Construction Management

What will I learn in this program?

The Associate in Science Degree Program prepares students to enter the Construction Management Profession in responsible positions.

This program is comprehensive and provides students with the practical knowledge and skills required to be effective in professional environment, such as estimating and construction costing, scheduling techniques, including CPM methodology, quality control and quality assurance techniques, project control methodologies, the legal environment of the design and construction process, Building Codes, Zoning Ordinances and other regulations, written and verbal communications, technical mathematics, and computer skills.

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 Associate in Science degree in Construction Management. The California State Contractors License Board gives graduates who receive the Award of Achievement credit for one and a half of the four years of practical experience required of applicants for the State building contractor’s license. Upon graduation from the Construction Management Program, students are qualified to enter the profession through a wide variety of employers such as Construction Managers, General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, as well as Architectural and Engineering offices. Opportunities upon entry into the Profession are varied and include: estimating and cost control, scheduling and planning, document control, quality assurance and inspection.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  
What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Construction Managers


Average Growth

Property, Real Estate and Community Managers


Faster than Average Growth

Building Inspectors


Average Growth

Graduates who successfully complete the Associates Degree 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 clerks and assistant estimator.  With experience and future training, graduates may become licensed building contractors, detailers, estimators, foremen, construction superintendents, building inspectors, appraisers, and cost analysts.

The Certificate of Accomplishment in Construction Management (Core Skills) is a course of study focused on the core technical and management skills required in the field of Construction Management.  This certificate is designed to meet the needs of students who want to obtain entry-level positions within the Construction Management profession.  It also provides training for students who are currently employed in the construction industry by giving them the opportunity for entry and/or advancement in management positions.

The Certificate of Achievement in Construction Management (Advanced Skills) is a course of study that includes courses which focus on the technical and management skills required in the field of Construction Management as well as courses which provide knowledge in the technical aspects of construction as well as in general business. This certificate is designed to meet the needs of students who are returning to college after completing a degree in another field who seek to enter into the profession of Construction Management. It also provides students who are currently employed in the construction management industry the entry-level skills that provide the opportunity for advancement by enhancing their knowledge. All courses required for the Certificate Program are also required for the Associated in Science Degree Program making it easier for students to continue their studies to enhance their opportunities for career advancement.

Students may receive a Certificate of Achievement in Construction Management: Advanced Skills by completing the courses required by the certificate program with a final grade of C or higher. Pass/No Pass grades will not be accepted towards completion of a certificate program.

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?


Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

A.S. in Construction Management

2 Years

Core Skills Certificate

2 Semesters

Advanced Skills Certificate

3 Semesters

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:
Department location: Ocean Campus, Batmale Hall, Room 244
Program coordinator:  Olallo Fernandez
(415) 452-5171