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Overview

The Project Management Institute PMI ® has approved Seneca as a Global Registered Education Provider. Study the competencies required to move a business opportunity or solution through conceptualization, initiation, planning, execution, control, and closing, on-time on-budget, and to the satisfaction of the client. This program meets the eligibility criteria and will prepare you to write the Project Management Professional PMP ® or CAPM ® certification exam through PMI ®.
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Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.

Career Opportunities

Project Management credentials will prepare you to pursue career opportunities in many industrial disciplines; e.g. Engineering, Information Technology, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Finance, Education, Transportation, Telecommunication, Construction, etc. In positions of:

  • Project lead/Manager
  • Project Management Office coordinator
  • International Project Manager
  • Process development analyst

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Curriculum

Core courses (5)

PMP200
Project Management Tools and Techniques
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In today's competitive business environment project management skills must include the ability to deliver projects on time, on budget, and to the satisfaction of the customer. The purpose of this introductory course is to examine the general principals, practices, tools and resources associated with managing a diversity of workplace projects.




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PMP201
Planning and Controlling the Baselines
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This course integrates project management theory with hands-on practice, designed to advance the participant's knowledge and experience in planning and controlling the project scope, schedule, and budget baselines, using project management software.




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PMP202
Managing Project Quality and Risk
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This course illustrates practical techniques and measures for integrating quality and risk deliberations into all project management processes to fulfill the expectations, needs and requirements of both internal and external stakeholders of the project.




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PMP203
Project Cost, Value and Procurement Management
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This course familiarizes participants with the structured process, dimensions and factors involved in cost, value and procurement management in projects. The focus is on best practices that would result in achieving cost efficiency and optimizing the project's value for its stakeholders.




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PMP204
Essential Skills for Project Managers
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This course covers the principle functions and concepts of management to provide participants with a practical foundation for developing managerial skills and competencies essential to Project Management.




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The Advanced Project Management Certificate courses are delivered in a part-time, continuing education classroom setting. The following courses are offered, based on PMI ®'s most recent Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK ® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013 .

Program Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Translate the vision and the business environment of an enterprise into specific project objectives; apply established organizational structure, policies, procedures, tools and techniques to managing such projects, consistent with corporate culture and values.  In this respect, describe financial and accounting principles that affect projects; demonstrate how project decisions impact the company's financial performance. 
  2. Communicate tactfully and candidly with the project stakeholders; produce clear status reports; make "clients" aware of all issues and demonstrate excellent listening skills.
  3. Determine the project human resources with the skills appropriate for the project; create the "project team"; coach members; delegate responsibility; and promote support and interaction.
  4. Perform cost/benefit analysis; use sound rationale; ensure that all factors are considered; maintain focus on budget; and describe a consultation with client and management if estimated final costs are above allocated budget.
  5. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of client needs; create realistic expectations and describe strategies to reach agreement with the client around such expectations. Obtain and ensure quality results for total client satisfaction; take corrective action to effectively perform verification of adherence to established project standards.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of how to comply with all relevant regulations; foster a positive attitude towards environmental, health and safety considerations in planning and implementation of the project to ensure safe deliverables.
  7. Control and implement a change process when needed; document and track issues; monitor assumptions and make decisions in a timely manner.
  8. Assess, document and manage internal and external project risks; develop adequate contingencies and mitigation plans.
  9. Establish a clear scope and define the full extent of the project; set up and understand project success and approval procedures and criteria. Use standard professional project management tools and techniques to schedule, plan, monitor, and control project performance.

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn college credits for what you already know!
Prior Learning Assessment is a method of assessing and recognizing learning that is equal to college level learning, but has been gained outside a traditional classroom (through work experience, volunteering, outside study, etc.). If you can prove that the knowledge you have gained meets the outcomes of a Seneca course, then credit will be awarded.

How does the PLA process work?
Prior Learning is demonstrated through a "challenge" process. The process measures learning through a variety of methods which may include tests, portfolio assessment, interviews, demonstrations, essays, and work samples. The method used will be determined in consultation with a Program Coordinator.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, please call the Program Coordinator.

The process may take from 6 to 8 weeks.

Note: Not all courses can be challenged. For more information go to PLA website or contact your Program Coordinator.

Transfer Credit (Advanced Standing)

Many students who enter Seneca College will have earned academic credits in post-secondary educational institutions which they may be able to apply toward completion of a Seneca College program.

Requests for Transfer Credit must be for a specific course and must be accompanied by an official transcript and course outline. A minimum grade of "C" (60 percent) is generally required for a course to be considered for Transfer Credit.

Download a Transfer Credit Request form. An official copy of your transcript and applicable detailed course outlines should be attached and submitted. Please note it may take 4 to 6 weeks for a Transfer Credit decision.

More Information

Please visit the Degree and Credit Transfer Office.

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Minimum Performance for Graduation

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if they have maintained an overall good standing in their current program of study. Students in degree programs will be eligible to graduate when they have obtained an average of C (2.5 GPA) in courses in the main field of study, and an average of C (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.

Student Testimonial

Natacha Sika
Project Manager, African Fashion Week Toronto

After planning events for the past two years, I felt I was missing structure in terms of organizing events and dealing with the problems that occurred. I decided to enroll in the Advanced Project Management program as a part-time student at Seneca College to advance my career. The Advanced Project Management program taught me the concepts and skills to help me in my career, including staying organized, having a better understanding of how to troubleshoot, and staying on track with the help of software programs such as MS Project. Currently, I am the Project Manager of African Fashion Week Toronto, a founding member of SisterTalk Group (a women's leadership network), and an ambassador of African Inspired Fashion Globally. Seneca Part-time Studies was the ideal choice for me because it was flexible with my full-time work schedule and provided great customer service while I was searching for what school to attend. I received all the answers and more, which made my decision to choose Seneca very easy.

Program Contacts

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Isaac Sethian
Part-time Program Coordinator


Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.