Construction Management

Professional Certificate in Construction Management

Professional Certificate in Construction Management

Classroom Program


9-15 months


UCR Extension

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Meet the ever-evolving challenges in each construction project you manage with advanced skills and knowledge that keep you up-to-date, and at the top of your field. Meeting deadlines, staying within budget, and ensuring compliance are just a few of the fundamentals we cover. You'll also learn about construction cost and estimating, planning and project management, and dig deep into specific issues particular to your career—like green design and energy management.

Designed For

Those who are:

  • Engineers, designers, and managers of construction projects
  • City planning staff
  • Subcontractors
  • Developers and land planners
  • Investors or other individuals with interests in real estate

What You'll Learn

  • Effectively manage projects, staff, and budgets, both off and on job sites
  • Evaluate projects for green design, energy management, HVAC planning and other current concerns in the industry
  • Collaborate with subcontractors, clients, government agencies and others
  • Develop strategies to ensure quality and minimize exposure to lawsuits
  • Manage and minimize risk and insurance costs
  • Navigate contracts, accounting requirements and cash flow
  • Perform negotiations and use conflict resolution strategies and methods

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in the construction industry anywhere in the world. They might include:

  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
  • General Construction Contractor
  • Construction Project Superintendent

Program Overview


18 Units

Real People. Real Results.

“I highly recommend the Professional Certificate in Construction Management to anyone seeking to advance their career in construction, purchasing, or field engineering. This professional certificate earned me a promotion. I will definitely be taking UCR Extension classes again.”

Bob Lomas

Service Contract Administrator
Eastern Municipal Water District

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent

Endorsed by the Baldy View and Desert Chapters of the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC).

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Introduction to Construction Management

MGT X471.15

3 units

Construction Project Delivery Systems and Contracts

MGT X471.16

3 units

Quarter 2

Fundamentals of Construction Costs, Estimating, and Budgeting

MGT X471.12

2 units

Construction Field Supervision

MGT X471.8

2 units

Quarter 3

Construction Project Planning, Scheduling and Control Systems

MGT X471.6

3 units

Construction Drawings for the Building Trades

ENGR X455.01

2 units

Sustainability and the Built Environment

ENGR X472.6

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I designed and built my home that my children, ages 24 and 26, grew up in from birth. Making my classes as "real life" and "relevant" as possible for my students, removing the "book" from bookwork, and keeping things fast-paced and interesting are my personal teaching goals.”

York Davenport

Riverside County Office of Education

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