PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS BUICP-CT Building Construction Technician

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Overview

  • Certificate program
  • Available by classroom delivery; some courses available by distance delivery

Description
Learn the methods, techniques and supervisory skills required to succeed as a construction supervisor. You will study construction law, project management, drafting fundamentals and a variety of other topics to prepare you to work effectively in a building construction environment.

This program includes non-construction based courses to provide you with an interdisciplinary approach to managing various trades and projects in the construction industry.

Admission Requirements

A strong background in science courses is recommended.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12 including one credit in each of the following:
  • Grade 12 English
    and
  • Grade 12 Math

Program Outline

You must successfully complete six courses to earn a certificate.

Core Courses:

  • Building Materials - C
  • Construction Estimating Fundamentals - C
  • Principles of Supervision and Leadership 1 - C

Electives (choose three): 

  • Building Code Analysis - C
  • Business Law - C/D
  • Construction Law and Documents - C
  • Construction Project Management: Basic Principles - C
  • Construction Jobsite Management -
  • Drafting Fundamentals - C
  • Effective Speaking - C/D
  • Management Principles 1 - C/D 
  • Principles of Supervision and Leadership 2 - C
  • Project Management Fundamentals  C/D
  • Report Writing - C/D
  • Costing and Contract Administration  - D

Legend:

  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery 
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery 

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ADMN-3001Business Law
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Develop an understanding and appreciation of the legal rights and responsibilities attached to a wide range of activities necessary to conduct business and commerce. The goal is to familiarize students with many of the legal aspects and consequences relating to these endeavours. Also, to develop in the student the ability to analyze short legal case studies.

BUSA-1061Effective Speaking
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Enhance your proficiency in oral communication through information, tools, examples, and practice using individual and group presentations. Increase your skills in impromptu speaking; assessment, evaluation and meeting planning.

CIVL-1034Costing and Contract Administration
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Develop an understanding of the content and organization of contract documents and their use in the estimating, bidding and construction phases of a project.  Learn the basic procedures for detailed quantity take-offs, pricing of labour and materials plus contract administration.

CMDP-3005Construction Law and Documents
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Legal system concepts are explored in the areas of laws, morals, ethics, civil law, common law and statute law. The court system hierarchy is reviewed. The law of torts and remedies for torts committed are examined. Construction contract law will look at offer and acceptance of contracts, tenders, capacity to contract, void/illegal contracts, privacy of contract, effect of breach of contract, failure of performance, misrepresentation and torts (as applied to contracts) and the Statute of Frauds. Insurance and construction bonding will cover topics such as liability insurance, indemnity agreements, surety bonds, bid bonds, performance bonds, labour and material payment bonds, lien bonds, warranty bonds and letters of credit. Litigation and alternative dispute resolution examines the pre-trial phase, the trial phase, the judgment phase, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Characteristics of construction contract forms will highlight topics such as standard contract forms for the construction industry (stipulated price, cost plus, unit price and civil works contracts). Also examined will be agreement provisions, definitions, general conditions, supplementary conditions, hierarchy of documents, liquidated damages & penalties, warranties and guarantees. Construction management contracts and custom contracts will be discussed also.

COMM-1016Report Writing
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In this course, you will focus on writing clear and effective business communication. Using a variety of report formats, you will learn the basic steps of report writing, including planning your approach, organizing information, writing the first draft, revising for clarity, and documenting sources. You also learn how to use supplementary visual aids to enhance your written report.

CONS-1001Building Code Analysis
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Become familiar with the National Building Code and its requirements and applications to today's buildings. Cover topics such as building safety and accessibility, with a particular focus on fire safety, safety within floor areas, exits, vertical transportation, service facilities, health requirements, and barrier free design.

CONS-1003Construction Project Mgmt: Basic Prncpls
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Learn to use Microsoft Project 2002 software for scheduling and tracking a project. The course will cover concepts such as Gantt Charts and network diagrams, task dependencies, resource allocations and critical path scheduling. Students will also learn how the knowledge and procedures outlined in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) relate specifically to design and construction projects.

CONS-1004Construction Estimating Fundamentals
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Before dealing with the specifics of construction estimating, it is important for the student to have an understanding of the pre-construction phases of a project. This course will first provide an overview of topics such as stakeholders, project delivery methods, the design process and contract documents. The foundation for any cost estimate is an accurate quantity take-off, so the course will focus on a few sample trade areas. Then students will apply prices to some of the quantities resulting in examples of project direct costs. Students will also be exposed to some of the expenses that make up the indirect costs for a project. The final topic will be the bidding process and related documentation. 

Prerequisites:
CONS-1005Construction Jobsite Management
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This course will use practical examples and industry standard techniques to examine all facets of managing construction jobsites from a contractor's point of view, including the specific duties handled by the superintendent and the interactions with the project manager and other members of the construction team.  The lifecycle of a project will be studied - from the configurations of a project team to project closeout.  A dedicated focus on the activities of jobsite personnel includes helpful techniques and procedures for effectively managing a project jobsite from start to finish.

CONS-1009Building Materials
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Learn, through practical demonstrations, how to explain the function and performance of a variety of building materials. Explore both residential and commercial construction. Examine the following materials: wood, concrete, masonry materials, insulation and moisture barriers, structural steel, window materials and exterior finishes. Study the following methods: steel and wood framing and finishing, concrete forming, masonry, structural steel erection and connection, site preparation, curtain wall construction, basic electrical and plumbing, insulation and moisture barrier application.

DRAF-1000Drafting Fundamentals
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Practice in the use of architectural and engineering imperial and metric scales, basic lettering forms, linework techniques, material symbols, architectural conventions and techniques, orthographic and pictorial drawing. Study light wood frame construction and the production of working drawings for a small residential garage.

Prerequisites:
MGMT-1161Management Principles 1RPL
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Acquire the knowledge necessary to identify management functions and set out major principles, problems and objectives. Know the meaning of decision-making and learn how to stress the use of creative thinking in management. Discuss the fundamentals of organization and departmentalization, and learn the value of motivating people in management positions through communications, leadership and supervision. Study the methods used to control budgets, costs, quality, production and sales.

MGMT-1167Principles of Supervision & Leadership 1
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Study the field of supervision and foremanship in organizations and the methods of dividing activities into departments and relationships within them. Examine the use of committees and terms such as authority, responsibility, accountability and delegation. Terms and case studies will be discussed through group discussions.

MGMT-2168Principles of Supervision & Leadership 2
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Focus on the importance of record keeping, costs in operations, budgets, workplace safety, and work production. Learn to effectively address the concerns, needs, and desires of your workers. Improve your communication skills by realizing the importance of written and oral communication on the job. Through group discussion of case studies, examine topics such as interviews, job evaluation, quality control, merit rating, and union activities.

Prerequisites:
PROJ-1030Project Management FundamentalsRPL
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Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today’s issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

Beginning September 1, 2018: students enrolling in Online Education courses will be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus stores or online. To review booklists and purchase textbooks, please visit bookstore.rrc.ca.

Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2021 Winter Term - Distance Education
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21S. Thompson206598$609
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21S. Thompson206599$609
Location: Online
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Thompson
Section
206598
Cost
$609
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Thompson
Section
206599
Cost
$609

2021 Spring Term - Continuing Education
CONS-1009 Building Materialsmore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Apr 07, 21 - Jun 09, 21W6:00PM - 10:00PMP. Levesque208130$549
Location: Online
Dates
Apr 07, 21 - Jun 09, 21
Class days
W
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
P. Levesque
Section
208130
Cost
$549
CONS-1004 Construction Estimating Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Apr 15, 21 - Jun 24, 21Th6:00PM - 10:00PMZ. Ding209318$549
Location: Online
Dates
Apr 15, 21 - Jun 24, 21
Class days
Th
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
Z. Ding
Section
209318
Cost
$549
CONS-1005 Construction Jobsite Managementmore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Apr 13, 21 - Jun 15, 21Tu6:00PM - 10:00PMZ. Ding209319$549
Location: Online
Dates
Apr 13, 21 - Jun 15, 21
Class days
Tu
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
Z. Ding
Section
209319
Cost
$549
CMDP-3005 Construction Law and Documentsmore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Apr 15, 21 - Jun 17, 21Th6:00PM - 10:00PMR. Lata209320$549
Location: Online
Dates
Apr 15, 21 - Jun 17, 21
Class days
Th
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
R. Lata
Section
209320
Cost
$549

2021 Spring Term - Distance Education
ADMN-3001 Business Lawmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21A. Freig209719$635
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
A. Freig
Section
209719
Cost
$635
CIVL-1034 Costing and Contract Administrationmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Apr 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21P. Levesque211412$555
Location: Online
Dates
Apr 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
P. Levesque
Section
211412
Cost
$555
BUSA-1061 Effective Speakingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA209723$509
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
209723
Cost
$509
MGMT-1161 Management Principles 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21TBA210171$509
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
210171
Cost
$509
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Apr 01, 21 - Jun 30, 21TBA211575$609
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21TBA211576$609
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21TBA211577$609
Location: Online
Dates
Apr 01, 21 - Jun 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
211575
Cost
$609
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
211576
Cost
$609
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
211577
Cost
$609

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your part-time program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details on applying to graduate and convocation, see rrc.ca/convocation.

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Employment Potential

Graduates have the following career options:

  • Building Construction Technician
  • Building Construction Manager
  • Building Construction Supervisor

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489
Email: cde@rrc.ca

How to Register

For information on how to register for courses in this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/part-time/registration/

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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