Project Management

Program: PRJM
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019
Location: Barrie

Description

The complexity of industry’s labour and entrepreneurial needs requires managers who can work with in a variety of settings and in cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams. This program fills that need by providing project management training to candidates who require project management skills to ensure new ventures have potential for successful delivery. The program covers technical, leadership, business, and strategic management subjects with an emphasis on understanding and managing change as applied to project management.

Career Opportunities

This program will be attractive to persons who occupy or aspire to fulfill Supervisor, Manager, Program/Project Manager, Team Lead, Scheduler, Estimator, other supervisory or middle management positions in a variety of disciplines including business, health sciences, service industries, and technical.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. manage the scope, cost, timing, and quality of the project, at all times focused on project success as defined by project stakeholders;
  2. align the project to the organization’s strategic plans and business justification throughout its lifecycle;
  3. identify project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders;
  4. implement the PMI project management knowledge areas, processes, lifecycle phases and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve project success;
  5. adapt projects in response to issues that arise internally and externally;
  6. interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project environment;
  7. utilize technology tools for communication, collaboration, information management, and decision support;
  8. implement general business concepts, practices, and tools to facilitate project success;
  9. reflect on their role and effectiveness as a leader and follower;
  10. apply appropriate legal and ethical standards;
  11. adapt project management practices to meet the needs of stakeholders from multiple sectors of the economy (i.e., manufacturing, technology, consulting, government, arts, media, and not-for-profit organizations);
  12. apply project management practices to the launch of new programs, initiatives, products, services, and events relative to the needs of stakeholders;
  13. appraise the role of project management in organizational change;
  14. employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession;
  15. employ entrepreneurial strategies to identify, research, communicate, and/or respond to new opportunities.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2018
  • Sem 2: Winter 2019

Winter Intake

  • Sem 1: Winter 2019
  • Sem 2: Summer 2019

Summer Intake

  • Sem 1: Summer 2019
  • Sem 2: Fall 2019

Admission Requirements

  • Post-secondary diploma, degree or equivalent.

Applicants who do not possess the above academic requirement may be considered upon submission of a resume and reference letters which demonstrate relevant work experience.

Additional Information

Students may be required to purchase or to install computer hardware or software outside of standard program tuition/ancillary fees. These requirements will be provided as part of the course specific documentation upon enrollment.

Based on the program of study and semester organization, students who have successfully completed semester 1, may wish to write the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Certification Examination.

Based on the program of study and semester organization, students who have successfully completed semester 2, may wish to write the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Examination.

See http://www.pmi.org/certifications for additional information regarding the prerequisites associated with these examinations and designations.

Graduation Requirements

12 Program Courses

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
PRJM 1000 Collaboration and Project Management 42
PRJM 1002 Quality Management 42
PRJM 1003 Leadership 42
PRJM 1004 Strategic Project Portfolio Management 42
PRJM 1010 Project Communications Management 42
PRJM 1011 Business Management for Project Managers 42
 Hours252
Semester 2
Program Courses  
PRJM 1001 Agile Project Management 42
PRJM 1005 Advanced Project Planning and Risk Management 42
PRJM 1006 Decision Support for Project Managers 42
PRJM 1007 Advanced Project Controls 42
PRJM 1008 Change Management 42
PRJM 1009 Project Management Capstone Project 42
 Hours252
 Total Hours504

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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