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.

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.

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

2-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Note: Substitute ENGL 101E (5 units) may be needed based on placement.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
CM 110 Introduction and Fundamentals of Construction Management 3
CM 210 Construction Project Safety 3
CM 120 Plans Reading 2
COUN 208 Pathways in Career and Technical Education 3
MATH 144 Technical Mathematics 5
Winter Term 1
ENGL 101
Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
Spring Term 1
CM 270 Construction Means, Methods and Equipment 3
CM 130 Surveying Methods and Applications 3
CM 121 Construction Contract Documents, Codes and Specifications 2
ARCH 250
History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism
or History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day
or Art History - Fundamentals of Global Art History
or Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art
or History of Photography
or Introduction to the Visual Arts
or Motion Picture Appreciation
or Motion Picture Appreciation - Honors
or History of Dance
or History of Rock and Roll
or Introduction to Theatre Arts
or Introduction to Theatre Arts - Honors
Summer Term 1
KIN 170
Fitness for Life
or Health and Wellness
or Health and Wellness - Honors
or Introduction to Nutrition
HIST 107
History of the United States before 1877
or History of the United States before 1877 - Honors
or History of the United States since 1877
or History of the United States since 1877 - Honors
or American Government and Politics
or American Government and Politics - Honors
Fall Term 2
CM 275 Construction Estimating 3
CM 281 Principles of Mechanical, Electrical and Piping Systems 2
CM 290 Construction Planning, Scheduling and Cost Control 3
ANTH 212
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
and Introduction to Physical Anthropology Lab
Winter Term 2
ETHN 101
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
or Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
SPCH 100
Interpersonal Communication
or Interpersonal Communication - Honors
or Public Address
or Public Address - Honors
or Small Group Communication
Spring Term 2
CM 282 Principles of Structural Design 3
CM 295 Construction Project Management Capstone 3
CM 699C Cooperative Education 4
ENGL 290
Ethnic Voices in Film
or Children's Literature
or Children's Literature - Honors
or Literature of the Bible
or American Food And Culture: Global Origins, History, and Current Impacts
or Great Religions of the World
or Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
 Total Units68

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.