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Project Management Studies (Certificate)

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Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

Delivering high quality, well-defined project solutions is a critical component to success in today's business world and a core function of a Project Manager. Through applied learning activities, students learn how to move through the project life cycle phases. They develop a critical understanding of management and human resources, project risk and quality, scheduling and software, and contracting and procurement. Students work through the curriculum to develop a project management plan that can be applied to real-life scenarios.

It is recommended that if students plan to pursue their CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) or their PMP® (Project Management Professional) credential they review PMI prerequisite requirements for both exams. Please visit their website at to ensure you have the prerequisite requirements prior to writing.

Courses within this certificate are eligible for PDU and contact hours with the Project Management Institute (PMI). Please visit to review their submission process.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College. Credits received through PLAR are not eligible for the residency requirement.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Use current approaches and techniques to manage a project team throughout a project’s life cycle.
  • Assess the quality of a project by evaluating various phases of a project management process.
  • Communicate using effective oral and written skills appropriate for interpersonal relations during all project management phases.
  • Manage projects by planning and scheduling at various levels in an organization.
  • Support project management functions by utilizing information technology and software applications.
  • Create and interpret technical documentation to support project management decisions.
  • Use critical thinking strategies during the planning and implementation stages of project management.
  • Promote environmental sensitivity during all phases of project management by applying professional ethics and leadership strategies.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Project coordinator
  • Project assistant
  • Junior project manager
  • Quality control coordinator
  • After gaining further work experience, graduates may be qualified to seek employment as project managers in a wide range of profit and non-profit organizations in fields that include, but are not limited to, business project management, construction, engineering, architecture, science, and information systems.

Related Credentials and Courses

Graduates interested in further professional development may be interested in the following courses/programs:

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.