Learn the foundational skills in building maintenance and cleaning, contracts, budgeting, building operations and technology, sustainability, risk management, as well as the communication and conflict resolution skills required of a building manager.
What you will learn
Tenant application, screening processes, inspections, and conflicts
Basic rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under BC law and dispute-handling measures
Commonly utilized practices in records management, budgets, costing and inventory control, and performance and benchmarking metrics in the built environment.
Rudimentary building maintenance and building inspections
Building fire safety, security, and risk management protocols
Ethical, cultural, and privacy related aspects of communication in the built environment
Building cleaning and disinfection processes
Current trends in building technology and sustainability
Operations, project, and asset management principles to a variety of different building types
What to expect
- Theory and practical problems
- Collaborative learning activities
- Assessments, including (but not limited to) quizzes, tests, midterms, final exams
No program admission requirements.
Two courses - BLDG 1201 Contract Law in the Built Environment and BLDG 1202 Interpersonal Communication for Building Managers - have a minimum pre-requisite of 'English 10 or equivalent'.
Interest in working in the built environment
Working proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension)
Ability to work with confidence independently and as part of a team
Ability to practice cultural sensitivity and professional judgement
Willingness to share experiences and reflect as part of the learning process
Fees and other costs
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* Fees are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Application and assessment fees are non-refundable.
Any refunds are issued according to VCC's refund policy.