Drywall Systems Estimating Program (Postgraduate) (T409)

Drywall Systems Estimating
Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management
Casa Loma Campus
2 semesters
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
The program provides a hands-on environment where you will learn and practice the specialized skills employers value related to estimating drywall systems for wall and ceiling assemblies. Students may be eligible for partial tuition scholarships sponsored by Interior Systems Contractors Association of Ontario (ISCA).

Full Program Descriptions


The Drywall Systems Estimating graduate certificate program is offered in collaboration with the Interior Systems Contractors Association of Ontario (ISCA). The program is open to graduates of a three-year Construction Engineering Technology program or Civil Engineering program.

The program provides a hands-on environment where you will learn and practice the specialized skills employers value related to estimating drywall systems for wall and ceiling assemblies. Class and lab work is project based to replicate on-site construction activities and will give you increased practice in current industry practices and procedures.

You will learn how to work on both commercial and residential interior finishing projects that require an understanding of the components of the estimating process (specifications, scope of work, drawings and take-off process), tender/bidding processes, and using estimating and bidding software.

Key features of the program include:

  • Class size is a maximum of 10 students. This smaller class size provides increased access to lab facilities and instructor interaction.
  • Semester 1 classes are flexibly scheduled for three days/week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to assist students who wish to work part-time while in the program.
  • Semester 2 guarantees a 14-week paid field placement with a member of ISCA. This placement provides you with real-life opportunities to practice the skills learned in Semester 1.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit;georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner Spring 2017 PDF icon


semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG 4001 Residential Drywall Estimating
BLDG 4002 Commercial Drywall Estimating
BLDG 4003 Drywall Materials, Methods and Systems
BLDG 4004 Drywall Estimating Office Practices
BLDG 4005 Computerized Drywall Estimating


semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG 4009 Field Placement (14 weeks) from September to December

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates will be able to fill drywall estimator and drywall project coordinator positions.

Tuition and Fees


$3,512.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

  • 3-year advanced diploma in Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Building Renovation Technology, or equivalent*.
  • Minimum overall GPA 2.7
  • Department interview (resume required)
  • Space is limited

* Main criteria to determine equivalency will be based on gained knowledge of the following:

  • Drywall construction details and principles
  • Canadian construction industry standards, procedures, protocols and codes
  • Canadian Construction business, estimating and bidding practices

Please note that Domestic applicants who are submitting International transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation.  This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) at  icascanada.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca 

English Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

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Contact Us

Contact Us  

Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management

The office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., room E228

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4398

Email: construction_mgmt@georgebrown.ca

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

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