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Operating a Contracting Small Business (Micro-credential)

CNST 1187

This online micro-credential will explore the foundational skills and knowledge to successfully operate a contracting small business. Learners will explore how to manage job sites, small teams, and project plans. They will learn the importance of budgeting time and money in order to complete high quality job profitability, all while adhering to industry standards.


  • A digital badge will be awarded upon the completion of this micro-credential.
  • This micro-credential is part of the suspended“Establishing a Contracting Small Business in Ontario” stacked micro-credential. By successfully competing all four micro-credentials you can apply to receive the “ Establishing a Contracting Small Business in Ontario ” stacked micro-credential.
  • Click to access the suspended Program of Study for the current academic year.
  • Operating a Contracting Small Business (Micro-credential) program major code: OCSB


  • Can be completed in 7 weeks or less
  • Self-directed, asynchronous learning with the support of a facilitator
  • Real-world assessment(s) to evaluate competencies
  • Interactive multimedia components
  • Pass / Fail grading structure
  • This micro-credential has been developed for individuals with previous contracting or construction experience.


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U) OR;
  • Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR;
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)


    Upon completion of this Micro-credential, students will be equipped to:

  • Operate a profitable and viable construction contracting small business.

  • Textbooks:

    • Spring/Summer - None required

    Scheduled Dates

    CRN Day Date Time Hours Location/
    Delivery Method
    Fee Availability
    10633May 14, 2024 to August 20, 202412:00 am - 12:01 am12Online$246.08
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