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Project Management Essentials (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1237
School:
Business

About the Program

A project is not a routine operation. Individuals who are trained in the basic principles of project management and who can act as project managers for a team are an asset to any organization, especially those organizations that do not have staff devoted solely to that function. The certificate program introduces the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™) - an international standard for project management training. It is designed for individuals already involved with some aspect of project management such as organizing, planning, or executing a specific event, conference, or project. The program is also well-suited for those in any type of industry who wish to differentiate themselves in the job market by adding project management expertise and knowledge to their qualifications. Courses within this program are recognized by Project Management Institute (PMI) and qualify as professional development units (PDUs).

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

How to Apply to the Program

Domestic students should apply using a Conestoga College Program Application Form. This form can be obtained 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

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

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.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

Obtaining the project management certificate will set you apart and provide opportunities in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Depending on your background and experience, you can work as a Project Manager in diverse industries - Engineering, IT , telecommunications and education to healthcare and construction and in diverse positions

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

Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
MGMT1145 Introduction to Business Analysis, Project Scope Management
Description: This course provides an overview of the business analysis function within the project management framework. Business Analysis is a set of tasks and techniques used to liaise among stakeholders in order to translate business needs and requirements to workable solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. Students will be introduced to the business analysis process including the tasks that are undertaken by a Business Analyst in an organization, and the techniques that are commonly used in the business analysis effort. Students will also learn the skills to define, plan,monitor, and control project scope as defined by PMI's® the PMBOK®. Students will be introduced to the concept of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) as well as various tools and techniques used in Project Scope Management.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1151 Project Communications, Stakeholder and Human Resource Management
Description: Recommended: MGMT1080 Fundamentals of Project Management or equivalent knowledge. Exploring organizational communications, this course emphasizes how to build the skills and knowledge needed to plan an effective project group, recruit quality people to staff it and build them into an effective team.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1155 Introduction to Project Time and Cost Management
Description: This course will cover the fundamentals of project time and cost management as defined by PMI's® PMBOK®. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of project time management including estimation techniques, critical path identification, project float analysis, and defining and sequencing project activities using Network Diagrams. In the second part of the course, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of project cost management including estimating costs, determining the project budget, and controlling project costs. Students will be introduced to estimation techniques as well as the basic concepts of Earned Value Management (EVM).
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1161 Project Contracting, Procurement and Quality Management
Description: Recommended: MGMT1080 Fundamentals of Project Management or equivalent knowledge. Students will define procurement requirements, evaluate bids and proposals, negotiate a contractual agreement and manage the resulting vendor relationship in this course. Practical case studies will reinforce concepts and students will be equipped with proven templates for deliverables.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1165 Fundamentals of Project Management, Planning and Control
Description: This introductory course is tailored to meet the needs of students who are new to project management or who have not had formal project management training. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of both the traditional Waterfall (plan driven) Project Management framework following PMI's® PMBOK® as well as the Agile Project Management (change driven) frameworks. Students will be able to understand the benefits of both frameworks and compare and contrast between the two frameworks and learning the practical application of each. After the successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to be introduced to more advanced concepts of project management for both Waterfall as well as Agile Project Management.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1171 Project Cost and Risk Management
Description: Covering the fundamentals of project cost management and control, this course will introduce students to a structured approach that can be used to identify the different types of risks. Students will learn to communicate risks effectively and share the responsibility of managing risks with others.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1181 Project Management, Applications and Simulation
Description: Recommended: Students should complete all other courses within the program prior to taking this course. Providing a simulated project environment for students, this course allows students to initiate, plan, execute, control and close the simulated project. Activities include project planning, problem-solving and presenting project progress.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

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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Program Contact

For more information, contact: Sharon Williams, swilliams@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3414

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