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Develop skills in key areas of building management including tenant-relations, basic building maintenance, risk protocols, and cleaning management.

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What you will learn


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Handle tenant application, screening processes, inspections, and conflicts
  • Explain basic rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under BC law and dispute-handling measures
  • Perform rudimentary building maintenance and building inspections
  • Describe building fire safety, and risk management protocols
  • Consider the ethical, cultural, and privacy related aspects of communication in the built environment
  • Manage building cleaning and disinfection processes
  • Use asset registries for a variety of building types

What to expect


Classes may be offered in-person/on-campus, fully online, or through a blended /hybrid delivery format, by instructors who have experience in the building industry and/or are working in a field related to the course content. 

Instruction will emphasize practical skill and knowledge development through interactive and collaborative learning activities. 


Admission requirements


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'.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free in academic upgrading, university transfer or English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses.


Recommended Characteristics

  • 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  

Fee description Fee Amount Notes
Tuition $2,658  
College initiative $18  
Campus resource $54  
Graduation $45  
Total $2,747  

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