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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.
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FLEXIBLE LEARNING OPTIONS
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.
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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?
Project Scheduling and Control
Estimating and Bidding Projects
Labor and Construction Laws
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
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
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.
COST & FINANCIAL AID
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.
ACCREDITATION & APPROVALS
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.
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 (www.bppe.ca.gov).
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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.
Ask one of our graduates about their SJVC experience and they’ll likely describe it as life-changing.
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