Please note:

To effectively participate in this program, students must have reliable Internet access and a device that meets these requirements.

A second computer monitor is highly recommended for remote learning.

This is an eText program. Learn about eTexts at Conestoga.

About the program

This program provides specialized and practical training in construction project management for graduates of diploma and degree programs in construction-related fields. In addition to core skills in contract administration, quality management, value engineering, project planning and scheduling, and risk management, students gain knowledge in softer skills related to leadership, communication, and negotiation. Learning is enhanced with case studies, group work, and a final comprehensive project. A laptop is required for in-class assignments and project work.

This program is offered in full-time and part-time delivery. For part-time, courses are scheduled in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate students who are employed. Courses may also be scheduled on Saturdays.

Bridging opportunities exist for students who have obtained their C of Q, with appropriate experience. For details and course requirements, please contact the Program Coordinator at

Program information

Students in the part time program must successfully complete all courses as outlined in the Program Design within 5 years of beginning the program in order to graduate.

Students taking longer than 3 years to complete the program will be responsible for meeting any changes that may result from a change in the program design.
Note: Admission to the program is required prior to registration for courses.
  • This program is designed for domestic students (Canadian citizens, permanent residents and convention refugees) wishing to pursue studies in the field of construction management.
  • Students on an international study permit wishing to pursue studies in construction management should choose Construction Management (program 1378).

Admission requirements

  • Advanced diploma or degree from an accredited college or university in a construction-related field (e.g., architectural technology, construction engineering technology, civil engineering technology, civil engineering, environmental engineering, architectural studies) OR
  • An advanced diploma or degree in another discipline with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in construction-related work

Note re: admission requirements

  • Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88 (effective January 2024 with no individual skill less than 22; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; Cambridge Exams 180 with no individual score less than 170; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
  • We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but who have met all other admission criteria. You will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science – English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Application Form.
  • Submit proof of admission requirements. Review Apply to a Program to learn how. If your degree is in another discipline, you must also upload your resume to your application form.
  • Qualified applicants may be required to discuss their program suitability and aptitude with program personnel.
  • Final selection is made following a ranked assessment of the admission requirements, student grades, type of credential and work experience.

Program requirements

  • Computer literacy and a working knowledge of MS Windows, word processing, and spreadsheets are expected.
  • Students are required to provide their own CSA-approved footwear. Students are required to wear CSA-approved personal protective equipment including footwear, hard hats, safety glasses and hearing protection when required for construction site visits.
  • Computer literacy and a working knowledge of MS Windows, word processing, and spreadsheets are expected.
  • This is an eText program. Learn about our eText initiative.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for employment with general contractors, sub-contractors, consulting firms, government agencies involved in capital development, and others. They will have the skills necessary to function within multi-disciplinary teams consisting of project managers, architects, engineers, regulators, environmental consultants, contractors, trade contractors and construction professionals.

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Program outcomes

  • Develop and use strategies to promote continuous professional learning in the construction industry
  • Monitor and support workplace health and safety practices and procedures which are compliant with current legislation and regulations
  • Assess construction project operations for compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in construction methodology
  • Analyze and monitor construction processes to ensure that sustainability practices are implemented in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements
  • Establish and manage relationships among diverse project stakeholders to achieve construction project goals
  • Manage the production, storage, retrieval and communication of project-related digital documents according to best practices, to meet construction project deadlines and goals
  • Perform a feasibility study to inform decisions in the planning phase of a construction project
  • Schedule, manage and evaluate the progression of construction projects by applying the principles, practices and tools of construction project management to complete projects on time and within budget
  • Prepare estimates and manage procurement processes to control costs in accordance with best practices in construction project management
  • Develop and oversee quality assurance and control processes involved in the completion of construction projects to meet project specifications and industry quality standards
  • Analyze and manage project risks to mitigate their impact throughout the construction project lifecycle
  • Formulate human resource management strategies to optimize personnel requirements for construction project completion
  • Build and lead multidisciplinary teams throughout the construction project lifecycle to accomplish construction project goals

Program related resources

Program accreditations

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

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Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024