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Duration
2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
School
Information & Communications Technology

About the Program

In this eight-month graduate certificate program, you will learn about the advances in project management taking place in the Information Technology (IT) industry. This program teaches an understanding of when to apply methodologies in the IT industry, including when each methodology is appropriate to use. This program will also refine your project management skills by providing an enhanced awareness of IT projects, programs and policies in two consecutive semesters. This program offers an optional work term for students to gain practical experience in the IT sector prior to graduation.

Work Experience

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • System Analyst

  • Network administrator

  • Team leader

  • Project leader 

  • Project manager 

Related Careers

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Project management
  • Project leadership
  • Accounting and finance
  • Systems development
  • Quality assurance
  • Contract law and ethics
  • Manage the scope, timing and quality of a project
  • Document project goals and deliverables
  • Project control procedures, resource management, change management and risk management

Professional Certification

This curriculum provides graduates with the requisite theory and the professional development units necessary to write the qualifying examinations for the following Project Management Institute credentials: Certified Associate in Project Management, Project Management Professional and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner.