Project Management - Information Technology
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Graduate Certificate|
Seneca's School of Information and Communications Technology is a recognized leader in developing and delivering programs that address the cutting–edge advances and innovation taking place in the fast–paced Information Technology industry. Project management methodologies and techniques have evolved from the traditional waterfall methodology through incremental and iterative development to agile methodologies. What distinguishes the Project Management – IT graduate certificate is that it gives students grounding in all of these methodologies as they are currently being practiced in the IT industry and an understanding of when each is most appropriate to follow.
The Project Management Institute (PMI®)has designated Seneca as a Global Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P). The courses within Seneca’s Project Management – Information Technology curriculum will provide the graduate with the requisite theory and the PDUs (Professional Development Units) necessary to write the qualifying examinations for PMI® credentials: specifically, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Credential, the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Credential, and the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI–ACPSM). Graduates of this one year program (8 months of study plus 4 months optional co–op) will be able to apply project management skills to entry–level positions in a wide range of software development and IT administration projects. This program covers Project Management, Project Leadership, Accounting & Finance, Agile Methodology, Systems Development, Quality Assurance, and Contract Law/Ethics/Professionalism.
Program Learning Outcomes:
As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
- Manage the scope, cost, timing, and quality of the IT project, at all times focused on project success as defined by project stakeholders.
- Align the IT project to the organization’s strategic plans and business justification throughout its lifecycle.
- Identify the goals, constraints, deliverables, risks, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements of the IT project in consultation with stakeholders.
- Implement the PMI project management knowledge areas, processes, lifecycle phases and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques as they relate to Information Technology projects in order to achieve and measure project success.
- Adapt projects and project management practices in response to issues that arise to meet the needs of the internal and external stakeholders using project control procedures, resource management, change management, issue management, and risk management plans.
- Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative environment in IT projects.
- Utilise technology tools for communication, collaboration, information management, and decision support throughout IT projects.
- Implement general business concepts, practices, and tools to facilitate IT project success.
- Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards.
- Apply project management practices to the launch of new IT – based programs, initiatives, products, services, and events relative to the needs of stakeholders.
- Identify, analyze, and refine key financial information related to an Information Technology project to produce budget and control the IT project costs.
- Identify procurement requirements, establish procurements processes, and implement and evaluate contracts within an IT project.
- Applicants must have ONE of the following:
- A recognized degree or post secondary diploma from an accredited institution in electronics, software development or IT administration; OR
- A recognized degree or post secondary diploma from an accredited institution in Business or Liberal Arts with 2 years' IT–related work experience; OR
- Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field. Relevant reference must be provided.
- English proficiency at the college level.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well-organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
This program provides students with knowledge in a variety of Project Management methodologies (traditional waterfall, incremental, iterative, agile) that are currently being practiced in the IT industry. Students will have a solid understanding of which methodology is most appropriate to use during an Information Technology project.
Graduates of the Project Management – IT program work in a variety of positions related to the management of IT projects, such as assistant project manager, analyst, project co–ordinator and project manager.
Co-operative Education Option
Co-op provides you with the opportunity to benefit from a combination of classroom learning and real-world experience. Admission to the Co-operative Education program is by application during the first academic semester. Note that a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 from semester one is required to be eligible, but does not necessarily guarantee entry into the co-operative education option. As part of the selection process the Promotion Committee will play a key role in assessing the suitability of students to participate in co-operative education.
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3|
|Year 1||Academic 1||Academic 2||Work Term|
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|PMC100||IT Project Management Fundamentals||3|
|PMC110||Project Management Tools and Techniques||3|
|PMC120||Business Systems Environments||3|
|PMC130||Fundamentals of Systems Development||3|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|PMC200||Advanced IT Project Management||3|
|PMC210||Project Management Communication Skills||3|
|PMC220||Contract Law, Ethics, and IT Professionalism||3|
|PMC230||IT Project Management Case Studies||4|
|PMC240||Quality Assurance and Testing in IT projects||3|
|PMC250||Applied IT Project Management||5|
|For co-op option only:|
|CPP100||Co-op Professional Theory||1|
|CPP200||Co-op Professional Practice||1|
|CWT100||Co-op Work Term|
|Phone: (416) 491-5050 ext. 33700
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Sarah Lee
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22036
|International Admissions Advisor:||Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33007
|Program Coordinator:||Timothy McKenna
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33224
|Co-op Coordinators:||Elizabeth Piergeti
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33350