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    Advanced Construction Manager

    The Advanced Construction Manager Certificate is intended to enhance a current construction industry professional’s body of knowledge with advanced construction industry skills. Interested students must consult with a Construction Management Program-approved advisor prior to registration to ensure adequate entry-level skills.

    Students will develop knowledge and skills in the following areas:

    • Concrete & Asphalt Materials
    • Construction Management
    • Construction Law
    • Construction Accounting & Finance

    Requirements

    The Advanced Construction Manager Certificate requires a total of 12 credit hours. 

    Advanced Construction Manager Certificate Course Offerings

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    Construction Manager

    The Construction Manager certificate prepares students for a deeper understanding of the current major issues affecting the construction industry. The student will be exposed to the important skills and knowledge necessary to be a manager in today’s construction industry.

    Students will develop knowledge and skills in the following areas:

    • Introduction to Construction Management
    • Surveying
    • Construction Materials and Methods
    • Construction Safety

    Requirements

    The Construction Manager Certificate requires a total of 10 credit hours. 

    Construction Manager Certificate Course Offerings

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    Estimating & Planning Construction Costs

    The Estimating & Planning Construction Costs certificate provides students with an understanding of the current planning and cost affecting the construction industry. 

    Students will develop knowledge and skills in the following areas:

    • Building Cost Estimating
    • Heavy/Highway Cost Estimating
    • Construction Planning & Scheduling

    Requirements

    The Estimating & Planning Construction Costs certificate requires a total of 9 credit hours. 

    Estimating & Planning Construction Costs Certificate Course Offerings

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    Lean Green Belt

    The Lean Green Belt Certificate Program is a 5-credit hour certificate program housed in the Department of Engineering. A lean company views itself as a part of an extended value chain, focusing on the elimination of waste between the company and its suppliers and the company and its customers.

    Lean is a management philosophy derived mostly from the Toyota Production System (TPS).

    Upon completion of this certificate, a student will have developed a deep understanding of the principles of lean manufacturing and will be able to apply these principles in manufacturing or service organizations.

    Lean Green Belt Awardees

    Requirements

    The Certificate in Lean Green Belt requires a total of 5 credit hours. 

    Lean Green Belt Certificate Course Offerings

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    Six Sigma Green Belt

    The Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program is a 7-credit hour certificate program housed in the Department of Engineering. Six Sigma is a method of continuous process improvement. First developed at Motorola in the 1980s, the systematic approach of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) and the associated tools (such as the fishbone diagram, the Pareto chart, and ANOVA) have been widely and successfully applied.

    Upon completion of this certificate, a student will be able to play a major role in process improvement and will be prepared to achieve the Black Belt and Master Black Belt certifications through their company.

    Six Sigma Green Belt Awardees

    Requirements

    The Certificate in Six Sigma Green Belt requires a total of 7 credit hours for undergraduate students and 6 credit hours for graduate students. 

    Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course Offerings

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    Sustainability

    The Sustainability Certificate provides students with the unique opportunity to be positioned strategically in an ever-changing workforce. It will challenge students to think systemically, and globally while shaping to become a leader who will affect positive change.

    Three core concepts in sustainability shape the minor: science and technology, economics, and social and cultural perspectives. These three are interconnected and serve as guides for the curricular pathways selected by the students.

    This certificate is open to students in all majors.

    Requirements

    The Certificate in Sustainability requires a total of 7 credit hours for undergraduate students and 6 credit hours for graduate students. 

    Sustainability Certificate Course Offerings

Students wishing to enroll in any certificate program can declare and select the required courses through their PAWS account.

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