Education Partners

University of Alberta – Construction Management & Administration Certificate (CST)

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The University of Alberta’s Construction Management & Administration Certificate (CST) 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, this certificate will greatly increase your ability to compete and succeed.

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 courses have been scheduled to allow certificate completion in as little as 1 year!

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).

LEARN MORE about the U of A Construction Administration Certificate

Select ECA Courses Creditable to the CST

The University of Alberta Faculty of Extension now accepts the following ECA courses for transfer credit towards the Construction Management & Administration Certificate.

  • Construction Industry (Gold Seal) Ethics
  • CCDC Contracts 101
  • Construction 101
  • Delivery Systems 101, 102, and 103

If you take one of these courses (or if you have done so in the last 5 years), then you're already on your way towards earning the CST certificate! Check the ECA Education calendar or email Taylor Lewis to find out the next opportunity to take these courses.



NAIT – Construction Engineering Technology Program (CET)

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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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Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management

Construction Estimating and Administrative Controls



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Together, holo-blok and the ECA have developed one-of-a-kind training in Digital Project Delivery – that is, project collaboration processes enabled by BIM technology. With construction owners moving towards collaboration requirementson major construction projects, the curriculum offers vital support to association members looking to access those work opportunities.

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Women Building Futures

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WBF is the leader in preparing women for economically prosperous careers in industries like construction, where women have historically been under-represented.

When a woman enters a career in construction, it leads to economic freedom, personal confidence, and growth that are also transformational for their families and their communities.

We at the ECA are so impressed by our friends at WBF – particularly, the care and skill they invest in recruiting and supporting highly qualified women. The numbers speak volumes: 90% of the women they work with find placement in their industries. That's an incredible win for Albertans, and a win for the construction industry. 

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Visit Women Building Futures to learn more about their programs and services for women and industry employers.

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 Indigenous Construction Career Centre (AICCC)

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

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

Visit the AICCC Website to learn more