What to Expect
Program-specific courses will initially be offered evenings or online starting January 2015. This program is initially running part-time. You will be able to enrol in any course, subject to pre-requisite(s).
Students may have the option to take the program full-time in the future.
Our instructors have a minimum of a Master's level academic credential. In addition, they bring a wealth of industry experience from the construction field to the classroom.
Classroom & Study Hours
Courses will be delivered in both the classroom and lab. Laboratory demonstrations compliment classroom lectures and will be a practical application of the theory you learn and discuss in class. Students will perform construction estimates and scheduling activities for actual projects.
This program runs part-time initially. You can choose to take either 1 or 2 classes per semester. Lectures will run 1 to 3 hours long, as will labs.
You can expect to spend, on average
- 3 to 6 hours per week in the classroom
- 2 to 6 hours per week in the lab, if you are taking a course with a lab component
- 6 to 18 hours per week studying and completing class assignments
Typically, classes will have 30 students.
Is This Program For You?Students should have a good understanding of all areas of construction and general contracting. This program will appeal to construction professionals who enjoy
- Organizing activities
- Team environments
- Fast paced schedules
- Progress tracking
- Planning and organizational skills
- Ability to manage people and processes
- Creative problem solving
- Time management skills
- Excellent communication skills
In the BTech-CM program, you will learn how to
- develop and execute a construction project
- manage construction project human resources
- incorporate safety and environmental practices into the management of construction projects
- manage project risk and opportunity
- incorporate ethical practices into the management of construction projects
Students will also take an applied research course and participate in an industry-related capstone project.
Women in Technology and Trades
The Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.