Construction Management Certificate

At a Glance

Level: Undergraduate
Credits: 18
AdmissionFall Semester: July 15; 
Spring Semester: November 15; 
Summer Term: April 15

This undergraduate certificate will give you an in-depth understanding of the design and technology framework and the communication and management skills required for your career advancement. Designed and taught by industry professionals, the program is for people interested in a career as a construction manager or industry professional who want to increase their knowledge of new technologies or improve their management and communication skills.

A Growing Industry

Construction management is a growing field that offers you a number of career opportunities. Forty-four percent of Midwest general contractors predict that they will have trouble filling project manager positions in the coming year alone (according to the Associated General Contractors of America 2014 Construction Outlook Survey Results). This is due to:

  • the need to replace existing infrastructure;
  • the need to build energy-efficient structures;
  • an increase in worker safety laws;
  • changes in building technology;
  • environmental protection regulations requiring more construction managers be available on site.

What You'll Learn

This credit certificate course work combines design and engineering concepts with construction management and business skills. The curriculum is aligned with the Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management. You'll gain essential skills and knowledge in

  • estimating documents;
  • scheduling contracts;
  • planning project execution;
  • measuring results and ensuring quality;
  • managing projects.

Certificate Benefits

Real-world knowledge for real-world success—that's what credit certificates at the University offer you. Enhance your capabilities, learn new skills, or begin working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. These accredited certificate programs are

  • designed for working professionals;
  • shorter than degree programs;
  • transferable as an area of study to a degree program;
  • flexible, with courses offered at varying times;
  • taught by University faculty;
  • approved by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.