How Much Does a Construction Management Training Cost?

Construction
$ Certificate in CM: $1,000-$10,000 $ $ Associate's Degree in CM: $3,000-$15,000 $ $ $ Bachelor's Degree in CM: $28,000-$125,000

Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish.

A construction management degree will teach you all of the facets of construction management.

Among other things, how to manage a project from the concept phase all the way to the completion and delivery of the project.

In the United States are 162 colleges and universities that offer Construction Management programs.

Average Costs

The cost of taking a construction management course or program depends on several factors.

The most important is the level being sought, the length of the program, and the organization or university offering the program.

Construction Management Certificate

Colleges and universities aren’t the only way where construction managers can get a formal education.

A certificate program in construction management provides students with practical training in job-specific areas.

These programs are available at the undergraduate and graduate level, and usually, last one year.

The University of California Davis Continuing and Professional Education charges between $4,462.50 and $5,253 for 6 courses in 12 months.

You can take individual courses for a total cost of $5,250.

The registration fee is $125 in order to receive your certification.

Or, you can pay $4,462.50 in full at the time of enrollment and save over $900 on the cost of the program, including the waiver of the $125 registration fee.

Parking and textbooks costs are not included in tuition.

At the University of Minnesota, tuition for Construction Management Certificate is $520.50/credit as of the 2021–22 academic year.

The program has 19 credits.

For example, the Construction Management Association of America offers a Certified Construction Manager designation.

Applicants for the CCM must meet eligibility requirements prior to submitting their application.

Eligibility is determined based on the information supplied by the applicant.

It includes the qualifications matrix, responsible-in-charge (RIC) experience, education or general experience, and references.

CCM certification fees are the following:

  • Application: $325 for CMAA members, $425 for non-members
  • Examination: $275
  • Retest, Reinstatement: $125
  • Recertification (every 3 years): $200
  • Duplicate/Replacement Certificates: $15

Associate’s Degree in Construction Management

An associate degree in construction management provides foundational skills needed for a career in construction.

The training introduces students to the responsibilities of building site managers, and understanding materials and construction methods.

Graduates of these two-year programs can pursue entry-level careers in the industry, and with enough experience, they can even apply to higher-level roles that offer on-the-job training.

Associate Degree tuition in Construction Management at Ashworth College is $3,897, or $64 per credit hour.

The total price is based on Monthly Auto Pay with $1,299 for semesters 1, 2, and 3, and semester 4 at no cost.

Harrisburg Area Community College offers a fully online two-year associate degree in building construction management that prepares you for the growing demand in construction.

Estimated tuition rates for students taking the recommended 15 credits per term are $3,435 (sponsored Pennsylvania in-state residents), $4,147.50 (non-sponsored in-state resident) and $3,927 (out-of-state residents).

Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management

A Bachelor of Science in Construction Management has the knowledge and skills to be a construction manager or supervisor.

Also, can be a project manager, project scheduler, cost estimator, or quality controller.

The National American University Online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree tuition schedule is:

  • 0 to 45 credit hours earned – $370 per credit hour
  • 46 to 90 credit hours earned – $333 per credit hour
  • 91 to 135 credit hours earned – $314 per credit hour
  • 136 to 180+ credit hours earned – $296 per credit hour

At the University of Minnesota, resident tuition is $520.50 per credit for 2022−21.

There are 120 credits including 30 for admission.

For example, Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI, has a tuition of $36,480 for two semesters in the 2021/22 academic year.

Master’s degree in Construction Management

Master’s degrees in construction management come at the price of $15,000-$60,000.

Students can expect a combination of architectural, construction and business classes.

At the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI, average tuition for two semesters in 2021/22 academic year is $17,836.

Additional Cost

Additional fees for construction management can range from $2,000 to $20,000.

For example, Lawrence Technological University applies $600 for registration, resource, IT fee, $9,115 for housing, $3,790 for campus meal plan, $1,598 for books and supplies, $2,156 for transportation, and $2,514 for personal and miscellaneous.

Discounts

Some colleges are offering scholarships to eligible students.

The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs.

Award is $2,500 per year ($1,250 for half a semester) and can be renewed for up to three years if certain criteria are met.

Graduate awards are $3,750 annually up to a maximum of $7,500.

Jamie Willis