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Every stunning building and beautiful home you see is built by a dedicated team of construction workers, supervisors, contractors, and more. Construction project managers are the team members responsible for managing the entire construction process and organizing a game plan from start to finish. 

If you’re a construction professional looking to build your career, our Professional Certificate in Construction Project Management lets you apply your love for planning and construction in a high-level management position. 

“The construction industry is on the front lines of delivering new technology and practices for the world,” said program graduate Nathan Collins. “The technology used today on job sites is much different than two decades ago, and formal education along with on-the-job experience is needed to help deliver the final product to the customers.” 

What Will I Learn? 

Throughout this program, you’ll learn what it takes to succeed as a construction project manager. Through case studies, immersive lesson plans, and more, you’ll learn: 

  • Principles of project management in the construction industry 
  • Construction project planning and scheduling 
  • How to manage different types of equipment and building methods 
  • Legal aspects of construction 
  • Principles of green construction

You’ll learn about these topics in your core courses and electives. Some of the classes you’ll get to take include: 

“The construction industry is growing leaps and bounds and there’s a lack of good quality workers as well as managers. The classes will pay off and show your employer you are dedicated and willing to go the extra mile to be successful,” said project manager Nathan Sebura

What Can I Do? 

Earning our Professional Certificate in Construction Project Management is beneficial if you’re a construction professional looking to build your career. Having extra skills in your toolbelt can help you earn a position in higher-level construction management. 

As a construction project manager, your duties include

  • Project planning and implementation
  • Writing estimates
  • Managing budget, labor costs, and materials
  • Monitoring performance and labor schedule
  • Communicating risks and expectations with customers and stakeholders 
  • Performing administrative duties 

You’ll get to balance leadership, risk management, and technical and interpersonal skills. Just like most careers, you’ll get to be a lifelong learner and stay up-to-date on industry trends and certifications. 

Why SDSU Global Campus? 

You can earn your Professional Certificate in Construction Project Management in just five months. This program is entirely online, which means you can complete it from the comfort of your own home, and you’ll get to expand your network by virtually connecting with your instructors and fellow classmates. 

“The great thing about the program was all the interaction with my peers through discussion boards and the experience of the professors,” said program graduate Dakeba Jones. “It was important to me to be taught by industry professionals who are in the business.”