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Holland College's Construction Technology program receives Gold Seal Accreditation
Friday, October 8, 2010
Construction Technology learning manager Terry McKenna (right) reviews work with Joe Perry, first year student in the program at Holland College. The two-year Construction Technology program recently received Gold Seal certification for several courses from the Canadian Construction Association.
Charlottetown, PE - Several courses in Holland College's two-year Construction Technology program have received Gold Seal certification from the Canadian Construction Association, giving students a good start on the path to obtaining their Gold Seal, a designation which signifies that they have attained a nationally recognized level of experience and competence as a project manager, superintendent, estimator or owners' project managers.
Construction Technology learning manager Terry McKenna sees the Gold Seal certification of the Technical Communications, Estimating I and II, Construction Administration, Construction Law and Contract Documents, Project Management, Codes and Standards, and Construction Site Management courses as an endorsement of the program from professionals in the field.
"The Construction Technology program is already accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists. These Gold Seal certifications show that our curriculum is relevant to the industry, and prepares students to pursue further career opportunities in the field" he said.
Graduates of the program may find employment with general and subcontractors, government offices and agencies, surveyors, construction product manufacturers, inspection and testing firms, building material suppliers, engineering offices, construction administrators, and cost estimating firms.
Graduates with approximately two years of work experience may apply for registration with the Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Prince Edward Island. Gold Seal Certification makes students more employable nationwide, as some provinces and municipalities require this designation for employment on certain projects. It is not yet mandatory on Prince Edward Island. Graduates from the program may also choose to pursue the college's degree pathway to a Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering degree at Griffin University, Australia, where they will receive 1.5 years of credit, enabling them to complete their degree in only 2.5 years.
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