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Sustainable Construction

The goal of this program is to assist those with an undergraduate degree in a construction related area (e.g. Construction Management, Architecture, and Engineering) to update their skills in the emerging, critical area of sustainability in construction and design. This will help these current construction professionals develop new career options in the construction industry. The program provides the adult learner with the knowledge base for understanding the management processes of the construction industry related to sustainability, including the initiating, planning, execution, control and close-out of “green” construction projects.

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Construction program is intended for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in a construction related field who wish to update and improve their knowledge and skills on the “cutting edge” topics related to sustainable construction. Examples of interested adult learners include a) those with experience in the construction and design fields that are in career transition, b) current professionals working in the construction or design who wish to update their knowledge and experiences and obtain the associated continuing education units, and c) future professionals who need the sustainable construction knowledge to augment their design-based undergraduate degree for improved job prospects.

Required Courses: 9 hours

  • CNST 616 - Analysis of Commercial Structures 3 hrs
  • CNST 624 - Project Productivity and Cost Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 630 - Research on Construction Processes 3 hrs

Electives Requirement: 6 hours

Any combination of additional Construction Management courses (MSCM level of 500/600 level, and/or BSCM 400 level undergraduate courses taken for graduate credit), which total a minimum of 6 credit hours.

Elective Graduate-Level Courses:

  • CNST 503 - Construction Delays and Claims 2 hrs
  • CNST 505 - Project and Program Management 3 hrs
  • CNST 511 - Construction Project Planning and Estimating 3 hrs
  • CNST 512 - Construction Project Scheduling and Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 592 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CNST 645 - Occupational Safety and Health 2 hrs
  • CNST 648 - Principles of Construction Technology 2 hrs

Elective Undergraduate-Level Courses Available for Graduate Credit:

  • CNST 440 - LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations 3 hrs