Project Management

Cornwall Campus | Program Code: 0897 | Open for International Students
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Organizations of all sizes depend upon the successful completion of projects to survive and remain competitive. Successful Project management controls every aspect of the project from initial concept through design, actual task completion and implementation. Resource allocation, time and cost control are essential elements to be managed to prevent overruns.

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program prepares graduates for this rewarding managerial career in the field of Project Management. Project Management is a highly sought discipline that involves the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. Project managers are in high demand across all industries.

Students will develop a critical understanding of the ten knowledge areas according to "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK® Guide). Students will acquire the creative, practical, and advanced expertise that contributes to the effective management of the critical elements required to ensure overall project success. This course is interactive and takes a hands-on approach to learning. 

Professional Certification

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to register for and take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) examination, an esteemed international certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.

CAPM® is ranked #1 out of the 9 Most In-Demand Professional Certifications You Can Get Right Now. Source: Entrepreneur

    Program Details

    Code 0897
    Start Date May, January, September
    Credential Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    Campus Cornwall
    Program Length 1 Year
    Delivery Full-Time
    Open for international students

    Program Highlights

    • An Experienced and Engaged Faculty
    • Exploring current trends in Project Management 
    • Each student receives a 1-year membership to PMI

    Project Management Graduate Certificate Program Mission: 

    At St. Lawrence College, we are fully committed to our Project Management Graduate Certificate Program. Our program's core mission is to prepare the next generation of project managers and professionals for leadership roles in a rapidly changing business environment. In this endeavor, we remain firmly grounded in the foundational values of St. Lawrence College, emphasizing the importance of community and social responsibility. This commitment aligns seamlessly with the college's overarching mission, which centers on "student success, academic excellence, and leadership within our communities." 

    Our program's mission: 

    • Excellence in PMI Standards: We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of project management as set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Our curriculum is carefully designed to align with PMI's globally recognized best practices and standards, ensuring that our graduates are well-versed in the latest project management principles and techniques. 
    • Adaptation to Industry Trends: In an era of rapid technological advancement and shifting business paradigms, we prioritize staying at the forefront of emerging trends in project management. Our program emphasizes the integration of cutting-edge methodologies, tools, and technologies to help our students remain agile and competitive in an ever-changing project management landscape. 
    • Holistic Development: Beyond the technical aspects of project management, we believe in nurturing well-rounded professionals. Our program focuses on the development of critical thinking, leadership, communication, and ethical decision-making skills. We instill in our students the importance of fostering collaborative and diverse project teams, aligning with global best practices, and considering the social and environmental responsibilities of project management. 
    • Community and Social Responsibility: Our program emphasizes the vital role of community and social responsibility. We encourage our students to be active and engaged members of their communities, to understand the social impacts of their projects, and to consider environmental, social, and economic sustainability in their project management practices. Our graduates are instilled with a deep sense of social responsibility and a commitment to making a positive difference in the world. 


    Alignment with St. Lawrence College Core Values: 

    The Project Management Graduate Certificate Program incorporates the core values of St. Lawrence College: 

    • Integrity: We uphold the highest ethical standards in project management, ensuring that our graduates are known for their honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior in all professional endeavors. 
    • Belonging: We foster a sense of belonging and inclusivity within our program, creating a community where every student feels valued, appreciated, and supported on their journey to becoming a project management professional. 
    • Student First: Our students are at the heart of everything we do. We prioritize the individual needs, goals, and aspirations of each student, providing personalized support and guidance to help them succeed. 
    • Innovation: We promote a culture of innovation, encouraging students to think creatively and adapt to the ever-evolving project management landscape. Our program embraces innovative practices and cutting-edge technologies to ensure our graduates are forward-thinking and adaptable leaders. 

    Program Outline


    Understanding human dynamics is imperative in project management. In this course, students learn theories and practice approaches for successful partner engagement and communication during all phases of a project. Students focus on developing the enhanced communication skills necessary to manage a project and to engage internal and external partners. Students learn how to conduct project meetings and prepare project documents including status, progress, and external reports. Students develop and deliver presentations appropriate to different levels of partners.

    This course introduces students to business intelligence tools and emerging technologies. The course focuses on problem based, real world applications. Learners solve novel challenges for businesses or non-for-profit organizations using current industry problem-solving frameworks within interdisciplinary teams.

    This course provides an overview of the principles, concepts, and practices of project management and is compliant with the Project Management Body of Knowledge. It is designed for future project managers who want to develop foundational knowledge and skills in managing projects successfully. The course introduces various project management methodologies, artifacts, tools, and terminology. The course focuses on developing practical skills that can be applied immediately to increase the level of success on projects. Students will also explore the key competencies required for effective project management. The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies, group discussions, and individual assignments. Students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to real-world scenarios and develop practical skills that they can apply in their future roles as project managers. Upon completion of the course, students will have gained an understanding of project management fundamentals and best practices.


    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the program must have a Ontario College Diploma, an Ontario College Advanced Diploma or a degree from a recognized college or university.

    Applicants must submit transcripts verifying previous academic qualifications and experience from recognized institutions. All documentation must be submitted in English.

    Applicants must be fluent enough in English to understand the instructors and technical language used during each course. An acceptable score on an English proficiency test is required to be considered for admission:

    • TOEFL - A minimum score of 83- internet-based test (IBT).
    • IELTS - Required score of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each section
    • CAEL - Overall score of 60 is required for admission

    Other Requirements

    Technical Requirements

    When computers are required during class hours, students will be working in computer labs. In order to attend virtual or alternate delivery classes, work in teams in virtual workspaces, or complete homework outside of campus and computer lab hours, students will be required to have the following technical equipment at home:

    • Windows Personal Computer (laptop or PC) (Mac computers are not compatible with all software applications)
    • MS Office (included with St. Lawrence College fees)
    • Webcam and microphone High-speed internet connection

    Furthermore, the following technical requirements are required for the Business Intelligence and Emerging Technologies course:

    • Ram: 8 GB
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7 or better
    • Hard drive: 500 GB
    • Windows version: 10 or later



    Program Fees
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    $6,000.00 CAD
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    $1,002.63 CAD
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    Fees are estimates only.  Tuition is based on two semesters.

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    $16,430.00 CAD
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    $1,771.65 CAD
    $18,201.65 CAD

    Fees are estimates only.  Tuition is based on two semesters.


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    Career Opportunities

    Career opportunities in Project management are endless. Various career paths such as; computer and information systems, construction and design, real estate, finance and auditing, community development, not for profit and health, and research, among others, offer graduates a wide range of opportunities in project management roles.

    Program Contacts

    Program Contact

    Deanna Davies *
    ext. 1484

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