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Project Management (graduate certificate)

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Project Management (graduate certificate)

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Project Management (graduate certificate)

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Project Management (graduate certificate)

Project Management (graduate certificate)

Project management professionals have the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to successfully manage projects from a wide range of industries. To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations are using project management processes to shorten product development cycles, respond quickly and effectively to opportunities, re-evaluate their processes, capitalize on the technical knowledge within the organization and control costs. Project management is one of the top skill sets sought by organizations to help ensure their objectives are met on time and on budget.

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Program Description (Laptop program)

This program is designed for students with previous education. Please see the entrance requirements section of this page for more detail.

It will provide you with the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to successfully manage projects from a wide array of industries. Students who have experience and are seasoned professionals in the area of project management will have the opportunity to learn new skills and add to their credentials in order to advance their career. In addition students will have several opportunities to gain real-world experience through case study analysis and a capstone project.

To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations are using project management processes to shorten product development cycles, respond quickly and effectively to opportunities, re-evaluate their processes, capitalize on the technical knowledge within their organization and control costs. Project management is one of the top skill sets sought by organizations to help ensure their objectives are met on time and on budget.

Individuals with these specialized skills are becoming increasingly important in today's economy.

Graduates will be prepared to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control a project to ensure its success.

Project managers are key employees in many organizations, managing a wide array of projects in almost every major industry. In just eight-months, you will gain the foundation for success and develop the ability to:

  • Managing the scope, cost, timing and quality of a project.
  • Aligning a project to an organization's strategic plans and goals.
  • Identifying project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders.
  • Implementing Project Management Institute knowledge around processes, lifecycle phases and concepts and tools and techniques.
  • Using technology for communication, collaboration, information management and decision support.
  • Applying appropriate legal and ethical standards.
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Admission Requirements

  • Two-or three-year college diploma or university degree (business, information technology, or technology studies recommended)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Excel (recommended)and/or
  • Minimum three years demonstrated work or educational experience
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Project co-ordinator
  • Project manager
  • Project scheduler

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • The arts
  • Construction
  • Consulting firms
  • Community or social services
  • Engineering firms
  • Finance companies
  • Health-care industry
  • Government agencies
  • Law offices
  • Media companies
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$90$90
Total Fees:$4,081$14,253

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Laptop Learning

Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.

How laptop learning works:

  • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
  • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed below

Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase. 

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Laptop Requirements

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • Laptop: Personal computer (PC) not a Mac
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (if available)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better (Not AMD)
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM (8 GB preferred)
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB or larger (Solid State Drive (SSD) preferred)
  • Warranty: 3 years parts and labour (On-site preferred)
  • Other features: 2 USB ports
  • CDRW/DVDRW

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

OPTIONAL

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Durham College students registered in the Project Management graduate certificate program will be enrolled for student membership with the Project Management Institute (PMI), and the PMI Durham Highlands Chapter (PMI-DHC) located in Durham Region. This one-year renewable membership will support students in making networking connections and reviewing their options after the program is completed. It is highly recommended that a student consider the CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification from PMI® after graduation to show their commitment to the profession and further increase their chances for gaining employment.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: PROM
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: May 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
    • Program intake status is Open Open: May 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: May 2017
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