2 Years - 4 Semesters
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024, Jan 2025, May 2025
Program Code: 2179


The Advanced Project Management - Strategic Leadership program provides theoretical and practical knowledge to manage projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. This highly sought-after skill set provides valuable project management experience that is applicable across numerous industries.

Closely aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) curriculum, the Sault College two-year graduate certificate program leverages the existing one-year program which introduces students to the systematic practice of managing individual and multiple projects through the application of current methods, tools, and technologies, and, in the second year of study, students in the two-year program engage in more expansive Project Management topics, including Agile, increasing the employability of graduates.

In Semester Four, students will apply the knowledge and skills they gained throughout the program, in a work placement. Students will participate in either a paid work placement (co-op), or an unpaid work placement (field placement). Both options have 280 hours of participation.

Meeting the requirements of a two-year graduate certificate in Ontario in fields of study where a one-year program also exists, this two-year program incorporates a Canadian context to students’ learning experience and work practice to ensure that graduates are prepared to be successful in the Canadian labour force.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario College Diploma, or Ontario College Advanced Diploma, or Degree, or equivalent. 

Applicants, whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English proficiency. Sault College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.

Educational Paths

Graduates of Sault College Business diploma programs may choose to advance into this graduate certificate program. With a full-semester work experience, the program provides exposure to the field of project management as well as networking opportunities for students. The Advanced Project Management – Strategic Leadership graduate certificate program is also a good fit for graduates of IT Studies diploma programs and Culinary Management. 

Graduates will have completed courses requirements to pursue PMC certification.

Career Path

Graduates could be employed throughout the private and public sectors. Typical job titles would be:

  • Project analyst 
  • Project Control Analyst 
  • Project Coordinator

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.

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