Construction Management involves managing, estimating, and scheduling of residential, industrial, commercial and institutional construction projects. Talented managers know how to avoid costly delays, control a project’s scope and maximize resources and existing budgets.

The first two terms of the two-year Construction Project Management, Ontario College Graduate Certificate includes specific, practical education through a combination of management skills in construction with an emphasis on estimating, scheduling, procurement and cost control, combined with best practices in construction safety, quality management, legal documentation, and contracts. The third term curriculum concentrates on common skills necessary in project management. The final semester solidifies classroom learning through an applied project or co-operative education work term.

Graduates will also gain effective communication skills to work with all levels of personnel in the construction industry. These skills will help prepare them for more responsible jobs in the construction sector.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

Admission Requirements

A college diploma, advanced diploma or university degree in a construction-related field such as architectural technology, construction engineering technology, civil engineering technology, civil engineering or architectural studies.

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0
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IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first semester of study.
-or-
Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Employment Opportunities

Construction Project Managers specifically may find employment as:

  • General Contractor
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Industrial Construction Manager
  • Residential Construction Manager
  • Self-employed Contractor

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.