Project Management Essentials

Certificate | Code: 1237

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

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements

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

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the basic structures of project management including terminology and processes.
  • Apply common concepts for planning, estimating, costing and control of project resources, schedules and budgets, business analysis.
  • Possess expertise in organizational communications including team building and motivation.
  • Establish procurement requirements for projects, contractual agreements, and manage vendor relationships.
  • Interpret theoretical concepts of quality and apply statistical and graphical methods for quality management.
  • Review a variety of measurement instruments on risk management, assessment, and mitigation.
  • Utilize software applications to plan, track, communicate and manage project status.
  • Construct a project outline and comprehensive report using an example from the workplace.
  • Examine the business analysis function within the project management framework.
  • Compare and contrast between the two frameworks - Waterfall and Agile Project Management.
  • Explain the basic concepts of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Earned Value Management (EVM)

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Program contact

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Spring Registration: February 4, 2019
Fall Registration: July 8, 2019