Construction Management Program

Graduates who have satisfactorily completed the Curriculum in Construction Management, a two-year course of study, are qualified for employment in the building and construction industry in a wide variety of positions ranging from those of field assistant and expediter to those of materials clerk and assistant estimator. With experience and further training, graduates may become licensed building contractors, detailers, estimators, foremen, construction superintendents, building inspectors, appraisers, and cost analysts.

The California State Contractors License Board gives graduates who receive the Award of Achievement credit for two of the four years of practical experience required of applicants for the State building contractor's license. Upon successful completion of the curriculum students receive the Associate in Science degree. Students who complete the curriculum with final grades of C or higher in their major technical courses receive the Award of Achievement in Construction Management. Students may also wish to consider transferring to a university to obtain a degree in Construction Management.

The course of study includes instruction in the following: architectural technology, basic architectural drawing, structural detailing, surveying, estimating and construction costs, business operation, business records, and legal aspects of contracting. Instruction in general education is included so that students may satisfy the College graduation requirements in this area.

Entry positions for which graduates who have received the Award of Achievement may qualify include those of draftsperson; delineator; salesperson; furniture designer; and assistant in coordination of colors, fabric, furniture, lighting systems, and exhibits.