Introduction to Cost Estimating

14 weeks Course


This course is intended to explain the process of construction estimating from contract documents to the methods of measuring material quantities used in general contracting offices. This will enable students to understand the position of the estimator within the business of construction management both in the contractor and sub-contractor's world. The course focuses on "taking off" methods of materials using simple residential and commercial exercises.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Microsoft Word and Excel.

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Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.