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Construction Management Certificate

CCAPS Certificate Programs
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 19
  • Degree: Construction Management Certificate
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.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
With approval of the program, up to 7 credits of transfer course work may be used to satisfy requirements for this certificate.
Certificate Requirements
CMGT 3001W - Introduction to Construction [WI] (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4011 - Construction Documents and Contracts (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4022 - Construction Estimating (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4031 - Construction Safety and Loss Control (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers (1.0 cr)
CMGT 4861 - Construction Management Capstone (3.0 cr)
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CMGT 3001W - Introduction to Construction (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A wide range of construction-related topics and an overview of the industry itself are presented: type and size of projects, where the industry has come from and where it appears to be heading, and roles and responsibilities of participants. Through assignments and projects, the course defines project and construction sequences, materials and building systems, and project scheduling and delivery methods. Students will conduct research into construction materials, sustainability, and self-selected topics. As a writing intensive course focused on developing skills crucial to professionals, it requires the production and revision of a variety of construction documents, including drawings and specifications.
CMGT 4011 - Construction Documents and Contracts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Definition, interpretation, and utilization of drawings. Specifications, agreements, bidding forms, general conditions. Bonds, contracts, subcontracts, and related documents. Appropriate provisions for minority business participation, such as tax exempt status and wage rates. prereq: 3001, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Project planning, scheduling, and control. Considering/understanding alternatives. Industry techniques. Introduction to critical path method. Using commercial software on personal computers. Updating/analyzing project schedules. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4022 - Construction Estimating
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Purposes/uses of various estimates. Performing quantity take-off, organizing bidding process. Requesting/analyzing subcontractor proposals. Unit pricing. Using published resources. Preparing systems-based estimates. Related software, spreadsheets, custom applications. Linkages among estimates, budgets, cost control systems, and cost records. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4031 - Construction Safety and Loss Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to construction safety, health, and loss control. Hazard recognition. Control procedures. Management systems for measuring/evaluating loss-control performances in construction industry. prereq: 3001, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building codes history, foundation, structure, and organization. Importance to the built environment throughout building life cycle: design, construction, occupancy, demolition. Code compliance and role of building code official. Interpretation and application to specific scenarios. Recognizing and correcting code deficiencies. prereq: 45 cr or instr consent
CMGT 4861 - Construction Management Capstone
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Using a case study approach, explores concepts of project management, decision theory, and leadership needed to solve critical, complex, and even routine problems within construction businesses and their projects. Students will be required to think critically and creatively about the possible solutions and be able to effectively articulate those solutions. It will apply all prior construction management-related coursework into a comprehensive construction and facility project management capstone intended to demonstrate mastery of the construction and facility management body of knowledge prior to graduation. prereqs: CMGT 4011, 4021, 4022, and 4031 (which may be taken concurrently with instructor permission).