As one of the largest sectors in the Canadian economy, the construction industry is currently facing a shortage of professionally trained construction estimators. If you have strong analytical skills and are detail-oriented, consider a career that's in high demand with convenient online training through SAIT's new construction estimating program.
Whether you are an experienced estimator looking to gain confidence in your skills with professional credentials or are new to the field, SAIT's construction estimating training will prepare you for success with new curriculum developed by industry experts, knowledgeable instructors and exercises that emphasize real-world, practical applications.
Learn how to analyze costs and prepare precise estimates required for all types of construction projects in commercial and residential sectors, civil engineering and specific trades. Upon completion of the program you will have the knowledge, communication and technical skills required to study, interpret and quantify the information in construction contract documents to deliver accurate construction project estimates.
Through this program, you will develop competence in:
- Understanding quantities and measurements and general construction practices used in the construction industry
- Interpreting blueprints
- Analyzing a complete project scope through contract documents
- Developing accurate take-offs
- Using spreadsheet applications for estimation
- Demonstrating research techniques for industry-specific information
- Planning and scheduling construction projects
- Delivering precise estimates
- Interacting effectively in written, verbal, and interpersonal environments
This online program gives you convenient access to learning anytime, anywhere. It allows you to maintain employment while accelerating your career through professional certification at SAIT's School of Construction.
Upon successful completion of all eight required courses, learners will receive a SAIT Certificate of Achievement. Learners may also register for individual courses of interest.
Professional Designations and Certifications
A number of the courses in this program have been approved for education and training credits towards Gold Seal Certification.
A number of courses in this program may be used towards the Canadian Institute of Quality Surveyors (CIQS) Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) Designation and the Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) Designation.
Careers: Junior Estimator, Cost Planner, Project Administrator
|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||OFFERED|
|Construction Industry Practices||CSTN-138||Online|
|Sustainable Material & Methods||CSTN-155||Online|
|Estimating Document Essentials||ESTM-100||Online|
|Quantities & Measurements||ESTM-101||Online|
|Estimating Cost Foundations||ESTM-102||Online|
|Estimating Planning Concepts||ESTM-103||Online|
|Technical Communications I||COMM-238||Online|
|Estimating Capstone Project||ESTM-104||Online|