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Learn from Sacramento's Best Construction Managers

Today's construction management professionals must have the training to understand the emerging technology and evolving best practices that impact every facet of the industry, from estimating and bidding to construction project scheduling and delivery. Taught by Sacramento's leading construction managers, UC Davis Extension's Construction Management courses and certificate program give you the business and technical training to advance your career in the industry.

Designed for construction managers, contractors and building professionals, UC Davis Extension's Construction Management courses focus on giving you practical, hands-on skills that you can immediately use on the job.

We offer two ways to earn your Construction Management Certificate: 

Fast Track: Accelerate your training and complete the program in 12 months. Save 15% with our pre-pay pricing option. Learn More

At Your Own Pace: Take courses as your schedule allows.

Both program paths provide you with these benefits:

  • Learn from respected industry professionals with current, real-world experience in construction law and contracts, construction accounting, and managing

  • Covers California building codes and other essential aspects of construction management

  • Earn academic credit through the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Endorsed by the North State Building Industry Association and the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange

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“I have been a licensed contractor since 2004. UC Davis Extension played a direct role in enhancing my business.”

Todd Ellis, owner and project manager, Ellis Construction

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Career Outlook

Whether you work in residential, commercial, transportation or utility system construction, qualified construction managers are in demand and command a premium salary:

  • $85,630—Annual median salary for construction managers in 2014
  • 18.4%—Projected job growth for construction managers in California through 2022
  • #2—California’s national ranking in terms of highest pay level for construction managers

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition; – Construction Managers