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.
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Is this program right for me?
Are you looking for effective project management skills so that you can complete projects on time and on budget? Georgian College is pleased to bring you the Applied Project Management program.
This 14-week 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 co-ordinators and have project work experience that puts the learning into context – no matter what industry they work in.
All instructors have their Project Management Professional (PMP)(R) credential and many years of experience working as project managers and teaching project management.
What courses are included in the Applied Project Management program?
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.
- BUSN 0206 Project Initiation and Charter Development (one week)
- BUSN 0205 Project Planning, Scheduling and Budgeting (five weeks)
- BUSN 0204 Project Execution and Control (three weeks)
- BUSN 0203 Project Leadership and Communications (two weeks)
- BUSN 0201 Project Closing and Continuous Improvement (one week)
- BUSN 0202 APM Integration and Evaluation (two weeks)
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 project management information sheet.
Currently available courses are linked below.
What do I need to know about learning online?
You can access the online courses at 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 nine to 12 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 desktop 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.
Gold Seal Certification
Georgian College is a Gold Seal Accredited Course Provider with the Canadian Construction Association.
The Applied Project Management program is accredited for the maximum number of credits toward the Gold Seal Certification.
How do I apply to the Applied Project Management program?
Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go
Part-time students do not go through an application process for this program. To register for courses, you’ll need a Georgian College Lifelong Learning account.
- Search for the course(s) you want to register in
- Add the course(s) to your cart and follow the prompts to checkout, payment and confirmation of enrolment
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Finance and fees
As a part-time student, you may be eligible for OSAP funding, depending on the number of courses you take per semester.
For more information about OSAP, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the OSAP/financial aid webpage.
There is no program fee when studying part-time. As a part-time student, you can take one to three courses per semester, paying on a course-by-course basis.
For course fee information, select a course from the course information section of this page.
These courses are offered through OntarioLearn. Visit the OntarioLearn webpage to learn more.
OntarioLearn courses are set up as equivalents to the Georgian courses. You can choose to take the ODE courses or the Georgian courses.
When a Georgian course isn’t available to be delivered online, we’ve listed an OntarioLearn course in the delivery schedule. The majority of the Georgian courses have ODE equivalents set up. You can choose to take either course.
Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
Previous postsecondary education: If you’ve completed courses, or some or all of a program, at another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be able to transfer all or some of your courses into a related program at Georgian.
Relevant work or life experience: If you have relevant work and/or life experience that relates to your program(s) of interest at Georgian, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option.
To learn more about transfer credit and PLAR, visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage.