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About the program

In the part-time, online Project Management Graduate Certificate program, you will learn how to manage simple and complex projects from start to finish and become a critical part of an organization's most exciting achievements. Develop the skills you need to oversee project management activities such as planning, managing scope, costs, and time while balancing client expectations. Learn organizational Agility with practices such as Scrum. Establish goals for your project team and lead them to overcome obstacles to achieve success, meeting stakeholders needs.

Earn project management education hours towards a variety of certifications: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), Project Management Professional (PMP®), Agile Scrum Master (ASM®), Risk Management Professional (RMP®), or Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP®) designations.

This program is also offered in full-time delivery.

Program information

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

Course fees to complete this program total approximately *$6,600.00.

*This is the estimated amount for domestic students and may differ if students take equivalent courses. Fees are paid when registering for each individual course and are subject to change each term.

Admission requirements

  • A two- or three-year diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university OR equivalent experience in a related field.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88 (effective January 2024 with no individual skill less than 22; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; Cambridge Exams 180 with no individual score less than 170; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
  • We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but who have met all other admission criteria. You will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science – English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Submit proof of Admission Requirements. Review Apply to a Program to learn how.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

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.

Unsure of which program best suits your long-term career goals? Student Recruitment Advisors can provide one to one advising for prospective domestic students looking to take a program at Conestoga College. Please reach out to SRA@conestogac.on.ca to book an appointment!

On average, 76% of graduates from the last three years (2018 to 2020) found employment within six months of graduation.

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

  • Manage the scope, cost, timing and quality of a project including the project success as defined by the project stakeholders.
  • Align a project to an organization's strategic plans and business justification throughout the lifecycle.
  • Establish project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders.
  • Perform tasks with professionalism, ethics, and integrity to work effectively as a project leader and role model to teams.
  • Adapt projects in response to issues that arise both internally and externally to an organization.
  • Integrate inclusive practices to support and promote equity, participation, and collaboration of diverse stakeholders when managing projects.
  • Utilize technology tools for communication, collaboration, information management, and decision support.
  • Determine the most appropriate project methodology, such as Agile or Waterfall, and implement the relevant framework to effectively manage projects throughout their lifecycle.
  • Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards to the execution and management of a project.
  • Facilitate effective communication to produce high-quality business documents that integrate project management terminologies to support project outcomes.

    # Recognize the importance of project objectives and outcomes that consider an inclusive and a sustainable global economy, to support alignment with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Program related resources

Program recognition

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Program contact

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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