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.

Industries of Employment:

Residential Condominium Property Management

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: This 42-hour, on-line course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the financial management of condominium corporations. Topics covered include: the accounting process, financial administration, General Ledger and coding, Financial Statements, presenting FS to the Board, understanding and preparing budgets, Reserve Funds, the Audit, investing and borrowing. Knowledge of Excel and Word required. Final exam.
Equivalents: FINC10051
Course description: This 42-hour, on-line course covers all aspects of the law and documents that govern condominiums, with emphasis placed on the Condominium Act, 1998. Related governance documents, including Declarations, by-laws and rules will be covered as well as how and when to use lawyers and other professionals. You will learn how to discuss and explain documentation and find information. Other legislation affecting condominiums will also be discussed.
Equivalents: LAWS10213
Course description: This 42-hour, on-line course is designed to provide a working knowledge of condominium building systems and how to get the most economical life out of the building's common elements through good maintenance practices. Topics covered include: site, structure, building envelope, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, life safety, elevators, interior finishes. Final exam.
Credits: 3
Course description: This 42-hour, on-line course is designed to provide the information, knowledge and skills required for effective day-to-day condominium management. Topics include: staff management, communication, conducting board meetings, contract management, organizing paper and time, and professionalism. Also included is the application of the Condominium Act and other legislation in day-to-day operations.
Credits: 3

Select 1 from the next 3 courses

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.
Credits: 3
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.
Credits: 2
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.
Credits: 2

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.