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The Construction Engineering Technology Program provides students with a broad knowledge of the management, estimating and technical aspects of construction, with a primary focus on commercial and residential buildings and related support industries.

Skills are taught in an environment that allows the student to develop communication skills and attitudes compatible to success as a construction engineering technologist.

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University of Alberta

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The University of Alberta’s Construction Administration Certificate explores the planning, technical, financial, and legal aspects of the construction business to allow learners to develop and expand their managerial skills and advance their careers. 

If you work in the construction industry and are seeking a competitive edge to further your career, the Construction Administration Certificate will greatly increase your ability to compete and succeed.

Courses in this program are accredited for the Gold Seal certification (Canadian Construction Association) and for the Blue Seal certificate (Alberta Advanced Education—Apprenticeship and Industry Training).

The University of Alberta Faculty of Extension now accepts Construction 101, CCDC Contracts 101, and several forthcoming ECA courses for transfer credit toward the U of A Construction Administration Certificate (CST)!

In a nutshell, the CST is a flexible, part-time program for individuals who are in, or transitioning into, construction management roles. The certificate includes a mix of core and elective courses, and typically takes from 1-3 years to complete.

If you take ECA's Construction 101 or CCDC Contracts 101 (or if you have done so in the last 5 years), then you're already on your way towards earning the certificate. Thanks, U of A!

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Merit College of Construction

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The Merit College of Construction provides management, supervisory, and skills training to the open shop construction industry. Merit’s training programs, both in-class and online, are designed and delivered to meet the changing needs of the construction industry and its workers. 

ECA members enjoy member rates (25% off) for all Merit courses, excluding e-learning options.

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Alberta Aboriginal Construction Career Centre

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The Alberta Aboriginal Construction Career Centre (AACCC) is a unique service designed to connect prospective Aboriginal workers with employers recruiting for construction related careers. It is a partnership with NorQuest CollegeBow Valley College, the Government of Alberta, First Nations communities, and industry organizations.

AACCC Logo.pngThe AACCC services will create Aboriginal skill development and employment, while at the same time, assist Alberta business and industry with key human resource objectives. AACCC responds with a business solution to address Alberta's growth and skilled workforce shortages by engaging the resources of our Aboriginal population in urban and rural communities through career development/training and Aboriginal employment opportunities to support economic development. 

Please click here to visit the AACCC website and learn more about this program.