Project Management is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, completed in two four-month semesters (laptop required). Students may choose to study at the London Campus or in a fully online format.
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.
- Academic School: Lawrence Kinlin School of Business
- Campus: London Campus (LC)
- Program Delivery: Day Time, Full Time, Online
- Program Type: Certificate, Graduate
- Available to International Students?: Yes
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 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 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
- 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
- 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
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
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
- Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should select Campus Code 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 semester 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.
- 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 $75.00 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. The CONNECT lab fee is OSAP eligible. 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.
Graduates 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.
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