Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs

Construction Office Manager Courses in Toronto

COURSE LIST

Occupational Health & Safety: Occupational Health & Safety is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. As a secondary effect, it may also protect co-workers, family members, nearby communities and other members of the public who are impacted by the workplace environment. Topics include knowledge of the Acts, protocols and safety manuals, Inspection Agency Familiarization and completion of the safety certification requirements.

Introduction to Construction: This module covers the history of the construction industry, safety standards and practices. Starting with early construction in the 21st century, the module covers the evolution of construction and looks towards the future of the industry. In addition, the skills and tasks associated with most positions in the construction industry are discussed. The remainder of the modules focuses on material recognition and trade terminology, allowing students to effectively understand the basic of construction industry.

Introduction to Estimating and Sketching: In this module, students will be exposed to orthographic projections, detailed assembly drawings, pictorial drawings, schematics and blue prints. Students will interpret various charts, listing the advantages and disadvantages of each. The students will learn estimating using various resources including a cost-carrying program.

Organizational Structure & Strategies: Organizational Structures & Strategies introduces students to the types of organizational structures. It focuses on organizational behavior and the ways organizations create and reach their operating potential. This module covers operational strategies including methods of inventory control and types of distribution channels. In addition, this module covers organizational cultures and ethical practices in a business environment.

Managerial Finance: In this module, students will learn the duties of Managerial Finance. Student will learn to read, comprehend and create basic financial statements according to GAAP. They will learn to evaluate the financial position of a company and recognize necessary changes to be made. They will learn to manage working capital accounts of accounts payable, accounts receivable and inventory. Students will also be able to assess the financial position of a company from a futuristic perspective. The students will be able to create and evaluate budgets for organizations. In addition, they will learn how to manage payroll and bookkeeping for an organization. This module will also cover compliance standards and ethical practices.

Marketing Development: In this module, students will learn, understand and utilize the 4 P’s of marketing (promotion, price, placement, and product). They will be able to create and analyze consumer analysis, competitive analysis and recognize their target market They will be able to create a marketing strategy inductive of the organization’s corporate capabilities and external environment to remain competitive in the industry.

Human Relations Management: Emphasizes the important people to an organization. Hiring policies, personnel file requirements, scheduling and benefits are explored in this module to each students how to effectively organize their personnel. In addition, this module focuses on organizational behavior and how to manage and motivate the attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups in an organization.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of a Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or a mature student
  • Pass an entrance test administrated by PAT
  • Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
  • Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements