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2016-2017 CSU East Bay Catalog 
2016-2017 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Project Administration Certificate

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Department & Faculty Information  

This certificate program consists of 16 units and is designed to give recognition to students who complete a curriculum emphasizing Construction Project Administration. This is a curriculum designed for construction and construction-related professionals interested in expanding their horizons and career opportunities without committing to the masters degree program requiring 48 units. This certificate program offers a concentrated training in construction project administration. The certificate is applicable towards a master’s degree in Construction Management after the student applies, gains acceptance, and completes the remainder of the curriculum for the degree. Courses in Legal Issues in Construction Management, Environmental Issues and Green Building, Construction Risk Management and Commissioning, and Current Issues in Construction Management emphasize the project administration side of the profession.

Admission to the Program

The Certificate Program in Construction Project Administration is open to graduates of accredited institutions who have a bachelor’s degree in any construction related field and who have achieved a GPA of at least 2.50. Applicants failing to meet these criteria may petition the Selection Committee for a waiver of these requirements.


  1. A baccalaureate degree in any construction related field from an accredited university with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 (4.0 basis) in their undergraduate work,
  2. relevant work experience, and
  3. College Algebra and Trigonometry or equivalent level math courses.

Continued Participation in the Program

Students must achieve a minimum grade of “B” (3.0) in each required course for continued participation and pass a comprehensive written examination upon completion of the program. Note that all the courses in the Construction Administration Certificate are required in the M.S. Construction Management degree. If a student wishes to seek admission to and complete the graduate program after completing this certificate, all 16 units can be transferred and used in the master’s. Sixteen is the maximum number of units a student can transfer into the M.S. Construction Management degree.

Course Descriptions

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Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements

In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described in the Undergraduate Admission and Degree Information & FAQ  chapter in the front of this catalog. These include the General Education-Breadth requirements; the second composition (ENGL 1002 ) requirement; the cultural groups/women requirement; the performing arts/activities requirement; the U.S. history, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government requirement; the University Writing Skills Requirement; and the residence, unit, and grade point average requirements.

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