Certificate in Construction Management Concepts

Certificate Level: Undergraduate
Admission Requirements: Fundamentals of Construction Management & Construction Science certificates
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 19.0
Instructional Delivery: Face-to-Face
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 52.2001

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9021

About the Program

If you are looking for a way to move your construction, architecture, or engineering career forward or are considering an undergraduate or graduate degree but are unable to make the full commitment at this time, consider a certificate program from Drexel’s Construction Management program.

Developed at the request of two contractors' associations—the General Building Contractors Association and the Contractors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania—this certificate is suitable for those who have undergraduate degrees in other fields but wish to work in the construction industry, along with those who are already employed in the industry but seek career advancement or updated training.

The Construction Management Concepts certificate focuses on construction contracts, specifications, and practices with regard to business law and liability. The certificate also covers value engineering and construction planning, scheduling, and network systems, as well as the communications required for project control and claims prevention.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Construction Management certificate and the Construction Science certificate.

Program Requirements

CMGT 361Contracts And Specifications I3.0
CMGT 362Contracts and Specifications II3.0
CMGT 385 [WI] Selling and Negotiation Techniques in Construction3.0
CMGT 461Construction Project & Company Management3.0
CMGT 463Value Engineering3.0
CMGT 467Techniques of Project Control4.0
Total Credits19.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1CreditsTerm 2CreditsTerm 3Credits
CMGT 3613.0CMGT 3623.0CMGT 4613.0
CMGT 4674.0CMGT 3853.0CMGT 4633.0
 7 6 6
Total Credits 19

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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