About the program

Get ready for one of the fastest-growing professions in Canada! Become an IT Project Manager. This program will focus on Agile Methodology and contrast with traditional Waterfall-style project management. You will learn Scrum and Kanban - two of the most popular project management methodologies based on Agile. The program covers diverse topics to be a successful IT project manager, including the theories, practices, methodologies, and industry best practices used to initiate, execute, and complete IT projects. The curriculum is closely matched with, but not affiliated with, the Scrum Alliance ScrumMaster (CSM®) certification. The Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is an integral part of the program curriculum.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent in computer science, information technology, computer information systems, or computer programming
  • a minimum of 3 years of related Information Technology industry/professional experience

Note re: admission requirements

Graduate Certificate (Excluding TESL) and Exception Diploma Programs Standard Language Requirements:
  • IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 88
  • CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
  • PTE Academic 58
  • Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Submit proof of Admission Requirements. Review Apply to a Program to learn how.
  • Applicants not meeting the credential requirements must submit a resume outlining work experience and career goals.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

This program prepares students for project management related positions within the Information Technology sector, providing career path opportunities across many industry sectors in today's economy. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills required for career growth in such positions as scrum manager, agile coach, project coordinators, project assistants, project managers, computer projects manager, project administrator, project analyst, IT development manager, software implementation specialist, IT implementation manager, or IT consultants in large manufacturing companies, insurance companies, banks, or the public service sector.

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Program outcomes

  • Manage project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, quality control needs, communication, negotiation, collaboration and resource requirements with all stakeholders to ensure the successful completion of information technology projects.
  • Align management and leadership strategies to manage relationships, resolve conflict, establish motivation and promote positive organizational change.
  • Develop and apply teamwork, service excellence, problem-solving and leadership skills to contribute as an effective information technology project team member in a Canadian setting.
  • Ensure compliance of Canadian ethical and professional standards when managing information technology projects.
  • Integrate concepts of cultural differences and respect for diversity in Canada in the management of information technology projects.
  • Apply appropriate information technology agile tools and principles to successfully manageprojects and team collaborations in the information technology development and operationsenvironment.
  • Incorporate incremental development of systems using agile methodology to meet stakeholder expectations.
  • Create a plan for personal and professional development to remain current with emergingtechnologies that keep organizations competitive.

Program related resources

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

Mark your calendar with our registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024