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Microsoft Project: scheduling fundamentals

In this three week course, students explore the concepts of construction scheduling, along with practical application using Microsoft Project software.

A construction worker on a job site uses a tablet to schedule activities and make plans

Course information

Students will learn the schedule development process, the importance of resource and/or cost loading the schedule, and the schedule updating process. There will also be a discussion of the use of the schedule in preparing or defending a construction claim. The final class session dives into the basic operations of Microsoft Project. Participants will gain proficiency in:

  • Creating projects
  • Entering activities
  • Modifying project calendars
  • Loading resources
  • Updating projects
  • Structuring dashboards
  • Creating and distributing reports

course details

Headshot of Lee Templin, WMCI instructor for the Microsoft Projects Fundamentals of Scheduling course

Lee Templin 

Professor – Construction Technology & Management

Lee worked in the Michigan construction industry for eleven years specializing in industrial, commercial, and institutional constructing. He now teaches a wide range of construction management courses at Ferris State University. 

Who should attend?

This course is designed for construction professionals who are involved in developing project schedules, including project managers, project engineers, project superintendents, and crew leads. Students must have basic knowledge as to the sequencing of construction operations. Students will also be required to bring laptops with Microsoft Project installed to the final week of class.