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The Construction Management Certificate provides fundamental skills to manage construction costs, schedules, and contracts. The program is designed to assist working professionals (e.g., Project Controls Specialist, Estimators, Schedulers, Contract Administrators, Construction/Field Engineers, Field Superintendents, and Construction/Project Managers) to reach their goals by attaining higher technical skills.

To earn the CM Certificate, you must complete four online courses (12 credit hours total):

  1. CNST6305 - Construction Management Principles
  2. CNST6310 - Construction Contracts
  3. CNST6320 - Construction Cost Estimating
  4. CNST6330 - Planning and Scheduling Techniques

These courses are truly online (not distant education). This means that you can logon to the UH system from any place in the world, at any time, and work at your own pace. Each course is made out of a number of modules. Each module consists of a number of slides assisted with the instructor’s voice to explain and discuss the materials presented. After completing each module you take an online quiz. At the end of the semester you take an online comprehensive final exam that covers all modules. Although these courses are designed as self-paced online classes, contacting the instructor for further assistance is always welcomed.

Practically, the four courses could be completed in 2 semesters (15 weeks each). However, students are free to complete the certificate in longer time based on their workload. The first two courses (CNST 6305 & 6310) are offered in the fall semester (August-Dec) and the second two (CNST 6320 & 6330) in the spring semester (Jan-May). Taking the courses in this order is recommended, but not mandatory. The course syllabi are enclosed for more details. Please note that the posted syllabi are only for guidance since syllabi are updated periodically.

Once you completed these four courses you receive a Certificate Diploma issued by UH Department of Continuing Education and Outreach. The Diploma shows that you have completed 160 instructional hours and earned 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The knowledge gained in the Certificate courses prepares you to sit for licensing exams such as the CPC (offered by The American Institute of Constructors-AIC), PMP (offered by The Project Management Institute-PMI), and similar licensing exams. Certainly adding these certifications to a resume makes it more marketable. However, you should also consult the licensing agency of your choice for more details on the licensing exam.

To enroll in the CM Certificate Program, please fax the application to the Fax Number shown on the Application Form. The fax number on the application is secured, and a student can fax the application any time day or night.

For further assistance, please contact:
Dr. Neil N. Eldin, PhD, PE
Interim Dean and Professor
Phone: 713-743-1553
Fax: 713-743-0602
Email: neldin@uh.edu