In an industry where only change is constant, construction managers are tasked with managing a project scope, schedule, budget and quality while ensuring that the working conditions are safe.

Construction Management Program

Construction managers are tasked with managing a project scope, schedule, budget, and quality while ensuring that the working conditions are safe. To accomplish this, construction managers need a general technical knowledge of the construction process, excellent communication skills, and an understanding of accounting procedures, business law, state and federal regulations, human relations and leadership.

Students enrolled in the construction management program will master such topics as:

  • Reading blueprints
  • Safety and accident prevention
  • Sustainability
  • Construction documents
  • Project management
  • Economics
  • Materials and methods
  • Scheduling
  • Business
  • Building codes
  • Communications management
  • Estimating
  • Accounting  

In addition, program graduates will make important connections with the local construction community through their internships and other networking opportunities.

Program Registration

Contact the program coordinator today to set up an advising appointment.

Course Availability

All construction management courses are taught in the evening to cater to working students.

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Enrollment is open throughout the year. Start in the fall, winter, spring or summer quarters. Special funding assistance may be available for unemployed workers or low-wage working parents.

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PREREQUISITES

Most students need to take the placement assessment to determine their placement in English and math.  Students also need a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel.

PROGRAM LENGTH

Full-time students can complete the associate’s degree in seven quarters. Full-time students can complete the certificate in four quarters.

TRANSFER POSSIBILITIES

Pierce's Construction Management program is intended to give students the training and skills to immediately enter the workforce. However, there are a few transfer options available. Students wishing to transfer to another four-year program are advised to work closely with their program advisor to map out additional requirements.

EMPLOYMENT POSSIBILITIES

Graduates from the Construction Management program are prepared for entry-level positions with general contractors, specialty contractors, government agencies, engineering and architecture firms and construction suppliers. Careers include project management, facilities management, estimating, planning and as owner representatives.

Program Contacts

Dolores Kelley
Faculty/Coordinator Construction Management
253-964-6452