Residential Construction Management Program (Postgraduate) (T408)

Residential Construction Management
Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management
Casa Loma Campus
2 semesters
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
The Residential Construction Management postgraduate program provides a hands-on environment for you to learn the specialized skills employers value in residential construction management: procurement, quality control and defects prevention. Class and lab work is project based to replicate on-site construction activities and will expose you to current industry practices and procedures. Students may be eligible for partial tuition scholarships sponsored by RESCON.

Full Program Descriptions


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The Residential Construction Management graduate certificate program is offered in collaboration with the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON). The program is open to domestic graduates of a three-year Construction Engineering Technology program and will provide you with opportunities to broaden your existing skills for work on low-rise and high-rise residential construction projects. This includes gaining experience in estimating, scheduling and controlling costs of residential construction projects as well as applying workplace practices that ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation and regulations.

The program provides a hands-on environment for you to learn the specialized skills employers value in residential project management: procurement, quality control and defects prevention. 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.

Key features of the program:

  • Class size is a maximum of 15 students. This smaller class size provides increased access to lab facilities and instructor interaction
  • Semester 1 classes are scheduled for three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) to assist students who wish to work part-time while in the program
  • Semester 2 consists of a 4-month paid field placement with a member of RESCON. This placement provides you with real-life opportunities to practice skills learned in first semester

Field Education 

Placement with a member firm of RESCON

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

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In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

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Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner Spring 2017PDF icon


semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG4011 Quality Control & Defect Prevention
BLDG4012 Home Design & Value Engineering
BLDG4013 Purchasing and Bid Processes
BLDG4014 Residential Construction Project Management
BLDG4015 High Rise Residential Construction


semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1080 Field Placement (4 months) from September to December


Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

The Industry 

The Residential Construction Management postgraduate program was developed in response to industry demand for graduates with exposure to the residential sector, supported by a $500,000 endowment from RESCON. Together, George Brown and RESCON have created a co-operative educational program specifically focused on the needs of the residential sector (both low rise and high rise). This partnership allows students to complete a four-month intensive semester at the Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies followed by a four-month field placement at a RESCON member firm. The program has been successfully preparing graduates with on-the-job experience in the residential sector since its launch in 2013.

Your Career 

Graduates will be able to fill roles in the residential construction sector such as:

  • Junior Estimator
  • Junior Residential Construction Manager
  • Junior Residential Construction Project Manager
  • Junior Site Superintendent
  • Junior Project Coordinator

Tuition and Fees


$3,716.00 *

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 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

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

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

  • Wood-frame construction details and principles
  • Canadian construction industry standards, procedures, protocols and codes
  • Canadian 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) or WES (World Education Services).

English Language 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.

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Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 6944


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