Construction Project Management Certificate of Completion

Construction Project Management

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CSUDH Extended Education: 1000 E Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747
Day/Time: Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 10:00am
Place: CSUDH EE Auditorium EE-1213
Term: Fall 2017 | Reg. Number: TBA

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Construction Project Management at CSUDH Extended Education


Construction Worker at CSUDHConstruction professionals gain practical knowledge and expertise through the Certificate program in Construction Project Management. This innovative and timely series of courses is designed for construction personnel, contractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers, real estate professionals, city planning personnel, building managers, and those wishing to enter the field of construction management. You participate with others who face the same kind of professional problems; at the same time, you will obtain the skills necessary to successfully manage in the field of construction practices.

Topics covered include: construction accounting, acquisitions, estimation, plan reading, field project, management, real estate law, bidding and scheduling, and construction safety.

Note: Once you have completed the certificate requirements, you may apply for the certificate by clicking here.

One of my students, Samuel Ngnagna (nana) is a Kenyan who has been in this country several years. He was in the building business in Nairobi and left when bad economic times hit there. He and his wife emigrated to the U.S. and settled in Atlanta. He took a job as a long-haul truck driver "to learn about the country" from coast to coast to coast. Then he decided that he wanted to get back to construction and began looking for a suitable certificate program. He says that the CSUDH program was exactly what he was looking for and he and his wife moved to Southern California specifically to be able to take our program. Hearing that really enforced my feelings about the value of the program as well as the responsibility we share for the well-being of the students taking classes in our program. Larry Kaltman, AIA, Instructor


To receive the Certificate, candidates must successfully complete eight intensive courses. Those who do not wish to pursue a certificate may take individual classes. All courses provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Plan Reading should be taken before Estimating. Field Project Management and Bidding and Scheduling should be taken at the end of the sequence.


Construction Project Management classes are offered on the CSUDH campus in Carson. Classes are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.


Course materials and handouts can be accessed by logging into Blackboard, the Learning Management System (LMS) for California State University, Dominguez Hills.  Login credentials are sent with the registration confirmation after the student’s initial course enrollment at CSUDH.  Visit the Blackboard Login Information link to get started.

CMX 902 – Estimating

Required Texts (1)

Construction Estimating Reference Data Ed Sarviel, Craftsman Books ISBN 0934041849

Optional Texts (2):

Print Reading for Architecture and Construction Technology, David Masden, Del Mar Publishers, ISBN 1133127274

2017 DCD Guide to Construction Costs, Bri Publications, ISBN 9781588551764


CMX 903 – Plan Reading

Optional Text: Reading Architectural Working Drawings: Residential and Light Construction. Edward Muller. ISBN 0131114689



There are no prerequisites for enrollment, and no admission process. When you're ready to register, call 310-243-3741.

Have questions about the program? Call 310-243-2075 (M-F) or email

Out of work and need training? This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Visit the America's Job Center website for more information.