San Diego Schools for Construction Management Certificates
This article looks at two schools within a half-hour of San Diego that offer construction management certificate programs. These programs are for students who are interested in positions coordinating, planning and organizing activities at construction sites. Individuals who are looking for a school can compare important information such as enrollment and costs with the table that is found at the end of this article.
- San Diego Mesa College is about seven miles from downtown and offers a construction management certificate program.
- Almost 14 miles away in Chula Vista, Southwestern University also offers a certificate program in construction management.
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Comparison of Schools
Students considering a school need to look at many factors. This table offers information about several important aspects of these two schools.
|San Diego Mesa College||Southwestern College|
|School Type||2-year; public||2-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||24,159*||19,000*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large suburb|
|Tuition & Fees 2015-2016|| $1,142 in-state
| $1,336 in-state
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014)||67%*||78%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2014)||N/A - Open admissions||N/A - Open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2014)||68% of full-time students*||71% of full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (students who began in 2011)||23% (18% transfer-out rate)*||19% (12% transfer-out rate)*|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego Mesa College boasts one of the highest student transfer rates in the state. A construction management certificate can be earned through the architecture program.
Certificate of Achievement in Building Construction Technology
Students in this program can learn the fundamental elements of the construction business, including administrative and technical skills. A combination of architecture and building construction courses make up the 29-credit curriculum. Program graduates receive a certificate of achievement and should be qualified to pursue residential and commercial construction management jobs. Students who finish the program can complete additional courses in general education studies to earn an Associate in Science with a focus in construction management.
Courses in this program can help students develop essential communication and interpersonal skills. Topics covered in the curriculum include appropriate construction materials selection, project cost estimating and building zones. Students can also learn technical skills in drafting and computer-aided design.
Southwestern College was established in 1961 and has been accredited since 1964. Students interested in construction management can choose from certificate and associate's degree programs.
Certificate of Achievement in Construction Management
The certificate program in construction management at Southwestern College is designed to provide a strong foundation of knowledge in all aspects of construction management, including building materials, cost analysis, scheduling and professional interaction with other construction workers. Coursework includes computer-aided design software, construction surveying, soil engineering and structures. The program is intended to be completed over the course of four semesters. A total of 37 credit units must be completed to earn this certificate.