In any building project, efficient construction management serves as an important foundation for success. That’s why experienced construction project managers are always in demand and many are paid six-figure salaries for their talents and hard work. You’ll get a comprehensive overview of construction project management principles and best practices in this five-course, online certificate program that expands your knowledge and skill set, and looks great on your resume.
Construction project managers plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects from start to finish. They coordinate and oversee construction of residential, commercial and industrial structures, and a wide variety of additional projects such as roads, bridges and infrastructure.
The duties of a construction project manager, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, typically include the following:
Construction project managers work closely with other building specialists, such as architects, civil engineers and a variety of trade workers, including electricians, carpenters and others. Depending on the project, construction managers may interact with lawyers, inspectors and local government officials. A construction manager may also consult with the client during the design phase to help refine construction plans and control costs.
Construction project managers may benefit from experience with certain software tools, such as cost-estimating and logistical software. Their goal is to ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget.
To earn the USD professional development certificate in construction project management, students are required to successfully complete the five required courses in this sequence with a final grade of C+ or better and have attended a minimum of 70% of scheduled class time. Learn more about the University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education Certificate Benefits and Policies.
This course provides continuing education for those seeking a hands-on approach to gaining project management skills and methodologies.
This section is only open for students in the Construction Project Management Certificate
Once registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review the course Welcome Letter to review important course details.
This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within your online course, available to review two days prior to the course start date.
Identify the factors that make Project Management in the construction industry unique with this two-unit course.
Create and monitor a Schedule Management plan using Activity Defining, Sequencing, WBS Construction, and Verification and Validation methods with this two-unit course.
Explore Procurement Management Fundamentals for Construction Project Management. Open Enrollment, no applications.
Address Stakeholders in construction and how to identify understand their impact and influence throughout a project lifecycle with this two-unit course.
A scholarship for this certificate and a selective group of other certificates is available. This scholarship was created in honor of an employee and lifelong learner here at the University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education, Marcia Sue Rathfon.
On her behalf, we are offering scholarships to those individuals seeking to continue their education in the areas of K-12 education and business while encouraging the concept that learning never stops.
To apply, please complete the following application.
Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.
How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with seven learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
Here is a closer look at the five courses that comprise the University of San Diego’s Construction Project Management Certificate program:
Students who complete the Construction Project Management Certificate program will gain the skills and strategies needed to effectively manage building projects from start to finish. Expected activities and learner outcomes include:
This continuing education program is ideal for those currently planning and managing construction projects as well as those who aspire to do so, including construction professionals and administrators seeking to move into project management. Past and present students have included:
Students who complete the Construction Project Management Certificate program will learn the skills and strategies needed to effectively manage building projects from start to finish. The benefits of acquiring this career-building expertise through the University of San Diego include:
The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges – Senior College and University Commission (WASC).
The faculty members at the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.
Employment opportunities in the business and finance field are expected to grow by over 750,000 new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, employers are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented and educated business professionals.
This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.
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For successful completion of the certificate programs the following requirements are needed:
Unfortunately most of our courses do not count towards a degree, unless otherwise stated on the course website page. Credit earned in some of our courses may be accepted by some universities as applicable towards a degree but that would be at the discretion of the university.
Certificate programs offered through the Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) at the University of San Diego, are not supported with I-20 assistance (student visas) at this moment. However, PCE’s English Language Academy (ELA) offers I-20 assistance and students who are participating in ELA programs may also participate in other PCE programs. For additional information, please call 1 619-260-8887.
If you are interested in pursuing a degree program with the University of San Diego, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions can issue a Form I-20 to international students who have been accepted to degree program at the University. The application procedures, deadlines, and the Admissions Office contact information can be found on USD’s Undergraduate Admissions page.
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You have five years to complete the certificate.
An Incomplete (INC) grade is available in some circumstances. The instructor makes the final determination of acceptance of assigning an incomplete grade based on the level of work already completed and the amount of assignments remaining. (Policies)
To receive an ‘INC’ grade, students must complete a Petition for Incomplete and forward it to PCE. PCE will then forward the Petition to the instructor for approval. If coursework is not completed in the agreed extension period, a final grade is assigned, all ‘INC’ grades convert to ‘F’ grades or ‘NG’ (No Grade). (Petition)
No application is required. Unless otherwise listed within the program specific information, there are no admissions requirements.
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You may pay online with a credit card (we accept MasterCard and Visa) or call Enrollment and Student Services during business hours at 1 619-260-4585. Registrations must be paid in full prior to the first day of course.
Students who need to drop a course due to extenuating circumstances may receive a refund, if the request is received prior to the first day or start date of the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% or $50, whichever is higher. There are no refunds once the course begins. Learn about our registration policies here. A full refund is provided if PCE cancels a course.
Only University of San Diego courses count towards receiving the certificate from USD.
Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.
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