Continuing Education

Project Management

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Gain the skills to become a trusted and effective project manager

Project Management skills allow you to organize your work by planning, tracking where you have been, and searching for trends and are in constant demand regardless of which industry you work in. Keeping your efforts on schedule and on budget, and satisfying your customers and stakeholders can be both challenging and rewarding work.

The Project Management Certificate Program at NAIT examines team dynamics and their impact on projects. You will be introduced to project management tools and techniques that will complement your personal development and help you bring continuous improvement practices to your projects and organization.

This program aligns with the industry-recognized methodologies and practices described by the Project Management Institute (PMI), PRINCE2®, and Scrum.

Upon successful completion of the learning outcome assessments, you will earn NAIT Microcredentials and receive Digital Badges to share on social media and with your network.


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NAIT introduces Microcredentials within its Project Management program

Microcredentials are represented as digital badges that you can share and display on social media, allowing you to communicate your achievements with peers, employers, and colleagues.

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Industry Relevant Skills 

Project management is the temporary activity undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Through NAIT’s Project Management this programming, you will develop skills and competencies valued by employers while earning microcredentials to signal your skills obtainment. 

Among the wide range of skills and knowledge you will gain, you can expect to learn: 

  • essential processes, terminology and elements of project management 
  • strategies and sophisticated techniques used in project management 
  • the elements of the project life cycle 
  • how to develop a project charter 
  • how to use various project management tools 
  • risk and quality management 
  • team-building and leadership skills 

Certification and Program Structure

NAIT’s Project Management programming is structured around the key skills and competencies required to excel as a Project Manager in today’s complex and demanding industries. Our courses are designed develop these skills, and are aligned to microcredentials that you will use to demonstrate your skills to employers and colleagues. There are two groupings of six courses, when combined will result in a Project Leadership Certificate of Achievement, and a Project Management Certificate of Achievement 

  • Project Leadership Certification Pathway
  • Project Management Certification Pathway

You can register in these courses individually or register in our course bundles:   

  • Project Leadership Certificate bundle offered as PMGT500
  • Project Management Certificate bundle offered as PMGT600

Testimonials

The Project Leadership program at NAIT was thorough, engaging and fun. Kevin and Yadu take a very 'hands-on' approach to the class. They know the content and they know how to keep students captivated. So much so that I was willing to forego my weekends for six months. The learnings were invaluable for my work and the networks were even more useful. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested project management, regardless of background.

Cameron Jones

Cameron Jones, MSC

Innovation and Sustainability Lead in Venture Capitalism

I had been debating taking some continuing education for a while and a colleague had recommended the PMGT program he just finished which turned out to be the perfect program that my employer supported. The instructors were awesome at engaging the students while teaching the fundamentals of project management which helped me get my PMP designation. I have been able to apply the material learned towards our project teams which have been a significant factor to our success. 

Wade Weaver

Wade Weaver, P.Tech.(Eng.), B.Tech., PMP

Manager – Industrial, Geomatics
WSP

I really enjoyed taking the NAIT PMGT program. The real world experience of the instructors, combined with technical project management skills they presented, gave me great usable tools that I could start applying to my job day 1. In addition talking with other project managers taking the course afforded many learning and networking opportunities. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to get into or enhance their project management skills. 

Dan Pipke, C.E.T.

Project Manager – Transportation and Environmental
Alberta Transportation

PMI Registered Education Provider

NAIT, as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), has been approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to offer training in Project Management and issue professional development units (PDUs) to meet the continuing education requirements needed by PMI credential holders. To earn the R.E.P. designation, NAIT had to meet or exceed rigorous standards for quality and effectiveness as defined by PMI.

Project Management Professional (PMP®) designation

To become certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP®), you will need to pass the PMP exam and accumulate the required hours of project management experience. A PMP® certification is the most respected and highly sought-after credential in project management.

If you are looking for assistance to get ready to write your PMP® exam. The PMP® exam preparation course (PMGT903) provides an overview of PMI knowledge areas and study skills.

Learn more about the PMP designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI)

Blue Seal approved

The Blue Seal program was established by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board to encourage and recognize business training. If you are a certified Alberta Journeyperson in a designated trade or occupation, earning a Blue Seal proves that you meet Alberta's high industry standards and have the skills to succeed in business.

If you have a valid Alberta Journeyperson, Occupational, Qualification or Proficiency Certificate, you can enhance your current certification with a Blue Seal. You can also earn a Blue Seal if you have the equivalent to an Alberta trade or occupational certificate.

To apply for your Blue Seal, submit a completed Blue Seal application, proof of completion (such as official transcripts) and the non-refundable $50 fee to any Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) office. Applications can be found on the Tradesecrets website.

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Instructors

Bill Walkhouse, CET, PMP

Bill is a proud NAIT Alumni from the Materials Engineering Technology program, and began his career working as a researcher and process technologist in the advanced materials field.

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Cathy Wilm

Cathy Wilm has over 22 years of industry experience in software development, microelectronics, and information technology.

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Dr. Luli Hoxha, PhD, MBA, PMP

Dr. Luli Hoxha is an accomplished practitioner in the field of project management who has over 15 years of experience managing projects all across Canada for Future 100 companies.

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Kevin Whelan, Facilitator, NAIT

Kevin is a proud NAIT Alumnus, graduating from Engineering Design and Drafting Technology (EDDT) in 1992.

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Program Delivery

Courses in NAIT’s Project Management programming are designed with working professionals in mind. We offer flexible start dates throughout the year, and courses are offered in a variety of schedules to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

Currently our Project Management programming is only being offered in an online format given COVID-19 Health and Safety requirements. However, while delivered online, the program is delivered with live active instruction and engagement with other participants, leveraging the latest in online collaboration tools and applications.

You can complete the entire Project Management program, including both the Project Leadership and Project Management Certificates in as little as three weeks on our accelerated “bootcamp” schedule if you choose. Most people complete the program over the course of a full calendar year.

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