Course Description

Principal materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames and reinforced concrete as well as project planning, work methods, materials, equipment, and sustainability. Drawing identification and quantity take off will be introduced.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate the methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  • Describe the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  • Analyze decisions based on ethical principles.



This course runs on an several week term. It is not self-paced, but follows a weekly schedule. Check section information for exact weekly term information.

Credit is awarded from LSU–Baton Rouge

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.

Online Format: seven week enrollment period; 7 modules 3 exams

Tuition and Fees

Special Requirements: a computer with reliable internet access, a webcam, and a headset or speakers, and a microphone.

You are also responsible for purchasing separately the required textbooks and any additional required materials for this course.

If you are interested in re-enrolling in a course that you have already taken through our program, please contact us before registering. If you have any questions about registration or payment, please contact our office.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Construction Materials and Methods
Online, fixed date
Mar 18, 2024 to May 10, 2024
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
CM 1112 credit (3 units) $866.00
Available for Credit
3 units
  • Stephanie Heumann
Section Notes

Next course offering: March 18, 2024–May 10, 2024

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