Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

SAIT Introduces Degree For Construction Project Management

Construction Management

In the past, project managers would rely on years of construction experience to forge their career.

This fall, students thinking about a career in project management in construction can earn a degree to get certified.

SAIT Polytechnic will be offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Project Management (BSc-CPM) in September, with an inaugural group of 32 students.

“We’re very excited about this program – and so is the construction industry,” said Gord Nixon, SAIT’s Vice President Academic.

“Construction project managers require leadership ability, a broad range of management skills and knowledge of a number of core disciplines within the industry… The availability of this degree program provides a fast-lane to those interested in careers in construction project management.”

In the past, project managers would rely on years of construction experience to forge their career. Now, SAIT’s four-year program quickly gives students training for job titles such as Assistant Construction Manager, Assistant Project Manager, Site Supervisor, Construction Inspector, Project Coordinator, Estimator, and Assistant Facilities Manager.

Their curriculum includes theory, immersive learning and technological training to address the scientific management of construction projects.

“The construction industry employs close to one million Canadians – and in Alberta alone, there are more than 900 construction projects with an estimated value of $182 billion currently proposed or underway,” said Nixon.

“Skilled individuals are needed to manage growth and this new degree helps to address that.”

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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  1. Owner Builders Says:

    This is
    great.  Thanks to SAIT Polytechnic, “students
    thinking about a career in project management in construction can earn a degree
    to get certified.”
     


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