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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.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CADD-1110

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1000

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CONS-1100

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.

Hours: 90
Course Code: CONS-1200

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CONS-1210

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CONS-1220

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CONS-1230

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CONS-2120

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CONS-2150

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CONS-2200

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CONS-2210

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CONS-2220

Commercial Drawings and Specifications

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

Hours: 45
Course Code: CONS-2240

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.

Hours: 60
Course Code: MATH-1030

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.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1001

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

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

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002

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.

Hours: 6
Course Code: NCPR-1003

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.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1060


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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: PHYS-1200

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: PHYS-2100

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: PHYS-2200

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.

Hours: 160
Course Code: PRAC-2160

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.

Hours: 45
Course Code: SURV-1100

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.

Hours: 90
Course Code: SURV-2100