2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog

Construction Management Certificate Course Map

Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Construction Management Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. College Success

  • Course purpose:  A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.


  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course. 

2. Human Relations in the Workplace

  • Course purpose: This course considers how the needs of business or other formal organizations interact with individual needs, leadership styles, formal organizational policies and procedures, and general cultural patterns to determine how human beings act in work situations.

3. Microsoft Suite Skills Course Recommendations

These courses are not required for the certificate, but are advised for students who do not have proficiency in Microsoft Word or Excel.

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

Please work with a faculty member to determine the need for BTECA 106-123.

4. Intro to Construction Management

5. Construction Drawings: Print Reading

6. Building Codes

7. Construction Documents

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

8. Materials and Methods

  • Course purpose: You will learn the technical aspects of construction systems, including the procedures and methods for masonry, steel, wood, and concrete construction. Recent trends in construction materials are also covered.

9. Construction Safety

  • Course purpose: You will learn construction industry standards for accident prevention, hazard identification, and compliance responsibility.  In addition you will receive an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other related federal and state legislative requirements.

10. Writing Course Recommendation

Choose one.

  • Course purpose: In this field you need to be able to communicate with all parties on a job site and need to be able to write clearly and concisely to ensure that projects completed on time and within scope and budget.


    Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course.

  • Course purpose: In this field you need to be able to communicate with all parties on a job site and need to be able to write clearly and concisely to ensure that projects completed on time and within scope and budget.

11. Estimating

  • Course purpose: You will learn about construction estimating and bidding, including basic concepts, procedures, terminology, and pricing techniques.

12. Scheduling and Planning

13. Construction Project Management

14. Math Course Recommendation

Choose one

  • Course purpose: In this field a specialist needs to have basic knowledge of how different businesses operate to design buildings, equipment, and interior needs.  You would gain knowledge of the applications in banking, merchandising, inventory, depreciation and promissory notes. Introduction to simple statistics and the metric systems.


  • Note: The math course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following, the transfer institution/degree that you select, and your math placement guidance. Your advisor will assist you in selecting the relevant 5 or 7 credit course(s) based upon co-requisite options. 

Total Credits: 61-67

Program Code: 570C