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Project Management Certificate


Program Start: 17 January 2023 - In Session
Location: Online
Credit Granting Institution: U of R

Overview:

Gain knowledge, skills, models and methods based on The Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Version 6 and the new Version 7 published in 2021.

The global standard of project management supports project professionals to plan and execute quality projects on schedule, on budget and consistent with the objectives of the sponsoring organization. Applying sound project management principles helps organizations across a broad range of industries and professions deliver value through successful planning and delivery.

The Project Management Certificate is designed to meet the professional development needs of experienced project managers facing new challenges and novice managers who are new to project management.

is designed to meet the professional development needs of experienced Project Managers facing new challenges and novice Managers who are new to project management.

Each individual course is worth 14 PDUs with PMI Saskatchewan. Students who complete the Project Management Certificate gain in demand skills and become University of Regina Alumni.

"Employers rank Project Management in the top 3 in demand skills in the province" – Insightrix®, 2021.

Who is it for?

  • experienced Project Managers
  • Managers new to project management
  • anyone looking to grow their career with project management skills and expertise
  • students from faculties such as business and engineering who want to enhance their resumé and gain a competitive advantage

Course hours can be used towards the Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certification application for credits, subject to credit approval upon review.

NOTE: Every 6 hours of learning equals 1 Gold Seal credit.

Course Descriptions

Fundamental Project Management Principles (Prerequisite) Jan 17-19 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
You will learn the fundamental tools and skills that support effective project management. Topics include project initiation, planning, controlling, implementing, and closing. You will examine the role of the project manager with respect to team, client, and stakeholder communications; common project management terminology; and how to apply project planning and control techniques to the workplace.

Project Planning and Scheduling (Prerequisite) Jan 30-Feb 1 1:00-5:00 PM
This course provides participants with practices and techniques to coordinate project elements effectively and ensure that your project includes all critical stages and resources. You will cover project plan development and execution, initiation, as well as scope planning, verification, and change control.

Project Quality Processes and Management (Required) Feb 13-15 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
This course covers the process required to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which the project was undertaken. In this seminar, participants will learn quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control.

Project Risk and Uncertainty Management (Required) Feb 27-Mar 1 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
The failure of project managers to assess project risks has been a major cause of project failures. In this course, participants learn to identify, analyze and mitigate project risks, as well as implement and communicate a risk management plan to clients and management. Participants will explore best practices in innovative risk reduction from various industries.

Project Value Management (Required) Mar 13-15 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
This course deals with the fundamentals of resource planning - the defining, sequencing, and duration estimation of activities; cost estimation, cost management, and control; and provides participants with effective tools to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget. The course will use case studies, hands-on exercises, and problem analysis to simulate the preparation of the project plan.

Stakeholder, Team, and Communications Management (Required) Mar 27-29 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
This course is designed to teach you how to develop an effective and cohesive project team through improved leadership, team building, and communication skills in an environment that fosters team cooperation. Participants learn and practice proven team building, motivational, and conflict resolution techniques to help them realize the most from their human resources.

Project Management Practicum (taken last) (Required) Apr 17-19 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
This course takes participants through the entire lifecycle of a project using the initiating, planning, implementing, controlling, and closeout phases of project management. Students will be given a case study, employing the knowledge gained from previous courses. Participants will go through the exercise of meeting deliverables with tight deadlines, dealing with group development issues, managing conflict, and meeting customer expectations.

Requirements:

  • Comprised of:  7 courses
  • Duration: 14hrs per course X 7 = 98hrs total
  • Delivery: Face-to-face and remote offerings
  • Achievement: Project Management Certificate
  • Assessment: Course completion based on pass/fail assigned by instructor. Based on 80% attendance of each day synchronous learning; completing assignments and group work; and active participation.You must commit to a total of 14 hours of learning including: pre-work, after class work with your group, and on your own.
  • Completion timeline: Within three years from the term in which you begin the program.
Tuition: $4,865*
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.

Notes:

Funding Opportunities: Our non-credit programs may qualify for the Canada Training Credit and Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant

*GST will be added to the tuition cost.

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