Condominium Management (ACMO) - 912

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Overview

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Condominium management is a growth industry throughout the province of Ontario. This program has been developed specifically for both individuals who are new and who are currently working in the condominium field.

Developed for both those who are new to condominium management or are currently working in the condominium field, participants will learn how to effectively deal with people and buildings and develop optimal administrative skills. Both theory and practical problems are incorporated into all courses within this program, providing opportunities for participants to develop their knowledge, skills and abilities in managing effective condominiums.

As of November 1, 2017, under the Condominium Management Services Act, all condominium managers and providers of condominium management services in Ontario are required to be licensed.

To meet the educational requirements for licensing, four mandatory courses have been developed by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO). These are: Condominium Law, Physical Building Management, Financial Planning for Condominium Managers and Condominium Administration and Human Relations. Students must achieve a minimum grade of 60% and pass the final exam in each of these mandatory courses. Completion of the compulsory ACMO courses (4) is a prerequisite to writing the Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) examination set by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario. For more information on the RCM, please visit the ACMO website (opens in new window). For more information on licensing, contact the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) (opens in new window).

RECOMMENDATION - It is highly recommended that students evaluate their current time commitments before registering for the courses.  Due to the time required to be successful in each of the courses, registration for more than one course per semester, especially for working professionals, is not recommended.  No refunds will be provided after the published refund date due to inability to complete the courses in the allotted time.

TEXTBOOKS - Textbooks are not included in the course fees and must be purchased from the Campus Store (opens in new window).

EXAMS - All mandatory courses have in-person, final exams. View the exam schedule by visiting the Exams web page.

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  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills Development.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Examine the financial management of condominium corporations. Topics covered include: the accounting process, financial administration, General Ledger and coding, Financial Statements (FS), presenting FS to the Board, understanding and preparing budgets, Reserve Funds, the Audit, investing and borrowing. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word required. As of November 1, 2017, this is one of the four courses which are the educational requirements for a general license under the Condominium Management Services Act. This Act requires all condominium managers and providers in Ontario to be licensed. For more information on licensing, contact the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) at www.cmrao.ca. This is also one of the four courses which is compulsory for those managers who wish to write the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario’s RCM exam. For more information on the RCM, contact ACMO at www.acmo.org.
Equivalents: FINC10051
Course description: Examine the legislative framework surrounding the creation, operation and management of condominium corporations in Ontario. Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 amends the Condominium Act, 1998 and introduces the licensing of condominium managers under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA). Explore a range of issues affecting condominium corporations in Ontario, including consumer protection, management contracts, dispute resolution and both recent and anticipated legislative reforms. Students will also be introduced to the major players in the condominium world, including various administrative authorities and regulators. As of November 1, 2017, this is one of the four courses which are the educational requirements for a general licence under the Condominium Management Services Act. This Act requires all condominium managers and providers in Ontario to be licensed. For more information on licensing, contact the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) at www.cmrao.ca. This is also one of the four courses which is compulsory for those managers who wish to write the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario’s RCM exam. For more information on the RCM, contact ACMO at www.acmo.org.
Equivalents: LAWS10213
Course description: Explore the physical aspects of the total site, and how to get the most economical life out of the common elements through good maintenance practices.  Examine residential condominium structures, proactive and predictive maintenance, appropriate management practices for effective day-to-day building management, and the handling of emergency situations.  Investigate heating, air conditioning, ventilation, electricity, building envelope, plumbing systems, life safety systems, elevators, performance audits and reserve fund studies, and grounds-keeping from a condominium management perspective.  Determine when to call in professionals and how to work with them, problem-solve within the physical building environment, and effectively communicate issues and solutions to the Board. Review the basics of condominium manager licensing so that managers are aware of their obligations under the Condominium Management Services Act. As of November 1, 2017, this is one of the four courses which are the educational requirements for a general license under the Condominium Management Services Act. This Act requires all condominium managers and providers in Ontario to be licensed. For more information on licensing, contact the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) at www.cmrao.ca. This is also one of the four courses which is compulsory for those managers who wish to write the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario’s RCM exam. For more information on the RCM, contact ACMO at www.acmo.org.
Course description: Examine the information, knowledge and skills required for effective condominium management.  Build on the knowledge gained in the Condominium Law course through the application of the Condominium Act, including amendments made in Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2105 and other legislation in day-to-day operations.  Focusing on the practical aspects of management and communication in condominiums, the following topics will be among those covered:  the development of a condominium, the first year, preparing for and managing Board and General meetings, contracting, staff management, condominium insurance, communication, writing and negotiation, ethics, as well as dispute resolution and conflict avoidance. As of November 1, 2017, this is one of the four courses which are the educational requirements for a general license under the Condominium Management Services Act. This Act requires all condominium managers and providers in Ontario to be licensed. For more information on licensing, contact the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) at www.cmrao.ca. This is also one of the four courses which is compulsory for those managers who wish to write the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario’s RCM exam. For more information on the RCM, contact ACMO at www.acmo.org.

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Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Develop your understanding of customer service, the skills associated with identifying and meeting the needs of customers and fostering an environment that encourages repeat business.
Course description: Today more than ever, leaders need to be creative and critical thinkers in order to deal with all aspects of organizational, strategic and societal situations or environments. Learn how to apply creative and critical thinking skills to roles in the organization, and professional and personal situations.
Course description: Enhance key human relations skills including public speaking, listening skills, self-presentation, alliance building and positioning, negotiation skills, managing office politics, time management and stress management.

You will learn about the physical, financial, human relations and legal aspects of residential condominium management. Theory and examples of day-to-day problems and practices are blended so that you can apply what you have learned.

Faculty are drawn from senior Industry members (RCMs) and other experienced industry professionals.

Industries of Employment:

Residential Condominium Property Management