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Construction Technology and Management

We are now accepting applications for the 2024/2025 academic year

Start Date: September

Location: Prince of Wales Campus

Length: 2 Years

Credential: Diploma, Construction Technician

Program Availability: Fall 2024 Term

Canadian Applicants

International Applicants

Students surveying on campusIn the Construction Technology and Management program, you will learn how to plan, coordinate, and manage construction projects from inception to completion. Learn about building materials, drawings and specifications, and the construction process. Develop practical skills by preparing estimates of the cost of materials, labour, site overhead, and start-up costs for residential construction projects.

You will also visit construction sites and take courses in construction law and contract documents, drafting fundamentals, and construction surveying. Gain real-life experience in the construction industry and build your network while you complete your on-job training. By the time you graduate, you will be ready to start your career at an administrative or middle management level.

Graduates with two years of appropriate work experience can apply for registration with Island Technology Professionals (ITP), which can lead to certification as a Construction Technician. The Canadian Construction Association has a Gold Seal certification program for superintendents, estimators, and project managers for more experienced graduates.


tac-logo-nap-no-tag.pngThe Construction Technology and Management program is a TAC (Technology Accreditation Canada) nationally accredited program at the technician level. National program accreditation involves an independent team of certified professionals performing an extensive audit, which provides graduates and employers confidence the program meets the educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession.

Graduating from a nationally accredited program creates an expedited path to becoming a certified professional with provincial certifying bodies in Canada.

This program is located in the Centre for Applied Science and Technology. Take a virtual tour.



This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.

Partner Institution Credential Details of Agreement
University of New Brunswick - Saint John, Bachelor of Applied Management Graduates with a 70% average are granted two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management degree.
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Grade 12 academic English
  • Grade 12 academic math
  • Grade 11 or 12 academic physics*
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself.
*Applicants with a mark of 80% or higher in Grade 12 academic math may be exempt from the physics requirement.


2023/2024 Academic Year

Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International tuition includes the International Student Fee.

1st Year



Tuition $4,895 $9,995
Fees $867 $1,617
Other Costs $1,250 $1,250
Total $7,012 $12,862

2nd Year



Tuition $4,113 $9,113
Fees $797 $1,547
Other Costs $750 $750
Total $5,660 $11,410

Canadian Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1st Year

2nd Year

Tuition $4,895 $4,113
Student Union $172 $172
Lab Fee $50
Health Insurance Fee $445 $445
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
First Aid/WHMIS $100
Graduation Fee - $100
     Subtotal $5,762 $4,910
1st installment due September 5 $2,972 $2,685
2nd installment due January 8 $2,790 $2,225

Other Program Costs

1st Year

2nd Year

Books $900 $700
Uniforms/Safety Shoes $150 $50
Equipment/Tools $200
     Subtotal $1,250 $750
Total $7,012 $5,660 

International Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1st Year

2nd Year

Tuition* $9,995 $9,113
Student Union $172 $172
Lab Fee $50
Health Insurance Fee $1,195 $1,195
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
First Aid/WHMIS $100
Graduation Fee - $100
     Subtotal $11,612  $10,660
1st installment due September 5 $8,822 $8,435
2nd installment due January 8 $2,790 $2,225

Other Costs

1st Year

2nd Year

Books $900 $700
Uniforms/Safety Shoes $150 $50
Equipment/Tools $200
     Subtotal $1,250 $750
Total $12,862 $11,410

*Includes the International Student Fee.

  • General and subcontractors
  • Government offices and agencies
  • Surveyors
  • Construction product manufacturers
  • Inspection and testing firms
  • Building material suppliers
  • Engineering offices
  • Construction administrators
  • Cost estimating firms

Course Code

Course Name & Description

Credit Values

Course Code:SAFE-1005

PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Credit Values:0

Course Code:CADD-1110

Introduction to CAD

An introduction to basic terminology, concepts,,and functions of CAD software to produce,technical drawings. Students set up and manage,an electronic filing system and manipulate the,software to produce technical drawings.


Course Code:COMM-1000

Technical Communications

An introduction to learning the written and oral,communication of technical information. Students,research, assemble and present technical,information while analysing optimum mediums for,industry-specific communication.


Course Code:COMP-1000

Computer Essentials

Students learn productivity software and explore,digital environments with practical applications,for various workplaces and educational,institutions. The main areas of focus include word,processing, spreadsheets, presentation software,,email and other electronic communication tools,,various digital environments, and,industry-specific applications.


Course Code:CONS-1100

Codes and Standards

An examination of municipal, provincial, and,national codes, standards, acts and regulations,that apply to all phases of construction. In,response to specific questions and situations,,students will locate and interpret information,from this "regulatory environment" including the,National Building Code of Canada, Canadian,Electrical Code, P.E.I. Waste Management,Regulations, P.E.I. Employment Standards Act,,and many other regulatory documents.


Course Code:CONS-1200

Materials Testing,

An overview of testing procedures for soils,,asphalt, and concrete. Students conduct field,and lab testing to monitor quality of placement,and adherence of mix designs to specification,parameters. Students assist in the design of,concrete and asphalt mixes that are prepared and,tested in a laboratory setting.


Course Code:CONS-1210

Construction Estimating I

An introduction to estimating techniques used for,residential construction. Students determine the,cost of building materials, labour, site,overhead, and start-up costs associated with,residential construction. Manual calculation,techniques are first employed to calculate the,total square foot cost. Students also create an,electronic estimating tool to use in future,estimating projects.


Course Code:CONS-1220

Construction Materials and Methods I

A study of building materials used in residential,building construction. Students examine,construction materials and uses for residential,structures including wood and plastics. Plumbing,,HVAC, and electrical components for residential,construction are also studied. Students visit,local construction sites to view the installation,and application of these materials.


Course Code:CONS-1230

Construction Tools and,Equipment

A complete overview of tools and equipment used,in construction projects. Students select tools,and equipment required to complete a construction,project from start to finish including hand,tools, power tools, light and heavy equipment.


Course Code:CONS-2120

Construction Materials and Methods II

A study of building materials used in commercial,building construction. Students examine,construction materials and practices for,commercial structures including concrete,,masonry, wood, plastics, asphalt, and steel. ,Students visit local construction sites, hardware,stores and attend industry semiars to view the,installation and application of these materials.


Course Code:CONS-2150

Construction Law and Contract Documents

Exploration of construction law and contract,documents. Students differentiate various types,of contracts, interpret civil laws and,legislation, and explore related ethical issues.,Bonding and insurance issues, tender forms,,change orders, addenda, pre-qualification,documents, mechanic's lien, and statutory,declaration documents are also studied.


Course Code:CONS-2200

Construction Administration

Students develop and apply methods for monitoring,project costs, progress, and,inventory. Record keeping, report writing and,interpersonal skills development,are an integral part of this course.


Course Code:CONS-2210

Construction Estimating II

Students determine the cost of building,materials, labour, site overhead, and start-up,costs associated with commercial construction. ,Manual and computerized calculation techniques,are employed.


Course Code:CONS-2220

Construction Site Management

The study of how to conduct on-site inspections,to maintain quality and productivity on a,construction site. Students plan and conduct,construction site inspections to maintain quality,and ensure compliance with drawings and,specifications. Planning the use of tools,,equipment, and site services is also explored.


Course Code:CONS-2240

Commercial Drawings and Specifications

Students interpret architectural, civil,,structural, mechanical, and electrical drawings,to identify required materials and components for,a commercial construction project.


Course Code:MATH-1030

Technical Math for Building Science,

MATH-1030 is a 60-hour college-level technical,mathematics course offered to all Technician and,Technologist students enrolled in the Engineering,Technology programs. The course begins with an,intensive overview of measurement, emphasizing,both metric and imperial units, conversion of,both simple and derived units, and proper,treatment of significant digits. Following a,review of algebra (including many scientific,calculator functions), you will apply skills to,solve systems of two and three linear equations,by means of graphic, algebraic, and determinant,methods; derive and graph functions; and apply,factoring to solve fractional and quadratic,equations. You will make extensive use of,trigonometric and vector analysis to solve,technical problems in right and oblique,triangles, and angles in any quadrant. You will,apply the relationship between exponents and,radicals, and the relationship between,exponential and logarithmic functions to,technical applications. Finally, you will solve,problems involving both Euclidean and analytic,geometry.


Course Code:NCPR-1001

Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard,first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),skills from a certified trainer. As required by,regulation, this course covers CPR and the,management of other breathing, airway and,circulation emergencies, as well as, the control,of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing,fractures and dislocations, head and spine,injuries, and more. Also, includes automated,external defibrilators (AED). This certification,expires in 3 years.


Course Code:NCPR-1002

Workplace Hazardous Materials,Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials,Information System (WHMIS) training and,certification.


Course Code:NCPR-1003

Hazardous Materials Awareness

Students learn about asbestos containing,materials in buildings, mould awareness and how,moisture affects mould growth, lead containing,materials in buildings, mercury and PCBS in,buildings, radon.


Course Code:NCPR-1060

Fall Protection Awareness

A study of the provincial Occupational Health and,Safety Act requirements for Fall Arrest systems,within the province of Prince Edward Island.


Course Code:PHYS-1200


An examination of general physics topics. ,Students study vectors, forces in equilibrium,,torque and rotation, kinematics, Newton's laws,,work, power, fluid and thermal physics, waves,,sound, and light.


Course Code:PHYS-2100

Introduction to Statics

Examines the basis for structural design,applications. Emphasis is placed on problem,solving involving the geometric properties of,structural shapes, including centroids, moment of,inertia, and modulus of elasticity. Vector,analysis, resolution of bodies in equilibrium,,method of joints/method of sections truss,analysis, and stress-strain relationships are,also topics that are covered within the scope of,this course.


Course Code:PHYS-2200

Introduction to Structures

An introduction to structures used in,construction. Students design structural members,and calculate live and dead loads. Students also,analyze imposed loading and select components,through the limit states design process. A,structural drawing comprised of a plan view,,cross sections, and connection details is created,based on the analysis and selection of structural,members.


Course Code:PRAC-2160

Construction Technology and Management,OJT

Students apply theoretical and practical skills,in the field under direct supervision. Exposure,to and interaction with the various trades and,professions within the field of construction,provides the student with an invaluable,experience that enhances their overall learning.


Course Code:SURV-1100

Surveying Fundamentals,

The investigation of the fundamental skills for,surveying. Students use an automatic level to,determine elevations, set benchmarks, and conduct,topographical and quantity surveys. Students,also use total station theodolites to measure,angles and distances in order to conduct a closed,traverse survey. Calculating areas of properties,and co-ordinates of property markers are also,studied.


Course Code:SURV-2100

Construction Surveying

The study of surveying techniques for,construction technology. Students apply,fundamental surveying techniques to establish,lines and perform building and road layout,operations. Students also collect information,required for as-built and as-found drawings. ,Quantity surveying techniques essential to,calculating excavation and backfill quantities,are explored. The use of GPS and GIS systems for,surveying is investigated.


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The Construction Technology and Management program was a challenging, yet very rewarding, program. It was a great way to learn about the construction industry, starting small and building your way up to larger projects. Your learning managers become great mentors, even when you are finished with the program. Remember to trust the process.

Aubry, Class of 2021


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