Construction Managers take the lead on major builds. They make tough decisions and see a construction deal through from the blueprint design and contracts phase to a top quality finished structure on time and on budget. You'll learn construction principles and practices, the basics of building engineering technology, and equipment and management-related skills. Many courses in your first year are common with other technology programs and provide flexibility for credit transfer. Our on-the-job practicum readies you to lead construction teams in multiple settings on projects large and small. Builds happen every day and confident construction managers are in high demand.
The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study.
(NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)
Graduates of this program may work independently or provide technical assistance to professional architects and civil design engineers in fields such as structural engineering, municipal engineering, construction design and supervision, highways and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental protection. Graduates may also work as construction estimators who analyze costs and prepare estimates, or as construction managers.
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This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles and practices of manual drafting skills. Students learn the drafting styles, equipment, and procedures used in relation to oblique, isometric, and orthographic drawings. Emphasis is placed on lettering principles and linework/lineweight development in the production of residential construction working drawings.
The course is designed to build upon the Drafting Fundamentals course from term one to further enhance manual drafting skills while also incorporating the use of computer-aided drafting. Students become more proficient in producing engineering construction drawings and shift focus from residential to commercial construction. Prerequisites:
This course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills required to properly use Portland cement concrete.
This course introduces students to residential and small building materials, their design, functionality, and relationship to construction specifications and drawings. Students acquire knowledge of the materials involved in construction from initial excavation to the finished product.
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to evaluate the stages of construction, the construction materials, and the associated building codes required to meet given design specifications for wood-framed residential and/or small commercial buildings.
Students will learn to write a variety of technical documents and business correspondence suitable to a specific audience and purpose as well as learn how to conduct research and document sources.
This course teaches students how to create documents that are organized, unified, and coherent.
This course introduces students to ethical principles and codes of conduct applicable to professional practices. The subject of ethics is a requirement of many accredited programs. Therefore, successful completion of Professional Ethics is a graduation requirement for engineering technology programs.
This course provides students with a sound mathematical foundation in preparation to higher level mathematics (calculus) and other technology courses.
Building on the foundation of Mathematics Fundamentals, this course is designed to provide the student with the necessary mathematical skills to better manage differential calculus.Prerequisites:
This course, built on the foundation of Pre-Calculus Mathematics, is intended to familiarize the student with the fundamental operations of differential and integral calculus. These skills will be applied to the solution of technical problems.Prerequisites:
This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service. Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities.
This course is designed to strengthen students' problem solving skills through the application of physics and mathematics to solve real-world engineering problems. Students analyze and resolve engineering problems as they relate to the static equilibrium of structures. They apply the principles of forces and force systems acting on structures and to calculate the resultant reaction forces at structure supports.
In this course, students are introduced to the skills and strategies necessary to present themselves and ideas to others in an effective manner. The course focuses on the goal of obtaining employment while developing presentation skills sought by potential employers.
This course is designed to guide students through a problem-solving approach to engineering assignments through the application of 2D and 3D civil engineering modeling software as well as spreadsheet software.Prerequisites:
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skill in computer-aided drawing (CAD) software. Students apply CAD techniques to create digital two-dimensional drawings.Prerequisites:
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to perform basic strength calculations in the analysis and design of structures for: compression, tension, shear, moment, & bearing.Prerequisites:
This course provides students with the knowledge and skill to analyze and design structural steel components for the gravity loads of simple steel building structures. It covers the selection of the steel deck and open-web steel joists (OWSJ) from manufacturer’s catalogues as well as the design of beams, girders, and columns of simple structures for gravity loads based on the CISC Handbook of Steel Construction and the National Building Code of Canada. Other structural elements designed include: column base plates, reinforced concrete pedestals, and footings.
Students are assigned an individual term project consisting of the design and selection of all structural components for a simple two-storey steel building.Prerequisites:
Students are provided with the knowledge and skill to perform fundamental field operations and data recording. Working in groups, students carry out surveying techniques in the field and record this data for future analysis.
This course is designed to build upon the knowledge and skill acquired in 'Surveying Fundamentals' to apply more advanced surveying techniques and field methodologies to collect 2D and 3D data. Working in groups, students carry out fieldwork, process data, determine the quality of the results, and produce a field report.Prerequisites:
Organization: CCTT - Canadian Council of Technicians and TechnologistsAccreditation Period: 2013Information: The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists accredits this program at the technologist level
Institution: Cape Breton UniversityArticulation Period: 2009-2014Information: Graduates receive two to three years full credit toward a Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree or a Bachelor of Technology degree depending on the engineering diploma they hold from NBCC and the engineering or technology option they wish to pursue at Cape Breton University.
Building Engineering Technology: Construction Management graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:
Institution: New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT)External Certification: Engineering All - NBSCETTInformation: Certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists with two years of acceptable work experience.
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