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.
Online courses start in September, January and April
Locations(s)Online/Distance options available
Length and location notes
Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.
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®.
- 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.
- Upon successfully completing all courses in the program, you will be eligible to graduate and receive the applied certificate in Applied Project Management.
- All instructors have their project management professional (PMP)® credential and many years' experience working as project managers and teaching project management.
This program is worth 25 Gold Seal credits towards Gold Seal Certification with the Canadian Construction Association.
For more information, please download our program information sheet (pdf).
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.
Is this program right for you?
- This program is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant which provides employers with training funds for their employees. To find out more call 306-775-7939 or visit Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant
- This subsidy is available to qualified employers and provides a 100% subsidy. To find out more visit Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Subsidy.
Career and salary information
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.
Part-time deliveryCourses section below.
- Open Access
The School of Business recommends that students have basic computer literacy or Windows File Management.
Students do not apply to the program, but take courses part-time and apply to graduate once all courses are completed. View courses.
Tuition and fees
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 - $5,975
- Software - approximately $40 per month (four months for full program)
- Textbook - approximately $10 (optional)
This program is not eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan student loan program.
- Have a question? Please email ConEd@saskpolytech.ca or call 306-659-4418.
“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.