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Construction Management (Certificate)

Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

This certificate program provides practical training in the commercial construction management field. The program emphasizes two key areas of construction management: the interpretation and understanding of commercial project documents (working drawings, specifications, soils reports, contracts, etc.), and the preparation of estimates and construction schedules.

By developing these foundational skills in the construction management field, graduates gain the knowledge to begin assisting or managing the construction process, from initial planning to project completion. Several courses in this program are Gold Seal Accredited by the Canadian Construction Association

Certificate Requirements

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

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Communicate and collaborate professionally with participants of an interdisciplinary construction project using appropriate technical language and industry standards.
  • Assess for compliance with legislative and regulatory practices and procedures applicable to construction projects.
  • Advise on appropriate construction materials, methods, and assemblies within a commercial construction project strategy.
  • Develop schedules and estimates to plan, monitor, and control portions of a small to mid-sized commercial construction project to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Support the incorporation of sustainable practices and green design in construction projects.
  • Ensure project specifications and industry quality standards are met by reviewing construction documents (working drawings, specifications, soils reports, tender forms, and contracts).
  • Create high quality documentation to support the pre-construction phase (tenders, bonds and contracts) and the construction phase (site set up, change orders approvals, shop drawing process, job costing, and progress claim preparations) of a project.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Graduates may find entry-level positions in many areas of construction. This includes site management, commercial estimating, commercial tender closing, project co-ordination and supervision, and construction/project management assistant.

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

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