Introduction to Construction Estimating
This free course is designed to provide you with an understanding of fundamental concepts and practices used in estimating construction costs.
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).
|Locations and dates||Length||Delivery||Cost||Availability|
|Online - July 24 to August 19, 2023 (Tues. and Thurs. evenings)||24 hours||Synchronous online||$0||Waitlist|
|Online - August 21 to September 16, 2023 (Tues. and Thurs. evenings)||24 hours||Synchronous online||$0||Waitlist|
|Online - November 6 to December 2, 2023 (Tues. and Thurs. evenings)||24 hours||Synchronous Online||$0||Waitlist|
|Ivany Campus - February 12 to March 3, 2024 (online Wed. and Fri. evenings; in person Mar 1 and 2)||24 hours||Blended||$0||Waitlist|
|Online - February 19 to March 17, 2024 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings)||24 hours||Online||$0||Waitlist|
|Online - March 4 to March 31, 2024 (Wednesday and Friday evenings)||24 hours||Online||$0||Waitlist|
The courses included in the Construction Estimating, Contracts or Project Management program 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:
- Three to five years of experience in the construction sector; or
- Red Seal in construction-related field; or
- Certificate or diploma in a recognized, construction-related program.
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- Applicants must meet the English language requirement
- Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents ages 18+.
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.
Receive a Certificate of Completion in Construction Estimating, Contracts and Project Management when you complete 2 more free courses: