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Construction Management

Construction Manager was named the Best Construction Job in 2021 and the average salary is over $75,000 per year. The Construction Management Certificate is ideal for anyone seeking to advance in the building and design field. Important aspects such as accounting procedures, legal issues, estimating and bidding, and the negotiating process are presented.

  • Anyone ready for responsibility for construction, building, design, and renovation projects
  • Contractors, sub-contractors, architects, project managers, engineers, and facilities managers
  • Real estate professionals
  • Finance professionals in the construction industry

Required Courses (6 Courses, 150 Contact Hours)


Introduction to estimating utilizing the CSI format. Requires no knowledge of estimating, but some knowledge of basic algebra and blueprint reading would be helpful.

Textbook Required: Fundamentals of Construction Estimating by David Pratt, ISBN#9781337399395

Classes begin on June 8, 2022. Classes end on August 17, 2022. 


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This class will provide an understanding of the theory and process of negotiation. The class will examine a broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by all managers and professionals with a special emphasis on situations typical of the construction industry. Students will develop these abilities and gain understanding of negotiation in useful analytical frameworks.

Required Textbook: Think Before You Speak by Lewicki, Hiam, and Olander.
ISBN #9780471013211

Classes begin on June 7, 2022. Classes end on August 16, 2022. 


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Overview of the legal system as it relates to the construction industry; contractor’s license law; contracts; mechanic lien laws; home improvement contracts; contractor and design professional relationships.


Guidelines and requirements for managing and administering the labor relations/employee relations programs in construction. Topics include a review of applicable labor laws, including Davis/Bacon, OSHA, E.E.O., and F.L.S.A.


This course will provide the students with a good understanding of the concepts of Critical Path Method of Scheduling and a working knowledge of the steps involved in developing a C.P.M. Schedule, which is a requirement of virtually all construction, contracts in today’s industry. The history of schedule development, from a planning tool to a comprehensive project management tool is covered. Logic development, detailed cost loading, manpower loading, equipment utilization, disruption and delay analysis, and float identification and manipulation are covered in this course.


In the ever-demanding world of Construction Management, today’s operators are tasked with understanding many, if not all aspects of building a project. One of the critical aspects is a strong understanding of basic accounting principles. This course will cover accounting principles and methods, general ledger accounting, project/job billings, over/under billings, project/job costing, indirect cost allocation, and financial statement preparation. These basic skills will help the operator to be a valued member of the construction project management team.

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The current course schedule which includes class meeting times, locations and design is subject to change without notice or obligation. The University does not guarantee the availability of a particular course or section, and reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient enrollment.

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3801 W. Temple Ave., Bldg #220C-140
Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: 909-869-2288
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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