Certificate in Heavy Construction Project Management

Run Heavy Construction Projects Successfully


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 - 12 months
  • Class Times: Self-Paced
  • Cost: $8,760 (estimated)

Next start date

March 27, 2017

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About this Program

In this four-course certificate program, you’ll gain the tools and skills needed to manage heavy construction projects. We’ll explore techniques for developing cost estimates, and study different methods of procuring and completing construction jobs. You’ll examine ways to improve productivity and learn about temporary structures used on heavy construction sites. We’ll delve into legal issues, research methods and environmental regulations. Get a solid grounding in the business, financial, legal and practical aspects of running a heavy construction project.


Individuals with experience in construction-related fields.

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What you'll learn

  • An integrated approach to planning, modeling, analysis and design of construction operations
  • The materials and techniques associated with the use of temporary structures
  • Cost estimate principles, such as quantity take-off, pricing and preparation of unit-price bid documents
  • Different procurement methods, including lump sum, unit price, cost-plus, design-build and construction management contracts

Earn Credit Toward Your Master’s Degree

By completing this certificate program, you can earn up to 12 graduate credits toward degree requirements should you later be accepted into the online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering or the online Master of Science in Construction Management. To use these credits for the degree, you must obtain graduate nonmatriculated status before you register for the first course in the certificate program.

Program Overview

You can start with any course and take the courses in any order. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details. 

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Learning Formats


Courses are offered 100 percent online. The flexible online format allows you to access course content wherever you are, on your own schedule. You simply need to complete assignments by their due dates. Lessons, assignments and other course materials are delivered through a Web-based learning management system, such as Canvas or Moodle, which also serves as a hub for communicating with your instructors and classmates.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

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