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Applied Project Management Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Description

Explore the key areas of project management including human resources, communications, cost, quality control, procurement and risk management. You can apply the program's required courses towards a Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential or the Gold Seal of the Canadian Construction Association. You need a minimum of 144 hours and three electives to earn the certificate of achievement.

SAIT is a Global Registered Educational Provider of project management training approved by PMI®. Our program is delivered in a flexible way to meet the needs of today's busy professionals.

We take a practical approach using real-world case studies to hone your skills in overseeing complex projects. You will learn how to address key areas of project management, including human resources, communication, time integration, cost, quality and risk procurement.

"SAIT's curriculum is strong, it's kept up to date and it's also aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge."
Dean Sheppard, Instructor

This program starts with a basic introduction of the fundamental principles of project management, and teaches you the skills and knowledge required to successfully take a project from concept to completion. You will master Microsoft Project - a software application designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads.

High Quality Instruction from Industry Leaders

Instructors in this program keenly understand the growing complexities of business environments. Our full-time faculty and professionals combine academic excellence with industry experience.

"[Our] vision is to deliver the safest and highest value projects. We think this program helps by building that inherent capability and skill set within our project leaders."
Dries Brand, Director, PM Services, Suncor Energy

Student Success

  • We find there is a direct correlation between the time and energy invested to the amount of success achieved.
  • Remaining focused and diligent with coursework is important for success in completing the program.
  • You must be able to read, write, and understand the English language at a level exceeding basic conversational English.

Laddering and Transferability

We want you to succeed in your career as a project manager. These courses will help prepare you for professional certifications from PMI® including the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®). Learn more about certifications from PMI®.

Your Career

Project managers are in demand in a variety of sectors - managing projects in health care, telecommunications, oil and gas, construction and more.

Admission and Completion 

It's a simple process to get started. There are no entrance requirements for this program and you can register for courses anytime by clicking on a course name in the table at the end of this page. Be sure to have your SAIT student ID number. Need to get your ID number? Call the Office of the Registrar at 1.877.284.7248.

Once you have registered for at least one course, fill out the Program Declaration form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. 

Our courses meet the requirements of PMI and follow their outlines for certification. A combination of classroom and online learning options, plus flexible scheduling allows you to complete the course on a timetable that suits you. Students should be comfortable with computers, Windows operating system, and Microsoft® Office Excel 2010 or 2013.

You may take up to five years to complete the program.

Project Management Course Selection

Our project management courses are available through our Corporate Training department in 1-5 day seminars, as well as Distance Education (online). Numerous start dates are available and continually added throughout the year.

Online registration closes about one week before the course start date. You can register up to one business day before the start date by calling 403.284.7248 or 1.877.284.7248. Courses do fill up, so it is recommended you register early.

We recommend you take courses in the order presented, although it is not mandatory.



Project Management and Microsoft Project BCPT-239 Classroom
MS Project Level 1* BCPT-174 Classroom
MS Project Level 2* BCPT-175 Classroom
Project Management Basics PROJ-150 Classroom or Online
Project Initiation PROJ-215 Classroom or Online
Project Planning I PROJ-213 Classroom or Online
Project Planning 2 PROJ-233 Classroom or Online
Project Execution PROJ-217 Classroom or Online
Project Control and Closing PROJ-219 Classroom or Online
Project Risk Management RSMG-102 Classroom or Online
Electives: 3 minimum. A combination of more than 3 electives may be needed to meet the 144 hour requirement. Choose from the following: 
Any of the SAIT Applied Management Certificate program courses.
Agile in Practice MGMT-296 Classroom
Software Development Methodologies CMPS-140 Classroom
PMP® Exam Preparation PROJ-120 Classroom
* Students may complete BCMP-180 Microsoft® Project Levels 1 and 2 online in place of BCPT-174 and BCPT-175.

Upcoming program changes

  • PMI is currently updating the PMBOK Guide® to the Sixth Edition with a rollout during the fall of 2017. SAIT will begin using the PMBOK Sixth Edition in our courses in January 2018.
  • The PMP exam will be updated to reflect the PMBOK Guide® - Sixth Edition effective March 25, 2018. Please see the PMI website for further details. Anyone taking the exam prior to March 25th, 2018 will receive the current version of the exam that references the PMBOK Guide® - Fifth Edition. Exam Prep courses offered prior to March 25, 2018 will reference the PMBOK Guide® - Fifth Edition
  • Students will continue to receive a copy of the PMBOK Guide in PROJ-150 and BCPT-239 classroom-based courses. Students who have already received a PMBOK Fifth Edition in PROJ-150 or BCPT-239 will need to purchase the PMBOK Sixth Edition for their remaining courses. 


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