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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, or a Bachelor of Science Degree in as few as 32 months.

SJVC Construction Management Student


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, or a Bachelor of Science Degree in as few as 32 months.


Conveniently available online or at the Ontario campus. (varies by program)


Affordable tuition varies by program and location.
SJVC Construction Management Program Details

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), 1080 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 500, 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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What Will I Learn?

Computer Applications

Project Scheduling & Control

Estimating & Bidding Projects

Labor & Construction Laws

Ready to Do This?

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, or a Bachelor of Science Degree in as few as 32 months.

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

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

SJVC Construction Management Career Opportunities

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.

SJVC Construction Management Career Guides

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Construction Management FAQ

What can you do with a Construction Management degree?
Graduates of SJVC’s Construction Management program can go on to pursue careers as Construction Managers, Purchasing Agents (Except Wholesale, Retail and Farm Products), and Cost Estimators.
How long does it take to get a Construction Management degree?
While everyone’s educational journey is unique, Graduates of SJVC’s Construction Management program can earn an Associate of Science of Science degree online or at our Ontario campus in as few as 14 months or a Bachelor of Science degree online in a few as 32 months.
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 Bureau of labor statistics, Construction Managers typically need a bachelor’s degree, and they learn management techniques through on-the-job training. Large construction firms may prefer to hire candidates who have both construction experience and a bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field.
New construction managers are typically hired as assistants and work under the guidance of an experienced manager. Some construction managers earn an associate’s degree in construction management or construction technology.
An associate’s degree combined with work experience may be typical for managers who supervise small projects.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