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The Certificate Program in Construction Management provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership in the field, which includes light (residential and small office buildings) and heavy (large office buildings and facilities, infrastructures) projects. Learn the regulatory, insurance, management, safety, estimating and environmental aspects of construction management necessary for overall planning and control of a project. Gain problem-solving skills to determine costs, establish schedules and apply time-value-of-money concepts to effectively evaluate alternatives. In addition to interpreting construction-material properties and standards, you acquire perspectives on emerging issues in construction management. With a curriculum overseen by an advisory board of industry and education leaders and approved by the University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering, you are assured of a relevant, up-to-date education.

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Courses

Required CoursesYou may take courses in any order, but we recommend that you start with Management in the Construction Industry X464.
Course Number Course Title Units / CEUs Delivery Options Status
CIV ENG X463 Construction Project Scheduling and Control 2 Classroom Not Available
IDS X440 Fundamentals of Construction Law 2 Not Available
CIV ENG X464 Management in the Construction Industry 2 Classroom Not Available
CIV ENG X452 Managing Safety and Health in Construction Projects 2 Not Available
CIV ENG X451 Preconstruction Estimating: From the Design Development Stage to the Final Bid Process 2 Not Available
Electives
Course Number Course Title Units / CEUs Delivery Options Status
CIV ENG X493.1 Building Commissioning for LEED 2 Classroom Not Available
CIV ENG X400.8 Construction Enterprise Risk Management 2 Classroom Not Available
CIV ENG X486 Construction Materials and Methods 2 Not Available
CIV ENG X496 Implementing LEED Strategies 1 Not Available
NAT RES X440 Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems 2 Classroom Not Available
BUS ADM X470 Project Management 2 Online, Classroom Available
BUS ADM X474.3 Project Cost and Procurement Management 2 Online, Classroom Available
BUS ADM X440.4 Project Schedule and Risk Management 2 Online, Classroom Available
CIV ENG X498.3 Schedule Delay Analysis and Construction Claims 1 Not Available
CIV ENG X490 Sustainable Construction Management and Field Practices 2 Not Available

Course availability is subject to change. Courses offered in both online and classroom environments are interchangeable; if both delivery options are available, you may choose either option.

To enroll, click on a course title above and choose a section. You may enroll in individual courses without registering for a certificate or program.

Prerequisites for Admission

There are no formal prerequisites for the Certificate Program in Construction Management, but a bachelor's degree is recommended.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 5 required courses and 60 hours of electives (usually 2 courses) for a total of 14 semester units (210 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. To receive the certificate, you must maintain a grade point average of 3.0, with a grade of C or better (no C- grades) in each course. A Certificate with Distinction will be awarded to those who complete the certificate with a GPA of 3.7 or higher. All coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the certificate.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Certificate Program in Construction Management, complete these two steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart.

You may also send the mail-in registration form with your credit card information or personal check.

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The certificate has an estimated cost of $5,000 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the certificate coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your certificate. Send an email to melodywells@berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-4151. After your records have been reviewed, verified, and approved, your certificate will be sent to you in the mail. The review of your records is usually completed within six to eight weeks after you request the certificate.

Advisory Board

C. William Ibbs
Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
UC Berkeley

Peter Furst, M.B.A., Architect, CSP, ARM, REA CRIS
President
The Furst Group

Henry Tooryani, M.S.
CEO
MicroEstimating Inc.

David Druml
President
Direct Surety

Kelly Gearhart, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M
Principal
Triple Green Building Group

Jeff Gee
Vice President
Swinerton Management and Consulting
Mayor of Redwood City, Calif.

Teri Jones
Vice President and Regional Director
Sundt Construction

Brendan Bloom, DBIA, LEED AP+
Project Director
WEST Builders

Sihaya Roselle, LEED AP BD+C
Assistant Project Manager
Webcor Builders

On-Site Training

UC Berkeley Extension offers customized programs tailored to your corporate training specifications and delivered where and when you choose. Designed to fit your needs, time frame and budget, our convenient on-site training aims to increase employee performance and retention without losing precious work time. Learn more.