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The Certificate Program in Construction Management provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership in the field, which includes major projects (large office buildings and facilities infrastructures) and smaller-scale projects (residential and small offices). 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

Core CoursesA minimum of 10 of the 14 semester units required must be taken from the Core Course list.
Course Number Course Title Units / CEUs Delivery Options Status
CIV ENG X463 Construction Project Scheduling and Control 2 Classroom Not Available
CIV ENG X494 Fundamentals of Building Information Modeling 2 Not Available
IDS X440 Fundamentals of Construction Law 2 Not Available
CIV ENG X479.1 Management and Supervision: Systems, People and Performance 2 Classroom Available
CIV ENG X464 Management in the Construction Industry 2 Classroom Available
CIV ENG X452 Managing Performance, Risk and Safety in Construction Projects 2 Not Available
CIV ENG X451 Preconstruction Estimating: From the Design Development Stage to the Final Bid Process 2 Not Available
CIV ENG X490 Sustainable Construction Management and Field Practices 2 Not Available
ElectivesThe remaining 4 semester units of electives may be taken from the following list. Students may also elect to take all 14 semester units in the Core Courses list to fulfill the certificate requirements.
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 Available
CIV ENG X486 Construction Materials and Methods 2 Classroom Available
ARCH X420.2 Construction and Facilities Project Management 2 Classroom Available
ARCH X412.3 Facilities Management: Systems and Technology 2 Not Available
CIV ENG X496 Implementing LEED Strategies 1 Not Available
CIV ENG X495.1 Intermediate LEEDv4: Applications of Green Building Practices 1 Classroom Available
CIV ENG X495 Introduction to LEEDv4: Concepts of Green Building and Design 1 Classroom Available
CIV ENG X479.2 Lean Construction Transformation 2 Not Available
CIV ENG X498.3 Schedule Delay Analysis and Construction Claims 1 Classroom 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 or previous construction experience is recommended.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 5 core courses (10 semester units) and 60 hours of electives (2–4 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 (GPA) 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.

You should register for the certificate after you complete the second course in the curriculum.

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 $5,100–$5,900 (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.