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Construction Management

Students in SJVC’s Construction Management program learn how to manage residential and commercial construction projects. Earn an Associate of Science degree in as few as 14 months.

With many classes to guide you, you’re certain to be prepared for your career.
Earn an Associate of Science degree in as few as 14 months.
Conveniently available online or at the Ontario campus.
Affordable tuition varies by program and location.
The way the program was laid out, they had all the classes I wanted; everything in construction such as reading blueprints, estimating, financial analysis, and all the key points in how to run a company. I never checked out another school.
Isaiah M.
2018 Graduate Construction Management

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Find your path as a Construction Manager

Talk to an Admissions Advisor about your options and earn your Associate of Science degree in as few as 14 months.

What Will I Learn?

Computer Applications
Project Scheduling and Control
Estimating and Bidding Projects
Labor and Construction Laws

Career Opportunities

Construction Managers are sometimes also called general contractors or project managers. They help to ensure that a construction project goes smoothly from start to finish. Construction managers work on many different projects, including the construction of residential, commercial, and public structures, plus roads and bridges. A construction manager typically helps to plan a project, coordinate the work that will be done on the project, manage the budget to ensure that the project’s cost stays on track, and supervise the project’s overall progress.

There are many detailed tasks essential to keeping a construction project running smoothly, and a construction manager works with many other professionals during a single project. A construction manager might consult with the client to refine design plans and go over the budget. They’ll also work with specialized contractors as well as other specialists, like architects, electricians, and stonemasons. Sometimes a construction manager might need to work with lawyers and government officials, like city inspectors, to make sure that a project meets the local regulations and requirements.1

Program Details


Courses taken by our Construction Management students include:

Project Scheduling and Control

This course is the study and application of Critical Path Method which includes planning, scheduling, and control of construction projects together with a foundational approach to construction industry software. The student will discuss the use of logic, time assignment, and computation, analysis, reevaluation, computer applications, and management responsibilities.

Estimating and Bidding for Residential and Commercial Projects

This course introduces students to residential and commercial cost estimating, including reading and interpretation of blueprints, plans, specifications and other project documents; principles of building costs; estimate and construction cost control; and practice in preparing bids for prospective buyers. Techniques and rationale used analysis in estimating residential, commercial, and heavy construction projects are evaluated. Special focus is given to the formatting and preparation of competent construction cost estimates with an emphasis on the use of computer applications.


Education is the most important investment you can make in your future. There is a financial plan available for everyone, including a broad range of financial assistance options. Visit SJVC’s Net Price Calculator to get personalized information on college costs and financial aid. Check out SJVC’s Academic Catalog to learn about program costs by campus and credential level. You also can talk to an Admissions Advisor to discuss the costs of your chosen program and schedule an appointment with an experienced financial aid officer. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.


SJVC’s Construction Management program is available online and at the Ontario campus.


Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001.

The WSCUC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

State Approvals

SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Title 5, Division 7.5, – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s internet website (

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Check out our guide on Construction Management

Working on construction sites doesn’t have to mean heavy lifting. There’s a whole world of construction management, which oversees and keeps major projects on time and running smoothly. Learn how to become a construction manager, what type of Construction Management program you should look for, and why to pursue this exciting career.

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Construction Management FAQ

What can you do with a Construction Management degree?
Graduates of SJVC’s Construction Management program may go on to work as construction managers, cost estimators, and purchasing agents.
How long does it take to get a Construction Management degree?
While everyone’s educational journey is unique, SJVC’s Construction Management program can be completed online or at our Ontario campus in as few as 14 months. Graduates of the Construction Management program receive an Associate of Science degree.
Why study Construction Management?
The decision to study anything is incredibly personal. You may want to study construction management if you’re interested in construction, enjoy coordinating many moving parts, or enjoy working with others.
Is Construction Management a good career?
While a career being the right fit depends on many factors. If you enjoy working in a collaborative environment, monitoring projects, and reporting progress, Construction Management may be a good fit for you.
What exactly does a Construction Manager do?
Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish. Sometimes called general contractors or project managers, construction managers coordinate construction processes so that projects meet design specifications and are completed on time within budget.1
Do I need a degree to be a construction manager?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an associate’s degree in construction management or construction technology combined with work experience may be typical for managers who supervise small projects. Large construction firms may prefer to hire candidates who have both construction experience and a bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field. Candidates who have a high school diploma and several years of relevant work experience may qualify to become construction managers but may be more likely to work as self-employed general contractors than to be hired as construction managers.2
Can I work in construction management with an associate degree?
An associate degree provides a great foundation for construction management. It is possible to earn an associate degree, supplement it with work experience, and work in construction management.2