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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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Future Skills Grant Eligibility

Are you a domestic student currently residing in British Columbia?

The Future Skills Grant program may be able to cover your tuition and other eligible fees. Please check our website to determine your eligibility.

All other students may still register for this program through the course links below.

Are you interested in courses and programs for January 2024?

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Updated November 27, 2023

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 $2,774  

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