Start Your Career in Construction Management

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If you’re an internationally trained engineer, architect or other construction professional looking to gain Canadian credentials, George Brown College has a great one year program to prepare you for a career in construction management.

Construction Management – For Internationally Educated Professionals was developed with input from industry and designed to build off the education and experience you’re already worked hard to acquire. This Canadian education combined with your experience is sure to open some doors.

Jumpstart Your Career

There is a huge demand in the rapidly growing and increasingly specialized construction industry for construction project managers with international qualifications. Today’s complex building industry requires professional managers who can function successfully in multidisciplinary teams consisting of project managers, architects, engineers, regulators, environmental consultants, urban planners, contractors and trade contractors. Managers also require a comprehensive understanding of quality management systems and sustainable building practices, and a deep and broad technical background in the construction industry.

Their Construction Management Program for Internationally Trained Professionals meets this demand with a unique combination of:

  • Courses offered on one weekday evening, Friday and Saturday, allowing most students to continue working during the program
  • Technical courses as well as Career Portfolio and Career Preparation courses to assist with your transition into the Canadian construction industry.
  • Communications upgrading via interactive workshops on teambuilding, customer service and critical thinking.
  • Highly regarded faculty who come with Canadian industry experience in all areas such as Project Management, Estimating, Industry Practices, Ontario Building Code and Construction Law.
  • Industry-approved courses that prepare students for management positions in the Canadian construction industry
  • Canadian construction industry orientation and experiences

This three-semester graduate certificate program provides applied education for management positions in all construction settings, including an applied construction simulation or a workplace experience component to help you make a quick transition into a job. Candidates will receive graduate-level training that builds on your internationally acquired education and experience to enable you to successfully enter the Ontario construction workforce.

Courses that will help make you a preferred candidate include Construction Industry Practices, Construction and Project Management, Drawings and Specifications, Ontario Building Code, Managing Health and Safety. The program will give you an understanding of Ontario’s construction industry that will enable you to take on a variety of positions including Construction Coordinator to Estimator, Field Engineer, Inspector and Project Coordinator

Program Admission Requirements:

  • An international undergraduate degree or a three-year diploma in a construction-related field (i.e. engineering or architecture), or the equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience: One to two years of construction industry experience in a project management capacity is preferred.
  • English language proficiency required is: TOEFL 550; IELTS 6.0; MELAB 80;Canadian Language Benchmark 8 or successful completion of Level 8 of the College’s Intensive English program.

Employers have said, “The students from this program are fantastic. They are knowledgeable and come with a desire to work hard and do well.”

And students are very pleased with the results. Graduate Prakash Singh says, “I have a full-time position as a project co-ordinator at Bondfield Construction, where I completed my placement. The three-month placement was an excellent complement to my studies at George Brown.”

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