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 curriculum contained within this certificate is for beginners and those interested in basic construction software. It has been designed for those that have at least some understanding of the construction process. This program is for those with or without a college degree who would like to learn about construction materials and methods and how these relate to reading a set of construction drawings. Building upon this knowledge, the learner will be exposed to the electronic side of a few construction processes using On-Screen Take Off (electronic quantity take-offs) and Building Information Modeling (virtual 3D environments).
Program Cost: This program is comprised of 3 courses, each with a base cost of $866. The total program cost will vary due to course-specific costs, such as proctoring and books. You can find comprehensive information regarding these fees and a syllabus on each course page.
Requirements: This online program requires access to a computer with internet access, email, an Internet browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Eligibility: Students enrolled in a degree program at the LSU Baton Rouge campus or in an LSU Online degree program are not eligible to take these courses through Online Distance Learning.
Format: The courses in this certificate are regular three-credit hour LSU courses. Each online course runs on a term of eight-weeks. You must complete all three courses to earn the certificate and receive the digital badge.
Upon completion of the three-course series, students will receive a digital badge from LSU Online & 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 eight week courses also can be used for continuing education units/credits required by some certifications and licenses. This program is administered by LSU, but admission to the University is not required. Additionally, the courses you take can provide credit to start you on the path toward a degree or your professional goals.
For more information about this program, email Answers@outreach.lsu.edu or call 833-280-5634.