Applied Project Management

Applied Certificate
Applied Project Management

Program Overview

Note: The Winter session of our APM program begins January 9, 2020. Registration deadline is January 7. For details on APM and how to register, please contact

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.

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 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?

Complete this questionnaire and watch this video 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.

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 306-775-7939 or visit

Information Sessions

Information Sessions on the Applied Project Management program are held quarterly.

The next information session is held online on Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Email to attend a session or for more information about this program.


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.


Career and Salary Information

Your Career

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.

What's the Work Like?

As a student and in this profession you will:
  • Plan, execute and close projects on time and on budget
  • Conduct research
  • Plan, direct, evaluate and reorganize an organization’s structure and/or activities.
  • Consult and meet with colleagues and clients.
  • Prepare and present proposals, reports and findings.
  • Assign, coordinate and review the work of others.
  • Recruit staff, evaluate staff.
  • Use leadership skills.
  • Use computer and presentation software on a regular basis.
  • Possibly travel.

Interests describe what people enjoy doing often in the course of a day. Individuals in this program often enjoy:

  • Persuading or directing others and taking a leadership role
  • Working in business
  • Working with details and numbers
  • Meeting clear standards for performance in concrete terms.


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:

  • Success, both financial and social
  • Recognition for achievements
  • Accuracy and order in work, and managing large volumes of information
  • Taking risks to achieve a goal.

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.

  • Verbal communication ability - speaking or writing so that others are interested and learn from you
  • Persuasive ability - talent for influencing others through words
  • Ability to motivate or lead others
  • Organizing ability - talent for collecting and organizing information and keeping track of large amounts of data

Entrance skills

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:

  • Supervisory skills in organizations or businesses
  • Making decisions which affect people or organizations
  • Managing time and money
  • Organizing large amounts of detailed information
  • An ability to organize a project into appropriate stages
  • An ability to follow up on project progress
  • Basic knowledge of project management software

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

Online courses start in September, January and April

View latest program status info

Length: 14 weeks


  • Online/Distance

  • 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.

Part-time Delivery

Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) through Enrolment Services once all courses are completed.


Admission Requirements

  • Open Access


The School of Business recommends that students have basic computer literacy or Windows File Management.

Admission Method

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 - $5,632
Software - approximately $40 per month (four months for full program)
Textbook - approximately $10 (optional)

See Part-Time Studies.

Additional Information

Personal Readiness

“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.