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Civil Construction Project Management Certificate

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A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.
Looking to build a career in the built environment sector?

The School of Construction Management offers a variety of programs all developed in consultation with industry partners that reflect current technologies.

Our flexible delivery with a mix of online and hands-on education means that we are catering to our students needs to study and work in a fast-paced environment. Our aim is to provide a just-in-time approach for students to learn the essential skills and techniques and be job-ready for the construction and real estate sector.


The School of Construction Managment offers a Civil Construction Project Management Certificate that provide you with the expertise needed to manage civil construction projects. Courses meet industry standards and cover many topics, including civil construction practices, materials and standards, drawings and specifications, quantity take-off, construction law and safety in civil works.

Canada’s civil infrastructure is comprised of:

Highways, roads and bridges, as well as systems for water supply, storm water management and wastewater treatment. Many elements of this infrastructure are deteriorating and there is a growing need to examine and upgrade these systems. This certificate program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to apply civil construction project management processes with a focus on sustainable civil construction industry practices.

Key Features of the Program

Upon completion of this certificate program you will be job ready for technical and managerial positions in the Civil Infrastructure construction sector:

Start building your career in civil construction management today with an education from the School of Built Environment.

Why should students choose to undertake this certificate program?

The benefits are truly hard to overlook. For instance, in this program students:

  • acquire practical experience related to civil construction project management
  • earn or continue to earn income during your studies
  • build your network of contacts
  • acquire hands-on knowledge and skills you can then apply in your current or future work
  • gain an advantage on the job market
  • find full-time work more easily after completing this program

Course Descriptions

CIVL 101- Civil Construction Industry Practices

This course will outline the basics of civil construction including procedures and processes and focuses on:

  • Impact of the civil construction industry on the local and national economies.
  • Function of key construction management disciplines and the interaction between stakeholders and various parties involved in the civil construction industry.
  • Types and methods of contracting within the context of civil construction procurement.
  • Importance of regulatory compliance requirements, including construction law and ethics, labour relations, health and safety, provincial and municipal standards.
  • Civil construction project management processes and emerging trends with a focus on sustainable industry practices.

CIVL 110 - Civil Construction Materials and Standards

This course will analyze civil construction materials and standards with a focus on:

  • Commonly used civil construction materials or products and their applications
  • Civil construction components or elements and assemblies used in civil construction.
  • Provincial and municipal standards for civil construction works

CIVL 120 - Civil Construction Drawings and Specifications

This course will outline the basics of graphical and written communications used in civil infrastructure projects and focuses on:

  • Graphic communications used in civil infrastructure projects.
  • Interpretation of construction drawings for civil construction
  • Standard specifications used in civil construction

CIVL 130 - Estimating Civil Works (Pre-requisite CIVL 120)

This course will outline the principles of estimating civil infrastructure projects and focuses on:

  • Scoping civil construction works
  • Quantity take-off of work for the structural elements of small structures in civil construction

CIVL 140 - Civil Construction Law and Contracts

This course will outline the principles of construction law and legal issues relevant to the construction industry in Canada and focuses on:

  • Principles of construction law and legal issues
  • Contract law, tendering, construction liens, insurance, bonds, risk avoidance as well as labour and employment law.
  • Standard forms of construction contracts and consultancy agreements used in the design and construction of civil projects.
  • Construction claims, including contractual, negligence and misrepresentation.

CIVL 150 - Construction Health and Safety in Civil Works

This course will outline the health and safety practices and documents applicable in the Canadian construction industry and focuses on:

  • Construction Health and Safety practices
  • Health and safety management including fall protection, WHMIS, and confined space regulations in the workplace.
  • Trenching, traffic control person and protection procedures and regulations.

Career Opportunities

This Civil Construction Project Management Certificate program prepares graduates to undertake technical and managerial roles in the infrastructure construction industry. Career options available to graduates of this program may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Project Manager


Site Superintendent

Project Quality Control Field Inspector

Safety Supervisor

Scheduling Analyst

Technical Sales Representative

Tuition and Fees

Each course - $498.00

Subject to change.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying Petrel College of Technology fee requirements

Course Availability: Open January 2021


Completion Details

The order in which you complete the course requirements is only restricted by course prerequisites.


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Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available, provided the applicant meets eligibility criteria.

Admission Requirements

You will achieve optimal success in this certificate if you have already completed an architectural, engineering or design and construction related diploma or degree and have work experience in the field of design and construction.

Free Information Package

This free, no obligation package will be emailed to you within 24 hours
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