Construction Project Management

Ontario College Graduate Certificate (12 courses) Full-time Online
Program Code: 1505X09FWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Other Delivery Options

Part-time Online

The fees for this program are based on a two-term year.

Our Program

This online Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides practical training for individuals whose career goals include advancing their careers in the construction industry and the management of construction projects in a wide variety of settings. Capitalizing on a solid educational foundation in construction or construction-related fields, graduates are equipped to manage the total construction process effectively, from initial planning to program completion. The regular use of case studies throughout the program prepares graduates for a full range of situations that can emerge on construction job sites.

Each of the courses in the program has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association for the Gold Seal Certification Program.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are interested in the construction industry.
  • Have the ability to see the "big picture".
  • Like building teams that are working towards common goals.
  • Enjoy balancing competing demands.
  • Thrive on the challenge and stress of overseeing large projects.
  • Appreciate having tangible results from their work.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment in a variety of construction project management positions. These positions include but are not restricted to project manager, site superintendent, project superintendent, construction manager and construction operations manager. The knowledge and skills acquired in this program position graduates for increasing levels of responsibilities in the completion of medium- and large-scale construction projects.

Fees & Expenses

Total Fees for the first year of the program:

  • Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $6,974.78.*
  • International tuition/ancillary Fees: $15,024.78.*

* Amounts include tuition fee, Technology fee and Mobile Learning Program (MLP) fees. Fees are subject to change. For detailed fees information please visit our website.

Note: For further information regarding your books, please visit our website.

Books and supplies cost approximately $600 per term and can be purchased from our College bookstore online.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility
  • A two-year community college diploma (minimum) in a construction or construction-related field or equivalent; OR
  • At least five (5) years minimum construction management related work experience.

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of either:

  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with minimum of 22 in each section; OR
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.

Applicants are required to provide proof of successful completion of Ontario College approved diploma or degree in a construction-related discipline such as: architecture, civil, construction, or electrical engineering, building construction, heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning, interior decorating, cabinetmaking and Furniture, powerline, construction carpentry, joinery, heritage, masonry - heritage and traditional.

Program Eligibility
  • A two-year community college diploma (minimum) in a construction or construction-related field or equivalent, OR at least five (5) years minimum construction management related work experience.

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of either:

  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with minimum of 22 in each section, OR
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.

Applicants are required to provide proof of successful completion of Ontario College approved diploma or degree in a construction-related discipline such as: architecture, civil, construction, or electrical engineering, building construction, heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning, interior decorating, cabinetmaking and Furniture, powerline, construction carpentry, joinery, heritage, masonry - heritage and traditional.

Application Information

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Program Code 1505X09FWO

Applications to full-time programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements through:

ontariocolleges.ca
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5J3
1-888-892-2228

Applications are available online at ontariocolleges.ca. A $95 fee applies.

Applications for Fall Term, Winter Term and Spring Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as places are available.

Note: International applicants applying from out-of-country may obtain an International Student Application Form and instructions by contacting the Registrar's Office.

For further information on the admissions process, contact:

Registrar's Office
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Room C150
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Telephone: 613-727-0002
Toll-free: 1-800-565-4723
TTY: 613-727-7766
Fax: 613-727-7632
Email: AskUs@algonquincollege.com

Notes

  • The fees for this program are based on a two-term year.
  • Acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of the program demands serious effort and focus by students. A strong commitment of dedication and discipline is required for students to successfully complete this program.
  • Individual course registration is not available for full-time online programs.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Mark Mazerolle at 613-727-4723 ext. 7519 or mazerom@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameSummer
Level: 01
CON200030.0Overview of the Construction Industry

CON2000 Overview of the Construction Industry

Students explore the breadth of the construction industry and develop a deeper knowledge of all of the factors that impact the industry. While attention is paid to the economic influence of the industry, students increase their awareness of various stakeholders that are routinely involved in construction projects.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
CON200130.0Construction Safety

CON2001 Construction Safety

Project managers endeavour to maximize efficiency and minimize lost person hours. Ensuring a safe working environment is the first step toward that goal. Students examine the various levels of legislative requirements that relate to safety on construction sites. From the perspective of a manager, students also develop a job site safety program.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
CON200290.0Construction Estimating

CON2002 Construction Estimating

Foremost among the challenges faced by project managers is ensuring the financial viability of a project. This begins with the development of the project bid. Unreasonable estimates reduce the chances of success and increase stress levels. Students work through the bid process and prepare estimates with varying levels of detail that are both reasonable and achievable.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
ENL210060.0Communication for Construction Management

ENL2100 Communication for Construction Management

In order to keep projects on track, and stakeholders involved and aware of their roles and responsibilities, project managers need solid communication skills. Through a variety of exercises and simulations, students hone their communication skills and prepare both project-related and construction-related documents. Students also use and explore technological tools that enhance and facilitate communication.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
LAW100060.0Law and Contracts for the Construction Industry

LAW1000 Law and Contracts for the Construction Industry

Project management, especially in the construction industry, involves ample of contractual agreements. With significant resources and capital connected to these contracts, it is important for project managers to have a firm grounding in contract law. Drawing on a variety of case studies and construction law resources, students develop a solid foundation in those elements of Canadian law that apply to contracts and the construction industry.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
MGT110060.0Project Management Principles

MGT1100 Project Management Principles

Students investigate and consolidate the principles, technological tools, knowledge and theories that lead to best practices in project management. Using case studies and simulations, students generate the relevant documentation and tools that lay the groundwork for successful projects.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
Level: 02
CON210045.0Construction and the Environment

CON2100 Construction and the Environment

Students analyze the connections between construction and the environment. Case studies and research projects require students to trace the full scope of environmental concerns connected with the construction industry. Using applicable legislation and guidelines as support, students review environmental management plans.

Pre-requisites: CON2000

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
CON210190.0Construction Job Site Controls

CON2101 Construction Job Site Controls

To manage a construction project effectively, project managers need to maintain control of the job site. Students develop strategies to direct the materials equipment and labour that move on and off the jobsite. Drawing on practical examples, students complete exercises to establish procedures and protocols for opening, running and closing a jobsite.

Pre-requisites: CON2001 AND LAW1000

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
CON210260.0Construction Planning and Scheduling

CON2102 Construction Planning and Scheduling

The constant challenge of project management work in the construction industry involves ensuring that all required elements for a project phase are in the right place at the right time. Using common project management tools, students coordinate the planning and scheduling of tasks that are faced in the workplace. In addition to the development of project plans, students implement strategies for modifying and improving plans that are already underway.

Pre-requisites: CON2002 AND MGT1100

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
CON210360.0Construction Project Cost Control and Accounting

CON2103 Construction Project Cost Control and Accounting

Beyond the tangible resources of equipment, materials and labour, project managers must work to preserve the financial margins that ensure the project's viability. Students explore the fundamentals of accounting and accounting functions with a view to maintaining accurate financial records for a project. Exercises and activities stress the cost control and oversight responsibilities of managers.

Pre-requisites: CON2002 AND MGT1100

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
MGT120060.0Human Resources Management

MGT1200 Human Resources Management

Human resources form an integral part of any construction project, and the success or failure of the project can hinge on effective management of the people involved. Using a variety of available resources, students formulate strategies for working effectively with permanent and casual employees, as well as certified trade labourers. Case studies provide the opportunity to debate alternative staffing models for a given scenario.

Pre-requisites: ENL2100 AND LAW1000 AND MGT1100

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
MGT130060.0Applied Construction Project Management

MGT1300 Applied Construction Project Management

Drawing on the knowledge and skills developed throughout the program, students manage a multi-faceted construction project simulation in collaboration with organizations. Through the dynamic, problem-based approach, students are drawn into various stages in the project life cycle and are required to assess, document and develop plans for the progression of projects.

Pre-requisites: CON2000 AND CON2001 AND CON2002 AND ENL2100 AND LAW1000 AND MGT1100

Co-requisites: CON2100 AND CON2101 AND CON2102 AND CON2103 AND MGT1200

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CON2000 Overview of the Construction Industry

Students explore the breadth of the construction industry and develop a deeper knowledge of all of the factors that impact the industry. While attention is paid to the economic influence of the industry, students increase their awareness of various stakeholders that are routinely involved in construction projects.

CON2001 Construction Safety

Project managers endeavour to maximize efficiency and minimize lost person hours. Ensuring a safe working environment is the first step toward that goal. Students examine the various levels of legislative requirements that relate to safety on construction sites. From the perspective of a manager, students also develop a job site safety program.

CON2002 Construction Estimating

Foremost among the challenges faced by project managers is ensuring the financial viability of a project. This begins with the development of the project bid. Unreasonable estimates reduce the chances of success and increase stress levels. Students work through the bid process and prepare estimates with varying levels of detail that are both reasonable and achievable.

ENL2100 Communication for Construction Management

In order to keep projects on track, and stakeholders involved and aware of their roles and responsibilities, project managers need solid communication skills. Through a variety of exercises and simulations, students hone their communication skills and prepare both project-related and construction-related documents. Students also use and explore technological tools that enhance and facilitate communication.

LAW1000 Law and Contracts for the Construction Industry

Project management, especially in the construction industry, involves ample of contractual agreements. With significant resources and capital connected to these contracts, it is important for project managers to have a firm grounding in contract law. Drawing on a variety of case studies and construction law resources, students develop a solid foundation in those elements of Canadian law that apply to contracts and the construction industry.

MGT1100 Project Management Principles

Students investigate and consolidate the principles, technological tools, knowledge and theories that lead to best practices in project management. Using case studies and simulations, students generate the relevant documentation and tools that lay the groundwork for successful projects.

CON2100 Construction and the Environment

Students analyze the connections between construction and the environment. Case studies and research projects require students to trace the full scope of environmental concerns connected with the construction industry. Using applicable legislation and guidelines as support, students review environmental management plans.

Pre-requisites: CON2000

CON2101 Construction Job Site Controls

To manage a construction project effectively, project managers need to maintain control of the job site. Students develop strategies to direct the materials equipment and labour that move on and off the jobsite. Drawing on practical examples, students complete exercises to establish procedures and protocols for opening, running and closing a jobsite.

Pre-requisites: CON2001 AND LAW1000

CON2102 Construction Planning and Scheduling

The constant challenge of project management work in the construction industry involves ensuring that all required elements for a project phase are in the right place at the right time. Using common project management tools, students coordinate the planning and scheduling of tasks that are faced in the workplace. In addition to the development of project plans, students implement strategies for modifying and improving plans that are already underway.

Pre-requisites: CON2002 AND MGT1100

CON2103 Construction Project Cost Control and Accounting

Beyond the tangible resources of equipment, materials and labour, project managers must work to preserve the financial margins that ensure the project's viability. Students explore the fundamentals of accounting and accounting functions with a view to maintaining accurate financial records for a project. Exercises and activities stress the cost control and oversight responsibilities of managers.

Pre-requisites: CON2002 AND MGT1100

MGT1200 Human Resources Management

Human resources form an integral part of any construction project, and the success or failure of the project can hinge on effective management of the people involved. Using a variety of available resources, students formulate strategies for working effectively with permanent and casual employees, as well as certified trade labourers. Case studies provide the opportunity to debate alternative staffing models for a given scenario.

Pre-requisites: ENL2100 AND LAW1000 AND MGT1100

MGT1300 Applied Construction Project Management

Drawing on the knowledge and skills developed throughout the program, students manage a multi-faceted construction project simulation in collaboration with organizations. Through the dynamic, problem-based approach, students are drawn into various stages in the project life cycle and are required to assess, document and develop plans for the progression of projects.

Pre-requisites: CON2000 AND CON2001 AND CON2002 AND ENL2100 AND LAW1000 AND MGT1100

Co-requisites: CON2100 AND CON2101 AND CON2102 AND CON2103 AND MGT1200