Construction Management Certificate

Construction Management Certificate

About the Program

The non-credit certificate program in Construction Management is designed to enhance the knowledge you have already acquitted while on the job and provide opportunities for advancement within your organization. The program will also benefit those looking to enter the construction field by gaining experience in key areas.

Our certificate program is composed of four courses which are required to earn the certificate; however, if you have interest in a few courses you may take them individually as long as any prerequisites are completed.

Questions? Contact Erica Kunkel at 610-396-6221 or els5014@psu.edu


Scheduled Courses Fall 2017

Blueprint Reading

Introduction to blueprint reading by developing needed skills and utilizing essential tools to efficiently read a full set of construction drawings. Blueprint standards, dimensions, views, and layout will be examined as part of the drawing process. Students will learn by examining the drawing standards, creating sketches, and evaluating the content of a set of construction drawings,. All aspects of the drawing set will be considered including the civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical drawings.

Dates:  Tuesdays, August 29 through October 10, 2017
Times:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room:  Luerssen, Room 20
Cost:    $475

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Cost Estimating & Materials

Introduction to cost estimating by developing needed skills and utilizing essential tools to efficiently organize estimates. Material and labor pricing with consideration of The Construction Specifications Institute's MasterFormat will be examined as part of the estimating process. These techniques will be applied concurrently by the students to develop a competitive bid for a course project. Competitive bids will be submitted and opened for discussion on the last day of class.
Prerequisite: Blueprint Reading

Dates:  Tuesdays, October 24 through December 5, 2017
Times:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room: Luerssen, Room 20
Cost:    $475

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Scheduled Courses Spring 2018

Construction Project Management

This course will help construction professionals understand and utilize project management best practices throughout the scope of a job.

Dates:  TBD
Times:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room: TBD
Cost:  $475


Online registration will be available soon!

Construction Law

Course includes an overview of how the legal system works, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. Emphasis is on contracts, principles of contract interpretation and contract-related issues such as payment, change orders, differing site conditions, delays and disruptions, and warranty of the plans and specifications. An anatomy of an actual construction lawsuit is presented, from pleading stage through discovery phase and on to the trial and appeal process. Bidding and bid protests, security bonds and mechanics liens are also examined.

Dates:  TBD
Times:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room: TBD
Cost:  $475


Online registration will be available soon!


Questions? Contact Erica Kunkel at

610-396-6221 or els5014@psu.edu