About Construction Management

Construction Managers are the professionals responsible for the overall planning and control of construction projects.

Construction Managers work closely with Owners, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Governmental Agencies and others. They are involved with all phases of construction projects, from inception to move-in and occupancy, making sure that the project gets done on safely, on time and within budget. The Construction Management profession is a dynamic and exciting field that requires a unique combination of technical, analytical, creative and communication skills.

The Construction Management program at City College is comprehensive and provides students with the practical knowledge and skills required to be effective in the professional environment. A variety of certificate and degree programs are available at CCSF. Students can also continue their education attaining a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management at Colleges and Universities throughout the State, including the California State Universities at Hayward, Sacramento, Fresno and Chico.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Construction Management can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Engineer
  • Scheduler
  • Estimator
  • Contract Administrator
  • Document Control Professional

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CM 100 Fundamentals of Construction Management 3  
ARCH 120 Fundamentals of Building Construction 3  
MABS 60 Introduction to Computer Applications for Business 3  
ENGL 1A + 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 1-2  

Total Units: 14-17

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CM 110 Construction Graphics 3  
CM 248 Construction Project Administration 3  
ARCH 127 Fundamentals of Building Structures 3  
BSEN 74 or MGT 234 or CMST 6 Written Business Communication or Communication for Business Management (SUPV 234) or Workplace Communication 3  
CCSF Math Requirement See Counselor 3-5  

Total Units: 13-19 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CM 240 Construction Cost Estimating 3  
ARCH 240 Fundamentals of the International Building Code 3  
BIM 120 Revit Architecture I 3  
CCSF Area C Natural Sciences 3  
CCSF Area H Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, or LGBTQ Studies 3  

Total Units: 15

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CM 244 Construction Scheduling 3  
ARCH 160 Professional Practice 3  
CRER 62 Successful Job Search Techniques 1  
CCSF Area D Social and Behavioral Sciences 3  
CCSF Area F United States History and Government 3  
CCSF Area E   3  

Total Units: 16

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CM 100 Fundamentals of Construction Management 3  
BSEN 74 or MGT 234 or CMST 6 or Arch 160 BSEN 74 Written Business Communication or ARCH 160 Professional Practice 3  
ARCH 120 Fundamentals of Building Construction 3  

Total Units: 9

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CM 248 Construction Project Administration 3  
ARCH 240 or BIM 129 or Arch 127 or MABS 60 Fundamentas of the Internationla Building Code or Revit Architecture or Fundamentals of Building Structures or Intro. to Computer Applications for Business 3  
CM - 110 Construction Graphics 3  

Total Units: 9

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ARCH 240 or BIM 129 or Arch 127 or MABS 60 Fundamentas of the Internationla Building Code or Revit Architecture or Fundamentals of Building Structures or Intro. to Computer Applications for Business 3  
CM 240 Construction Cost Estimating 3  

Total Units: 6

 

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CM 244 Construction Scheduling 3  
ARCH 240 or BIM 129 or Arch 127 or MABS 60 Fundamentas of the Internationla Building Code or Revit Architecture or Fundamentals of Building Structures or Intro. to Computer Applications for Business 3  

Total Units: 6

 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CM 10 Introduction to Construction Management 1  
CM 100 Fundamentals of Construction Management 3  
ARCH 120 Fundamentals of Building Construction 3  
BSEN 74 Written Business Communication 3  

Total Units: 10 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CM 110 Construction Graphics 3  
CM 248 Construction Project Administration 3  
BIM 120 Revit Architecture 1 3  

Total Units: 9 

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. Start planning your transfer by exploring Construction Management programs at the following institutions: 

  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, East Bay
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Cal Poly, Pomona
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.