Applied Project Management Program

LOCATION(S): Distance Learning Online
LENGTH: 14 weeks

Our Program

Are you looking for effective project management skills so that you can complete projects on time and on budget? Saskatchewan Polytechnic is pleased to bring you the Applied Project Management Program. This online program will provide you with practical and professional skills in all aspects of project management. Participants in this program often work as project managers, supervisors, or project coordinators and have project work experience that puts the learning into context - no matter what industry they work in.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the largest international professional association for project managers. This program provides the necessary training to apply for the PMP® or CAPM® credentials with PMI®.

We are also a Gold Seal Accredited Course Provider with the Canadian Construction Association, and the program is accredited for the maximum number of credits towards the Gold Seal Certification.

Program Details

The program is offered three times per year, starting in September, January and April. It is composed of six courses of varying lengths, which are taken over a 14-week period, although students have the option of completing it over several terms to a maximum of two years. The courses are designed to be taken in sequence to give you the opportunity to progressively work through the entire life cycle of a project - from initiation to closeout. The program finishes with a practical integration project. This final project provides an opportunity to demonstrate competency by consolidating the skills developed throughout the program. Students choose their own projects to complete the 12 required assignments. For more information, please download our Program Information Sheet.

Learn Online

You can access the online courses at any time of day. There is no requirement to be online at a specific time, but you must follow the weekly pace. Each module begins on a Saturday and ends the following Thursday. During this time, participants should expect to spend 9-12 hours per week on coursework and assignments.

The online courses use a wide variety of tools such as discussion forums, blogs, email, group activities, and online videos to increase interactivity between the participants. There is also collaboration with the instructor by email, phone and desktop sharing.

Anyone can learn online, but online learning requires different skills than learning in a classroom. It's important to know what to expect, to understand how to succeed in online learning, and to identify any barriers that may hinder your learning in an online environment.

Complete this questionnaire to help you identify if learning project management online is appropriate for you at this time.


All instructors have their Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential and many years' experience working as project managers and teaching project management.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition can be paid per course before each course starts throughout the duration of the program, or as a lump sum up front.

Students must have a computer with Internet access, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Microsoft Project (2003 or newer). Textbooks are optional at a small fee.

TUITION: $5,500
SOFTWARE: Approximately $145 plus tax
TEXTBOOK: Optional. Approximately $10

Funding Options

This program is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant which provides employers with training funds for their employees. To find out more call 306-775-7480 or visit

Information Sessions

Information Sessions on the Applied Project Management Program are held quarterly. Everyone is invited to join us in person or online. The following information sessions are upcoming:

Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Room 241
Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Regina Campus
4500 Wascana Pkwy
Regina, SK

This session will be webcast, to allow you to attend remotely. Call 306-775-7939 or email to register for a session or to get more information on the program.

“PMI”, “Project Management Professional”, “PMP”, “Program Management Professional”, “R.E.P.”, and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Upon successfully completing all courses in the program, you will be eligible to graduate and receive the Applied Certificate in Applied Project Management. Complete the application to graduate (pdf) and submit the form and fee to Registration Services.


You will learn the terminology, formal processes, and a systematic approach to project management. You will learn to analyze project stakeholders. You will define project requirements, establish project objectives, and define the project manager’s responsibilities and authority in a charter for a project that is relevant to your workplace.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 7, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Registration deadline: January 6, 2017
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$385.00OnlineCRN: 201603-846
April 22, 2017 - April 27, 2017
Registration deadline: April 21, 2017
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$385.00OnlineCRN: 201603-851
You will develop practical project planning skills and knowledge through the systematic creation of a comprehensive project plan. You will identify and document project deliverables and tasks, estimate resources, develop a realistic project schedule, and create a complete project budget. You will learn to proactively manage project risks and use project management software.

Prerequisites: Course 1 - Project Initiation & Charter Development (PROJ 110) (Concurrent)

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 14, 2017 - February 16, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
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$1,925.00OnlineCRN: 201603-845
April 29, 2017 - June 1, 2017
Registration deadline: April 28, 2017
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$1,925.00OnlineCRN: 201603-852
You will develop the skills and knowledge to execute and control projects. You will learn to track project tasks, evaluate and report project performance, and develop strategies to control changes and recover project variances. You will also learn to manage project quality and procurement processes.

Prerequisites: Course 2 - Project Planning, Scheduling and Budgeting (PROJ 111) (Concurrent)

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
October 22, 2016 - November 10, 2016
Registration deadline: October 21, 2016
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$1,155.00OnlineCRN: 201602-769
February 18, 2017 - March 9, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
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$1,155.00OnlineCRN: 201603-847
June 3, 2017 - June 22, 2017
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
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$1,155.00OnlineCRN: 201604-129
You will learn practical leadership and communications skills required to manage teams effectively. You will develop the skills and knowledge to create, distribute, and store project information. You will develop and use interpersonal skills to manage stakeholder expectations, motivate team members, and manage relationships.

Prerequisites: Course 3 - Project Execution and Control (PROJ 112) (Concurrent)

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
November 12, 2016 - November 24, 2016
Registration deadline: November 11, 2016
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$770.00OnlineCRN: 201602-770
March 11, 2017 - March 23, 2017
Registration deadline: March 10, 2017
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$770.00OnlineCRN: 201603-848
June 24, 2017 - July 6, 2017
Registration deadline: June 23, 2017
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$770.00OnlineCRN: 201604-130
You will learn how to close a project and strategies for continuous improvement. You will develop the skills and knowledge to administer project closing processes and transfer a completed project to operations. You will learn to adapt a scalable project management model to improve project, portfolio and program management across an enterprise.

Prerequisites: Course 4 - Project Leadership and Communications (PROJ 113) (Concurrent)

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
November 26, 2016 - December 1, 2016
Registration deadline: November 25, 2016
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$385.00OnlineCRN: 201602-771
March 25, 2017 - March 30, 2017
Registration deadline: March 24, 2017
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$385.00OnlineCRN: 201603-849
You will complete a capstone project in which you will apply formal project management process to initiate, plan, execute, control and communicate a project based on lessons learned from all of the courses in the program. You will integrate all of the project management processes into a comprehensive project management approach.

Prerequisites: Course 5 - Project Closing and Continuous Improvement (PROJ 114) (Concurrent)

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
December 3, 2016 - December 15, 2016
Registration deadline: December 2, 2016
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$880.00OnlineCRN: 201602-772
April 1, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Registration deadline: March 31, 2017
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$880.00OnlineCRN: 201603-850