Project Management Studies

College-Approved Certificate (7 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 6003X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017

This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Other Delivery Options

Part-time On Campus

Our Program

This College Certificate program provides students with the skills and knowledge required to deliver high-quality, well-defined project solutions. Through applied learning activities, students learn skills and strategies for moving through the project life cycle phases. They develop a critical understanding of management and human resources, project risk and quality, scheduling and software, and contracting and procurement. Students work through the curriculum to develop a project management plan that can be applied to real-life scenarios.

The curriculum is based on the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI). One of the leading international associations of professionals specializing in the art and science of project management, the PMI sets the standard of excellence for the profession. Algonquin College has been reviewed and approved as a provider of the project management training by PMI. Our instructors are PMP credential holders.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within four years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Possess leadership and management skills.
  • Have strong computer and mathematics skills.
  • Strive to attain performance goals.
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Display skills of strategic planning and problem-solving.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment as project management practitioners in a wide-range of profit and non-profit organizations and businesses.

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.

Graduation Fee

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.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).


  • If you are a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, you are automatically exempt from the course MGT5164 - Introduction to Project Management.
  • Students can obtain up to 45 Professional Development Units (PDUs)® towards maintaining their PMI designation for each course completed. For information on the PMI, refer to the PMI website.
  • Software: This program requires Microsoft Project 2013 Software.
  • Courses are offered in 14 week durations as well as an intensive, accelerated duration.

Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Courses are offered in 14 week durations as well as an intensive, accelerated duration.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Coordinator Mark Mazerolle at or 613-727-4723 ext. 7519.


Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
MGT516445.0Introduction to Project ManagementOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
MGT507945.0Project Definition and PlanningOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT508345.0Project Management and the Human InterfaceOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT508445.0Project Management Scheduling SoftwareOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT508545.0Project Risk and Quality ManagementOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT508645.0Contracting and Procurement in Project ManagementOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT508745.0Directed Studies in Project ManagementOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus


MGT5164 Introduction to Project Management

Project management practitioners need to understand the established industry norms, methods, and practices for managing all stages of the project life cycle and its related processes. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of project management, such as project strategy, selection, scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, performance measurement, audit and closure. By participating in discussions, analyzing readings, and conducting preliminary research, students acquire a working understanding of project management knowledge and theory.

MGT5079 Project Definition and Planning

Defining and managing a project scope ensures that the project includes all the required work. Students learn practical skills and knowledge related to project definition and planning, creation of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), resource allocation, development of the project budget and close-out management techniques. Through group exercises and case study analysis, students acquire project management planning skills and concepts.

Pre-requisites: MGT5164

MGT5083 Project Management and the Human Interface

Human resources management is important to organizing, leading and managing project teams. Students explore various leadership techniques necessary to control the human dynamic within the project life cycle. 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. Students develop an understanding of the importance of blending sound project management techniques with effective leadership skills.

Pre-requisites: MGT5164

MGT5084 Project Management Scheduling Software

Project management software 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. Through the application of project software tools and techniques students develop the skills required to manage successful projects.

Pre-requisites: MGT5164

MGT5085 Project Risk and Quality Management

Risk and control management is of vital importance to an organization in ensuring positive outcomes. Students explore risk management, starting with planning for risk management, identification and quantification of risks, preparation of risk response strategies and monitoring risk factors. Through group discussions and applied exercises students develop an understanding of the functions of quality assurance, control and improvement in projects.

Pre-requisites: MGT5079 and MGT5164

MGT5086 Contracting and Procurement in Project Management

The project procurement and contracting process defines agreements between vendors and clients. Topics such as procurement, conducting a tendering process, negotiating and administering contracts are explored. By participating in discussions, analyzing readings and conducting research, students develop an understanding of the legal implications of contracts as they relate to project success.

Pre-requisites: MGT5164

MGT5087 Directed Studies in Project Management

Effective project managers are strategic in their approach to project planning. Students apply their knowledge of project management skills and theory to an independent, self-directed applied project. Students develop and present a project plan that encompasses all stages of the project planning and implementation process.

Pre-requisites: MGT5079 and MGT5083 and MGT5084 and MGT5085 and MGT5086 and MGT5164