Gain the skills to become a trusted and effective project manager
Project managers are in constant demand in industry and government sectors. They help stakeholders plan, schedule, budget, monitor, communicate and execute projects of all types and sizes.
Keeping a project on schedule, on budget and within target parameters – while keeping everyone happy – is a challenging but important and rewarding task. As a professional project manager you will need to have the skills to understand and administer multiple strategies and organizational constraints.
This program will also help prepare you to write and pass the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.
You can now complete your PMGT500 Project Management Part I in 5 weeks
Courses begin January 13, 2020 and finish on February 14, 2020 - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday each week from 8:00 am to 3:50 pm
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.
When you have completed modules PMGT101-PMGT106 you can apply to receive your Project Leadership Certificate. When you continue in the program and complete PMGT107-PMGT112 you can apply for your Project Management Certificate.
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.
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.
Enter the workforce with confidence
This program is open to all prospective students, especially those wishing to become a project manager and those already working in a project management role.
Project management professionals are in demand in industry and government. The Project Management Certificate program is well-recognized by employers. Similarly, those who go on to achieve certification as a PMP® through the Project Management Institute will find their credential complements their other qualifications and experiences, adding to overall career opportunities.
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)
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.