methods I 3
CM 3110 Construction Estimating 3
CM 4100 Construction Scheduling and Cost Control 3
CM 2500 Structural Principles & Practices 3
CM 3200 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3
CM 4210 Construction Contracting 3

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.

Admission Requirements Online Construction Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

  • Bachelor Degree
  • 2.0 GPA or above, 3.0 if leveling for Masters

For a list of specific college requirements please visit the LSU A&M Undergraduate Admission page.

Career Opportunities Online Construction Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

  • Assistant Site Superintendent (Entry Level)
  • Jr Construction Manger (Entry Level)
  • Assistant Construction Superintendent
  • Construction Project Manager (Entry Level)

What Will I Learn? Online Construction Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Our online post-baccalaureate certificate in construction management offers students a basic foundation of construction management principles. Students who graduate from this program will be prepared to take the Associate Constructor Level 1 Exam or pivot their careers into this growing field.

Topics covered in this certificate program include: 

  • Quality control procedures for various materials and material manufacturing processes
  • Proper pricing of work, including material & equipment costs and labor estimates
  • Controlling, reporting, and predicting project progress and costs
  • Statics and strengths of materials
  • Contract law


Why Choose This Program? Online Construction Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

This construction management post-baccalaureate certificate from LSU provides students with the tools to become capable leaders in the construction industry. Students will benefit from the affordable tuition and flexible course setup as well as learning from certified online instructors that are experts and leaders within the construction management field.

Additionally, the program prepares students to take the Associate Constructor Level 1 Exam and earn an American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Associate Construction Certification. This program also offers students a chance to apply previous experience and potentially earn credit toward their certificate, helping them save time and money. 

Why Choose LSU? Online Construction Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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 Online Construction Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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 (coeasscdean@lsu.edu) with questions related to licensure or certification.

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