Property Management Foundations

College-Approved Certificate (5 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 1811X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017

This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

The business and real estate industries support growing populations and business expansions. Property managers are responsible to operate real estate property, usually on behalf of the owner. As such, they often fill the role of liaison between a variety of stakeholders including the owners, tenants, staff and service providers. Students gain the practical training and knowledge required to manage private residential rental properties focusing on key functional areas. Students develop communication and client service skills, as well as an understanding of key concepts in property management and the use of applicable legislation.

This program is of interest to those seeking an entry-level position in residential property management or are currently employed in the field and are seeking formal training.

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

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Display strong organizational and management skills.
  • Have proficient computer and math skills.
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Enjoy working with others to resolve problems.

Your Career

This program allows individuals to set further goals in the area of property management.

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

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).


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 email


Online:Online Learning   
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
CAL000148.0Building and Maintaining Customer RelationshipsOnline Learning
ENL501245.0Business Writing StrategiesOnline Learning Online Learning
MGT006445.0Property Management and Administration IBlank Icon Online Learning
ACC000442.0Quickbooks Level IOnline Learning Online Learning
LAW505542.0Landlord and Tenant LawBlank Icon Online Learning


CAL0001 Building and Maintaining Customer Relationships

Students develop an understanding of customer service and the skills associated with understanding the needs of customers, meeting those needs and fostering an environment that encourages customers to return.

ENL5012 Business Writing Strategies

Effective and practical writing skills are important for successful communication in business. Students develop practical writing skills using basic word processing technology. They learn how to compose business correspondence including emails, memoranda, letters, and reports, with a focus on routine and persuasive messages. A review of basic grammar is also included.

MGT0064 Property Management and Administration I

Understanding the administrative obligations in the real estate and business industries is essential for property managers. Students explore techniques and strategies related to managing building owners, tenants, employees, contractors, and building maintenance and in-unit repair personnel. Through a variety of practical activities, students also gain knowledge about risk management, contracting, purchasing, energy conservation, supply and inventory.

Co-requisites: CAL0001 or ENL5012

ACC0004 Quickbooks Level I

QuickBooks is designed for the small to midsized business owner. Students learn how to make General Journal entries, enter payroll transactions, as well as enter Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions. Also explored are various reports used to analyze a business's financial activity using QuickBooks 2015. This is RIBO (Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario) certified.

LAW5055 Landlord and Tenant Law

The legal relationship between landlords and tenants, the legislation that governs rental housing and the rights, procedures and remedies of the parties involved in a tribunal application proceeding under the Residential Tenancies Act are examined. An understanding of the concepts and procedures involved for a landlord and a tenant, as well as a detailed study of the Residential Tenancies Act and related legislation are provided. Students study the rules and procedures governing the Landlord and Tenant Board. Students are prepared for careers as professionals in the property management business. As individual home ownership of a detached dwelling moves out of financial reach for many people in our society, rental ownership may be the only way these individuals can afford a home. An understanding of the concepts and procedures involved for a landlord and a tenant and a detailed study of the Tenant Protection Act and related legislation are provided. Also provided is a study of the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal and the rules and procedures governing the Tribunal.