Overview - 2021/2022
Solid construction projects need solid managers. The modern construction industry requires managers that have a diverse set of skills. If you see yourself leading and coordinating construction projects from their start to finish, Fanshawe’s Construction Project Management program will provide the skills needed to navigate the modern and dynamic construction industry.
You’ll begin the program by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to advance to a management position. You’ll study and apply the theories and practices of modern construction management in residential, industrial, commercial and institutional (I.C.I.) construction projects, while working alongside and coordinating with a variety of other trades/professions. Your skills will be hands-on and dynamic. Ready to tackle any and all management issues that arise.
At the end of the day, getting your hands dirty is only part of the construction business. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to manage all phases and aspects of the construction process effectively and to deal with a wide variety of situations and issues that may emerge on a construction job site. You’ll be trusted and respected.
CPJ2 program progressions
Fall (September) start date:
|Start Level 1||Level 2||N/A|
Winter (January) start date:
|N/A||Start Level 1||Level 2|
Summer (May) start date:
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Admission Requirements - 2021/2022
A Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree in a construction
An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*
- *Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Construction Project Management-2021/2022
|CONS-6001||Construction Industry: Overview & Codes||4|
|Foremost among the challenges faced by project managers and members of the construction industry is ensuring that the project is Built to Code. Knowledge of the 2012 Ontario Building Code Compendium Volume 1 & 2 as it applies to Construction Practices in Canada. In this course, students work through the Ontario Building Code with varying levels of detail that are both reasonable and achievable.|
|SFTY-6005||Construction Health & Safety||2|
|Through discussions, lectures, videos, and hands-on training, students will increase their knowledge of legislative codes and other regulatory requirements that govern safety on construction sites. Students will learn essential skills and knowledge required for a project manager to minimize lost person hours and maximize efficiency, by evaluating and ensuring a safe working environment.|
|CONS-6002||Essentials of Construction||4|
|Foremost among the challenges faced by project managers is ensuring the financial viability of a project. Feasibility, concept, design, risks and tender estimates will be discussed as to their importance during the estimating process. The course will conclude with the development of the project bid, as well as the understanding of lean management concepts and risks and their impact on estimating. Unreasonable estimates reduce the chances of success and increase stress levels. In this course, students work through the bid process and prepare estimates with varying levels of detail that are both reasonable and achievable.|
|COMM-6024||Communication for Construction Mgmt||4|
|In order to keep projects on track, stakeholders involved and aware of their roles and responsibilities, project managers need solid communication skills and to develop and manage documentations. Through a variety of exercises and simulations, students hone their communication skills and prepare both project-related and construction-related documents. Students also use and explore technological tools that enhance and facilitate communication|
|LAWS-6033||Law & Contracts for Construction||4|
|Project management, especially in the construction industry involves a lot of contractual agreements. It is very important for project managers and professionals to have a firm grounding in Contract Law. Drawing on a variety of construction law resources, study cases, guest speakers and examining contract documents from a variety of projects for several municipalities, students develop a firm grounding in those elements of Canadian Law and the various types of CCDC documents produced by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee.|
|CONS-6003||Construction Project Mgmt Fundamentals||4|
|In this course, students investigate and consolidate the principles, knowledge and theories that lead to best practices in project management. Using case studies and simulations, students generate the relevant documentation and tools that lay the groundwork for successful projects.|
|CONS-6004||Construction & the Environment||3|
|In this course, students analyse the connections between construction and the environment. Case studies and research projects require students to trace the full scope of environmental concerns connected with the construction industry. Using applicable legislation and guidelines as support, students review environmental management plans.|
|CONS-6005||Construction Job Site Controls||4|
|The role of the project manager with respect to the onsite control of projects will be the courses primary focus. To manage a construction project effectively, project managers need to maintain control of the job site. Students will become familiar with jobsite layout, management, and coordination of tools, equipment, materials, labour and sub-contractors. Students will also develop strategies to direct the materials equipment and labour that move on and off the job site.|
|MGMT-6078||Project Planning & Scheduling||4|
|Managing a construction project requires that all elements for a project phase are in the right place at the right time. Students learn to use project management tools to coordinate the planning and scheduling of project tasks. Students develop project plans and implement strategies for improving existing working plans.|
|ACCT-6006||Project Cost Control & Accounting||4|
|Beyond the tangible resources of equipment, materials, and labour, project managers must work to preserve the financial margins that ensure the project's viability. Students explore the fundamentals of accounting and accounting functions with a view to maintaining accurate financial records for a project. Hands on computer lab exercises and activities stress the cost control and oversight responsibilities of managers.|
|MGMT-6079||Human Resources Management||3|
|This course provides the student with an overview of the issues, functions and responsibilities to manage people. An emphasis is placed on recruitment and selection, orientation and training, career development, occupational health and safety, employee and union relations and HRs role in ensuring compliance with employment legislation in Canada.|
|CONS-6006||Applied Construction Project Management||4|
|Students manage complex construction projects simulations, using knowledge and skills developed throughout the program. Using an interactive approach, students explore various stages of the project lifecycle. Students assess, document and develop plans for the progression of projects.|
Careers - 2021/2022
Career OpportunitiesToday's complex construction industry requires professional managers who can function successfully in multidisciplinary teams consisting of project managers, architects, engineers, regulators, environmental consultants, urban planners, and contractors. Managers also require a comprehensive understanding of sustainable building practices, and a deep and broad technical background in the construction industry.
Graduates are prepared to manage all phases and aspects of the construction process effectively and to deal with a wide variety of situations and issues that may emerge on a construction job site.
Graduates may find employment in a variety of construction project management positions including, but not restricted to: project coordinators, construction coordinators, project managers, construction managers, construction estimators, site superintendents, and site engineers. This program will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills required for increasing levels of responsibilities in the completion of medium and large scale construction projects.
More Information - 2021/2022
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactDonald J. Smith School of Building Technology: 519-452-4414
Program DescriptionThe two term Construction Project Management program will focus on the knowledge and skills required to advance in the construction industry to a management position, acknowledging the new demands of this role that include the theory and practice of managing a residential, industrial, commercial and institutional (I.C.I.) construction project from start to finish, while working inter-professionally and coordinating the work with a variety of other trades/professions. This program is also designed to meet the need for people with out-of-Canada qualifications such as architects and engineers to use their skills and qualify for these well paid, rewarding jobs.
This program has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Accreditation Board. Upon graduation, students will have earned twenty-five credits toward their formal education requirement.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Assess requirements for construction industry business planning and management.
- Formulate strategies for human resource planning and management.
- Integrate and apply knowledge of construction legislation, standards, procedures and contract law into an on-going planning and decision making process.
- Justify safe work practices including risk analysis and risk management theory, assisting in the formulation of options on the basis of specific project/operational requirements.
- Utilize collaborative leadership skills to communicate and influence project stakeholders to achieve project goals.
- Manage and execute a variety of construction projects using project management principles, practices and tools.
- Build and lead interdisciplinary teams throughout the project lifecycle using negotiation and problem solving skills.