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Official Certificate Program in Construction Management

Program Description:

Central Connecticut State University is offering a timely program designed for today's professionals involved in any aspect of construction management: including engineering, purchasing, operations management, sales and customer service. This program discusses a broad range of topics including resource management, contractual obligations and risks, design, planning and personnel issues within a practical viewpoint. Both experienced and inexperienced managers and supervisors will gain wide perspective from this program.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Achieve a broad understanding of both the legal and practical aspects of construction management.
  • Prepare the student or worker for a career or advancement in the construction industry beyond the "on the job training" environment.

Participants must successfully complete the following courses (12 credits): CM 435, 500 or 505, 515, 575; Up tp 12 credits may be applied to the MS in Construction Management (provided the six-year time limit for the master's is met).

A Brief Overview of Each Course:

CM 435 Construction Superintendency
Examination of the role of the construction supervisor. Emphasis on personnel scheduling, time keeping, trade unions, superintendents, and the duties of the project manager.

CM 500 Fundamentals of Construction Management 
Introduces fundamental aspects of construction management to students without formal construction management backgrounds. Emphasis on creating familiarity with all aspects of construction projects. Topics covered include planning, scheduling, estimating, organizational forms, contracts and risk management.

CM 505 Construction Project Delivery Systems
Explanation of various project delivery systems. Emphasis on design-bid-build, design-build, program management and construction management practices. Additional topics include ethics, professionalism, public responsibility, TQM and partnering.

CM 515 Construction Law
Principles of the legal doctrines relating to owners, design professionals and contractors. Emphasis on the legal issues surrounding the formation and interpretation of contracts, contract clauses, and legal remedies available to all parties. Cross listed as CM 415.

CM 575 Construction Financial Management
A study of various techniques used in the construction industry to improve company performance in financial areas. Topics include preparing and using financial statements, calculating revenue, cost and profit and allocating costs to contracts.

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