Construction Management

Earn Your Associate’s Degree in Construction Management

SJVC’s Construction Management program prepares Online and Ontario students to manage residential and commercial construction projects. Upon completion of our associate’s degree program, students are trained to prepare competitive project proposals, supervise construction sites, and effectively communicate with clients and workers. Construction Management graduates leave SJVC ready for the management responsibilities they will face on the job at construction sites.

Construction Management Program Details

Skills Students LEarn

Our Construction Management students learn:

  • Architectural design theory
  • Estimating & bidding
  • Scheduling & control of a project
  • Construction communication procedures

Program Course Examples

Courses* taken by our Construction Management students include:

Computer Applications in Construction Management
This course provides a foundational approach to Construction Industry software, including a basic introduction to Estimating and Project Scheduling. The curriculum is designed to provide a fundamental overview of the software packages that students will utilize in subsequent coursework.

Scheduling and Control
This course is the study and application of the critical path method, which includes planning, scheduling and control of the construction project. Students will discuss the use of logic, time assignment and computation, analysis, re-evaluation, computer applications and management responsibilities.

Estimating and Bidding for Residential and Commercial Projects
This course focuses on the introduction to residential cost estimating, including: Reading and interpretation of blue print, 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 for analysis in estimating residential, commercial and heavy construction projects are discussed, along with format and preparation of competent construction cost estimates with an emphasis on computer applications. Students will plan and prepare competitive bids for the firm-price heavy construction projects.

*Course listings are subject to change. Reference the SJVC College Catalog for the  most current program information.

Program Outcomes

Our Construction Management graduates can earn an associate of science degree in approximately 14 months. Graduates also earn an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Outreach Training Completion Card.

Program Availability

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

Career Opportunities

Our Construction Management training qualifies graduates for these careers:

  • First Line Supervisor
  • Estimator
  • Foreman
  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Site Manager

Accreditation & Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

Questions or requests to review documents pertaining to accreditation should be directed to:

Crystal G. VanderTuig, Accreditation Liaison Officer
San Joaquin Valley College
3828 West Caldwell Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 734-9000

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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