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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Construction Management Online

Complete Coursework: 6-12 months Credit Hours: 18 Tuition: $304 per credit hour*

The Post-baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Construction Management (CM) will be conferred upon students who demonstrate work of high merit that entails scholarship and outstanding academic achievement through six online core CM courses specifically designed for the program. Students who complete the requirements will acquire a perspective and the necessary basic skills of a construction manager, as well as a path to construction management certification. This online certificate program can prepare individuals, including graduate students in areas of architecture and business or qualified military personnel, for a career change into construction management. The PBC also helps to prepare individuals for the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Associate Constructor Level I Exam and provides the basic leveling courses required for most U.S. construction management/science graduate programs in the US.

*The LSU Board of Supervisors may modify tuition and/or fees at any time without advance notice.

Online Courses


Core Courses

The following courses are to be taken in the sequence shown below:

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. Project planning, work methods, materials, equipment and sustainability are also explored.
Basic fundamentals of estimating including document review, quantity survey, material, equipment/labor pricing and bid package preparation for construction projects. Prerequisites: None; however, it would be beneficial to complete CM 2101 before taking this course.
Fundamentals of planning and scheduling including network based schedules, resource scheduling, probabilistic scheduling and computer applications. Project control emphasis on goals, flow of information, time and cost control, and change management. Prerequisites: None; however, it would be beneficial to complete CM 2101 and 3111 before taking this course.

Program Courses

The following courses can be taken anytime as they are offered (sequence not relevant):

Statics, strength of materials, and the design of ordinary timber, steel, and reinforced concrete for construction application. Prerequisites: None; however, it would be beneficial to complete CM 2100 before taking this course.
For residential and commercial buildings; design and construction of building MEP systems; emphasis on basic terminology, equipment and installation procedures, management of the complete MEP process, code compliance, and quality control issues.
Principles and theory of construction company ownership and organization, the estimate and bid process, construction contracts, bonds, and insurance, business methods and plans, management, and administration, labor law and relations, safety, and avoidance of claims.

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