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Project Management (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
1298
School:
Business and Hospitality

About the Program

This program will provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to manage projects from inception to completion. Projects range from basic work projects to increasingly more complex projects for stakeholders in all sectors of the economy. Graduates will have applied accepted management practices while working independently and collaboratively, to achieve the project and organizational goals on time, on budget, and to the full satisfaction of all stakeholders in terms of scope and quality.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

This is a restricted program. Students must apply to and be accepted into the program prior to registering for any course

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

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Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will have applied accepted management practices while working independently and collaboratively, to achieve the project and organizational goals on time, on budget, and to the full satisfaction of all stakeholders in terms of scope and quality.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
MGMT8290 Facilitating Team and Group Dynamics
Description: In this course, the student will discover the steps needed to create and manage effective work teams, including how individual communication and personal style affect performance of others. The student will study how groups differ from teams, and how collective problem-solving and decision-making differ from methods used by individuals.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT8300 Introduction to Project Management
Description: This course provides the practical knowledge to prepare for starting and completing a project successfully. It will cover the components and tasks related to complex projects that often involve multiple functional teams and departments. You will explore how the knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle as well as the processes related to successful project management. An overview of status reporting and the use of MS Project will be covered. This knowledge will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects. It will be of particular interest to those students who have a long-term goal of attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation certified by the Project Management Institute.
PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT8310 Project Planning - Scope and Quality
Description: Project managers need to ensure that the scope of the project is effectively managed from concept through to implementation. This course will focus on all aspects of scope management, including the link to company strategy, concept development, business case, contract management, requirements gathering, work breakdown, scope definition, and scope control. Directly related is the need to ensure that the project implements the scope as intended. Quality management techniques will be studied in detail.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT8320 Stakeholder Management
Description: Organizations today and in the future, will be looking for employees and managers who possess a significant understanding of the principles and practices of influencing through effective communication and presentation skills. Students will analyse communication theory and their own personal communication styles and develop appropriate strategies for making formal and informal presentations. Students will simulate specific situational applications of effectual communication skills, thereby developing competencies to make strategic contributions to organisational success. This comprehensive approach to communication and presentation skills will address written, spoken, and electronic modes, as well as non-verbal communication and body language, in order to foster business-appropriate competencies for the professional.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MGMT8330 Organizational Leadership
Description: Leaders need to recruit, orient, maintain and motivate individuals and teams as part of their business strategies. This course is designed to provide a broad survey of leadership theories. Focus will be placed upon the application of leadership principles to the management of projects. Students will compare the various leadership theories, explain the difference between leadership and management and discuss issues of ethics within projects
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT8340 Business Operations
Description: This course provides an overview of the principles of management, operations, marketing, and accounting. There is a focus on applying strategic management concepts through experiential learning. Students will experience all phases of the strategic process including strategy formulation, strategy implementation and strategic control. Topics include decision making and problem solving, measuring quantitative results, for both for profit and not-for profit organizations. Business cases will be utilized for this course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MGMT8350 Project Management - Capstone 1
Description: This course will include the first phase of an extensive Project Management initiative. A comprehensive business case outlining a business focused project to be implemented will be developed and evaluated.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MGMT8360 Projecting Planning - Schedule and Budget
Description: This course will focus on the development of the project schedule and budget as a crucial part of the planning and control process. Project costing and financial management related to projects will be covered. Using the popular MS Project software, extensive project schedules containing time and cost information will be created and analyzed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MGMT8370 Project Risk and Issues Management
Description: This course builds on the knowledge acquired in the introductory Project Management course. Students will learn a structured multi-tiered approach that can be used to identify the different types of risks associated with projects such as technical, time, costs, quality and others. Students will learn to communicate risks effectively and share the responsibility of managing risks with team members, customers and management. Students will develop creative thinking skills and problem solving skills in the context of dealing with issues encountered while managing a project.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT8400 Advanced Project Planning and Control
Description: This course will cover advanced topics in project planning and control, which are either not covered or very briefly covered in the introductory Project Management course. Covered topics will include the Critical Chain method, the Line of Balance method, the S-Curve tool, Earned Value Management (EVM) and Project Management Dashboards as well as any emerging tools and techniques. Students will also be exposed to an online project management software tool, such as @task.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT8410 Project Management - Capstone 2
Description: This course is the second phase of an extensive Project Management initiative. Students will apply their learning to a real life project. The business project identified in Capstone I will be implemented and evaluated. The implementation will include all stages of project management and the successful application of project management processes and tools towards a successful project completion
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT8460 CAPM Exam Preparation
Description: This course prepares the learner to write the (PMI) ® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ® certification exam. This exam is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with little or no project experience, the CAPM® demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
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Annual Delivery Schedule

Level 1
Course Code Course Title Fall Winter Spring
MGMT8290 Facilitating Team and Group Dynamics X
MGMT8300 Introduction to Project Management  X
MGMT8310 Project Planning – Scope and Quality   X
MGMT8320 Stakeholder Management
MGMT8340 Business Operations X  
MGMT8350 Project Management – Capstone 1
Level 2
Course Code Course Title Fall Winter Spring
MGMT8330 Organizational Leadership X  
MGMT8360 Project Planning – Schedule and Budget   X
MGMT8370 Project Risk and Issues Management   X
MGMT8400 Advanced Project Planning and Control X
 
MGMT8410 Project Management – Capstone 2   X
MGMT8460 CAPM Exam Preparation

Offerings are subject to change without notice.

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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Sharon Williams, swilliams@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3414

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