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Construction Project Management Diploma


 

The Construction Project Management Diploma provides students with practical construction knowledge and project management skills in the construction industry. The courses in this program will cover technical drawing graphics, building code, construction estimating, analysis of construction costs, and project quality control time. Aspects of task and time scheduling for developing, monitoring, and controlling construction projects will be explored. The program also includes several courses based around Project Management Institute® (PMI®) principles, providing students with a strong theoretical and practical foundation for professional project management.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are primarily suitable for employment with contractors or at local construction firms, engineering firms, and governmental agencies. Employment opportunities and further studies may be pursued in the fields of engineering, building science, architecture, and computer-aided design.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Domestic students: Grade 10 English or pass college English assessment; International students: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass college English assessment

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Construction Technician
  • Site Coordinator
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Construction Estimating Assistant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Site Supervisor
  • Career Paths
  • Construction Technologist
  • Site Superintendent
  • Architectural Designer
  • Project Estimator
  • Project Manager
  • Site Manager

Potential Earnings

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PROGRAM DURATION

35 Week Diploma, 4 Week Practicum Included

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

AUT010 | Computer and Mathematic Fundamentals*
This course provides students with the fundamentals of computer operation, file management, and basic mathematics. Major topics include keyboarding skills, Microsoft Word document formatting, Excel spreadsheet creation, linear algebra, quadratic equations, trigonometry, and geometry.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
AUT100 | AutoCAD Fundamentals
This course provides student with the fundamental skills of computer aided design and drafting using AutoCAD. Students learn the most up-to-date AutoCAD techniques that are being used in engineering and building-design professions. Utilizing high-end computer tools, students learn how to create drawings in 2-dimensional environments and how to create basic 3-dimensional models.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
AUT150 | AutoCAD Advanced
This course provides students with instruction in advanced level AutoCAD commands and drawing management techniques. Students will learn project-orientated drafting and design skills, with an emphasis being placed on scaled 2-Dimensional project drawing in model and paper space layout settings. Students will also learn how to use advanced 3-Dimensional tools to create surface models and composite solid models.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100.
CCT100 | Building Code
This course will provide students with a thorough understanding of Canadian building law and the British Columbia Building Code. Major topics include the study of zoning, all aspects of residential and commercial building construction standards, design specifications, occupant safety, and other professional practices which may affect the design and construction of a building. Occupational health and safety in the local workplace will also be explored.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100.
AUT140 | Technical Communication
Technical communication skills are required in service, business, and technical working environments. This course focuses on verbal, writing, and presentation skills within the scope of architecture and engineering. Students will learn how to produce technical report documents and present their project drawings effectively.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
CCT140 | Constructions Estimating 1
This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to estimate and control construction activities for typical building and civil engineering construction projects. Topics include residential, commercial and civil infrastructure estimating methods, quantity takeoff, and cost calculation procedures of construction components. An overview of the contractual responsibilities and relationships between the various parties to a construction contract and tendering processes is also covered.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100, CCT100.
COS300 | Design Principles and Construction Methods
This course provides students with an overview of structural engineering and the various types of building construction techniques. Major topics include structural load types, design standards, structural components, statics, construction materials, and construction methods. Various types of structural systems made by wood, steel and concrete material will also be discussed.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100, AUT150, CCT100.
CMP100 | Construction Project Control and Scheduling
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan a construction project, recognize cost controls, schedule the use of project resources, and understand the organization of the construction processes. Students will also learn to maintain construction change orders, record project data, and perform cost control functions. Various project task scheduling methods will be used throughout the course, and students will be taught to use Microsoft Project software to develop and manage a construction project.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100.
CMP300 | Construction Law and Contracts
This course provides students with a general overview of Canadian contract and construction law. Major topics include the interpretation of contract terms, specifications and the application of construction law to the business of construction. The course content also relates these legal concepts to practical issues in the construction process.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
COS100 | Construction Management and Site Processes
This course prepares students to perform the processes and procedures of a construction manager and site management professional. Major topics include project management and the project team; the use of construction documents on jobsite; submittals, samples and shop drawings; documentation and record keeping; jobsite layout and control; meetings, negotiations, and disputes; labor relations and safety management; subcontracting and the purchasing contract structure; project quality management; time and cost control; computerized project administration; scheduling; changes and claims; progress payments, and project closeout.

Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100.
BAF400B | Project Management Fundamentals
This course provides students with a strong foundational knowledge in project management, including project management practices, functions, phases, terminology, and common issues. Students will develop a functional understanding of the processes involved in starting, controlling, managing, and completing a project successfully. Students will also gain practical experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project software for project management. Students are required to undertake and earn a passing mark for their major project in this course.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF440B | Project Teamwork and Leadership
This course focuses on team dynamics, leadership, and building the skills required to achieve goals while working in a diverse group. Students will complete a team project and in the process practice successful communication strategies, goal definition, schedule coordination, peer feedback, and conflict management. Additional course topics include learning styles, diversity, appreciating differences, and ethical behavior in teams.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
CMP200 | Project Management in Construction
This course is designed to provide students with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to manage construction projects and address the unique challenges and requirements of project management in the construction industry. The course will predominately focus on addressing case studies in the areas of planning, executing, monitoring, and analyzing construction project activities, costs, and resource management methods.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100, AUT150.
AUT650 | Portfolio Development
This course helps students prepare a working portfolio, which will assist them in presenting themselves during interviews or seminars. Students will produce a portfolio in the areas of computer aided design and engineering and architectural 2D and 3D model drawings. Students also will learn interview skills and how to prepare their resume and cover letter.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: AUT100, AUT150, CCT100.
WEP150 | Practicum
During their practicum, students will have the opportunity to apply the theory and skills they learned during their program to practical situations at a real business. The purpose of the practicum is for students to obtain relevant field experience prior to graduation, and identify their strengths and areas of growth prior to embarking on a new, exciting career.

Duration: 150 hours, 4 weeks.

This program is run on an intermittent intake. 29 weeks of the program are delivered in-class, and 2 weeks are delivered via a blended method of instruction. Blended courses (courses that contain both an in-person and an online study component) are designated with a course code ending in ‘B’. Students will complete the program by participating in a 4 week practicum.

Students must start this program with AUT010 (indicated with ‘*’) and may then complete the remaining courses in any order, unless there is a prerequisite. Refer to Course Descriptions for prerequisites.



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