Those who are:
- Engineers, designers, and managers of construction projects
- City planning staff
- 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
“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.”
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
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.
Learn the principles and concepts of construction management including project management, supervision, planning, financial management and industry best practices.
- Project planning and management tools
- Defining and controlling the scope of a project to the role and responsibilities of the construction manager
- Contract and subcontract management
- Public agencies and code enforcement issues
- Industry resources, connections and best practices
Surveys planning, scheduling and controlling construction projects.
- Cost control, contracts, client relations, project manuals, crisis management, claims management
- Scheduling methods like bar charts, network diagrams and Critical Path Method (CPM)
- Trade-offs of time vs. cost vs. quality of construction
- Purchasing and contracts
- Monitoring and control of long-lead items
- Fast track processes from design through construction completion
Overview of the procedures and techniques for estimating construction project costs.
- Preparation of quality surveys
- Material estimates
- Labor and equipment costs
- Pricing of contractor and subcontractor work from blueprints and working plans
“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.”
Riverside County Office of Education
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