Continuing Education

Project Management

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • 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.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Gain the skills to become a trusted and effective project manager

Project Management skills are in constant demand regardless of industry. These skills allow you to organize your work, plan, track where you have been and look for trends. Keeping your efforts on schedule, on budget and most importantly within the satisfaction of your customers and stakeholders can be both challenging and rewarding work. The Project Management Certificate Program at NAIT helps you to better understand team dynamics and its impact on projects. You will be introduced to project management tools and techniques that will assist your personal development in order to bring continuous improvement to your projects and organization. This program aligns with the methodologies and practices described in the book “A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBoK®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Light refreshments and beverages will be served to students in this program.

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Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

Project management is the temporary activity undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Through this program, you will learn how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close out the work of a team to achieve specific outcomes.

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

NAIT is a Project Management Institute (PMI) approved Global Registered Education Provider.

Certification

There are many ways that you can earn your Project Leadership and Project Management Certificates.

Once you have completed the first six modules (PMGT101 – 106) you will earn a Project Leadership Certificate. Adding the last six modules (PMGT107 – 112) will earn you a Project Management Certificate. These courses are offered in several formats throughout the year – face to face in the classroom and online. They are offered daytime, evening and weekend.

We have bundled The Project Leadership Certificate and offer it as PMGT500. This course is offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 12 weeks or Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday over 5 weeks.

We have also bundled The Project Management Certificate and offer it as PMGT600. This is also run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings over 12 weeks.


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, 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, 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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Kevin Whelan, Facilitator, NAIT

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

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Sidney Fontoura, CET, P.ENG, MBA

Sid Fontoura CET P.Eng. MBA graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma from SAIT and an Aeronautical Engineering Technology Diploma from SAIT in 1990.

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Lina Shepherd, B.ED, M.AED

Lina has over 15 years experience in the areas of Human Resources and Leadership Development.

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Program model and completion requirements

Courses start up through the year.  Face to face courses are 14 hours long and encourage you to actively participate in discussions and group activities.  On-line sessions run for 4 weeks per module with one 2-hour live lecture per week. You will be asked to hand in homework and assignments for on-line sessions.  You will complete final assignments for all course modules.  You can mix up your schedule and delivery options to best suit your needs. 

You can complete the program in as little as 6 months on our accelerated schedule if you choose. Most people complete the program over the course of a full calendar year.

Effective for courses starting after September 1, 2019, this program will be a part of a pilot payment program. For selected courses this year students are only required to pay a down payment of 25%, plus any applicable material fees and related GST upon enrolment. The remaining 75% of the balance will be due 5 days before the program starts.  This will apply to the Packaged Bundles “PMGT500” and “PMGT600” exclusively. There are no other changes to NAIT Continuing Education enrolment or refund policies.

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