Construction Project Management (Graduate Certificate)
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- College Code:
- Engineering & Information Technology
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2015 / 2016
About the Program
This one-year program will provide specialized and practical training in construction project management for graduates of diploma and degree programs in construction-related fields. In addition to core skills in contract administration, quality management, value engineering, project planning, scheduling and risk management, students will gain knowledge in softer skills related to leadership, communication and negotiation. Learning will be enhanced through the use of case studies, group work and the submission of a final comprehensive project.
Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program (also available part-time)
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: 30
This program is available to be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Courses will be scheduled in the late afternoon and early evening to facilitate students who wish to take the program on a part-time basis while currently employed. Courses may also be scheduled to be delivered on Saturdays. Admission is available in both September and January. Students admitted in January will attend classes from January to April and from September to December. Courses are not delivered during the spring semester between May and August.
- Advanced diploma or degree from an accredited college or university in a construction-related field (e.g., architectural technology, construction engineering technology, civil engineering technology, civil engineering, environmental engineering, architectural studies) OR advanced diploma or degree in another discipline with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in construction-related work
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL PBT 580 with a TWE of 4.5 or iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; CAAT D at 65%; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. You will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Submit proof of admission requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
- Qualified applicants may be required to meet with program personnel to assess program suitability and aptitude.
- Computer literacy and a working knowledge of MS Windows, word processing, and spreadsheets are expected.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa. Please refer to the international program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Books and supplies are additional.
Financial AssistanceThe Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates will be prepared for employment with general contractors, sub-contractors, consulting firms, government agencies involved in capital development, and others. They will have the skills necessary to function within multi-disciplinary teams consisting of project managers, architects, engineers, regulators, environmental consultants, contractors, trade contractors and construction professionals.
100% of 2012-2013 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Pathways & Credit Transfer
Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
For more information on the PLAR process, please visit the testing website.
- Assess requirements for development and construction industry business planning and management.
- Formulate strategies for resource planning and management.
- Analyze and explain the fundamentals of codes and legal issues including contract law for the purpose of decision making, conflict resolution, problem solving, etc.
- Lead development and construction projects through the required approval processes.
- Formulate and assess options for specific project requirements based on the application of risk analysis, risk management theory and value engineering.
- Explain the principles, and effectively use the practices, of construction project management including: initiating, planning and evaluation, scheduling, execution, monitoring and control, and project close-out.
- Select and utilize appropriate and effective principles and practices of team-building and leadership in an interdisciplinary setting including negotiation, problem-solving and conflict resolution to construction project management.
Program Advisory CommitteesThe College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.
Apply NowDomestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.
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International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.