Are you looking for effective project management skills so that you can complete projects on time and on budget? 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.
Sask Polytech is pleased to partner with the Applied Management Centre to bring you the applied Project Management program. As 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.
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.
You can access the online courses 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 approximately 15 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 screen 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.
All instructors have their Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential and many years' experience working as project managers and teaching project management.
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 economy.gov.sk.ca/job-grant.
Information Sessions on the Applied Project Management Program are held quarterly. Everyone is invited to join us in person or online. The following information session is upcoming:
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
“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.
Often as an applied project manager, you work in regulated indoor office environments, but you could visit work sites depending on the industry you are employed in.
The physical skills required depend on the type of project being managed. For example, if you are managing a construction project, you may need to climb ladders and would require the physical ability to do so.
Interests describe what people enjoy doing often in the course of a day. Individuals in this program often enjoy:
Values describe what the potential students have a high regard for, what gives meaning to their work and their lives, and what things they will work hard for:
Aptitudes or strengths are natural abilities, talents and general suitability for learning in a particular field. An example is a musical aptitude/talent where people have a natural ability; therefore, it is easier for them to develop skills in this area. Another example is mechanical ability. People with this natural talent are able to learn mechanical skills more easily than others who lack the suitability.
A skill is learned and developed. It is the learned capacity to do something that has been practiced and worked on until it can be done easily. It is expected that individuals entering the program will have developed a reasonable level of skill in the following areas in order to successfully complete the program:
Online courses start in September, January and April
Some online programs include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. Online programs may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.
The School of Business recommends that students have basic computer literacy or Windows File Management.
Tuition can be paid per course before each course starts throughout the duration of the program, or as a lump sum upfront.
Students must have a computer with Internet access, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), Microsoft Project (2003-2013). Textbooks are optional for a small fee.
Tuition - $5,600
Software - approximately $200 plus tax
Textbook - approximately $10 (optional)
See Part-Time Studies.