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The Construction Management program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the construction industry by providing them with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage construction projects effectively.

The program offers an Associate in Science degree in Construction Management, which focuses on management and leadership skills, project planning, scheduling, cost control, and safety management. In addition, the program offers a Construction Technology Certificate of Achievement, which provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to enter the diverse residential construction field.

What is Construction?

Construction is the process of building, creating, or erecting structures, buildings, and other infrastructure. It involves a range of activities, from design and planning to the physical construction of the project. Construction can include various aspects such as architectural design, engineering, project management, materials procurement, and construction techniques. It encompasses a wide range of projects, from small-scale residential renovations to large-scale commercial buildings, bridges, and highways. Construction plays a vital role in shaping our built environment, and it requires a diverse range of skilled workers and professionals to complete construction projects safely and efficiently.

Is Construction Right for Me?

Students who are interested in construction careers and have the following traits are more likely to be successful in the field:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Physical Fitness
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Technical Aptitude
  • Safety Conscious

The best way to find out if it is right for you is to speak to professionals in construction and to try it for yourself.



Graduates with a Construction Management Associate of Science degree or a Construction Technology Certificate of Achievement can pursue various careers in the construction industry, such as:

  • Construction Manager: Overseeing the planning, budgeting, and execution of construction projects.
  • Project Manager: Managing specific construction projects from conception to completion, including budgeting, scheduling, and quality control.
  • Estimator: Estimating the costs of materials, labor, and equipment needed for construction projects.
  • Superintendent: Overseeing the daily operations of construction projects, including managing schedules, coordinating subcontractors, and ensuring safety and quality control.
  • Building Inspector: Inspecting buildings and construction sites to ensure compliance with building codes and safety regulations.
  • Construction Coordinator: Coordinating the scheduling and delivery of materials, equipment, and personnel for construction projects.
  • Construction Supervisor: Supervising the work of construction crews, including scheduling, safety, and quality control.
  • Carpenter: Building and installing structures such as walls, roofs, and decks using wood and other materials.
  • Plumber: Installing and repairing plumbing systems in buildings.
  • Electrician: Installing and repairing electrical systems in buildings.

These are just a few examples of the career paths that graduates with a Construction Management Associate of Science degree or a Construction Technology Certificate of Achievement can pursue.

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Beyond BC

Transfer to a University

Graduates with an Associate Degree from Bakersfield College may choose to continue their education at a university to earn a 4-year degree. See your Counselor and/or a Transfer Specialist for specific questions, options, and opportunities.

Department and Pathway

Academic Department: Industrial Technology

Career & Learning Pathway: Industrial Technology & Transportation


See the entire list of Construction (CNST) courses available at BC in the catalog.

Not sure where to start? Let us help.

Meet with a CTE Advisor

Take the right classes to meet your education and career goals. Create your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP) with your Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisor.
Call (661) 395-4402 for an appointment.

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