Continuing & Professional Education

Construction Management & Administration

Earn a Certificate

Courses for everyone 8

  • construction professionals
  • construction administrators
  • project managers
  • project engineers
  • engineering technicians
  • architectural technicians
  • planners
  • estimators
  • surveyors
  • electricians
  • carpenters
  • plumbers
  • real estate agents

These part-time study courses are designed to enhance current practitioners’ skillsets
Program enrolment is optional – register in a course without applying for admission

Explore the steps in the construction process from the award to close-out. Topics in this course will include scope of work, bidding, start up, control system requirements, role of consultants and organizational structure. Other topics include contractors safety program, work changes and preventing delays.

November 16
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Philip Perry

February 22
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Philip Perry

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of estimating construction projects costs from concept to completion, including types of cost estimates, the tendering process, costing site overheads, and final assembly of tender. The roles of estimators and industrial cost engineers will be explored as well as value engineering and cost control processes and techniques. Cost risks inherent to Alberta conditions will also be discussed.

November 6
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous. With Bruce Smith

Through examining practical construction considerations, this course emphasizes critical path planning and scheduling methods. Topics will include network diagrams, time/resource/cost interrelationships, selection of crew, method and equipment, schedule monitoring, group planning techniques and monitoring, updating, and progress reporting.

October 3
starts in 4 days
Online learning, asynchronous. With Bruce Smith

Examine the principles of contract law as they relate to the construction industry. In particular, the course will deal with the creation and interpretation of contracts and the remedies available for breaches of contracts. There will be considerable emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of owners, contractors, and consultants in the bidding process. You will acquire knowledge and skills to administer projects with reduced legal difficulty and to resolve disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

October 19
starts in 20 days
Online learning, synchronous. With Philip Perry

January 11
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Philip Perry

The dynamics of today's business environment requires organizations to change, grow, and reinvent themselves. These new directions can only be achieved through the effective identification and implementation of projects. This seminar will provide you with a fundamental understanding of project management theory. You will develop an understanding of what projects are, what constitutes a complete project scope, how to develop an overall project schedule, what processes the project will have to follow, and what business systems will be required to ensure a successful outcome. A comprehensive project management model will be provided. As well, this seminar will address the human elements of project management.

October 16
starts in 17 days
Online learning, synchronous. With Andrew Wester

This course will focus on the human elements of the construction industry is the focus. Topics will include: negotiation and communication strategies, methods, and styles; team building, collaboration, and the situational leadership model; conflict resolution, and strategies for dealing with issues such as intransigence, insubordination and absenteeism. Prior knowledge of project management and administrative controls is recommended, but not required.

January 20
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Kenneth King

Managing risk is a critical function to ensure successful construction projects. Construction is inherently risky including aspects such as: costs, time, physical (personal and property), environmental, jurisdictional, reputation, and general liability. Risk levels and sensitivity must be considered in detail for every project. This course will provide participants a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of construction risk management. The course draws from various perspective of the construction industry to give students a well-rounded approach to this process and an understanding of the rationale used in developing effective risk management systems.

December 2
starts in 2 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Kenneth King
This interactive seminar will help you understand and interpret construction drawings and project specifications. Acquire new skills and learn how to apply them to read, interpret, and extrapolate information from plans, elevations, sections, and details contained in construction drawings. Discuss standard CCA and CCDC documents used at various stages of pre-bid and construction. Understand the impacts of associated responsibilities, including risk management arising from bidding procedures, as well as the role of contract conditions and general requirements.
March 1
starts in 5 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Philip Perry

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Electronic course materials for web-enhanced courses will be available in eClass at no extra charge.

Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any graduate of the University of Alberta

Up to $500 anually
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
Edmonton Construction Association (ECA) Award 

Students in the Construction Management & Administration Certificate program

$1,000 annually

I real­ly enjoyed the flex­i­bil­i­ty to work and study at the same time. The evening class­es helped a lot.

Con­struc­tion Man­age­ment and Admin­is­tra­tion Certificate student

I loved the pro­gram. Every­thing was great! The teach­ers were awe­some — so smart and personable.

Con­struc­tion Man­age­ment and Admin­is­tra­tion Certificate student

The instruc­tors pro­vid­ed us stu­dents with insid­er infor­ma­tion about the con­struc­tion indus­try that you will nev­er receive from a textbook.

Con­struc­tion Man­age­ment and Admin­is­tra­tion Certificate student

I enjoyed being able to net­work and talk to peo­ple who work in a sim­i­lar field to mine.

Con­struc­tion Man­age­ment and Admin­is­tra­tion Certificate student

Con­struc­tion is a major part of archi­tec­ture. As an archi­tec­tur­al design­er, I found the pro­gram to be very beneficial.

Construction Management & Administration Certificate student

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