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Construction Management Technology

Construction Management Technology

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

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
2 Years
(Varies for part-time or blended studies)
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Seats available
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Part time • In-class Seats available


Many of today's senior construction leaders are graduates of this highly respected 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.

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Academic Grade 12 Math and Academic Grade 11 Physics.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • If you do not have the required academic credits, NSCC offers a variety of credit courses through the Academic and Career Connections program.

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • This program is eligible for an optional cooperative education (co-op) credit course between year one and two.
  • Co-op provides an opportunity for paid, full-time work placement that lasts 12 to 16 weeks.
  • Our co-op program follows Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) guidelines.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

Study options

  • This program is available for part-time study.
  • When applying for part-time study, you must meet all the admission requirements.
  • Once admitted, you're referred to a campus 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.

Career options

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Continue your studies at university – This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more

Other info

  • Three partial scholarships are awarded by the Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association.
  • Some courses are available online.
  • Additional skills and abilities, including math, reading and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades and Technology programs. See the Trades and Technology Preparation Checklist (PDF 23KB).
  • This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
BIMT 1001   Concepts in Building Information Modelling (BIM)
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 1115   Engineering Problems and Statics (A)
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
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1022   Introduction to Fall Arrest and Protection
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1024   Introduction to Respiratory Protection
SURV 1001   Surveying

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