Thursday, October 31, 2013

Project Management Courses Offer Knowledge and Skills

In a changing business world, companies are seeking professionals who have completed relevant Project Management courses that make them confident in ensuring projects are being presented in a timely manner while keeping within a certain budget.

Centennial College’s Project Management program produces grads who fill positions as process development analysts, project leaders, global project managers or project managers (in health, engineering, computer, new media, advertising, marketing, financial, education, transportation, construction, etc).

Let’s take a look at how it is possible to groom students into well-versed professionals with skills and strategic business techniques to manage projects in just three short semesters.

To attend Project Management courses, interested parties must have completed a college or university education and submit an official transcript demonstrating proof of this. They may also have to attend an interview and undergo a transcript and resume review.

The School will consider applicants presenting a combination of education and relevant work experience, open to all disciplines.

Project Management courses will benefit experienced project managers who want to bring a fresh dimension of leadership to their work environment and for leaders seeking to manage innovation in a structured manner.

All Project Management courses are built around A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fourth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. 2008. This is a very well known collection of processes and knowledge areas that are generally accepted as best practice within the project management discipline.

Among specific Project Management courses offered in this program are: Project Planning and Scheduling, Business Principles and Requirements Management, Project Management Tools and Applications, Project Risk and Quality Management, Procurement and Contract Management, Project Estimation and Cost Management, International Project Management & Professional Responsibilities, Project Management and more.

In addition to Project Management-specific classes, students attend general business courses to gain a good industry overview.

Each course contains some sort of practical application of the skills gained, including: projects, leading-edge industry case studies with a focus on organizational leadership, role-playing and more.

Project Management courses also include hands-on integration of technology tools such as Microsoft Project.

Students enjoy a last-semester field placement called Experiential Learning Opportunity. For 12 weeks, they take instruction and direction from their employer while being monitored by a faculty member.

The off-campus Project Management course facilitates sharing of experiences during the internship in a safe and encouraging environment and helps students to structure their experiences in terms of a portfolio.

Upon completion of Project Management courses, students obtain an Ontario College Graduate Certificate.

Provided they meet eligibility criteria, graduates of Project Management courses are also ready write the PMP certification exam. They also have the opportunity to work towards the PMI’s Certified Assistant in Project Management (CAPM) designation, a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners.

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