A project needs clear direction and boundaries to succeed. This course focuses on the concept of a “scope of work” and explains how a good scope of work creates such boundaries and makes an accurate cost estimate possible. This course covers the steps needed to complete a thorough scope.
Please note: While this course can be taken alone, we recommend that you take it as part of the more comprehensive Facility Management Certificate course of study. If you are taking the course outside of the certificate program, you will be assessed only via the multiple choice quiz. You are welcome to work on the portfolio assignment, but you will not be able to upload your assignment for individual feedback from our expert course instructors.
If you complete the Certificate course of study, you will receive:
- Individualized feedback from Indiana University faculty on your assignments.
- A completion certificate from Indiana University.
This course is self-paced, allowing learners the flexibility to complete the course as quickly or slowly as they need. While exploring course content, learners can investigate topics in greater detail through enrichment activities that link to real-world examples, original source materials, and policy documents. Learners can easily move from section to section as they navigate through the course, revisiting concepts as needed.
Elements of the course:
- Informational text
- Interactive practice activities
- Learn More opportunities
- Supplemental reference materials
- Portfolio assignment (if taking as certificate program)
- Final assessment
After completing all course activities, you will complete a brief assessment to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
- Steps to Complete a Scope of Work
- The Nuts and Bolts
- Labor Requirements
- Access and the Environment
- Your Completed Scope of Work
Be able to:
- Describe the purpose of a scope of work.
- Identify common elements found in scopes of work.
- Recognize the importance of detail when creating a scope of work.
- Identify additional resources that may be used to help develop a scope of work.
The course will be most beneficial for those new to parks and public lands facility management or for those who wish to advance their career in this field. To complete the portfolio pieces successfully, it is recommended that you have access to a parks or public lands facility. Again, we recommend that you take this course as part of the more comprehensive Facility Management Certificate course of study.