Scope, Schedule, Cost, and Quality Management

2 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Identify Components of Project Scope Management

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of Scope Management and the steps necessary to develop a project schedule. We will cover the differences, challenges, and opportunities when working with General Contractors and Subcontractors. Students will practice schedule analysis techniques to keep projects on schedule and budget. Case studies and project scenarios will be leveraged to learn how to best utilize Earned Value Management, and Estimating to construct work packages that are manageable. Quality Management will cover modern techniques used.

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 to an understanding of a project manager's role within the construction industry.

Course Materials: 

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  • PMP-X804F Project Management Fundamentals
  • PMP-X805BD Introduction to Construction Project Management

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What You Will Learn

  • Define Scope Management and call-out the common aspects of construction project management that create special scope challenges
  • Create and monitor a Schedule Management plan using Activity Defining, Sequencing, WBS Construction, and Verification and Validation methods
  • Construct a Cost Management plan that identifies unique cost elements and considerations of construction project management
  • Learn how to measure project performance utilizing Earned Value Management, Estimating, and Forecasting
  • Explain Quality Management principles that drive successful construction projects and gain an understanding of Modern Quality 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.


The instructor, Malachi Walker, was amazing. He 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.

The presentations that we do are very helpful and productive.