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Project Management

Algonquin College
1 year
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
September 2021
Algonquin College

Program description

Project Management

The one-year Project Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you for a rewarding career in project management. Project management is a highly-sought discipline that applies technical, leadership and business strategy skills to plan and execute projects effectively and efficiently. There is a growing demand for project managers in the global economy.

Our experienced faculty are dedicated to preparing you to thrive in a project leadership position. Algonquin College is a Registered Education Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and is approved by the PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for its training programs.

Learn to move a project along its lifecycle phases through the application of concepts, strategies and best practices. Acquire creative, practical and advanced expertise that contributes to ensuring overall project success, via the combination of in-class and practical learning activities. Get hands-on project experience via a work-integrated learning opportunity, which serves as a vehicle for incorporating and applying skills obtained during the academic studies and providing an opportunity to handle real-life situations.

Admission requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

This program is well suited for individuals who:

  • Have strong leadership skills.
  • Are motivated to lead small, large and complex projects.
  • Are focused and committed to attaining goals and on time delivery.
  • Are creative and strategic thinkers.
  • Are interested in how people and projects drive performance in organizations.
  • Possess strong communication skills.
  • Adapt well to change.
  • Are able to work in a team environment.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • Project Cost Management and Finance
  • Project Communication Management
  • Cooperative Education Readiness
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management and Technology
  • International Project Management

Level: 02

  • Project Human Resources and Stakeholder Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Applied Project Management

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Manage the scope, cost, schedule, and quality of a project, and create and adapt plans in response to external and internal issues.
  2. Align projects to organizations` strategic plans and provide business justifications throughout the project lifecycle.
  3. Define project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders.
  4. Interact with teams and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to support a collaborative project environment.
  5. Use technology tools for communication, collaboration, information management, and decision support.
  6. Promote operational effectiveness and sound project management practices by applying communication and leadership strategies.
  7. Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards in the management of projects.
  8. Adapt project management strategies to project selection, resource management, contract administration and operations management in a variety of economic sectors.
  9. Enhance communication in organizations and outline the role of leadership, culture and policy differences impacting projects.
  10. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Career opportunities

Graduates may pursue careers as assistant or junior project managers, project administrators, project control officers, project coordinators, project managers, project schedulers, project team leaders, and directors in public and private sectors.

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Algonquin College

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Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue
K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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