Project Management 2525

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Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 2525
School: School of Business
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Type: Graduate Certificate program
Program Length: 1 year/ 3 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Pickering Learning Site
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

Program 2525 is offered at the Pickering Learning Site.
(If you wish you take this program at Progress Campus, please see program 2528)

Today's business environment is changing.  Most new and innovative work is in the form of projects delivered on-time and on-budget. Graduates from any discipline are encouraged to join this prestigious graduate Project Management program.

The program follows the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodology and provides solid, fundamental hands-on training to equip specialists in any discipline with the skills needed to manage projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. The program is also designed to enhance the basic learning from PMBOK by delivering a curriculum that includes hands-on integration of technology tools such as Microsoft Project and leading-edge industry case studies with a focus on organizational leadership.

Engaging in an optional full-time, 12-week experiential learning opportunity (field placement) with a participating organization will allow you to gain valuable project management experience. The experience can be used towards work requirements for the PMI designation. You will also be required to participate in an online course and prepare assignments related to the experiential learning opportunity.

This program is suited for college and university graduates from any discipline who wish to increase their employability by working towards a globally-recognized certification in project management. It is also ideal for experienced project managers seeking to bring a new dimension of leadership to their work environment and for leaders who want to manage innovation in a structured manner.

Professional Association

You will be prepared to write the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI) by meeting the eligibility criteria. Registration in this will incur costs in addition to tuition.

This program is fully licensed by the Project Management Institute as a Registered Education Provider.

The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body, not by Centennial College.  In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BUSN-732 Business Communications 1 Pickering Learning Site
PMGT-701 Fundamentals of Project Management Pickering Learning Site
PMGT-702 Project Leadership Pickering Learning Site
PMGT-706 Business Principles and Requirements Management Pickering Learning Site
PMGT-721 Project Planning and Scheduling Pickering Learning Site
PMGT-725 Project Management Tools and Applications Pickering Learning Site

Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BUSN-701 Employment Preparedness Pickering Learning Site
BUSN-733 Business Communications 2 Pickering Learning Site
PMGT-723 Project Risk and Quality Management Pickering Learning Site
PMGT-724 Procurement and Contract Management Pickering Learning Site
PMGT-727 Project Estimation and Cost Management Pickering Learning Site
PMGT-728 International Project Management & Professional Responsibilities Pickering Learning Site
PMGT-729 Project Management Office Pickering Learning Site

Semester 3 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BUSN-750 Business - Experiential Learning* Pickering Learning Site
*Successful completion of 80% of courses in 1st and 2nd semesters with a minimum GPA of 2.5
**Optional (for students opting to graduate without Internship please transfer to 2595 program).

Program Highlights

  • A PMBOK-centered curriculum ensures that you will be equipped with standards the industry expects.  
  • Gain skills and strategic business techniques to manage projects in your discipline.
  • Network with industry professionals from all disciplines.
  • Use leading-edge project management tools, technologies and best practices.
  •  An optional 12-week Experiential Learning Opportunity (field placement) can be applied towards PMI work experience and criteria.
  • Confidently write the PMP certification exam after completing the program, provided you meet eligibility criteria.
  • The opportunity to work towards the PMI’s Certified Assistant in Project Management (CAPM) designation, a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners.
Is This Program Right for You?

The Project Management Graduate Certificate program is tailored to individuals with the following traits and skills:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and prioritize
  • Good listeners
  • Maintain a positive outlook, and can motivate other team members
  • Highly organized
  • Thrive under pressure
  • Work well with other team members
  • Good problem solvers and decision makers
  • College diploma or university degree in any discipline.
  • We will consider applicants with partial post-secondary and relevant work experience(transcript and resume review is required)
Additional Requirements
Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to work in both private and public sectors as:

  • Project Managers (health, engineering, computer, new media, advertising, marketing, financial, education, transportation, construction, etc.)
  • Project Leaders
  • Process Development Analysts
  • Global Project Managers