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If you are interested in improving your performance working in the project management environment, this certificate program provides you with the skills to deliver higher quality, well-defined project solutions. Learn how to set realistic goals, improve processes and foster a cohesive and cooperative project team. The program can also better prepare you for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
The basis for the program content and standards is the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) developed by PMI®, which is an international association of professionals specializing in the art and science of project management and sets a standard of excellence for the profession.
To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within four years.
Fees & Expenses
Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.
Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
Mature Student status (19 years of age or older without a high school diploma).
It is recommended that all participants have exposure, either through their academic or employment background, to the following:
- Familiarity with project management concepts and some working experience with Project Management.
- Business report writing.
- Management theory and principles.
- Statistics and operations management.
- Computer literacy.
Participants deemed to not have sufficient background in any area are advised to take the necessary steps to obtain the required skills.
No application process is required for the part-time delivery of this program. Students may register on a course by course basis. It is highly recommended that students follow the suggested course sequence in the program of studies.
- Algonquin College is a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) and as such is approved by PMI® to provide world-class project management training. For information on the PMI®, refer to the PMI® website.
- If you are a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), you are automatically exempt from the course MGT5164 - Introduction to Project Management. As well, you can obtain up to 45 PDUs towards maintaining your PMI® designation for each course completed.
- Software: Students will be required to use Microsoft 2013 in their course work, however Microsoft 2010 will be acceptable.
For information, please contact Elke Harder at 613-727-4723, ext. 5205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online: On campus:
|MGT5164||48.0||Introduction to Project Management|
|MGT5079||48.0||Project Definition and Planning|
|MGT5083||48.0||Project Management and the Human Interface|
|MGT5084||48.0||Project Management Scheduling Software|
|MGT5085||48.0||Project Risk Control and Quality Management|
|MGT5086||48.0||Contracting and Procurement in Project Management|
|MGT5087||48.0||Directed Studies in Project Management|
MGT5164 Introduction to Project Management
An overview of project management and an introduction to leadership and ethics are provided. Students also learn the fundamental principles of project management including project strategy and selection, initiating, planning, creating the Work Breakdown Structure, estimating effort, estimating resourcing, budgeting, scheduling using Gantt charts and network diagrams, risk management, project teams, quality assurance, monitoring, auditing and closing. The techniques are based on a study of the typical project lifecycle.
MGT5079 Project Definition and Planning
Focus is placed on project definition and planning, and relevance through the project lifecycle. Focus rests on the definition of project scope, creation of work breakdown structures and development of the project network and resource allocation, followed by the development of the project budget. The budget is then used as the basis for project control and performance reporting. Consideration is also given to the need for risk and quality management at the planning stage. Topics include scope definition, duration estimation, critical path method, estimation techniques, techniques to reduce project duration and the use of earned value analysis as a performance reporting and prediction tool.
MGT5083 Project Management and the Human Interface
In addition to understanding and employing project management tools and techniques, the project manager and project management staff must have the human relations skills necessary to lead a project through initiation, planning, implementation and termination. Students explore various leadership techniques necessary to control the human dynamic within the project lifecycle. Through a series of workshops and exercises, students study the key concepts, tools and techniques for motivating high performance in project teams, such as teambuilding and motivation, leadership and conflict control. Upon completion of this course, students understand the importance of blending sound project management techniques with effective leadership skills to influence others in more positive ways.
MGT5084 Project Management Scheduling Software
Project management software greatly increases the ability of the project manager to work more efficiently. The functions of project planning and scheduling, resource allocation and costing, progress monitoring and reporting are explored in detail. The student moves from an introductory to an advanced level of familiarity with the functions of MS Project, a typical project management software tool.
MGT5085 Project Risk Control and Quality Management
The course is based on the processes of the Project Management Institute's (PMI) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), for the management of Risk and Quality in projects. The Risk Management module leads students through an organized approach to risk management, starting with planning for risk management, through the identification and quantification of risks, preparation of risk response strategies, and the monitoring and control of risk factors. The Quality Management module introduces students to the functions of quality planning, quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement in projects. Students also learn about the evolution of quality management and the international system of ISO standards.
Pre-requisites: MGT5079 AND MGT5164
MGT5086 Contracting and Procurement in Project Management
This course examines the processes used to procure products and services that are required from outside the project team or the project organization. Students learn how to plan procurements, conduct a tendering process, negotiate and administer the resulting contract. A key aspect to this course is developing an understanding of the legal implications of contracts as they relate to project success.
MGT5087 Directed Studies in Project Management
Knowledge gained throughout the program is applied towards the completion of a project. This is a self-study course which is guided by an assigned instructor who monitors the progress of the student.
Pre-requisites: MGT5079 AND MGT5083 AND MGT5084 AND MGT5085 AND MGT5086 AND MGT5164