Construction Management

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.

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 At-A-Glance


What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Construction Management jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

1 This job may require a bachelor's degree or higher.
Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence

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 through 2017, projecting 3,970 job openings. 

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase of 19 percent for construction managers over the next decade.

See more about careers in Construction Management.

Guided Pathways in Construction Management

A guided pathway will help you earn a college credential and build a career. It’s a one-page document that clearly shows you what courses to take (and when) to best prepare you for success in college and in your career.

Learn more about Guided Pathways to Success.

Guided Pathway
Construction Management - Commercial Option
Guided Pathway
Construction Management - Residential Option

Certificates and Degrees in Construction Management

North Lake College

Construction Management is offered only by North Lake Colleges among colleges of DCCCD. See all certificates and degrees in Construction Management.