Construction Project Management

Ontario College Graduate Certificate (12 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 1505X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Other Delivery Options

Full-time Online

 

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.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within six years.

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

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

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.

There is an application process for this program. Please forward application documentation to:

Program Coordinator, Construction Project Management Program
mazerom@algonquincollege.com
Centre for Continuing and Online Learning
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Room P209
Ottawa ON K2G 1V8

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.

There is an application process for this program. Please forward application documentation to:

Program Coordinator, Construction Project Management Program
Centre for Continuing and Online Learning
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Room P209
Ottawa ON K2G 1V8

Notes

  • As a course registrant, you may only register for a maximum of three courses in the program.
  • Should you wish to complete the program, you must meet the program admission requirements, and formally apply to be accepted into the program.
  • Courses taken within six semesters from the first course registration may be applied toward the program once you are accepted as a program registrant. However, the College reserves the right to determine your eligibility for program admittance.

Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

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

Courses

Online:Online Learning   
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameSummer
Series: 01
CON200030.0Overview of the Construction IndustryOnline Learning
CON200130.0Construction SafetyOnline Learning
CON200290.0Construction EstimatingOnline Learning
ENL210060.0Communication for Construction ManagementOnline Learning
LAW100060.0Law and Contracts for the Construction IndustryOnline Learning
MGT110060.0Project Management PrinciplesOnline Learning
Series: 02
CON210045.0Construction and the EnvironmentOnline Learning
CON210190.0Construction Job Site ControlsOnline Learning
CON210260.0Construction Planning and SchedulingOnline Learning
CON210360.0Construction Project Cost Control and AccountingOnline Learning
MGT120060.0Human Resources ManagementOnline Learning
MGT130060.0Applied Construction Project ManagementOnline 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