Construction Project Management
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- College Code:
- Engineering & Technology
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2021/ 2022
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About the ProgramThis one-year graduate certificate 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, bidding and estimating, 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. This program will also prepare students to take various professional certification exams with main focus on CAPM (Certified Associate Project Manager), PMP (Project Management Professional), PQS (Professional Quantity Surveyor designation) and Gold Seal certification. A laptop is required for in-class assignments and project work.
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Program InformationLength: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program (also available part-time)
Delivery Sequence: Waterloo - September/2021 - Fall | Winter
First-Year Capacity: 20
- This program is designed for domestic students (Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and convention refugees) wishing to pursue studies in the field of construction management.
- Students on an international study permit wishing to pursue studies in construction management should choose Construction Management (program 1378).
- A three-year advanced diploma or a 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
- A three-year advanced diploma or a degree in another discipline with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in construction-related work
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants with documents (transcripts) from an educational institution from a country other than Canada must have their documents evaluated for equivalency at an approved provider of credential evaluation services. Applicants to this program require a Comprehensive or Course-by-Course Report. Please see How to Apply for more information.
- Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
- TOEFL iBT 88
- CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
- PTE Academic 58
- Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6
- 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. Please submit the resume directly (if required) to the Conestoga International Admissions Office.
- Qualified applicants may be required to discuss their program suitability and aptitude with program personnel.
- Final selection is made following a ranked assessment of the admission requirements, student grades, type of credential and work experience.
- Students in this program are required to bring a mobile device that meets minimum specified requirements.
- Students are required to provide their own CSA-approved footwear. Students are required to wear CSA-approved personal protective equipment including footwear, hard hats, safety glasses and hearing protection when required for construction site visits.
- Computer literacy and a working knowledge of MS Windows, word processing, and spreadsheets are expected.
- This is an eText program. Learn about our eText initiative.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.
Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2020 / 2021) for Construction Project Management - Program # 0895
|Description||Fall 2020||Winter 2021|
|Graduation/Alumni Services Fee||$20.95||$28.45|
|Technology Enhancement Fee||$142.75||$142.75|
|CSI Association Fee||$84.50||$110.00|
|Program Tuition Fee (ACR)||$2907.00||$2907.00|
|CSI Health Plan Fee||$295.00||$0.00|
|ONE Card Fee||$12.75||$12.75|
|CSI Legal Protection (optional)||$30.00||$0.00|
|Capital Development Fee - Waterloo||$48.00||$48.00|
|CSI Advocacy Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional)||$15.00||$30.00|
|CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional)||$3.50||$4.00|
|Academic Support Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI Academic Support Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|Health and Wellness Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI Health and Wellness Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|Career Services Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI Career Services Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|Sustainability Fee (optional)||$5.00||$5.00|
|CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional)||$0.00||$65.00|
International fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.
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.
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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.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Pathways & Credit TransferConestoga 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. 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. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
Description: This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.
|CONS8000||Construction Risk Management
Description: This course covers the fundamental aspects of analytical tools including the basic processes of risk planning, risk identification, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning and risk monitoring and control. Tools and techniques of risk management will be studied and applied into small to major construction projects. Students will be required to complete a number of projects and apply risk simulation software.
|CONS8010||Construction Planning and Scheduling
Description: The course covers in detail project planning, scheduling and control. Topics covered include: project charter, developing work breakdown structure (WBS) and statement of work; developing project schedule; assign resource; perform resource and time constrained scheduling; estimate project cost and prepare project cost baseline; project monitoring and control; scheduling under uncertainty and computer application in project planning, scheduling and control.
|CONS8020||Construction Procurement and Contract Administration
Description: The first part of the course examines construction procurement processes and administration. Topics include: construction contracting methods, contractual relationship, types of contract, risk related to different contract type, request for proposal (RFP), bid invitation, bid evaluation, contract negotiation and award, contract administration. The second part of the course reviews practical application of basics of contract law as related to construction topics include: contract law, contract changes, payment delays and claims, surety bonds; warranty, construction insurance; construction liens, labour law and union contract, construction dispute resolution.
Description: This course primarily is concerned with the property development, investment and finances. Topics covered are development processes, site analysis and selection, market studies, estimating development cost, developing integrated financial cash flow, land development, lease, buy or build analysis, project economics during construction, financial modelling using MS Excel, risk analysis. The course also reviews the different types of project finance and delivery methods.
|CONS8120||Quantity Takeoff and Measurement
Description: The course covers fundamentals of blue print reading, specifications, master format divisions and material takeoff. The takeoff methods of materials will be demonstrated using residential and commercial building.
|CONS8210||Construction Job Site Management
Description: The course covers construction job site management from contractor's point view. It introduces students to duties and responsibilities handled by construction superintendent, construction engineer throughout the project progress from start to closeout. Topics covered are: site team roles, field office mobilization and administration, construction documents on the jobsite, and record keeping at the jobsite, jobsite layout and control, meeting, negotiations and dispute resolution, jobsite labour relations and control, managing time and materials, jobsite equipment use, operation, and maintenance, personnel and safety management, sustainable construction practices, changes and claims, progress payments, and project closeout. The course will have regular site visits (every three weeks) in order students to observe and see jobsite management in practice.
|CONS8030||Cost Estimating and Bidding Procedures
Description: The course provides students the principles and methods in preparation of unit costs for materials, labour and equipment and preparation of total tender price. Topics covered include: methods of approximate estimating, the cost of resources, contract clauses and their effect on estimate, the calculation of unit rates and total project cost, contractual arrangements and documentation, bid preparation and closing.
|CONS8050||Construction Quality Management
Description: The main purpose of this course is to guide the student through the project quality management processes. Topics include quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, continuous quality improvement and integration of quality activities into project life cycle, tools and techniques of data collection, data analysis, statistical concepts and techniques in quality control and ISO 9000 series.
|CONS8070||Applied Environmental Law and Construction Safety
Description: This course provides an introduction to selected laws concerning environmental protection and construction safety. Key statutes, regulations and policies that relate to environmental management and construction safety in Ontario are examined in the context of industrial/commercial facilities, brownfields and new urban developments. The course reviews the relevance of environmental legislation as it relates to issues such as air and waste quality, hazardous waste management, site assessment and cleanup, emergency planning, spills, transportation of dangerous goods, noise, and vibration. Construction safety and liability will be explored in relation to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. The course will provide an understanding of the legal framework in Ontario for approvals, enforcement, penalties, liabilities and reporting requirements under selected applicable law. Case studies and guest speakers will be used to demonstrate the application of environmental and construction safety legislation.
|CONS8080||Major Project in Construction Project Management
Description: This course is designed as a capstone project to enable students to apply and synthesize the material learned in other courses. Working in a team, students will select a project, submit a project proposal and prepare a detailed project report. Interim written reports and group presentations will be required. Enrollment in this course is limited to students who are in their final semester of the program.
|CONS8250||Professional Exam Preparation
Description: The course reviews the different project and construction management professional certifications related to the courses taken in the program. It mainly focuses on guiding students in the preparation of Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Gold-Seal Certified (GSC) and Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) certifications. Enrollment in this course is limited to students who are in their final semester of the program.
|MGMT8200||Leadership in Project Management
Description: This course addresses essential leadership skills such as: human resource management, communication management and leadership styles and skills in project management. Students will learn skills and techniques of organizational planning, staff acquisition, team development, team motivation and evaluation, conflict resolution, negotiations, effective communication and personal productivity skills.
- Develop and use strategies to promote continuous professional learning in the construction industry
- monitor and support workplace health and safety practices and procedures which are compliant with current legislation and regulations
- assess construction project* operations for compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in construction methodology
- analyze and monitor construction processes to ensure that sustainability practices* are implemented in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements
- establish and manage relationships among diverse project stakeholders* to achieve construction project* goals
- manage the production, storage, retrieval and communication of project-related digital documents according to best practices, to meet construction project* deadlines and goals
- perform a feasibility study to inform decisions in the planning phase of a construction project
- schedule, manage and evaluate the progression of construction projects* by applying the principles, practices and tools of construction project management* to complete projects on time and within budget
- prepare estimates and manage procurement processes to control costs in accordance with best practices in construction project management
- develop and oversee quality assurance and control* processes involved in the completion of construction projects* to meet project specifications and industry quality standards
- analyze and manage project risks to mitigate their impact throughout the construction project lifecycle
- formulate human resource management strategies to optimize personnel requirements for construction project* completion
- build and lead multidisciplinary teams throughout the construction project lifecycle* to accomplish construction project* goals
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