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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  13. Understand construction risk management.
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  16. Understand construction project control processes.
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.
  21. Understand the role construction managers play in enhancing the needs of society.
  22. Understand the importance of creating and planning for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  23. Understand the key leadership characteristics that are successful in building and strengthening construction management teams.
  24. Understand the importance of recognizing cultural differences and the role culture plays in influencing project success for a construction team.
  25. Understand the benefits of respecting the unique and diverse backgrounds individuals bring to a construction team.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper-division courses
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • 2.0 GPA
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No Major or Support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

CM 102Introduction to Construction Management2
CM 113Construction Materials and Assemblies2
CM 114Construction Materials and Assemblies Lab2
CM 115Fundamentals of Construction Management6
CM 214Residential Construction Management5
CM 232Evaluation of Cost Alternatives3
CM 280Building Information Modeling2
CM 313Commercial Construction Management5
CM 314Heavy Civil Construction Management5
CM 317Sustainability and the Built Environment (Upper-Division B) 14
CM 318Housing and Communities (Upper-Division D) 14
CM 334Construction Law2
CM 335Construction Accounting2
CM 411Specialty Contracting Construction Management5
CM 413Jobsite Construction Management5
CM 443Management of the Construction Firm3
CM 450Integrated Project, Design and Program Management5
CM 460Senior Project Methodology2
CM 461Senior Project I1
CM 462Senior Project II1
Technical Electives
Select from the following:8
Advanced Civil Computer-Aided Site Design
Highway Pavement Designs
Environmental Compliance and Permitting
Service / Experiential Learning
Emerging Trends
Professional Preparation
Construction Materials / Assemblies
Construction Technology
Sustainability and Environment
International Construction Studies
Real Property Development Principles
Cooperative Education Experience (6 units maximum)
Select from the following:6
Structures I
and Structures II (3, 3)
Engineering Statics
and Mechanics of Materials I (3, 3)
ARCE 226Introduction to Structural Systems3
ARCE 315Introduction to Structural Design4
ARCE 421Soil Mechanics3
BRAE 239Engineering Surveying4
or CM 239 Construction Surveying
BUS 207Legal Responsibilities of Business4
BUS 212Financial Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors4
or BUS 214 Financial Accounting
BUS 215Managerial Accounting4
ECON 201Survey of Economics (D2) 14
EDES 123Principles of Environmental Design (E) 14
ENGL 310Corporate Communication (GWR)4
GEOL 201Physical Geology3
MATH 141Calculus I (B4) 14
MATH 182Calculus for Architecture and Construction Management (GE Electives) 1,24
PHYS 141General Physics I4
Select from the following:4
General Physics II (B1 & B3) 1
General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B1 & B3) 1
General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I (B1 & B3) 1
STAT 251Statistical Inference for Management I4
or STAT 312 Statistical Methods for Engineers
Select any upper-division (300-400 level) BUS, ECON, ITP course4
(See GE program requirements below.)44
Free Electives0
Total units189

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 28 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • If any of the remaining 44 units is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • A grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). 
Area AEnglish Language Communication and Critical Thinking
A1Oral Communication4
A2Written Communication4
A3Critical Thinking4
Area BScientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science4
B3One lab taken with either a B1 or B2 course
B4Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (4 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division B (4 units in Major) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
Lower-division courses in Area C must come from three different subject prefixes.
C1Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater4
C2Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Languages other than English4
Lower-Division C Elective - Select a course from either C1 or C24
Upper-Division C4
Area DSocial Sciences - Select courses in Area D from at least two different prefixes
D1American Institutions (Title 5, Section 40404 Requirement)4
D2Lower-Division D (4 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division D (4 units in Major) 10
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
Lower-Division E (4 units in Support) 10
Area F Ethnic Studies
F Ethnic Studies4
GE Electives in Areas B, C, and D
Select courses from two different areas; may be lower-division or upper-division courses.
GE Electives (4 units in Support plus 4 units in GE) 14
Total units44