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Construction managers plan and manage both residential and commercial construction jobs. Projects range from home building and remodeling to constructing office buildings, roads, bridges, airports, dams and more.

Construction managers keep a project on track and within budget, overseeing specialty trade contractors such as plumbers and electricians. They also work with architects and engineers through the building process.

Get started in Construction Management at North Lake College today!

North Lake College’s Construction Management program is the oldest and largest accredited two-year program in the country, one of only 11 of its kind accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

Construction Management Careers

Career paths include:

  • estimators
  • project managers
  • field engineers
  • project planners and schedulers
  • project finance managers
  • insurance representatives
  • engineered materials representatives

Hands-On Training With Practical Knowledge

Enter a competitive job market with skills in:

  • planning
  • organizing
  • problem solving and decision-making
  • communication
  • business practices
  • human relations

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations lists construction manager as a high-growth area this year, projecting 8,410 job openings at an average salary of $41.35 per hour. 

America’s Career Infonet projects job growth increase of 15 percent for construction managers over the next decade. High job increase is defined as annual growth over 10 percent. 

U.S. News and World Report’s Money Careers lists construction manager as number two of its top “best construction jobs.”  

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Degrees or Certificates in Construction Management

North Lake College

Specialty tracks include commercial and residential applications. This degree can be completed in two years if you are a full-time student.