Construction Project Management Certificate

5 Courses
9 Units
Online Self-Paced , Online Fixed-Date
37 Weeks

Earn Your Construction Project Management Certificate Online

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.

What Does a Construction Manager Do?

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.

Certificate Requirements

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. Learn more about the University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education Certificate Benefits and Policies.

COHORT SCHEDULE

Course #Required Courses (8 Units)DurationSummer 2024 CohortFall 2024 CohortFeeFee w/ Bundle
PMP-X804FProject Management Fundamentals
(1 Units)
OSPRegister AnytimeRegister Anytime$379$344
PMP-X805BDIntroduction to Construction Project Management
(2 Units)
OFD – 8 weeksMay 21 – Jul. 8, 2024Sep 3 – Oct 21, 2024$679$536
PMP-X806BDScope, Schedule, Cost, and Quality Management
(2 Units)
OFD – 7 weeksOct 22 – Dec 9, 2024Oct 22 – Dec 9, 2024$679$536
PMP-X807BDResource, Communications, Risk, and Procurement Management
(2 Units)
OFD – 8 weeksJan 21 – Mar 10, 2024Jan 21 – Mar 10, 2024$679$536
PMP-X808BDStakeholder & Financial Management & Health, Safety & Security
(2 Units)
OFD – 8 weeksMay 27 – Jul 14, 2024May 27 – Jul 14, 2024$679$536

Schedule & Fees

Project Management Construction Certificate

All courses from this stream are required for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
Project Management Fundamentals [PMP-X804F] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $379
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$379
Online Self-Paced
Robert Key

This course provides continuing education for those seeking a hands-on approach to gaining project management skills and methodologies.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the New Student Orientation and your online course.

Introduction to Construction Project Management [PMP-X805BD] See Course Options 2 $679
See Course Options
2
$679
Online Fixed-Date
Tammy Good

Identify the factors that make Project Management in the construction industry unique with this two-unit course.

Scope, Schedule, Cost, and Quality Management [PMP-X806BD] See Course Options 2 $679
See Course Options
2
$679
Online Fixed-Date
Tammy Good

Create and monitor a Schedule Management plan using Activity Defining, Sequencing, WBS Construction, and Verification and Validation methods with this two-unit course.

Resource, Communications, Risk, and Procurement Management [PMP-X807BD] See Course Options 2 $679
See Course Options
2
$679
Online Fixed-Date
Tammy Good

Explore Procurement Management Fundamentals for Construction Project Management. Open Enrollment, no applications.

Stakeholder & Financial Management & Health, Safety, and Security Overview [PMP-X808BD] See Course Options 2 $679
See Course Options
2
$679
Online Fixed-Date
Tammy Good

Address Stakeholders in construction and how to identify understand their impact and influence throughout a project lifecycle with this two-unit course.

$45
$3,140

Learning Method Information

Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

Online Fixed-Date

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 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:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

Curriculum

Here is a closer look at the five courses that comprise the University of San Diego’s Construction Project Management Certificate program:

What You Will Learn

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:

Who Should Attend

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:

Benefits

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 instructor, was amazing. They provided relevant and usable information in an entertaining and engaging style. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to expand their project management knowledge and skills.

Accreditation

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).

Testimonials

Our instructor was very knowledgeable and made me feel like they wee sincerely interested in seeing everyone in the class succeed. They offered great feedback and constructive criticism in a very non-confrontational way.

The instructor, was amazing. They provided relevant and usable information in an entertaining and engaging style. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to expand their project management knowledge and skills.

Instructors

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.

Careers Outlook

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.

Industry Insights

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Job growth

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Average business manager salary


Career Opportunities

Project Manager
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Data Analyst

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for completing a certificate program?

Requirements for completing a certificate can be found on the certificate page.

Are the continuing education courses transferable to a master degree program?

Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
individual academic institution decides whether or not to accept USD Professional and Continuing Education credit.

How long do I have to complete the Certificate?

You have five years to complete the certificate.

What are your registration/drop/refund policies?

Click here for complete details regarding our refund, drop and transfer policies

What if I can’t get into a course because it is full?

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.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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