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Introduction to Construction Estimating

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Free course

This course is part of a training initiative to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy. It is fully funded by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2).


Introduction to Construction Estimating is designed to help you develop and upgrade your skills and knowledge in the construction industry.

You learn to:

  • Describe the construction bid submission process.
  • Calculate quantity takeoffs from construction drawings and specifications.
  • Produce detailed cost estimates for a variety of construction projects.

Related courses

Receive a Certificate of Completion in Construction Estimating, Contracts and Project Management when you complete 2 more free courses:

Recommended Prerequisites

The courses included in the Construction Estimating, Contracts or Project Management Certificate have been designed for people who already have experience in the construction sector and are looking to gain new skills.

Recommended prerequisites are included to support your success, as the courses will be taught with the understanding that students have a base level of knowledge of the construction sector. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the recommended pre-requisites outlined below.

For student success, it is recommended that applicants have:

  • Applicants must meet the English language requirement
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have been granted refugee status in Canada ages 18+.


Not accepting applications at this time, please check back for future dates.