Program Information

The Lambton College Advanced Project Management - Information Technology, Ontario College Graduate Certificate provides students with highly marketable skills in IT service and project management. 

The program aligns itself with the PMI® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Seventh Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2021 and heavily utilizes foundational standards and practice frameworks prescribed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

Students apply skills in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling and closing to a wide range of projects. In addition, students expand their IT service management skills by understanding the integrations between IT operations and project management and through collaborative team projects. Use of agile and waterfall project management software tools will enable students to meet the challenging demands of this complex field.

Lambton College is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Advanced Project Management and Strategic Leadership program. Please Note: at times, there will be program and curriculum changes due to updates made by PMI®

PMI®, PMBOK® Guide is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

Fall 2022 Delivery Format

For full details about the spring delivery format of this program, please visit the Academic Delivery Approach page. 

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College. Students may be scheduled to have classes on Saturdays.

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Admission Requirements

A university degree in the information technology field.


The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.5
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    IELTS of 6.0 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
  • TOEFL iBT 79
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    TOEFL 70 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.


Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College recommends that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.

Course List

EPM-1113: Project Management: Overview and Context

In this course, the student is introduced to project management fundamentals and core concepts providing an understanding of the various project life cycles and processes. This course explores the Project Management Institute website and what it has to offer in terms of certifications, practice guides and the reference site. The student will learn about different certifications available demonstrating effort and commitment to the profession. The newest version of the PMBOK Guide and the Standard for Project Management will be the focus laying a sound foundation for all future program courses. Upon completion the students will be aware of several common project management terms, the project management framework, and the profession itself. The student will have experienced team building and teamwork by applying case study assignments to demonstrate their learnings.

EPM-1123: Initiating the Project

In this course, students develop a structured approach to project initiation and a understanding of the performance domains of stakeholders, planning and communication. Key to this approach is the linkage of the business need to the project outcomes and application of project selection in an organization. Students will examine the Project Charter ,linking the business case to the project objectives and outcomes. Examining various models, artifacts and methodology to use when initiating a project for traditional, agile and hybrid. Students will learn the Stakeholder Project Management Principles including analysis of project stakeholders, tailoring to stakeholders and project methodology, determining which artifacts are relevant for stakeholder analysis and creation of a stakeholder engagement plan to deliver identified outcomes. Communication models and methodology will be examined to create a communication plan to engage identified stakeholders. Students will learn appropriate communication methods based on project methodology and how to properly assess communication is delivering planned outcomes.

COM-3013: Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

EPM-1133: Identifying Project Requirements: Scope and Quality Management

In this course students identify and define project scope and quality requirements using an array of tools and techniques, including Planning Scope Management, Collecting Requirements, Defining Scope, Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Planning Quality Management.

EPM-2243: IT Project Management Fundamentals: A Canadian Perspective

In this course, students study the terminology, life cycles and core processes involved specifically in the management of IT projects in Canada. Responsibilities and tasks that an IT project manager has during the development and implementation of an IT project, as well as the required skills an IT Project Manager needs in order to successfully integrate the projects with IT operations and service management. Students also learn about careers in the IT project management space in Canada.

EPM-1173: MS Project and Data Analytics

In this course, the student is introduced to understanding, organizing, and presenting data in useful visual formats to able to interpret, analyze and make decisions on a project. The student is presented with a number of techniques and tools within MS Excel and MS Project to aid with data analysis. Upon completion, the student will be able to use a number of advanced features within Excel as well as create a complete MS Project Schedule. The student will have the knowledge to monitor the progress of the project using Earned Value Management and utilize several reporting tools within MS Project.

EPM-1163: Managing Project Uncertainty: Risk and Procurement Management

In this course, the student explores project uncertainty management. First is the assessment of the level of uncertainty in a project. Next is an understanding of projects with processes that do not change significantly from one project to another (defined process control) and those with high uncertainty that have processes that adapt both the solution and the process to discover the solution as the project progresses (empirical process control). Also, the student explores when and how to blend the two approaches to fit the situation when required. Two related planning areas are examined; risk and procurement management. Risk management planning includes identifying and analyzing risk and developing risk response plans. Procurement management planning involves acquiring goods and services from external organizations. In each case, the level of uncertainty and the factors that drive uncertainty in the project environment must be assessed to determine the appropriate approach to management.

EPM-2173: Executing the Project

In this course, students explore the processes involved in executing the project plan. Processes studied include the integrative process of directing and managing project work, planning, managing, and controlling quality management, managing project communications, negotiation and conducting procurement, facilitated decision making, conflict management, leadership theories and model, and ethical and legal issues in project management.

EPM-4443: ITIL Foundations and Training

In this course, students will obtain knowledge of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) terminology, structure and basic concepts and to comprehend the core principles of ITIL practices for IT Service Management. The course covers the five core volumes which provide an end-to-end view of IT and its integration with business and IT project management strategies.

EPM-4453: DevOps Fundamentals

This course helps the students to gain expertise in the principles of continuous development and deployment, automation of configuration management, inter-team collaboration, & IT service agility, using DevOps tools and methodologies.

EPM-2183: Project Leadership: Managing the Project Team

This course exposes students to the challenges of leading a project team. The student explores a multitude of personal and interpersonal skills as well as team motivation theory and strategy, and the all-important topic of how to create highly motivated self-managing project teams.

EPM-2193: Monitoring and Controlling Project Requirements

In this course the student explores monitoring and controlling processes beginning with project initiation and carrying on to project closure for all knowledge areas. The student applies theory learned from previous courses into a practical environment using specific tools to monitor and control project progress to measure a project's performance and apply remedial actions where necessary.

CPS-1001: Co-op Preparation and Success

This course provides students with an introduction to work-integrated learning paths (Co-op and WIL Project) and assists with the preparation for successful transitioning from the classroom to the professional workplace. Students are introduced to the services and support systems available through the Co-op and Career Services Department as well as the Work Integrated Learning Policy. The process of career planning and development is introduced with a focus on the design of preliminary job search strategies. Emphasis is placed on valuable self-assessment and reflection that allows for skills discovery and personal development. Topics including teamwork, interpersonal expectations, intercultural communication as well as navigating conflict in the workplace are introduced to assist in the development and enhancement of in-demand soft skills. Learners will develop marketing materials including a cover letter and resume, and practice interview techniques.

Academic Break

EPM-2113: Project Closures: Introduction to Agile Methodologies

In this course, the student examines the processes and activities involved in closing the project and handing over the project after completion. This includes; pre-commissioning, commissioning, hand-over to client, financial, contract, and administrative closure. The course also explores other project management methodologies beyond the traditional 'waterfall' planning approach. The course also introduces the Agile concepts from the Agile PMBOK, using the Scrum and Kanban framework as examples. Also, the course introduces students to PRINCE2 framework. PRINCE2 guides you through the stages of a project's lifecycle, bringing structure and a common language to your projects. It represents the "how to" of project management: it is flexible, scalable, and can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. PRINCE2 is based upon the tried and tested experience of project management practitioners around the world, and provides the themes, principles, and processes to deliver successful projects of any size and complexity. Upon completion of the adaptive project management area of this course, students will be able to understand the fundamentals of Agile, Scrum, and Kanban, discover how to leverage early and continuous feedback to deliver products that delight customers, and will be able to define key roles and responsibilities of Agile team members. Finally, students will learn how to improve team productivity and quality by removing impediments and highlighting organizational inefficiencies, understand how to improve lead time and throughput by managing the amount of work in progress, and earn how to guide continuous improvement of the team and the organization.

EPM-1023: Managing Change and Control

EPM-4463: SDLC Methodology

Managing a modern SDLC project requires a thorough understanding of the various roles that must come together in order to create a successful application. This understanding begins by recognizing the need to work within a multidisciplinary environment. Business Analysts, Project Managers and Software Testers each have an important role to play and multiple implementation options (such as Waterfall or Agile) are available to them. Knowing which tool or technique to use in any particular situation is key to success. This Fundamentals of SDLC training course will give the students the knowledge they need to choose between these methods, tools and artifacts so that they can quickly and efficiently take the SDLC projects from concept to working implementation.

EPM-1183: Professional Practices and Ethics

A solid sense of your own professional ethical standards allows you to live an professional authentic life and be more confident about the choices you make at work. In your role as a Project Manager or any other professional, this study of ethics will address professional ethical issues by exploring different ethical theories and approaches to decision making. Students will learn the elements of logical discussion and debate as well as cognitive biases that can create flaws in our own thinking. Whether you are faced with a personal ethical dilemma or a disagreement with colleagues, students will be better prepared to analyze the issue and apply ethical reasoning to create a satisfactory conclusion. Students will also gain better insight into the code of ethics as enunciated by the project management institute (PMI) and other Project Management bodies. Also, business ethics represent the standards for right and wrong that govern how business people act. The term also refers to the study of moral principles in the workplace. This course reviews the major ethical issues facing project managers. It looks at the specific challenges project leaders may confront as they deal with team members, vendors, stakeholders, and sponsors.

EPM-2133: Agile: Scrum and Other Methodologies

Current business trends demand that practitioners of Project Management be drivers of disruption in organizations. Increasing uncertainty and volatility have accelerated disruption making digital transformation a necessity for survival. The application of agile thinking has gone beyond software development, agile marketing, management, and organizations are fast becoming mainstream. Business agility rewards include increased Return on Investment (RoI), Reduced Risk, Customer Delight, Rapid Innovation, Adaptable Teams, Employee Retention, and Growth, Faster Time to Market, and Value Driven Decisions. This course shall provide students with an in-depth view of Agile practices utilizing the Scrum framework now used in 80% of agile implementations. It will also briefly review other popular light agile frameworks such as Lean, Extreme Programming (XP), and Crystal as well as more extensive agile approaches such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Dynamic System Development Method (DSDM) and new popular trends such as DevOps. Also, there is an introduction to PRINCE2 Agile concepts. This is designed to help students deliver agile projects by tailoring PRINCE2 management controls with a broad toolset of agile delivery techniques and frameworks they will learn from this course. To properly illustrate these concepts, the case studies outline the product/software development process using scrum as the framework. Students will review common problems and pitfalls of Scrum implementations. This is a practical hands-on course with students expected to form scrum teams and collaborate in practicing and learning the principles, values, and techniques and documenting the artifacts. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the fundamentals of Agile and Scrum in detail. They would appreciate adaptive and iterative frameworks. They would understand scrum processes, ceremonies, practices, artifacts, roles and, the way all this work together to deliver value to customers. They would know how scrum processes map to traditional project management. This course continues from where EPM-2113 ended.

EPM-2143: Project Management Simulation for I.T.

This course provides the student an opportunity to demonstrate their skills by acting in the role of the IT project manager. This simulated workshop consolidates the learning from the previous courses and provides an opportunity to put learning into action through the use of a computerbased project management simulation. Upon completion, students prepare a lessons learned audit capturing their reflection of their own performance and that of their teammates.

CPS-2001: Career Preparation and Success

This course enhances the foundational concepts learned to effectively engage in an active job search, develop networking strategies, and fine-tuning a cover letter, resume and interviewing techniques. As learners embark on the transition from student to professional employee, the course introduces learners to and supports them in demonstrating key employability skills to be successful in their work-integrated learning experience. Topics include professional and interpersonal expectations and competencies in the workplace, as well as workplace communications skills for success. Students will develop a strong foundation for career planning decisions with an emphasis placed on investigating and analyzing personality self-assessments, career goals and planning.

CPL-1049: Work Term - Full-Time*

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-op_and_career/

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CPL-5559: WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Project is aimed at enriching students by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject-matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus of the WIL Project is to make connections between study and industry by engaging students in relevant and meaningful activities that are connected to and practiced within the professional workplace. WIL Project allows students to enhance and strengthen their employability prospects post-graduation by fine tuning skills and knowledge and meeting the expectations of today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater.

Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student.

See the Costs tab for current fees.

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Employment Opportunities

Career positions may include, but are not limited to:

  • administrative officer
  • administrative services co-ordinator
  • co-ordinator, office services
  • forms management officer
  • liaison officer
  • office manager
  • planning officer
  • surplus assets officer
  • office administrator

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia/Main Campus
international@lambtoncollege.ca
Toronto
416-485-2098
lambton@cestarcollege.com
Mississauga
905-890-7833 x 222
lambton@queenscollege.ca
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