Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Project Management
This post- graduate program provides you with the skills and knowledge to efficiently manage all aspects of a project to achieve organizational goals in a competitive global environment.
This program is designed for college and university students to enhance their education and acquire the skills to meet the growing demand for project managers in the global economy.
Efficient project management has become a key element in the success of today's organizations. Professionals in this field help to drive innovation and growth within the organization and facilitate the successful completion of projects. The increasing complexity of today's business environment requires a focus on business basics and well - developed project management skills. There is a globally accepted skill base required for effective project management. The content of this program aligns with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), a worldwide industry organization association that maintains standards and credentials and certifies project management professionals in 185 countries.
In addition, Fleming College is approved as a Registered Education Provider (REP) by the PMI. This designation ensures that the College has met PMI's rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.
You will take courses that develop leadership, organizational, interpersonal, meeting and presentation skills. You will be introduced to traditional project management techniques as well as those from Agile Project Management and Lean Six Sigma.
Successful completion of this program will give you the skills and experience sought after by organizations in a wide variety of sectors including business, technology, health care, engineering, government and not for profit.
"CAPM", "PMP", "PMBOK" and "PMI" are registered marks of Project Management Institute Inc.
Why Choose Fleming?
Fleming College provides a learning experience that is supported by faculty from a wide range of disciplines and industries. The College has strong local, regional and global ties and is highly attuned to the needs of the business community. Students will be surrounded by an environment that values academic excellence as well as practical workplace skills and has an extensive suite of support services.
Course material will be delivered using a variety of methods including traditional lectures, case studies, simulations, guest speakers and field trips as well as hands-on experience with integration tools such as Microsoft® Office Project.
There is a vibrant and fast-growing international student community which provides a rich experience for domestic and international students.
What It Takes to Succeed
- Cross-cultural awareness
- Communication skills: verbal, written and presentation
- Ability to work in teams, assume leadership role when required
- Organization and time management skills
- Problem solving skills, analytical abilities
- The availability of your own personal computing device will enhance your learning experience. We recommend a laptop computer with the following minimum specifications: Windows 7 SPI or greater, 1GHz processor with SSE2 support, 2GHz RAM and at least 3GB of available disc space. Note that some required software programs are not supported on MAC OS.
One fifth of the global GDP (US $12 trillion) is being spent on projects in 2012. Organizations that range from global businesses to governments and NGOs have identified project management and skilled project managers as the key to their success. The demand for project professionals is staggering, with an average of 1.2 million projected new jobs needing to be filled each year for the next decade.
According to Indeed.com, project management appears to have grown approximately 30% in the last five years.
Graduates will find employment in a variety of positions such as:
- Business Analyst
- Project Analyst
- Project Control Analyst
- Project Coordinator
- Project Manager
- Project Officer
- Project Schedule Analyst
Minimum Admission Requirements
Students applying to Project Management must meet the following requirements:
- Undergraduate degree or Ontario College diploma in a related field or equivalent
Applicants who do not meet the requirements listed above who possess a combination of education and relevant experience may be considered on an individual basis.