Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full-time + Part-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Summer 2024
Location: Barrie (Fall, Winter, Summer), Barrie Downtown (Winter, Summer)
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.
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:
- manage the scope, cost, timing, and quality of the project, at all times focused on project success as defined by project stakeholders;
- align the project to the organization’s strategic plans and business justification throughout its lifecycle;
- identify project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders;
- implement the PMI project management knowledge areas, processes, lifecycle phases and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve project success;
- adapt projects in response to issues that arise internally and externally;
- interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project environment;
- utilize technology tools for communication, collaboration, information management, and decision support;
- implement general business concepts, practices, and tools to facilitate project success;
- reflect on their role and effectiveness as a leader and follower;
- apply appropriate legal and ethical standards;
- 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);
- apply project management practices to the launch of new programs, initiatives, products, services, and events relative to the needs of stakeholders;
- appraise the role of project management in organizational change;
- employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession;
- employ entrepreneurial strategies to identify, research, communicate, and/or respond to new opportunities.
The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.
Fall Intake (Barrie)
- Sem 1: Fall 2023
- Sem 2: Winter 2024
Winter Intake (Barrie, Barrie Downtown)
- Sem 1: Winter 2024
- Sem 2: Summer 2024
Summer Intake (Barrie, Barrie Downtown)
- Sem 1: Summer 2024
- Sem 2: Fall 2024
- 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.
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.
CAPM and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
See https://www.pmi.org/certifications for additional information regarding the prerequisites associated with these examinations and designations.
12 Program Courses
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%.
The following reflects the planned course sequence for full-time offerings of the Fall intake of the program. Where more than one intake is offered contact the program co-ordinator for the program tracking.
|PRJM 1000||Collaboration and Project Management||42|
|PRJM 1002||Quality Management||42|
|PRJM 1004||Strategic Project Portfolio Management||42|
|PRJM 1010||Project Communications Management||42|
|PRJM 1011||Business Acumen for Project Managers||42|
|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|
Students unable to adhere to the program duration of one year (as stated above) may take a maximum of two years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.
Disclaimer: The information in this document 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.
Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.