Project management skills are necessary in almost every single business and industry, and many employers are specifically looking for project management credentials. By developing your resume and skill set with the practical, job-relevant skills BCIT is known for, you can advance your career within as little as one year with your associate certificate. The courses in this program are based on the PMI® body of knowledge and are developed by working professionals to give you a solid foundation for project management. In addition to earning your certificate, you also have the opportunity for a series of short duration workshops that focus on specific project management topics.
Program delivery mode: in person and online options
- Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
About the program
- Part-time, flexible studies
- Learn to organize and manage a variety of projects for almost any career
- Frequently asked questions [PDF] about this certificate program
Find out more about how BCIT prepares you for success in the Program Details.
Who should complete the Project Management Associate Certificate?
This program might be right for you if:
- You’re working in a position that requires overseeing projects
- You want to effectively manage workflow
- You’re looking to develop skills you can use to advance a career in almost any industry
Start training for the project management skills employers are looking for—enroll today at the Entrance Requirements page!
What grads can do
The skills you learn in this program give you knowledge and expertise you can apply immediately as professional development to almost any existing position. You can also use the coordination, organization, and management training in this program to seek out new opportunities to advance your career.
You’ll also have the opportunity to write the Project Management Institute (PMI)® certification exam and get a PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® designation to help expand your job prospects even further.
Find out about some specific opportunities awaiting you at the Graduating and Jobs page.
About Part-time Studies
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Important updates to Part-time Studies
The flexible course schedule in this program gives you the core competencies in project management in a way that matches your pace and needs. Developed by working industry professionals, these courses offer you a variety of skills and knowledge you can use immediately in your day-to-day work, including topics like schedule management, team management, cost management, and more.
By studying with today’s professionals in project management, you’ll be developing skills you can use in industries including health care, engineering, construction, digital media, sales/marketing and consulting. Employers in almost every industry are seeking individuals with project management knowledge.
The courses in this program are based on the Project Management Institute’s body of knowledge and give you a solid foundation for learning project management. In addition, the courses are designed to provide the you with the knowledge to write the Project Management Institute (PMI)® certification exam for the PMI® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® credential and the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential.
Through this program, you’ll learn the best methods for managing projects, teams of employees, costs, and more, all to help you grow the skills and confidence you need for a rewarding career in project management.
BCIT is known for the practical skills you need for daily success and long-term effectiveness in your career. By earning your associate certificate, you’ll be developing knowledge and credentials that not only make your resume more attractive to employers, but also help make you successful at finding, securing, and excelling in your choice of jobs.
Some job opportunities include:
- Project Coordinator
- Project Manager
- Office Coordinator/Manager
- Creative Services Coordinator
- Operations Coordinator/Manager
Upon graduation, you’ll have the option to write the Project Management Institute (PMI)® certification exam and get their PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® designation to help expand your job prospects even further.
Part-time Studies Program Assistant – Operations Management
604-412-7417 | Ruth_MacKay@bcit.ca
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Operations Management
604-432-8991 | Ron_Wlock@bcit.ca
Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
- Course selection and program planning
- Declaring your program
- Making changes to your approved program plan
- Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
- Laddering options
- Job placement and graduate outcomes
- Student life
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