Herzing College Skilled Trades
Construction Office Manager Training
Learn how to plan, coordinate, and monitor construction projects. Hands-on training in running a construction office, accounting, purchasing materials, hiring subcontractors, and creating work schedules. Become a construction administrator in just 36 weeks.
What is Construction Office Management?
Construction office managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects. They have a special skillset that combines construction knowledge with project management.
Construction office managers are often responsible for the following tasks:
- Developing construction project budgets
- Creating construction schedules and monitoring progress
- Preparing contracts with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
- Coordinating the purchase of building materials and land acquisitions
- Preparing progress reports on construction projects
- Helping with accounting tasks (creating purchase orders, processing invoices, doing payroll)
- Maintaining files and records
Construction managers make sure projects stay on budget and on track. They are well-organized, good at meeting deadlines, and have excellent communication skills.
Want a career in construction that doesn’t involve manual labour or years of apprenticeship and certification? Construction office management is the perfect fit.
Herzing College Construction Office Manager Training
Herzing offers comprehensive Construction Office Manager training.
This program covers every aspect of construction management, including occupational health and safety, construction office procedures, human resources management, marketing and customer service, regulatory compliance, and estimating.
Our graduates are fully qualified to work in any construction office.
- 36-week program
- Highly skilled instructors with years of industry experience
- State-of-the-art training facility that simulates a real work environment
- Multiple program start-dates throughout the year
- Tools and safety gear are included in your tuition
- Safety certifications are included in the program
- Loans, government training grants, and scholarships may be available for students who qualify (our Admissions team will help you apply)
Included Safety Certifications
Employers prefer to hire construction office staff who are fully trained in construction safety. To give our students a competitive edge, this program includes the following safety certifications:
- Working at Heights
- Elevating Work Platforms
- Lockout & Tag Safety
- Scaffold Users’ Hazard Awareness
- Confined Spaces Hazard Awareness
There is strong demand for construction office managers in Ontario. The Government of Canada Job Bank predicts good employment prospects in this field, in every region of the province.
The Job Bank forecasts steady employment opportunities in construction management for the next 10 years.
New jobs are being created by:
- Big government investment in construction projects (upgrades to transit, power generation, roadways, and public facilities)
- Healthy construction activity for both residential and commercial projects
- Residential, commercial and industrial construction companies
- Major electrical, mechanical and trade contractors
Job Options for Construction Office Manager Graduates
Successful graduates of Construction Office Manager training are fully qualified for entry-level positions. After gaining some experience, you can advance into management roles.
Job titles include:
- Construction Administrator
- Construction Office Coordinator
- Construction Office Manager
- Industrial Relations Manager
- Administrative Services Manager
Learn more about starting your career: Becoming a Construction Office Manager: What’s it Really Like?
Herzing’s Construction Office Manager training teaches skills required to work in any type of construction office.
In this program you will learn:
- Industry standards for health and safety on construction sites
- The roles and responsibilities of all the main positions in the construction industry
- How to read orthographic projections, detailed assembly drawings, pictorial drawings, schematics and blueprints
- Inventory control and distribution channels
- How to read, comprehend and create basic financial statements according to GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles)
- How to manage payroll and bookkeeping for a construction office
- How to create and evaluate budgets for construction projects
- How to develop marketing tactics for a construction company
- How to hire, manage, and motivate workers
Click for a detailed description of courses.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
What you need to get started.
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
- Pass an entrance test administrated by Herzing College
- Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
- Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements
SAMPLE AVERAGE SALARY RANGE:
$53,820 to $66,240
(Operations manager-administrative services)
2019 Overall Graduate Employment Rate
88% of available Herzing Trades Toronto and Cambridge graduates were employed in a related field.
*statistics based on most recent available
Your Next Steps
Ready to learn more about Construction Office Manager training? It’s easy to get started. Choose from the following options:
- Fill out the form to ask questions via email
- Chat live with an Admissions Advisor to get your questions answered now
- Click Apply Now to get your application started today!
Why Choose This Program?
Herzing’s Construction Office Manager program is fast, effective, and trusted by Ontario employers.
Our students are fully prepared to join successful construction management teams immediately after graduation. Here’s why Herzing College Skilled Trades should be your first choice:
- Affordable 36-week program that gets you job-ready fast
- Learn hands-on skills for coordinating construction projects and managing a construction office
- Train with highly experienced instructors
- Graduate with industry-standard safety certifications
- Herzing College is a Merit Ontario, CLAC Union-approved training facility
- Eligible grads are admitted to Merit Ontario and CLAC union
- Tools and safety gear are included in your tuition
- Herzing’s Career Development team helps you create your resume, prepare for interviews, and apply for construction office jobs
- We can help you to apply for government training grants, loans, and scholarships that may lower tuition costs for eligible students.
- Small class sizes, fun learning environment, great staff
- Herzing College has a 55-year track record of respected career training
- Our grads get hired! 88% of our 2019 graduates found employment (based on available graduates and most recent data)