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.
Admission Requirements - 2019/2020
A Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree in a construction related field
An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
An 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 570 for the paper-based test (PBT) and 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 Criteria
Where 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
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- Construction Industry: Overview & Codes
- Construction Health & Safety
- Essentials of Construction
- Communication for Construction Mgmt
- Law & Contracts for Construction
- Construction Project Mgmt Fundamentals
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- Construction & the Environment
- Construction Job Site Controls
- Project Planning & Scheduling
- Project Cost Control & Accounting
- Human Resources Management
- Applied Construction Project Management
Students must complete a minimum of 11 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency requirement and graduate from this program.
Today'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.
The 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 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 a 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.