Construction Management Fundamentals & Construction Management Advanced Certifications

University College offers both a certificate in fundamental and advanced construction management skills.


Construction Management Fundamentals - Online

Construction Management Advanced - Online & In-Person (Course/Workshop Dependent)


Construction Management Fundamentals: Thursdays from Feb. 15, 2024 - April 18, 2024 (6:00 pm - 8:50 pm)

See below for individual course & workshop schedules for Construction Management Advanced.

Time Commitment

Construction Management Fundamentals: 10 weeks

Construction Management Advanced: 1-Day In-Person Workshops & 5-Week Online Courses


Construction Management Fundamentals: $775 for 10 week certificate program.

Construction Management Advanced: TBD (1-Day Workshops) & TBD (5-Week Courses)

Fundamentals is a 10-week program, designed for professionals in the construction field looking to effectively manage projects of all sizes. Although experience is beneficial, it is not a requirement for successful completion of the offering. With weekly modules focused on planning, estimating, scheduling, procurement, contracts, and much more, this certificate provides you with the skills needed to efficiently manage people, materials, and equipment.

Our Advanced offerings are focused on enhancing and developing your skills in specific specialties.  Courses range from 1 day workshops to 5 week online programs. These individual skills can be bundled to qualify for a Construction Management Advanced Certificate. You must complete all foundational and core courses, plus two electives.

Construction Management Fundamentals Certificate

This program is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in roles across the industry who are interested in moving into management roles.

Course modality and structure: 
The course is primarily set up as 10 modules delivered over 10 weeks. The weekly class meetings are virtual, live and synchronous; therefore, you can expect to interact with the professor and fellow students. Professor Mike Emmer, PhD, has over 25 years of experience in the field, is a tenured faculty at Roger Williams University and the Coordinator of the undergraduate Construction Management Program.  You can read his bio by scrolling down on this page.

Student engagement and participation:
This course is rigorous and requires attendance, participation and submission of assignments. Please allot time for readings and/or video reviews, and completion of assignments.  At the end of the 10 weeks those who have met the required points will be awarded a certificate of completion.  The certificate will be emailed to the email of record. 

Course Pre-requisite:
At a minimum, registrants must have basic skills in Microsoft Excel and Word (such as creating and utilizing a spreadsheet, maneuvering columns and rows).   If a refresher is needed on that subject, please review videos on YouTube and/or LinkedIn Learning. 


Construction Management Advanced Courses and Certificate

These programs are designed to meet the needs of professionals seeking to advance their skills and knowledge related to specialized concentrations for those in management roles or seeking advancement into such roles.

Course Requirements

Students should have a computer and be familiar with utilizing the software in the MS Office Suite.

Students should have foundational skills in Plan Reading & Contract Documents (a 1-day workshop is available to develop or refresh these skills).

A Minimum passing grade of 70% for each module is required to receive the Certificate.

Class Meeting Structure

Each course is designed as either a 1-day in-person workshop with 8 instructional hours, or 5-week online on-line modules totaling 15 instructional hours.

Certificate Offerings

1Plans, Specs & Documents
2Planning & Scheduling
3Estimating, Bidding, & Award

Material and Methods

MEP Systems


Basic Structural Systems & Temp. Work

Soils & Foundations


Project Controls, Accounting, & Billing Procedures

Procurement, Buying Out the Job, & Closeout


Role of Owner, Architect, & Engineer

Site Mobilization & Logistics

8Safety & Health
9Quality Control

BIM, New Technologies, & Construction Software

Sustainable Construction/Green Building



To qualify for the Construction Management Advanced Certificate, you must complete all foundational and core courses, plus 2 electives.*

LevelCourse NameFormatModeDatesCostRegistration
FoundationPlan Reading & Contract Documents1-Day WorkshopIn-PersonTBDTBDREQUEST INFO
CoreEstimating & Bidding5-Week CourseOnlineTBDTBDREQUEST INFO
CorePlanning & Scheduling5-Week CourseOnlineTBDTBDREQUEST INFO
CoreMaterials & Methods5-Week CourseOnlineTBDTBDREQUEST INFO
CoreSite Mobilization, Logistics, & Project Team1-Day WorkshopIn-PersonTBDTBDREQUEST INFO
ElectiveSoils, Foundations, & Temporary Work5-Week CourseOnlineTBDTBDREQUEST INFO
ElectiveBuilding Systems5-Week CourseOnline TBDTBDREQUEST INFO
ElectiveSafety1-Day WorkshopIn-PersonTBDTBDREQUEST INFO
ElectiveBIM, 3-D, New Technologies, & Construction Software1-Day WorkshopIn-PersonTBDTBDREQUEST INFO
ElectiveProject Controls5-Week CourseOnlineTBDTBDREQUEST INFO

*If you have previously completed the 10- or 15-week Construction Management Certificate or Construction Management Fundamentals certificate, it will meet the two elective requirement


Dr. Michael EmmerDr. Michael Emmerreceived his B.S. in Construction Management, Suma Cum Laude, from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston in 2002, his M.S. in Construction Science and Management from Clemson University in South Carolina in 2004 and his Ph.D. from the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction, and Planning in Gainesville in 2009. His areas of research and interest are sustainable construction with a focus in material extraction/reuse and deconstruction, estimating, and is also active in promoting and exploring owner training and productivity in the AEC industry. He has been teaching full-time for over ten years and before that worked in the construction industry for over 25 years in a variety of positions to include laborer, carpenter, carpenter foreman, superintendent, project manager, and owner’s representative.
Dr. Emmer is a member of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) as a trustee, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), United States Green Building Council (USGBC), City of Attleboro Planning Board & Historical Commission, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE), and Housing Works of Rhode Island (HWRI) board of directors.

Request Information

Have questions about this program? Fill out our request information form and a member of our enrollment team will be in touch.


Please note there is a minimum number of students required to start each class. If that minimum is not met, the class may be canceled and enrolled students will receive a full refund.