Become a sought-after PM specialist with this one-year graduate certificate - 2021/2022
The Project Management program will allow you to further your career goals by gaining the in-depth knowledge, competencies, skills, tools, and techniques required to plan and execute projects that achieve organizational goals on time and on budget.
This one-year graduate certificate is designed for university and college graduates looking for a career in the project management sector. The program also addresses emerging trends in project management through courses in Agile project management, recovery, risk, quality and leadership. Available 100% online or in a traditional in-class format with a September, January and May admission.
If you are thinking about completing your diploma online you can assess your readiness with www.amiready.ca, Fanshawe's Online Readiness Indicator, a measure of the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment is the right fit for you. We also have a handy checklist to guide you along the way to becoming an online learner.
Upon completion of the first semester of the program, you’ll be eligible for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, an entry-level designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). As well, you’ll be prepared to pursue PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) designation after completing the prescribed period of professional project management experience.
Admission Requirements - 2021/2022
A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
(Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*
Five years of work experience in the project management field as judged by the College to be equivalent*
- *Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation
- It is highly recommended that students be proficient in the
following areas before entry into the program:
- Business Communication
- Computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program.
Applicant Selection Criteria
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
|MGMT-6054||Project Strategic Management||4|
|Students will learn how to include projects in a strategic management plan and how to employ appropriate project selection criteria methods. Students will learn and use a number of financial models such as net present value, return on investment and pay back periods and their impacts to the development of a strategic management strategy. Alternative project management methodologies such as Agile Development, Lean Project Management and Waterfall will also be introduced. Students will also create a communication/justification plan for senior managers and stakeholders.|
|MGMT-6055||Project Scope & Requirements||4|
|Students will learn the skills to define, analyze, verify, control and lead project scope. They will also identify, collect and document project requirements, create a requirements plan, communicate and implement project requirements. Students will learn how to create and align a project charter to strategic organizational plans and satisfy stakeholder expectations. Students will also create and manage a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), as well as learn decomposition techniques and their impacts to project scope.|
|MGMT-6056||Project Cost Management||3|
|Students will develop the competences to define project costs within the planning phases, as well as the skills to estimate using such methods such as analogues, bottom-up and top down. Students will learn to analyze, translate and adapt the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) into a project budget and assess the linkages of positive and/or negative impacts and take appropriate action as required. Students will analyze project status and react to project changes, access the impacts and assess PERT analysis, cost and schedule performance within the context of project management to ensure cost control.|
|MGMT-6057||Contemporary Business Management||3|
|The objectives of this course are to explore the various contemporary and functional areas of business processes in Canada and to compare and contrast interrelationship within these domains. Students will research recent business phenomena to analyze business concepts as they relate to major business trends. They will discover how projects are affected by governance models, government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, ethics, social responsibility and community-related philanthropy.|
|MGMT-6058||Project Time Management||3|
|This course will teach students the skills to manage the time dimension of projects. They will become familiar with estimating strategies, critical path identification, project float analysis, and defining and sequencing project activities using Network Diagrams and Gantt Charts. Students will also define, sequence, estimate resources and tasks to develop and control project schedules. The curriculum gives the students the abilities to develop and measure the Earned Value Management (EVM) process and track actions to control project schedules.|
|COMM-6019||Advanced Professional Communication||3|
|This course focuses on refining and advancing students workplace communication abilities. The advanced communication documents and strategies covered include presentation skills, research skills, business document writing, meeting and management team strategies, business etiquette, and advanced employment communications. Additionally, students learn about interpersonal and intercultural communication (high/low and monochromic/polychromic context) concepts and strategies.|
|MGMT-6059||Project Management Software Applications||3|
|The course will give students the ability to use project management software tools to optimize the project schedule, update and control a project as well as communicate aspects of the project to stakeholders. Students will learn to enter project tasks, estimate tasks, determine dependencies, incorporate deadlines and constraints, and assign resource calendars. Students will learn to manage project resource data and optimize resources to assignments. They will use software to conduct project analysis, develop reports, and manage changes. A final group project activity will incorporate theoretical and practical concepts learned throughout the course.|
|MGMT-6061||Agile Project Development||3|
|Students learn the skills of Agile Project Development for high risk, high change projects. They determine how to develop and manage the product backlog, create and use effective users stories and develop project use cases to manage project requirements. Students role-play as ScrumMaster leader and run mock planning sessions, re-planning session, planning poker, risk and retrospective sessions. Students will estimate project tasks using story points analyze and manage the project scope and expectations with stakeholders to deliver on the project.|
|MGMT-6062||Project Risk & Quality||4|
|In the first half of this course students learn to lead, plan, identify, and perform qualitative and quantitative project risk analysis. Students will also learn to develop risk response plans and monitor and control project risks. In the second half of the course, students learn how to lead and build quality into projects using total quality management and lean methodologies. Students will learn how to lead, analyze, plan, perform and control a quality plan that includes using techniques such as histograms, cause and effect diagrams, Six Sigma and control charts.|
|Students will explore the various methodologies of procurement within the project management context. They will develop a vendor management plan and a project procurement strategy and then create, execute and control the procurement plan. Students will determine the make or buy decision and communicate the rationale to key stakeholders and project vendors. Students will also evaluate source selection criteria, contract and the legalities of project procurement for their own business and within a business. Students will learn about negotiation strategies and apply them as they execute and control the project procurement plan.|
|MGMT-6064||Project Leadership & Management||3|
|This course establishes the leadership skills to create, organize, manage, control, analyze, and adapt project teams. Students will acquire the practical leadership skills to communicate strategic business goals and create an effective Human Resources (HR) plan, to communicate and influence project teams, stakeholders and senior management to ensure project success, and to identify and acquire organizational resources for a project. The course also focuses on program and project leadership, the various methods of leadership, project integration and assesses legal and ethical project management issues. This course is used to pull all of the other project management courses in this program together into a consolidated whole, and gives the student a higher-level leadership view of portfolio, program and project management.|
|This course will give students the competencies to assess impacts of change on active projects and recognize, create and lead a recovery plan. Students will use Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques to identify and respond to project changes. Students will develop logical reasoning skills and the parsing, prioritizing and presenting of clear business solutions to senior management, communicating to all stakeholders and executing on live projects.|
|Organizations and individuals need to be innovative to succeed in the complex and rapidly-changing global market place. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of innovation and how innovation applies to your discipline or field. Using this foundational knowledge, you will select and apply the novel and adaptive thinking processes and tools presented in the course to complete an innovative learning project in collaboration with other students. The project will be based on a real-world scenario involving an external live client identified in consultation with your professor, and you will interact directly with the client. The project may involve a multi-disciplinary approach. Throughout the course, novel and adaptive thinking skills and collaboration skills will be evaluated through self assessment and peer assessment. This course is designed to give students in graduate certificate programs the opportunity apply innovative thinking to a real-world problem presented by an external client.|
Careers - 2021/2022
Career OpportunitiesGraduates can expect to find employment in large and small organizations, in the public and private sectors and in a variety of fields (e.g., information technology, construction, transportation, education, manufacturing, healthcare). They will be prepared for various project management roles, from entry-level to senior management, depending on their prior education and work experience: project assistant, project management assistant, project coordinator, project manager, project management specialist, project scheduler, project accountant, project administrator, project supervisor, project management consultant, project analyst and project engineer.
More Information - 2021/2022
A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
Offered as a Weekday Program and as an Online Program
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
Program Code: PRJ1
Campus Code: LCL (LCL - London-Online)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactLawrence Kinlin School of Business: 519-452-4290
Program DescriptionProject Management is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, completed in two four-month levels (laptop required). Students will gain the in-depth knowledge, competencies, skills, tools, and techniques required to plan and execute major projects that achieve organizational goals on time and on budget. The Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge is an integral part of the program curriculum. The curriculum also addresses emerging trends in project management through courses in Agile Project Management, Project Recovery and Project Leadership. Upon completion of the first level of the program, students will be eligible for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, an entry-level designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Graduates will be prepared to pursue PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) designation after completing the prescribed period of professional project management experience.
- Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should select Campus Code LCL (LCL-London - Online).
- Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should ensure they have appropriate technological capacity to complete the program, including access to a computer, required software and internet access for each course in the program.
- Upon completion of the first level of the program, students will be eligible to write the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, an entry-level designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Graduates will be prepared to pursue PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) designation after completing the prescribed period of professional project management experience.
- Students entering Level 1 of the program in January will proceed to Level 2 of the program in May.
- Students attending the Online version of the program will not be required to pay a CONNECT lab fee.
- For all other students a laptop computer is to be purchased by the student, approximately $1000.00. The cost of the laptop is included in the General Expenses stated in the Fee Schedule.
- A CONNECT lab fee of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule. This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program.
- Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
1. Manage the scope, cost and schedule with focus on project success as defined by approved stakeholder requirements.
2. Describe other imperatives such as quality, risk and stakeholder satisfaction.
3. Analyze the various quality assurance techniques and controls.
4. Analyze traditional management and leadership techniques used in project management roles.
5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of a project management computer software specific to the practices of project management.
6. Identify the principles and models used for managing the project financials for resources, materials and the project schedule.
7. Recognize organizational culture and adaptive techniques as they apply to your project and project team.
8. Organize the project team through identification of the required roles and responsibilities to deliver project requirements.
9. Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards.
For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.