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  • Five-month certificate program
  • Entry dates vary


This program will help you develop the critical project management skills you need to effectively manage programs or projects in a variety of complex environments. You will learn how to deliver projects on time and on budget. You will study a range of relevant subjects, including project planning, communication management, and quality control.

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is an international association of practitioners and professionals that subscribes to project management best practices. Information regarding PMI and the requirements for a professional certification (PMP) are covered through the program.

The certificate program is consistent with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge. The program also provides you with the knowledge to write PMI’s professional examination.

Admission Requirements

Proficiency in basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software is essential to your success in this program. If you do not have these skills, it is strongly recommended that you complete Computers - Intro (COMP-1081) prior to beginning the program.

Regular Admission Requirements
To apply under the regular admission requirements, you must be a graduate of a certificate, diploma, or degree program.

Special Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older on or before September 30 in your year of registration, have been out of high school for a minimum of one year, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the special admission requirements.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.


Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Books and Supplies
Year 1

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Program Outline

You must successfully complete eight courses to earn a certificate. You must obtain a minimum grade of C (60%) in each course.

You must complete the first seven Project Management classes before enrolling in the Project Management Case Analysis Class.

First courses of study (in order):

     • Project Management Fundamentals

     • Project Management Plan and Estimate 

The following courses may be taken in any order:

     • Project Management Team

     • Project Management Communications

     • Project Management Quality and Control

     • Project Management Procurement

     • Project Management Risk

Final course of study:

     • Project Management Case Analysis

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1018Project Management CommunicationsRPL
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Hone your communication skills for use in the project management environment. Develop and expand your written and verbal skills, learn how to make an effective presentation, and how to take part in negotiations. Other topics include listening techniques, interviewing skills and the importance of recognizing cultural and gender differences.

PROJ-1002Project Management Plan and EstimateRPL
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You will develop a working competency in planning projects, scope management, resource management, cost and duration estimating, activity sequencing, and scheduling. Learn to apply the generally recognized tools and techniques in planning, estimating and scheduling projects and focus those projects on an organization's business.

PROJ-1030Project Management FundamentalsRPL
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Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today’s issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

PROJ-1032Project Management Case Analysis
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Analyze the strategic application of knowledge and best practices to projects in various organizational settings in the 'real world' of project management, including: planning, organizing, motivating, directing and controlling. Review and discuss cases that reflect broader issues in project management.

PROJ-1192Project Management Procurement
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Learn about the many types of contracts: staff, non-disclosure agreements, non-competitive contracts, and non-solicitation of employees. Look at the different options and processes for procuring goods and services and examine the respective benefits of purchasing, leasing and renting. Other topics covered include intellectual property rights, solicitation, source selection, maintenance contracts, fixed price/cost plus, total cost analysis, and contract closure.

PROJ-1194Project Management Quality & Control
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In this course, you will apply generally recognized practices of project quality management. You will learn to manage the processes to assure the project meets the needs for which it was undertaken. You will define quality concepts and terminology and describe the processes in quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control. You will describe quality goals including customer satisfaction and capable processes. You will examine project quality management from the perspective of the project manager, project sponsor, and project customer.

PROJ-1196Project Management Risk
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In this course you will develop working level competencies to manage risks that may negatively or positively affect your project. Develop skills in identifying risks, qualifying and quantifying risks, risk response planning and risk response control. The course will examine both the psychological and mathematical elements of risk.

PROJ-1198Project Management Team
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Learn how to manage a team for success. Look at the human factor of team building, cover labour relations, and learn to manage people. Discuss ways in which to motivate staff and resolve conflict issues. Examine the team in an organizational context and compare the concepts of power versus authority.


Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduation Requirements

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply to graduate.    

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

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