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It's apparent that residential housing is an essential part of our daily lives. In order to continue to provide the public with sustainable housing, professionals need to be trained in the latest project management techniques in residential construction. Learn the skills necessary to work in residential construction with the LSU Project Management in Residential Construction certificate program. Students who complete this program will be able to identify trends in the modern housing market, understand the project life cycle of residential construction, and apply residential construction design theory and techniques to their careers. Graduates will be prepared to work as a building surveyor, cost estimator, facilities manager, sustainability consultant, site engineer, building services engineer, and more. 

The foundational curriculum for this program is for beginners, those who would like to see if this career is for them. It has been organized for those with or without a college degree who would like an overview of the profession along with a fundamental understanding of residential design and project management. 

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.

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.

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