Construction Management

Learn key construction management topics in this fast-track program covering foundational industry knowledge. Format: Online or In Person

Note: Changes have been made to our Construction Management offerings. Learn More

This program is perfect for...

  • Newcomers to construction management who are interested in learning key principles of the field
  • Those considering a career in construction management
  • Individuals working in the field looking to augment their on-the-job experience
  • Professionals seeking to transition into managerial and leadership roles with a fast-track program

What you can learn.

  • Study principles of construction management for commercial, civil and residential projects
  • Read and interpret construction blueprints using the Bluebeam® software
  • Discuss the appropriate technologies and materials to use when constructing buildings
  • Create and communicate construction schedules with Primavera® P6
  • Use the RSMeans® data to estimate general construction costs, including materials, equipment and labor

Build an in-demand career.

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Construction managers plan, coordinate, and oversee construction projects from start to finish. Whether civil, commercial or residential, every construction project is unique and requires specialized skills to go from conception to completion.

The five-course UCLA Extension Construction Management Certificate provides a solid foundation in the essentials of construction management, including key principles of project scheduling, cost management and quality assurance. Perfect for individuals who are new to the field or currently working in construction and looking to formalize their education, the program offers an overview of the industry's critical aspects.

This comprehensive curriculum blends theory and applied learning, exploring real-world scenarios, case studies and practical applications of construction management techniques and tools with experienced instructors. Graduates of the program are equipped for entry- to mid-level positions, such as assistant project manager, construction coordinator, estimator, site supervisor and quality assurance assistant. 

Format: Online or In Person. Can be completed 100% online.
Duration: 2 quarters (half-time) / 3 quarters to 1.25 years (part-time)

This certificate is approved for international students to study full time in the U.S. on an F-1 visa.

International students must meet English language proficiency requirements for admission into the program.

While most certificate programs begin each quarter, some have limited intakes for students studying on F-1 visa. Find this program on the Browse Certificate Programs page to confirm entry quarters before applying.

Learn more:

Program Change

As of summer 2024, our construction management offerings now consist of two certificate programs:

Construction Management Certificate (5 courses)

This new pathway is tailored for students seeking a more streamlined approach to completing the program with more flexibility and efficiency. This option condenses the curriculum while still delivering essential skills required for success in the field.

Construction Management Extended Certificate (8 courses)

This pathway follows the original (pre-Summer 2024) curriculum structure, offering in-depth coverage of essential topics in construction management, plus a comprehensive range of subjects. This option ensures a thorough understanding of the complexities and trades’ work within the field, featuring the five core courses and three electives. Learn More


Existing Students who declared candidacy before Summer 2024 may continue in their original program. If you would like to make a switch or have any questions, please contact our staff at et@uclaextension.edu or 310-825-4100.

 The Construction Management Core Specialization has been discontinued.

Expect more from your education.

Learn from Industry Leaders

A civil engineer and construction management professional with decades of industry experience. Educational training in Construction Engineering and Management - Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE).

Diego Ramirez

Because of the Construction Management certificate program, I have successfully transitioned into the exact job I wanted. The knowledge I gained serves me in the work I am doing every day. Thank you!

Janet Ferrari
Construction Management certificate graduate


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
C&EE X 407.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 407.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 407.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 407.4
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 407.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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