Construction Project Management Certificate

Construction Project Management Certificate of Completion

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CSUDH's instructor-led Construction Project Management program is conducted live online, using Zoom and the Blackboard Learning Management System. Live virtual class sessions will be conducted at the day/time indicated in the program schedule. Attendance and participation via Zoom at all class sessions is required.


Construction professionals gain practical knowledge and expertise through the Certificate program in Construction Project Management. This innovative and timely series of courses is designed for construction personnel, contractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers, real estate professionals, city planning personnel, building managers, and those wishing to enter the field of construction management. You participate with others who face the same kind of professional problems; at the same time, you will obtain the skills necessary to successfully manage in the field of construction practices.

Topics covered include: construction accounting, acquisitions, estimation, plan reading, field project, management, real estate law, bidding and scheduling, and construction safety.



To receive the Certificate, candidates must successfully complete eight intensive courses. Those who do not wish to pursue a certificate may take individual classes. All courses provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Plan Reading should be taken before Estimating.

The Location

All classes are offered at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson.

The classes are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Lomita, Harbor City, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Gardena, Westchester, Ladera Heights, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood, Wilmington, and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

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Instructor Profiles

Jay Jefferson, FacultyJay Jefferson • Retired Construction Manager, CSU Office of the Chancellor

Over 30 years of experience in construction management
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Larry Kaltman, FacultyLarry Kaltman • Architect and General Contractor

Over 40 years of experience in design and building
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Michael Lahlou, FacultyMichael Lahlou, PhD, MBA

Over 20 years of experience in the planning, design and construction phase engineering services of wastewater, water reclamation, and water treatment.
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Lisa SalgadoLisa Salgado • Capital Projects Manager at CSU Long Beach

Over 15 years of construction experience.

David Stern, FacultyDavid Stern, PE • Founder and President, Westec Construction, Inc. 

Over 30 years of experience in the construction industry.
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Austen Pell, FacultyAusten Pell • Construction Project Inspector, Knowland Construction Services

Certified, licensed construction attorney, manager and inspector.
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Student Testimonials
This program exposes a new owner/manager to the other side besides field operations; so crucial to evaluate if jobs are actually profitable and how to improve in any area. —Angie, Former Student

Great overall for anyone seeking to gain knowledge without waiting years on the job or in college. —Brenda, Former Student

This has been one of the most informative and relevant programs I have taken for construction management. —Kristen, Former Student
Digital Certificate Request

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the required courses.

Note: Once you have completed all the required courses, you may request your certificate via our online application. The processing time is approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of submission, and includes both a digital certificate link and a printed physical certificate.

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 Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process.
When you're ready to register for courses, call 310-243-3741 (Option 1).
If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH ( using your CSUDH account.

The deadline to enroll for courses for most certificate programs is FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS or earlier before the class begins; please check the Course Schedule for the program to ensure that you can enroll on time.

Have other questions?
Check this program's FAQs (if provided), or simply call 310-243-2075, email, or use our LiveChat ↘ to ask questions or leave a detailed message regarding this program.