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  • Project Management - Information Technology

    Project Management - Information Technology

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:PMC
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

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 – Information Technology 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.

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The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has designated Seneca as a Registered Education 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, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI–ACP). 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 a wide range of software development and entry-level positions in IT administration. This program covers project management, project leadership, accounting & finance, agile methodology, systems development, quality assurance and contract law/ethics/ professionalism.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in electronics, software development or IT administration; OR
  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in Business or Liberal Arts with 2 years’ IT– related work experience. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.


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Your Career

This program provides students with knowledge in a variety of Project Management methodologies (traditional waterfall, incremental, iterative, agile) currently 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 where PM skills are an asset. This includes IT positions such as systems analyst, network administrator, team leader, project leader, and at a senior level, project manager.

Co-operative Education Option

For qualified students, there is an optional four month co–op opportunity after completion of the two academic semesters of the program. Should you be accepted into this co–op program, you will have a shared responsibility for securing employment opportunities.

Important Academic Dates

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Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
PMC100 IT Project Management Fundamentals 3
PMC120 Business Systems Environments 3
PMC130 Fundamentals of Systems Development 3
PMC140 Project Leadership 3
PMC150 Business Finance 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
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
IT Project Management Fundamentals
Business Systems Environments
Fundamentals of Systems Development
Project Leadership
Business Finance
Semester 2
Advanced IT Project Management
Project Management Communication Skills
Contract Law, Ethics and IT Professionalism
IT Project Management Case Studies
Quality Assurance and Testing in IT Projects
Applied IT Project Management
For Co–op Option Only
Co–op Professional Theory
Co–op Work–Term

Contact Us

Phone: (416) 491-5050 ext. 33700
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Joel Colesberry
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33007
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Timothy McKenna
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33224
Co-op Coordinators: Elizabeth Piergeti
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33350
Program Chairs:

Mary-Lynn Manton
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33264

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