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Overview

On going education and training of personnel at all levels is vital to the continued success of any construction-related business. As workers advance in their careers and encounter new challenges in their particular management area, they may require new or additional skills in order to cope effectively with these challenges and excel at their work.

The construction industry places significant value on training, not only for immediate individual success, but with a long-term goal of meeting the increasing shortage of qualified personnel. BCIT is offering a multi-level, Part-time Studies program designed specifically for people who:

  • have industry experience and want to upgrade their skills,
  • are active in some facet of the industry and wish to enhance their career potential, or
  • wish to continue their ongoing education.

The Program

The Construction Supervision program consists of nine courses: Construction Documents and Contracts, Basic Project Management Skills, Technical Writing/Interpersonal Skills, Basic Construction Design Principles, Construction Materials and Assemblies, Computer Applications in Construction, Safety Legislation, Environmental Legislation, and Construction Estimating. These courses build on the previous ones by introducing more comprehensive and complex issues. Students receive an Associate Certificate upon successful completion of the program.

Program Entry

Entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • Attend an Info Session to learn more about this program and speak to an advisor.

  • Enroll in a refresher course if you are unsure of your basic skills, such as math or computer skills.

Program declaration

Effective January 7th, 2016, program declaration requests must be completed online. A declaration fee will be assessed at the time of the request. BCIT will no longer accept paper program declaration requests starting January 7th, 2016. Students who submitted paper declaration requests prior to January 7th, 2016 are not required to pay the fee.

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined. BCIT continuously reviews programs and implements changes based on industry and market trends. Program declaration guarantees that credit for courses which are a part of your program will be honoured despite program requirement changes.

Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.

It is not necessary to declare prior to registering in most Part-time Studies courses. It is a good idea to complete one or two courses before submitting your program declaration. Check your program's entry page for specific requirements.

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study.

Declare Now

Please allow approximately 8 weeks for processing.

Costs & Supplies

Books and supplies

Course notes are provided by most instructors; however, some texts or reference materials are required in certain courses.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Required Courses: Credits
  BLDT 2011 Construction Documents and Contracts 3.0
  BLDT 2021 Basic Project Management Skills 3.0
  BLDT 2031 Technical Writing/Interpersonal Skills 3.0
  BLDT 2041 Construction Design Principles 3.0
  BLDT 2051 Construction Materials and Assemblies 3.0
  BLDT 2061 Computer Applications in Construction 3.0
  BLDT 2071 Safety Legislation 1.5
  BLDT 2081 Environmental Legislation 1.5
  BLDT 2091 Construction Estimating 3.0
 
Total Credits: 24.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Note: Subject to change.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

All courses are either six or twelve weeks in duration. Classes are held weekly from 6:45 p.m to 9:45 p.m at the Burnaby campus. Various courses are offered in all three terms. Particular courses are sometimes offered in successive terms depending on demand. For upcoming offerings, check the most recent BCIT Part-time Studies flyer or our website. Potential students are advised to weigh their professional and personal commitments carefully when planning their academic calendar. This will help them determine how many courses they are able to attend in one term, and the overall time required to complete the program.

Grading

A grade of 50 percent is required to pass all courses. Grades are based on course work, midterm exam(s) and a final exam.

Accreditation

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has implemented a Gold Seal designation for qualified:

  • site superintendents
  • estimators and
  • project managers.

Each applicant must meet a number of requirements, including an educational component with specific topic criteria. These criteria as well as an overview of the Gold Seal program can be viewed at the CCA's Web site.

BCIT provides the educational component of the Gold Seal requirement through the Construction Operations and Construction Supervision program. BCIT does not issue any credentials on behalf of Gold Seal; the Canadian Construction Association administers the Gold Seal program and issues the appropriate credentials.

Continue your education

Students who are interested in entering the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management should check the entrance requirements for the program. Depending on your background, some of the courses from the Construction Operations and Construction Supervision programs might assist you in meeting the entrance requirements for the degree program. Please note that completion of these two programs alone is not sufficient to be admitted to the degree program.

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Job opportunities are varied, and an increasing number of employers are looking for employees who have successfully completed the program. Typically, students start in positions such as project coordinator or junior project manager.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

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