A.S. in Construction Management

Today’s construction industry utilizes construction management best practices to oversee, manage and control the scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety and risk during all stages of its projects life-cycle (planning, design, pre-construction, construction and closeout).  Successful completion of construction management courses prepares students for construction management entry-level opportunities in one of many  functions and/or postilions that support the construction project management team.  For students who already have prior construction industry experience, this program will prepare them for potential promotional opportunities.

This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of "C" and above) of the following major requirements:

Required courses:
CM 110Introduction and Fundamentals of Construction Management3
CM 120Plans Reading2
CM 121Construction Contract Documents, Codes and Specifications2
CM 130Surveying Methods and Applications3
CM 210Construction Project Safety3
CM 270Construction Means, Methods and Equipment3
CM 275Construction Estimating3
CM 281Principles of Mechanical, Electrical and Piping Systems2
CM 282Principles of Structural Design3
CM 290Construction Planning, Scheduling and Cost Control3
CM 295Construction Project Management Capstone3
CM 699CCooperative Education4
Total Units34

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Construction Management A.S. Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication, both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to estimate quantities and costs for the bidding process in a construction project.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to schedule a basic construction project.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use current technology related to the construction process.
  5. Interpret construction documents (contracts, specifications, and drawings) used in managing a construction project.
  6. Apply basic principles of construction accounting.
  7. Use basic surveying techniques used in building layout.
  8. Discuss basic principles of ethics in the construction industry.
  9. Identify the fundamentals of contracts, codes, and regulations that govern a construction project.
  10. Recognize basic construction methods, materials and equipment.
  11. Recognize basic safety hazards on a construction site and standard prevention measures.
  12. Recognize the basic principles of structural design.
  13. Recognize the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.

Program learning outcomes are established in alignment with the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) Student Learning Outcomes to provide the student with the listed knowledge, skills and abilities.