Project Planning, Scheduling and Control


This course includes mandatory live class sessions over Zoom. Please see below for specific dates.

Construction project schedules can be unwieldy, and, without a steady hand to guide them, will spiral out of control quickly. In this course, learn a systematic approach to creating and managing construction schedules. Through lecture, class exercises and Q&As, you will learn skills and best practices necessary to effectively plan and control projects of any size, such as work breakdown structures, scheduling techniques, scheduling software, cost allocation and claims management. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of scheduling and project controls. By the end of this course, you will know the ins-and-outs of developing, managing and updating a schedule from design through construction completion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the basic concepts and techniques of creating and managing a construction schedule, which includes planning, scheduling and control
  • Apply cost and resource loading principals and identify the correlation to the estimate
  • Recognize common project delays and propose solutions to best approach them
  • Analyze management of change orders that are identified during the course of construction
  • Create a critical path method (CPM) schedule for a construction project and manage the schedule from pre-construction to final completion.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Construction scheduling
  • Project management process (PDCA)
  • Cost/resource planning
  • Time impact analysis (TIA)
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online course with class materials that can be accessed throughout the week. The course is structured to move from one week to the next. *This course includes mandatory live sessions through Zoom from 6-7:30pm PST on the following Tuesday nights:  4/4, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 and 5/30. These sessions will feature third-party software that, for copyright reasons, cannot be recorded. Please note that live webinar dates are subject to change.

Students will receive an email with login information to access the course on the first day of class.

Textbook information will be updated on this course page under Section Course Materials at least one month before the start of the course.

Certificate Students: Students must earn a grade of C or higher (not a C minus) in order for this course to count towards the requirements for the Construction Management Certificate. Courses applied towards the Construction Management Certificate must be completed within five years.


Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received within the first two weeks of the course. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Students have the first week of class to enroll with the understanding that students who enroll after the first day of class are expected to reach out to their instructors to make sure they receive all content and are on track with the course.



Technical Requirements

All elements of this class will be conducted online. Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course. Students must be able to download and upload files from and to the online classroom. To ensure your success in this course, please review our technical requirements page.



Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education at (800) 752-0881.


Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save $50 on the course fee.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.