This September, Durham College (DC) will offer a new degree program for those who wish to fill the estimated 118,000 new construction sector jobs in Ontario.
The Honours Bachelor of Construction Management (HBCM) is the first DC program to be offered collaboratively across three of the college’s academic schools, including the Schools of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START); Science & Engineering Technology (SET); and Business, IT & Management (BITM).
“Now more than ever, our construction sector needs skilled workers who can take on specialist roles right out of the gate as the infrastructure of our physical world evolves and advances,” says Dr. Elaine Popp, executive vice president, Academic. “Graduates of this degree program will be in-demand, armed with the necessary skills to create meaningful change in the construction industry and solve complex, real-world problems while contributing to Ontario’s economic future.
Through this multi-disciplinary approach, students will gain a firm foundation in the theory, principles, and practices of construction science as well as the business acumen and leadership skills required to effectively facilitate the management of construction projects to successful completion. An opportunity to synthesize learning will be available through two valuable 14-week field placements.
“The next generation of graduates are entering a workforce that requires a unique skillset – one that favours innovation, leadership and problem-solving,” says Don Lovisa, president. “Our excellence in trades education puts the future of tomorrow’s construction professionals in great hands.”
HBCM graduates will have the foundational knowledge to pursue additional certifications including Gold-Seal Certified (GSC) by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) and Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). In addition, graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills to pursue further graduate study in related fields.
HBCM is currently accepting applications for September 2021. To learn more about the program, visit: www.durhamcollege.ca/hbcm.