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Overview

This entirely online program, offered through OntarioLearn, is designed to improve knowledge and skill levels of persons working, or wishing to work, as estimators in the construction industry. Independent contractors with little formal training and individuals wishing to enter the construction industry will benefit from this program. Graduates are employed by residential, commercial and industrial construction companies. They are also employed by major electrical, mechanical and trade contractors, or may be self-employed in this competitive industry.

Entry Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or mature student status

Note: To be successful in this program, students should have a general knowledge of architectural drawings, word processing and spreadsheet software.

 

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Curriculum

CCE100
Basic Construction Methods & Technology
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A sound mathematics and English background is important for success in this course. The student will require a good understanding of MS Word.

This course introduces the student to basic blueprint reading and common methods of construction, from soil evacuation to roof design. Legal concepts of building/planning codes and statues are discussed. Students gain a foundation of residential/commercial construction principles, and codes in practice today. The pass rate for this course is 55%.




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CCE101
Introduction to Cost Estimating
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Recommended: Basic Construction Methods and Technology - CCE100

This course is intended to explain the process of construction estimating from the contract documents to the methods of measuring quantities used in general contracting offices. This enables the student to understand the position of the estimator within the business of construction management, both in the contractor and sub-contractor's world. The course concentrates on "Taking off" methods of materials using simple residential and commercial exercises. The pass rate for this course is 55%.




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CCE102
Material Estimating and Methods
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Recommended CCE101

This course is intended to guide students through a proven method of cost estimating to determine material quantities and unit costs for a complete project. The course will be of interest to individuals wishing to learn about estimating in a commercial environment. Students will utilize various documents created in the workplace. The build-up and calculation of unit costs for materials, labour and equipment will studied. The pass rate for this course is 55%.




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CCE103
Construction Contract Bid Management
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Recommended CCE102

Students develop skills towards job site administration and documentation, layout, set up, surveying, supervision, and safety. Contract types and Construction Lien Act are discussed along with the review of the programs that are available to help in managing the job site. The pass rate for this course is 55%.




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CCE104
Construction Job Site Management
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Recommended CCE102

Students in this online course develop skills towards job site administration and documentation, layout, set up, surveying, supervision, and safety. Contract types and Construction Lien Act are discussed along with the review of the programs that are available to help in managing the jobsite. The pass rate for this course is 55%.




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Program Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Apply building codes, other legal codes and industry standards to the construction process
  • Apply the principles of both residential and commercial construction
  • Use appropriate terminology and materials estimating tools for the construction industry
  • Produce the required cost estimates for construction projects
  • Establish construction schedules according to industry standards
  • Evaluate a construction project schedule and cost performance
  • Interpret construction documents and standards
  • interpret drawings: interpret codes for concrete, steel, and timber construction
  • Evaluate tender documentation
  • Summarize the bid management process and its importance
  • Apply relevant knowledge and skills to assist in construciton site management

Graduation

If you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a Certificate, Diploma or Degree you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the fee. Forms are available at the Registration office and online.

Certificates and diplomas are issued twice a year: Fall (October) and Spring (June). Graduation Application forms must be received no later than July 31 (for Fall Convocation), November 30 or March 31 (for Spring Convocation).

Program Contacts

Roberta Breen
Program Assistant
Roberta.Breen@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22663


Sharon Estok
Academic Program Manager
Sharon.Estok@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22515