Project Management in Construction

Project Management in Construction Extension Certificate

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The Project Management in Construction Extension Certificate is designed for those that manage projects, or aspire to, in the construction industry, and who wish to further develop their project management knowledge and skills. This program provides you with project management tools, techniques, approaches and best practices specific to the construction industry. You'll learn how to manage construction projects effectively with project management skills and knowledge tailored specifically for the construction industry, and to apply proven project management processes to every aspect of construction.






Courses are based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, with content tailored to the needs of the construction industry.

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Marko Cillic and his experience with the Project Management in Construction program.


Important Notice

The Project Management Extension Certificate is being revised for Jan. 2, 2018due to the release of the new Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition Students must complete all courses in the extension certificate for the PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition by the end of Dec. 18, 2017

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  • Add formal project management skills to your construction management career
  • Prepare to manage construction projects effectively
  • Earn a credential
  • Complete the 6 required courses. Total: 90 hours.
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years.
  • Available in the classroom or online. Courses are interchangeable.
  • You may also register in individual courses of interest.
  • All courses in this program are offered every semester.
Construction Project Management: An Overview
Managing construction projects requires unique industry experience, understanding and skill set for the project manager to be successful.  Performance levels expected of project managers in construction can be quite different to other industries.  In this course participants will appraise basic industry concepts and requirements, and further determine basic skill, knowledge and administration requirements expected in today’s construction industry.  Participants will have the opportunity to apply these techniques and tools to basic project examples throughout the course.  Further, this course will set the stage for the remaining five courses in this extension certificate.
Subject code: XPRM 20024 15 Hours. Fee: $549  Not offered this semester

Construction Project Scheduling
Effective project scheduling and time management are critical factors in the success (or failure) of a construction project.  The development of rigorous project schedules, and the ability to effectively assess the adequacy of a developed schedule is an important responsibility of today’s construction project manager.  This course provides learners with the tools and information required to efficiently and effectively schedule construction projects with confidence and rigour, and will also demonstrate the definitive benefits of having effective project scheduling methodology in place. 
Subject code: XPRM 20025 15 Hours. Fee: $549 Not offered this semester

Construction Project Administration and Control Systems
Project managers have the ultimate responsibility for successful delivery of projects in construction.  As a project manager it is critical to have in place appropriate and rigorous administrative controls to be able to understand, appraise, react and rectify projects that are out of control.  To do this, the project manager must apply appropriate control systems throughout the project life cycle.  In this course participants will explore the skills and techniques required of the project manager to navigate through all phases of the construction project, from inception through to completion.
Subject code: XPRM 20026 15 Hours. Fee: $549  Not offered this semester

Construction Project Management: Time, Cost and Scope
Construction projects are both rewarding and challenging. Project managers can always use new techniques for managing construction project constraints, e.g. time, cost and scope. Successfully managing the constraints of a construction project are essential for the success of a project manager in the construction industry. In this course participants will examine what is involved in setting up project metrics, providing accurate forecasts and prioritizing project scope for construction projects.
Subject code: XPRM 20028 15 Hours. Fee: $549  Not offered this semester

Construction Project Safety and Environmental Management
With ever-increasing complex construction designs, techniques and materials, today’s construction projects can have significant safety and environmental impact to site personnel, surrounding locale and the general public.  The construction industry has a responsibility to be both safety and environmentally conscientious through all phases of the construction process, extending through the lifetime of the constructed entity, to its eventual demolition and disposal.  In this course participants will appraise current safety legislation and industry’s implementation of controls to satisfy these regulations.  This course will also review current industry requirements and practices when considering environmental factors. 
Subject Code: XPRM 2002715 hours. Fee $549  
CRN 50113OnlineMay 30 - June 27                                                                      
Construction Project Management: Leadership and Management Skills
In the construction industry, it is important for project managers to be both a manager and a leader.  This industry is traditionally based on a transient workforce and this must be accommodated in the style and techniques used by the project manager when leading the project. This course will examine the attributes of leaders and managers in the construction industry needed to be most effective. This course will also examine current leadership theory while distinguishing between leadership and management as well as examine what good project managers do to make project teams want to follow.  Participants will discuss how these attributes can be applied and integrated into day-to-day construction project management.  Participants will also learn how to create a shared vision, foster team collaboration and create shared leadership when managing projects in the construction industry.
Subject code: XPRM 20029  15 Hour. Fee: $549  
CRN 30396
                Online                            Apr. 3 - 30                                            

Other courses you may be interested in to enhance your Project Management Skills:
(These courses are not required as part of the Project Management Extension Certificate)

Our Project Management instructors are among the best in Canada – or anywhere. Experts in all aspects of project management, they're eager to share their knowledge of, and passion for, all things project management with their students. Meet:
Required: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017, available at the MRU BookStore
"This program has proven to be an invaluable tool in all aspects of project management in both the workplace and everyday life.” - Brian Hans, Project Management student

“Fantastic courses! The group work and project variety allowed for lots of interaction and showed how the various concepts work regardless of project type and size.” - Julie Ulseth, Production Certification Coordinator, Haworth

"I’m very glad that ---- after thoroughly researching the available possibilities --- I enrolled in this straightforward and logically constructed project management program, consisting of three main modules and a final assessment paper available three different times throughout the year. I found the instructors exceedingly helpful and the tuition very reasonable. Another plus is that it is offered through the Internet, so one can pursue it while residing anywhere in the World. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in project management." - Gabor Pataki, International student from UK

"Thanks to Mount Royal for making this course available online which enabled me to take this course while on project assignment - virtually anywhere I am." - John Coloso, Turnover Coordinator, Froth Treatment - Horizon Project, Canadian Natural Resources, Inc.

"The online PM certificate program allowed me the flexibility needed to take on further study while working in remote locations. The course material has become a valuable working guide for all of my future projects, and has improved my level of quality in project work." - Brian Baker, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., Project Management Online Graduate

"Online option has been excellent given that I have moved from Calgary to Vancouver and was still able to complete my courses through Mount Royal." - Karen Quine, Project Management Online Graduate


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403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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