It is necessary for construction project managers to update their skills in modern project management techniques to effectively contribute to the continuing growth of the industry. The increasing complexity of construction projects requires a manager to know and understand many different facets in order to become and remain proficient in the field. The CPM certificate provides students with the skills to manage any type of project involving contractors and subcontractors, including projects in areas other than in construction. Many professionals have reported that this certificate has allowed them to advance in their careers as a project manager and a technology manager.
Career Benefits and Advancement
This certificate provides the skills needed to be a proficient construction project manager and advance in your career. When completed, you will be able to:
- Apply the principles of project management to successfully manage projects involving on-site construction and shop fabrication.
- Manage projects as a representative of an owner or agent, a general contractor, or a subcontractor in a commercial or government contracting environment.
- Have an understanding of how to learn, analyze, and apply new and evolving techniques of project management for the future.
Students must successfully complete four courses (12 credit hours). No prerequisites required. Course descriptions and syllabi can be found on the Individual Courses page.
- E M 508 Legal Concepts for Engineering and Technical Managers
- E M 520 Contract Project Management
- E M 522 Leadership, Supervision, and Management
- E M 564 Project Management
Note: Only one certificate in either Project Management or Construction Project Management will be awarded.
Minimum requirements for admission to the certificate program include:
- a bachelor’s degree
- 3.0 undergraduate GPA
- a personal statement
- a résumé
Because the certificates consist of regular graduate courses, admission to the graduate school is still necessary.