The intermediate-level 138-hour Okanagan College Project Management Certificate provides students with project management knowledge, strategies and tools that can be applied in the workplace. Offered in a blended learning format that provides a flexible and interactive learning environment, the certificate is designed for project managers at all levels. Project management skills are required in most work environments and project managers can be found in a variety of fields, including government, construction, health, education, information technology, oil and gas, the non-profit sector and business. Program students will learn and demonstrate effective techniques to immediately improve project performance.
Using an applied project scenario, students will use project management tools and techniques to manage a project through the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closing phases. The integrated approach of theory and practical application will address project scope, managing stakeholders, defining project milestones, creating project budgets, critical path analysis, verifying project changes using a change control process to manage issues as they arise, project reporting, and developing a transition plan. Learners will use project management software tools to develop a comprehensive project schedule, define the project's critical path, monitor the project's progress and report any variances to the baseline plan.
Graduates of the Project Management Certificate are qualified to write the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam as part of the Project Management Institute (PMI) certification process.
A minimum of 70% in any of:
Or a minimum of 80% on the ABLE Mathematics test. Test scores are only good for two (2) years.
Students must pass all courses with a minimum grade of 70% in each to receive the certificate
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