Construction Estimating - 867

Mohawk College Certificate
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Whatever the size of the construction firm, accurate estimating and careful monitoring of costs are essential components of ensuring a profit. If you are currently employed in the construction industry, or seeking employment, and wish to upgrade your estimating skills, this program should interest you. On successful completion, you should be able to cost various types of projects, manually and using computer software.

Note: COMPCO001 - Generic Computer Training - is recommended. Refer to the admission requirements in the Computer Science - Level 1 Certificate website.

  • 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.

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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: Learn to prepare an estimate for the construction of sample residential and commercial buildings. Examine and apply sample project designs and with focus on quantity measurement, construction interpretation, standard industry methods of measurements, and various formatting structures that are involved in preparing an estimate to construct the project(s) chosen.
Credits: 4
Equivalents: BLDGCV342
Course description: This course introduces students to the concept of construction scheduling and planning. Students will explore applications of effective project planning and analysis. Topics include Gantt schedule, CPM, Critic Path Planning, Resource allocation, Cash Flow Planning, Schedule Monitoring and Productivity Factors. Students will complete a detailed schedule for a small commercial project.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: INFO10105
Course description: Read drawings and measure quantities of building projects, concrete, earthwork, structural steel, reinforcing steel and masonry.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: BLDGEA202
Course description: Explore the principles of critical-path project scheduling. Familiarize with the provincial and municipal acts, regulations, and permit processes associated with the building industry.
Credits: 4
Equivalents: MGMT10127
Course description: Students will develop a summary understanding of the role of project management in the construction industry. They will be familiar with the phases of a typical construction project, from job acquisition to project close-out.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: MGMTCN340
Equivalents: MGMT10128