Construction Management Extended

The certificate in Construction Management Extended provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and rigorous curriculum covering a wide array of aspects within the construction industry and the practical principles of construction management. Format: Online or In Person

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

This program is perfect for...

  • Engineers and construction professionals seeking to enhance their careers with formal training in construction management
  • Individuals interested in transitioning into construction management careers
  • Professionals in the field looking to move into managerial and leadership roles
  • Students focusing on specific trades of the construction industry

What you can learn.

  • Build an understanding of essential construction materials and methodologies from the ground up
  • Prepare project schedules with Primavera® and MS Project® applications
  • Manage construction job sites from the contractor’s point of view
  • Create project cost estimations for material, equipment, labor and subcontracting
  • Recognize the legal implications of contracts from customer or supplier side
  • Read and interpret construction blueprints
  • Understand the complexities integrating different trades within the industry
  • Learn modern tools and approaches in the construction field including BIM® and LEED

Master construction management with depth and expertise.

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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 advance from conception to completion.

The eight-course Construction Management Extended Certificate program provides a solid foundation in scheduling, cost estimation, materials, legality, safety/risk management, quality control and the core competencies necessary for obtaining a variety of roles in the industry, including construction manager, project engineer and field engineer. 

This extended curriculum was designed to deepen understanding of core concepts and allow for specialized areas of interest, such as sustainable construction practices or advanced project management software. Students engage in project-based learning and interactive discussions in courses taught by industry professionals, as well as networking opportunities with peers and experts in the field. Graduates of the program have a robust portfolio of projects, a comprehensive skill set and the confidence to tackle complex challenges in construction management.

This certificate is eligible for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits and Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) training.

Format: Online or In Person. Can be completed 100% online.

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.

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Program Change

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

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.

Construction Management Certificate (5 courses)

This additional pathway follows an accelerated curriculum 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. 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

From mixed-use multi-family housing to parking structures, laboratory facilities to offices, Mr. Nishizu has successfully completed many projects in southern California, in a variety of construction management roles.

Evan Nishizu

I chose UCLA Extension because the program offered everything I was looking for in continuing education. My advisors played a tremendous role in ensuring my success in the program prior to the start of my first class. Their confidence in my ability to succeed was the driving force in my decision to attend and complete the program successfully.

Bryan Roberts
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
Students must complete three elective courses from the following list:
C&EE X 412.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 408.75
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 489.16
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 412.8
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MECH&AE X 424.7
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 489.14
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 412.16
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
C&EE X 438.8
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
EC ENGR X 425.10
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
C&EE X 490.05
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MECH&AE X 400.8
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MECH&AE X 400.9
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MECH&AE X 400.14
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MECH&AE X 400.16
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MECH&AE X 400.17
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
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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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Transfer Credits to an Advanced Degree

Completion of the UCLA Extension Construction Management Extended Certificate equates to 12 graduate credits that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Engineering Online at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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