Introduction to Construction Project Management

2 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Become a Project Leader in the Construction Industry

In this course, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the Project Manager’s role in the construction industry.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding factors that impact construction projects and their timely delivery.  Through case studies, students will learn how to properly interface with stakeholders throughout project lifecycles by leveraging process groups and their processes. Project Integration Management will cover value engineering, contract management, strategic decision making and efforts to close projects.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This continuing education course is intended for those who seek an understanding of a project manager's role within the construction industry.

Course Materials:


PMP-X804F: Project Management Fundamentals

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify the factors that make Project Management in the construction industry unique
  • Explore methods for stakeholder governance, project life cycles, and interpersonal communications and responsibilities
  • Distinguish the difference between knowledge areas and process groups, and learn how related process is leveraged to guide project efforts
  • Survey global advances in technology and society, and familiarize yourself with the opportunities and impacts of these things in Construction Project Management
  • Describe integration management and learn how industry-specific work like Value Engineering, Contract Commissioning, and Strategy formulation are of value for successful Integration Management


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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.


This was a well thought out and very informative class. The information was relevant, and the instructor was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain the information clearly. I was impressed with the instructors ability to take an in person class and adjust it to online learning and still keep us engaged and excited about attending.

Great instructor, Excellent job with the course.