Photo credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Photo credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Sask Polytech recognized for applied project management program

Online program prepares learners for project management credential

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - Saskatchewan's only online project management program, offered by Saskatchewan Polytechnic, has been given the gold seal by the Canadian Construction Association and recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The Applied Project Management Program, offered by Sask Polytech in partnership with the Applied Management Centre, is composed of six courses of varying lengths taken over fourteen weeks.  The learner will work through the lifecycle of a real-life project of their choosing - from project initiation to closing and integration. 

"What makes this program unique is that the learner applies their course work to their own project by completing a series of course modules," says Linda O'Halloran, Sask Polytech continuing education consultant.  "The majority of other project management programs use case studies to demonstrate project management concepts."

The program also meets the education requirements of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the largest international association for project managers and for Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credentials.  By completing the program offered by Sask Polytech, enrolled learners are prepared to challenge the PMI certification exam.

"Saskatchewan Polytechnic recently was recognized by the Project Management Institute as a Registered Education Provider," says O'Halloran. "For the learner, this means that they are receiving pre-approved contact hours and credits towards gaining and maintaining PMI professional designations."

In addition, the Canadian Construction Association has designated Sask Polytech as a Gold Seal Accredited Course Provider.  The Applied Project Management Program can be applied to education credits of the Gold Seal Certification program - a standard of excellence within the construction industry.  

The program is also eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant, a partnership between the Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada to help train workers to meet specific workforce needs.  Under this grant employers are reimbursed for approximately 60% of all tuition costs paid.

Information sessions for individuals and employers regarding upcoming program start dates will be held at the Regina campus and online.

Date:    Tuesday, August, 18, 2015
Time:    6:30 p.m.
Place:   Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus, Room 241
4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK
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