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About the Construction Management Program

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How to Get Started

To get started in the Construction Management program, complete the admissions process at North Lake College. When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in Construction Management or construction-related programs so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

Tuition

Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that’s $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Get more information about the courses required for:

Specialized courses in Construction Management include:

  • Construction management
  • Project scheduling
  • Construction estimating
  • Building codes and inspections
  • Commercial and residential blueprint reading
  • Construction specifications and contracts
  • Computer-aided construction scheduling
  • Accident prevention, inspection and investigation
  • Mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems

Developing Skills for Success

Construction Management and other construction-related courses are taught using a combination of classroom lecture and lab demonstration with hands-on student participation. All programs require participation in cooperative classes with industry employers.

We offer convenient evening and weekend hours and both credit and non-credit courses. All courses are offered at North Lake College’s West Campus at the DFW Education Center, 1401 N. Royal Lane, inside the DFW airport boundaries. 

Our 60,000-square-foot building houses classrooms and laboratories that provide both management and skill-based education for the construction industry. The facility has been recognized as an exemplary model throughout the U.S. for providing construction-oriented college programs since its opening in September 2000.

A unique educational partnership between North Lake College and the construction industry aims to provide trained workers at all levels to the more than 1,300 construction companies in North Texas.

Course offerings include construction management, construction technology, masonry, plumbing, commercial heating and air conditioning, and glazing.

Students are encouraged to join professional organizations such as:

Related Programs

Not sure what you want to study?

Take a look at other Construction programs such as Construction Technology and Commercial or Residential Building Performance Technology.

You might also be interested in Management and Business Administration programs such as Management, Logistics Technology and Business Administration.

Or check out other Technical/Mechanical programs, including Auto Body Technology and Automotive Technology.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The Construction Management program at North Lake College also is fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

Industry partnerships are in place with:

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Student Organizations

As a construction student, you can get involved in organizations such as:

  • Future Builders
  • National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter

Faculty Profiles

Our construction faculty members have spent many years working in the industry, giving them real-life knowledge of the construction process in addition to their decades of teaching experience and strong educational backgrounds.

See profiles of some of our Construction faculty.

Transfer Information

Construction Management and other construction-related courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce.

However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links to Additional Information

Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information, and do not constitute official endorsement by the colleges of DCCCD.

  • The Construction Education Foundation of North Texas was created through an alliance of the members of Associated Builders and Contractors, North Texas Chapter; and Associated General Contractors, Dallas Chapter. Associated General Contractors, Fort Worth Chapter and the American Subcontractors Association, North Texas Chapter, later joined the partnership.
  • The North Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association to comprise the largest, most comprehensive electrical Journeyman and Apprentice training programs in the country. It is also affiliated with North Lake College to offer the Electrical Construction associate degree and certificate.

Special Requirements for Construction-Related Programs

There are no special requirements to enter most of our construction-related programs such as Construction Management and Construction Technology.

However, the following programs offered with industry partners have separate application and admission procedures; please contact us about the following:

All of North Lake College’s construction-related programs are offered at North Lake’s West Campus, located at the DFW Education Center, 1401 N. Royal Lane, inside the DFW airport boundaries.

Contact Us

If the information on our website doesn't answer all of your questions about the Construction Management program, please feel free to contact us.