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