Advance your construction career by showcasing your management capabilities.
CSU-Global’s Construction Management specialization helps students understand the standards and leadership skills required to manage construction projects.
This industry-specific specialization can be applied to a number of our bachelor’s programs as a way to ready yourself for the construction field. For instance, a bachelor’s in business management, human resource management, information technology, or project management, among others, would be complemented by a specialization in construction management.
The Construction Management undergraduate specialization consists of five lower-division construction management and project management courses for a total of 15 credit hours.
Download information on the Construction Management Certificate of Completion.
This course is designed to give the students an overview of the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques needed by today’s construction project managers in order to direct projects towards their successful completion. The course will provide the foundational processes required for construction managers to implement different business practices, strategies, and philosophies in relationship to managing stakeholder concerns, scheduling techniques, budget concerns, and how governmental laws and regulations can affect construction projects. Case studies will be utilized to explore the related issues and to provide real-life scenarios to reinforce the course’s learning objectives and materials.
This course covers the concepts and techniques used in planning, scheduling, and controlling construction projects. Topics include the network (precedence) diagram, critical path method (CPM) analysis, resource leveling, time-cost trade-off, and the linear scheduling method with particular focus on utilizing Microsoft Project and Primavera Project Planner in scheduling complex construction projects. During the duration of this course students will learn the techniques required to layout a project’s completion delivery format as completion tasks are linked in precedence order to take a project from its starting point to its ultimate completion. With this knowledge and understanding of a project’s completion schedule class participants will be able to formulate the project's overall critical path direction which ultimately determines the time required to complete a project.
This course covers cost estimating for residential, light commercial, heavy, and highway construction projects. Students will learn how to prepare competitive bids with detailed quantity take-off and pricing of materials, labor, equipment, and subcontracts. Additionally, students will evaluate three complete sets of drawings and specifications in order to reinforce their understanding of quantity take-offs while using spreadsheet and computerized estimating software throughout the course to complete project cost estimates.
This course focuses on providing each student with a general idea of how materials are employed within construction projects, including a study of properties, uses, and methods of assembly of different types of building materials within design concepts. Students will explore the different uses of construction materials, such as, Portland cement, asphalt, wood, steel, and masonry. Areas of study include the investigation, testing, classification, and engineering properties of materials as well as the modification techniques according to ASTM standards and government laws and regulations.
This course provides students with a study of the property statics, strength of materials, and theory of structures as it relates to loads being imposed on a building component or member. Students will apply the knowledge gained within this course to design wood, concrete, and steel structural members within building systems based on the load factors under consideration. At the completion of this course students will gain an understanding of the design principles associated with beam, columns, and fastening connections for the erection of major structural building systems.
You have two options for completing your online construction management program:
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