Project Management & Co-op (Diploma)

This program is designed for students pursuing a career within the field of project management. The coursework gives students an understanding of the processes and techniques required in project management, and a 12-month Co-op provides valuable work experience in the industry. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Canadian College Project Management Diploma and the option to challenge exams to receive either PMI's PMP certification (minimum 3 years related work experience) or the CAPM certification (no experience necessary.)

Program Benefits

  • CAPM or PMP Certification
  • Highly sought by multinational companies
  • Adaptable for those with or without work experience
  • Some Public university transfer courses

This program is intended to prepare a student for a career in Project Management. At the end of this program, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of project management operations, including human resource management, risk management, budgeting and accounting, marketing, and business computer applications.

Pathway to Royal Roads University

After graduating with a Canadian College Diploma in Project Management you can advance your studies with Royal Roads bachelor’s program with credit transfer into the 3rd year of the bachelor’s program and aim higher for a master’s degree later in the future. Royal Roads University

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma/completion certificate or equivalent.
  • IBT 70 or IELTS 5.5 or 70% on the Canadian College on-line assessment.
104 Weeks (20 Hours / week)
12 months work experience
Semester 1

Study

12 weeks

Semester 2

Study

12 weeks

Semester 3

Co-op

12 weeks

Semester 4

Co-op

12 weeks

Semester 5

Study

12 weeks

Semester 6

Co-op

12 weeks

Semester 7

Co-op

12 weeks

Semester 8

Study

12 weeks

Note: Each Semester is 12 weeks long, and there is a 1-week holiday after each semester.

Study & Work

Co-op

The Project management Co-op is an integral component of the Project management Diploma program as it provides students with work experience in a Canadian business environment. The program begins with two semesters of studies, providing students with the skills necessary to succeed, in the following 2 semesters of Co-op.

After completing the first Co-op students return to their studies for an additional study semester. Then they will enter their next six month Co-op term. The final semester of study will follow leading them to graduation with the necessary tools and experience needed for their future careers.

This combination of a Canadian Diploma and Co-op is not only a competitive advantage, but also allows students the opportunity to understand and experience the cultural and business nuances that can only be gained from a prolonged hands-on experience.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities keep expanding, in virtually every industry, as the global marketplace continues to develop. Graduates will have the skills to work in a broad range of fields in both the public and private sectors.

  • Event Planning
  • Film Industry
  • Health Care Industry
  • Government
  • IT
  • Education
  • Consulting Firms
  • Retail

Curriculum

CC 100 - Business Math

This is a fundamental course in business mathematics. Topics covered include mathematics of merchandising, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, loan amortization, and cost-volume-profit analysis. This course is designed to encourage students to develop mathematical skills and abilities by applying them to common business situations. Regardless of his or her prior math experiences, this course will enhance the learner's ability to use mathematics to solve problems and make sound decisions from both a career and personal perspective.

CC 101 - Accounting 1

This course introduces financial accounting concepts. Students learn the double-entry accounting system, including the preparation of financial statements, closing entries, internal controls for cash and payroll accounting.

CC 102 - Accounting 2

This course is a continuation of Accounting 1 and offers further insight into the field of accounting and how it serves the needs of the business community. We take an in-depth look at some specific items on the balance sheet, accounts receivable, inventory, capital assets, and current liabilities as well as the use of special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and end with an introduction to corporations. Applications of the principles learned will be applied to the preparation of financial statements, and in-depth problems, which emphasize the importance of accounting in decision making.

CC 105 - Business Enterprise

Students learn the challenges of starting a new business. Topics include strategic approaches to small business, small business startups, funding sources, market feasibility, buying a small business and franchising. Students begin to develop skills in financial management, market management, operations, human resource management and general small business management. Preparation of a business plan is a key experiential exercise.

CC 106 - Business Simulation

Entrepreneur is a dynamic business simulation covering entrepreneurship, ownership, retailing and the ethical and moral dimensions of management choices. Unlike most classroom exercises, a simulation provides an opportunity for the continuous practice of managing a business organization.

CC 120 - Economics

This introductory course emphasizes macroeconomics. Topics include economic principles such as opportunity cost; the law of diminishing returns; market price setting; price elasticity; and government price controls. Students also learn about unemployment, inflation, gross domestic product, money, banking and stabilization policies.

CC 130 - Operations Management 1

This course introduces the learner to the operations management profession. An operations manager is concerned with the planning, decision-making and actions required to produce and deliver the organization’s goods and/or services, as opposed to marketing its products, managing its human resources or accounting for its finances. Operations managers work in virtually all enterprises – manufacturing, service, government, for-profit and not-for-profit. Operations managers work in many parts of the organization, including Purchasing and Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Quality Management, Scheduling, Transportation and Logistics, and Front-line Supervision to name a few.

CC 131 - Operations Management 2

This second-level course continues the student’s introduction to the operations management profession and the wide variety of career paths that operations managers can pursue. Participants will continue to develop their awareness of the varied and complex roles that operations managers play in all enterprises – manufacturing, service, government, for-profit and not-for-profit. This course focuses on the analysis and decision-making that operations managers engage in as they strive for efficient, competitive production and delivery of the enterprise’s goods or services. Areas of study include process strategy, capacity planning, design of efficient facilities, and the various levels of planning needed to ensure that an organization can produce and deliver goods and services according to customer demands.

CC 139 - 21st Century Communication

Advances in technology are reshaping interpersonal communications, as well as how we mass communicate, advertise, organize and strategize in business. The knowledge that students are increasingly expected to demonstrate is transforming. 21st century skills include: information and communication technology (ICT) literacy, the ability to think and problem-solve, interpersonal and self-directional skills, global awareness, and financial, economic, business, and civic literacy. On demand video lessons will be available each week for students to view along with weekly small assignments and three major assignments through the course.

CC 140 - Communications

This introductory communications course emphasizes the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking business communication skills at a college level. Students write for various purposes and audiences and deliver short presentations to small groups. Students research, analyze, summarize and document information. Students self and peer evaluate written documents and oral presentations. Through reading, media response and discussion exercises, students improve their communication skills. Communicating in diverse teams and across cultures is emphasized.

CC 141 - Marketing 1

Designed to provide the student with an overview of the marketing concept and how it can be applied to any type of organization or service. Students also learn how key marketing concepts, principles, and theories can help marketers make effective decisions. Specifically the knowledge and understanding which are needed to assess product, price, promotion and distribution options, and to make marketing mix recommendations for specific target markets.

CC 150 - Business Computers 1

This course is the first part of an introduction to the computer skills required in business today. It provides the student with an introduction to computer file management and Microsoft Word.

CC 151 - Business Computers 2

This course will introduce and further develop Microsoft Excel skills that the student will need use in subsequent semesters and in the business world. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to prepare tables and graphs, use input fields, understand and be able to use Microsoft Excel insert functions and specialized functions. These functions include goal seeking, solver and data analysis.

CC 230 - Human Resource Management 1

This course deals mainly with the factors that affect the overall workplace atmosphere. Topics include the strategic importance of human resource management, demographic challenges, job analysis and design, human resources planning, recruitment and selection, training and orientation, government and legal challenges, and problem-solving techniques.

CC 231 - Human Resource Management 2

This advanced course gives students an appreciation of the technical aspects of human resources. Topics include performance appraisal, compensation management, financial incentives, employee benefits and services, employee relations practices, the union/management framework, and health and safety. Students who successfully complete this course and HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT I (HRM 1200) with an average B standing receive a full credit toward the Human Resources Administration course from the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario.

CC 280a - Co-op Preparation

This second semester course is designed to prepare students for their co-op placement. Students will integrate the diverse skills and accomplishments from the program to develop job targeted CV’s. They will also work with the instructor to develop their understanding of the Canadian Job market and expectations of Canadian HR Managers.

CC 285a - Co-op

This first 6-month Co-op will provide students the opportunity to apply their initial business skills in real world situations. Students will be assessed and interviewed so that they will be placed in a suitable company according to their interests and future goals. Students will report to the college once a month to update their PLA report as well as problem solve any issues with college staff. The Co-op supervisor will also make routine visits to the place of employment to stay on top of the student`s performance.

CC 285b - Co-op

This second 6-month Co-op will provide students the opportunity to apply their expanded learned skills in real world situations. Students will have identified potential positions as a result of their CC285-a reports and feedback. Students will continue to report to the college once a month to update their PLA Report as well as problem solve any issues with college staff. The Co-op supervisor will also make routine visits to the place of employment to stay on top of students performance.

CC 405 - PM Fundamentals

This course introduces students to the framework information of project management. The terminology, processes, and knowledge areas of project management are defined to establish a basis upon which participants can develop and grow their project management knowledge, skills and attitudes.

CC 410 - PM Budgets & Scheduling

The purpose of this course is to provide guidance on resource cost estimating, budget baselining, and displaying budget information using various tools. Schedule management involves planning and controlling the resources and timelines of a project. Planning the schedule of the project includes estimating and allocating the resources, establishing the order of activities and interdependencies, then applying the activities to a calendar and leveling the resource allocations. This course is designed to help participants plan and manage the schedule of a project using good project management practices.

CC 415 - PM Leadership

Project management involves technical skills like scheduling, budgeting, scope definition and quality management, but more importantly, effective management requires the project manager to possess behavioural skills to influence others. It addresses such diverse, but equally important, roles of project leader as visionary, strategic manager and ethical leader. It is a hands-on guide detailing the specific steps you will need to follow in creating a project vision, reaching all project stakeholders and selling that vision.

CC 420 - PM Risk Management

Project risk management is a critical aspect of successful project management. The process of risk management requires a proactive approach to plan, monitor and control the risks and achieve the objectives of the project successfully. This course provides insight and tools to improve project risk management and increase the probability of project success.

CC 480 - PM Exam Prep

The course is designed to prepare the student for either the CAPM or PMP exam with the goal of helping students pass the exam with a high margin. It focuses not only on a detailed description of why the right answer is right, but why the three wrong answers are wrong.

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