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Construction Planning Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom

Canada Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

Program Description

Construction planning professionals organize resources and activities in a way that ensures a construction project operates as efficiently as possible. It's about getting the right things to the right people at the right time.

This critical task takes place through all phases of a project: concept, design and execution. Construction planning may be performed by any individual as part of a related job or in a designated construction planning role.

SAIT's School of Construction and School of Business (Professional & Leadership Programs) have partnered with industry to develop Canada's first construction planning program building on the experience and job/trade specific knowledge of construction workers. This training program combines that front-line capability with construction planning and essential skill development. These skills include:

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Decision making
  • Job task planning and organizing
  • Critical thinking
  • Computer technology

At the core of this unique program is the understanding that a blend of skill and perspectives will enable construction workers to save money, increase quality and improve productivity on construction sites. This program offers experienced workers the opportunity to transition into planning and management roles. Alternatively, learners may follow this training with field experience to become familiar with the real and practical problems experienced by construction workers putting together a project. Through a series of eight courses, learners will develop competence in:

  • The 10 steps of construction planning
  • Contract and risk management
  • Project management
  • Estimating
  • Cost planning and control
  • Communication, negotiation and business writing
  • Scheduling/budgeting software

Upon successful completion of all courses, learners will receive a SAIT Certificate of Achievement. Learners may also register for individual courses of interest.


Site Supervisor/Superintendent, Operations Manager, Project Controls & Scheduling Lead

Professional Designations and Certifications

Construction Planning Overview CSTN-144 Classroom
Construction Risk Management CSTN-145 Classroom
Construction Management Foundations CSTN-195 Classroom
Contract Principles CLAW-100 Classroom
Introduction to Estimating ESTM-105 Classroom
Cost Planning and Control Essentials FNCE-104 Classroom
Business Writing for Results WRIT-208 Classroom or Online
One of
Communication and Negotiation Essentials COMM-194 Classroom
Communicating Effectively
COMM-218 Classroom or Online
Negotiation Skills MGMT-208 Classroom

Students may take either COMM 194-Communication and Negotiation Essentials only both COMM 218-Communicating Effectively and MGMT 208-Negotiation Skills.

Program Requirement

  • Basic knowledge of computers and Windows Operating System
  • Knowledge of blueprint reading


School of Construction Continuing Education


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