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As a global leader in business education, SAIT equips students with the business and leadership skills to adapt to evolving industry needs. Reflecting the latest changes in Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition, our Project Management certificate program supports new and aspiring project managers in learning and developing essential, in-demand project management knowledge and skills for on-the-job success. You’ll benefit from our certificate if you’re looking for foundational best-practice project management skills or to augment, refresh and fill gaps in your current related skill set.

In this 107-hour program, you’ll develop sought-after skills to effectively address key areas of project management, including project initiation, planning, execution and closing a project.

You’ll explore:

  • the 12 Principles of Project Management
  • different project delivery approaches, including Waterfall and Agile
  • how to deliver value through effective leadership and communication
  • how to develop the key components of a reliable project plan
  • agile methodologies, tools and mindsets
  • project analysis and performance monitoring
  • qualitative and quantitative ways to control project risk and support effective decision-making.

You’ll learn to manage diverse projects through real-world case studies, practical exercises and engaging collaboration. In each workshop-style course, you’ll apply effective tools, methods and templates that you can customize for your project needs right away. Learning from experienced industry professionals, you’ll gain in-depth and practical knowledge to handle changing project requirements and navigate the complexities of project management in different organizational environments.

Project management skills are used and required in a variety of occupations in large and small organizations and across various industries including Construction, Engineering, Information Technology, Finance, Insurance Services, Healthcare, Marketing and Manufacturing.

Our certificate program will prepare you for current and near-future opportunities in specific project management roles such as:

  • Associate Project Manager
  • Junior Project Manager
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Assistant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Officer

Depending on your years of related experience, you’ll also be on the path to meeting the professional skill requirements to work in the following type of roles (additional industry certifications/designations requirements may apply):

  • Project Manager
  • Creative Project Manager
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Project Leader

Project managers with extensive technical work and industry experience may find career opportunities in roles such as: Project Leader, Senior Project Manager, Project Executive and Project Director.

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time you start the first course for this program. There are no other specific admission requirements (academic and/or work experience). Any industry-related experience you already have will be beneficial.

Program cost: The program consists of six mandatory courses. Tuition for each course ranges from $559 to $759 per course, for an approximate total tuition cost of $3,900. Included is access to all course-related materials and resources in the online Brightspace (D2L) learning platform from your own personal computer. Access to a free online version of the PMBOK® Guide (Seventh Edition) is included for the duration of this program. You also have the option to buy a hard copy or e-book from your preferred vendor.

Funding opportunities: Learn more about how to pay for or reduce your education/training costs, including the Canada Alberta Job Grant.

Delivery formats: For your convenience, all courses in this program are offered face-to-face/classroom, virtual (online synchronous) and online asynchronous. Learn more about our delivery formats.

Micro-credentials: Each course in this program is eligible for a digital badge, a great way to communicate your accomplishments and skills through your social networks. Learn more about SAITMicro.

Program completion: This program can be completed in as little as three to six months part-time (subject to course availability) and up to three years. A non-credit SAIT Certificate of Completion and transcript will be electronically issued to you upon successful completion. Learn more about SAIT credentials.

Courses in this program may be used toward educational prerequisites for attaining PMI certifications or toward professional development units (PDUs) to maintain certifications. Additional education, exams and/or work experience requirements may apply.

Want to ensure your success on PMI’s challenging PMP® Exam? Consider our PMI-accredited 35-hour PROJ-120 PMP Exam Prep course.

Working on your Agile Certification with PMI? Ask us about our PROJ-025 Agile Project Management course and DIGI-012 Disciplined Agile Scrum Master.

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You can take one or a few courses at a time and in any order. We recommend registering as soon as possible (7–14 days in advance of the course start date). Payment is by Visa or Mastercard upon registration.

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