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Start building towards a new career

Construction projects are highly complex and dynamic processes. Whether the project consists of building a single-family home or a large commercial building, each has many moving parts that needs careful organization and attention to detail.

Introduction to Construction Project Management will give you a glimpse into the key tasks and responsibilities for a career in this booming industry. The course explores the fundamentals of the construction industry such as the role of project manager, contract types, safety policies, project delivery methods, and more.

With Colorado planning to add over 50,000 construction jobs within the next 5 years, now is the time to join this lucrative industry. After completing this course, you will be ready to continue to a degree in Construction Project Management and launch yourself into a new career.

The class is taught by MSU Denver faculty experts in the field, 100 percent online, eight weeks long, and self-paced.

About the course

Spring 2023 schedule

  • Registration opens – Mid-November
  • Classes start – February 1
  • Last day to register – March 1
  • Class ends – April 1

Credit-By-Exam to convert the class to credit

  • Registration opens – March 1
  • Registration closes – April 15
  • Credit-By-Exam must be completed – May 15


The course is $395, with a $35 transaction fee per payment. There are no books to purchase.


If you choose to convert the noncredit class to credit through Credit-By-Exam, the cost is $122 with no transaction fee.

What do I receive after I pass the course?

After successfully completing the Introduction to Construction Project Management course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can also request to receive a digital badge that will be embedded with the competencies learned. You can include this badge on your resume, LinkedIn page, portfolio, or share it with an employer.

You will also receive a personal advisement session with industry leader and professor at MSU Denver, Anthony Oyewole

Course description

Introduction to Construction Project Management will discuss key components of the construction industry to show how and why construction management is needed. Students are introduced to the study of the full life-cycle concepts that describe the built environment from programming and design to operations and ultimately disposal.

Learning outcomes:

  • What is Construction Management?
  • What are contract documents?
  • What are some of the key job positions that fall under construction management?
  • What are some of the standard contracts, delivery methods, safety policies, building codes, and documents that construction managers utilize?
  • After the completion of this course, students will be able to better understand the upcoming classes in this major if they choose to pursue it further.

Career Pathways

After taking the course, you can immediately enter the workforce or continue onto a degree through MSU Denver and increase your earning potential.

Pathway 1: Complete the Introduction to Construction Project Management course and immediately enter the workforce.

  • The median salary is $37,500 a year.

Pathway 2: Enhance your education and earn a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management at MSU Denver. The Introduction to Construction Project Management course can count toward the certificate’s required courses.

  • The median salary is $70,000 a year.

About the instructor

Anthony Oyewole has been doing construction project management since 1998. He has done a variety of projects such as schools, hospitals, hotels, and an arena. He has done work in ten states as well as abroad building projects that range in value up to one billion dollars. In 2020 he received his Master of Science in Construction Management from the University of Texas at El Paso and currently serves on two advisory boards for MSU Denver.



Frequently asked questions

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If you are a current MSU Denver student who is or has been enrolled in courses for the recent current spring, summer, or fall semester, do not submit any forms. Contact Andrea Pazos at [email protected] for instructions on how to register for these courses.

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