The Applied Construction Management graduate certificate program is a one-year program that prepares students with knowledge and skills required to work in construction management. This program trains students to work in project planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications, and budget. This program encompasses principles of construction site management, construction project management, construction materials & methods, and construction estimating. Construction site management involves competitive bidding processes, preconstruction activities, and managing the construction process. Construction project management involves teamwork to develop and plan commercial building projects using industry best practices. Construction materials & methods delves into site work, temporary facilities, building construction envelopes, and finishes. Construction estimating includes quantity surveying and cost estimating for residential and commercial buildings.
The curriculum requires students to simulate various construction-related activities, creating an experiential learning environment. Students also construct scale models and participate in simulated projects, group work, and virtual site visits while applying industry practices and problem-solving.
This program provides opportunities for students to learn and use industry best practices, software, and related technology. Through classroom theory, hands-on activities, group simulations, and tutorials, students learn to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate construction projects from start to finish. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared for a variety of career paths in the construction industry.