Construction Management Technology

Learn the principles and practices used to manage construction projects – contract administration, estimating costs, and coordinating worksites.

Start Date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Credential:
Diploma
Delivery:
Full-time (In-class)Part-time (In-class)
Locations:
+Locations & Availability
September 2016 Waterfront Campus • Dartmouth • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

Many of today's senior construction leaders are graduates of this highly respected program. In this program, you gain an understanding of the basic principles and practices used to manage construction projects: from contract administration, to estimating costs and coordinating worksites. You also get real experience working in an actual construction setting. This program is a good fit for a self-motivated and organized person who enjoys working as an administrator or supervisor in the construction industry.

i Student Highlights are comments provided by students about their experiences. Students also share information that they think will help future students learn more about the program. Highlights reflect individual experiences (which can vary by student).

Student Highlights

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    Highlight"Knowledgeable instructors, highly practical learning, real-world outcomes."
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    Highlight"Learning how to accurately estimate project costs in order to maximize profits."
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    Why Take It"You are a person who loves a challenge and is very interested in the construction process."

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Academic Grade 12 English; Academic Grade 12 Math; and Academic Grade 11 Physics.
  • If you do not have the required academic credits, NSCC offers a variety of credit courses through the Academic & Career Connections program.

Choose NSCC

  • This program was developed by NSCC and the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) to meet a real need in the industry.
  • Graduates may receive advanced standing in the pursuit of the Professional Quantity Surveyor designation with the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
  • Earn recognized credentials – This program is accredited at the Technician level with the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB), a standing committee of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT). CTAB accreditation means that this program has been evaluated against standards designed by industry leaders across Canada, and is recognized internationally. Graduates may be eligible for membership with TechNova, the certifying organization for Engineering and Applied Science Technicians and Technologists in Nova Scotia.
  • This program can be completed on a part-time basis with flexibility to customize a class schedule that fits your needs. Most courses are offered during the day and a select few may be available online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Graduates of this program have been successful in securing employment with construction contractors, sub-contractors and material suppliers, and engineering and architectural firms. Most graduates enter the industry as junior estimators, assistant construction superintendents, or project coordinators, while others pursue careers as technical sales representatives for construction-related projects and services.

Part-time Study

  • This program is available for part-time study.
  • When applying for part-time study, you must meet all the admission requirements.
  • Once admitted, you are referred to a Campus Registrar for course selection.
  • The time to complete the program through part-time study will vary and depend on the schedule you choose and the number of courses you complete each term.
  • Tuition for part-time study is calculated on a per-course basis and is paid at the beginning of each term.

Student Success

  • Additional skills and abilities, including your math, reading, and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades & Technology programs. Details are provided with your acceptance notification – Trades & Technology Preparation Checklist (PDF 23KB).

Other Info

  • Scholarships – Three partial scholarships are awarded by the Construction Management Bureau of Nova Scotia.
  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) – This program is eligible for an optional Co-op credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment (of at least 12 weeks) – in a field related to your program – between your first and second year.
  • Online Courses – Some courses are available online.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You will participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
CADD 1010   Computer Aided Drafting I
CMTG 1021   Construction Materials I
CMTG 1022   Construction Practices
CMTG 1023   Construction Materials II
CMTG 1024   Construction Estimating I
CMTG 1025   Contracts and Regulations I
CMTG 3022   Construction Estimating II
CMTG 3023   Construction Technology I
CMTG 3024   Construction Management I
CMTG 3025   Construction Estimating III
CMTG 3026   Construction Technology II
CMTG 3027   Construction Management II
CMTG 3028   Contracts & Regulations II
CMTG 3029   Labour Relations
CMTG 3100   Work Experience
COMM 1245   Technical Communications I
COMM 2245   Technical Communications II
DRAF 1001   Introductory Drafting
ENGI 1002   Structural Design I
ENGI 1003   Electrical Services I
ENGI 1004   Mechanical Services I
ENGI 1006   Electrical Services II
ENGI 1007   Mechanical Services II
ENGI 1009   Strengths of Materials
ENGI 1014   Physics
ENGI 1015   Engineering Problems and Statics
MATH 1014   Technical Mathematics I
MATH 1015   Technical Mathematics II
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SURV 1001   Surveying

Additional Graduation Requirements

Milestone
Introduction to Confined Space
Introduction to Fall Arrest / Fall Protection
Introduction to Hazard Identification
Introduction to Lock Out / Tag Out
Introduction to Respiratory Protection
Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

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