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Construction Management — Building Your Future

Last updated on September 24, 2019

What Is Construction Management?

A construction manager plays a crucial role on a construction site. They ensure that the construction project runs smoothly from start to finish. Construction managers plan and manage both residential and commercial construction jobs.

They work closely with architects and engineers throughout the building process. Projects range from home building and remodeling to constructing office buildings, roads, bridges, airports and more. Another part of their job is keeping a project on track and within budget.

Interested in studying construction management? Check out North Lake College’s Construction Management program! Did you know it is the oldest and largest accredited two-year program in the country? It’s true!

Degree and Certificate Options

North Lake College is the only college of DCCCD to offer degrees and certificates in Construction Technologies.

Will I Be Prepared for the Workforce After Graduation?

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects a job growth increase of 19% for construction managers over the next decade. Construction management gives you an immediate skill set to work in the field or office. You can also transfer to a four-year university after you’ve earned an associate degree.

What Are Some Possible Career Paths?

There are several career paths that you can choose from in construction management. Some careers that you may want to look into include:

  • Project finance managers
  • Insurance representatives
  • Field engineers
  • Project planners and schedulers

What Are Some Possible Job Duties?

As a construction manager, you may be responsible for the following:

  • Prepare cost estimates, budgets and work timetables.
  • Collaborate with architects, engineers and other construction specialists.
  • Select subcontractors and schedule and coordinate their activities.
  • Respond to work delays, emergencies and other problems.

How Do I Become a Construction Manager?

Construction managers usually have a bachelor’s degree; however, there are various ways to enter this occupation. Earning your associate degree in construction management will give you a head start in your degree. If you decide that you would like to transfer to complete you bachelor’s degree, check out our transfer services.

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