Project Management Courses Are Suited for International Students

If you have already obtained a diploma or degree but want to advance your career in business, you may want to consider attending Centennial College’s Project Management courses. As Mark Thomas, an instructor in this program explains, “This graduate program is (especially great for preparing) international and Native students for the Canadian job market. I think it’s an extremely practical course. I think that it’s a challenging course. And employers recognize the degree of learning and aptitude required to actually receive this graduate diploma.” The Project Management offering is also ideal for experienced project managers seeking to bring a new dimension of leadership to their work environment and for leaders who want to manage innovation in a structured manner.


To apply for Centennial College’s Project Management courses, students must submit an official transcript demonstrating proof of successful completion of a post-secondary advanced diploma or degree program. Additional non-academic requirements include an interview, transcript and resume review. The School will consider applicants presenting a combination of education and relevant work experience, open to all disciplines.


The focus of the Project Management courses is on providing students with solid, fundamental hands-on training to equip specialists in any discipline with the skills needed to manage projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. This is achieved at Centennial College though the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodology, which is a collection of processes and knowledge areas that are generally accepted as best practice within the project management discipline. THE PMBOK approach is further enhanced through a curriculum that includes hands-on integration of technology tools such as Microsoft Project and leading-edge industry case studies with a focus on organizational leadership. Among the Project Management courses in this offering are Procurement and Contract Management, International Project Management & Professional Responsibilities, Project Estimation and Cost Management, Project Management Office, Project Risk and Quality Management, and more.


To balance theoretical learning, students also partake in a field placement called Experiential Learning Opportunity, which lasts 12 weeks. During this time, students take instruction and direction from their employer regarding the tasks they perform while at work. Throughout the work term, a faculty member monitors each student. This Project Management institute course facilitates sharing of experiences during the internship in a safe and encouraging environment and helps students to structure their experiences in terms of a portfolio.


Once students complete their one-year of Project Management courses, they are prepared to write the PMP certification exam, provided they meet eligibility criteria. They also have the opportunity to work towards the PMI’s Certified Assistant in Project Management (CAPM) designation, a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners.


In the field, graduates of Centennial College’s Project Management courses obtain positions as Project Managers (health, engineering, computer, new media, advertising, marketing, financial, education, transportation, construction, etc.); Project Leaders, Process Development Analysts or Global Project Managers.

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