Project Management

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Keyano College offers a Project Management Certificate program in partnership with MacEwan University. Our curriculum aligns with PMBOK Guide 6th edition and is taught by PMI credential holders.

Every project has its own set of challenges but the skills that you'll need to manage them are the same. You'll develop practical knowledge, strategies and skills that you can apply to managing or coordinating a project through its entire life cycle. Learn how to organize and motivate your team, delegate tasks, and how to manage your time and budget.

This program's courses are eligible for the Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) program, through Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. Courses are approved for 112 hours of study towards the Blue Seal program’s requirement of 150 hours of study in one or more of the 18 approved subject areas. 

The Project Management Certificate is eligible to earn 3 Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEU's) for  Water / Waste Water Operator Certification. Applicants need to complete all courses and require 100% attendance.

Admission Requirements

To enroll in a Keyano College Continuing Education course, you must be 18 years of age or older. A minimum of a high school diploma and relevant work experience is recommended; however, we encourage you to discuss your situation and needs with a program administrator.

Program structure

The 2020-2021 academic year courses will be delivered in the livestream online platform via Moodle and Zoom.

All course materials will be posted on Moodle, and you will be able to access them prior to your course start date. Please email Continuing Education or call 780-799-0535  if you don’t know your credential.

Recommended textbook: Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide, 6th edition. You can buy any required textbooks at Keyano Bookstore.

Schedule and Fees

Below is the schedule and fees for the Project Management program.

Fall 2020, winter & spring 2021 courses
Course   Code Semester Course Name Date/Day Time Room Tuition
CEPM104-01 Spring Project Stakeholder, Resources, & Communication Management  Apr 30 - May 2, 2021 (Fri-Sun) 8:00am - 4:00pm TBA $795.00
CEPM105-01 Spring Project Procurement Management May 14 - 15, 2021 (Fri-Sat) 8:00am - 4:00pm TBA $595.00
CEPM106-01 Spring Project Risk Management May 28 - 29, 2021 (Fri-Sat) 8:00am - 4:00pm TBA $595.00
CEPM109-01 Spring Project Integration Management June 12, 2021 (Sat) 8:00am - 11:30am TBA $225.00


All courses earn PMI Professional Development Units (PDUs). The number of PDUs is equal to hours of instruction. For details, visit the Project Management Institute.

Courses may be completed individually, or complete the eight required courses to achieve your Project Management certificate.  You can complete this program in one semester depending on course availability. A minimum of 80% attendance is required in all courses. 

Project Management courses 

The Basics of Project Management - 21 hours, $795

In this 21-hour course, you'll gain an understanding of the five Project Management Process Groups:

  1. Initiating
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring and Controlling
  5. Closing

Learn how these processes interact to achieve your project's objectives successfully.

Discover how to integrate the ten Knowledge Area processes, tools and templates in the work place. Concepts include stakeholders, scope, quality, time, cost, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement and project integration management.

You'll also apply techniques such as stakeholder analysis, work breakdown structure, scheduling, estimating, risk assessments, contracts, and change control.

Project Management and the Organization - 3.5 hours, $225

Project Management and the Organization is a 3.5-hour course that teaches you how your project should align to the strategic goals of an organization. This is fundamental to guiding all your decisions on a project. You'll learn how organizations use effective project management to achieve strategic objectives and meet organizational goals.

Concepts include portfolio and program management, business case fundamentals, organizational impacts on project structures and reporting relationships as well as an overview of project methodologies.

You will also learn how to develop a Project Charter that ensures there is a link between the project's deliverables and the strategic objectives of the organization.

Project Scope and Quality - 14 hours, $595

Project Scope and Quality is a 14-hour course that teaches you how to develop and turn requirements into a feasible project scope in order to ensure your project's success. Course concepts include requirements elicitation and traceability techniques, scope management planning, work breakdown structure, scope validation and scope control. You'll study quality management models that include quality management planning, quality assurance and quality control. Learn the benefits of prevention over inspection. You'll apply course concepts to exercises based on real world examples and case studies.

Project Schedule and Cost Management - 21 hours, $795

Project Schedule and Cost Management is a 21-hour course that teaches you how to transform project scope and quality objectives into a feasible project schedule and cost baseline for proper tracking and control. You'll learn how to ensure a project's success with effective scheduling and cost definition.

Course concepts include the impact of the project management approach (adaptive versus predictive) and how to estimate. You'll also learn how to develop and display schedule information, such as Gantt charts, Project Network Diagrams, Precedence Diagrams and Critical Path.

You will apply various techniques, including Earned Value Analysis, to measure and report the combined impact of schedule as well as cost variances against a baseline plan. This will ensure that you can forecast potential project outcomes ahead of time to make any required changes right away.

Project Stakeholder, Resources & Communications Management - 21 hours, $795

Project Stakeholder, Resources & Communications Management is a 21-hour course that teaches you how to be successful project manager through effective stakeholder, human resource, and communications management. You'll learn how to identify and engage with stakeholders, to foster support for project goals and objectives, and to build dynamic teams.

Course concepts include identifying and assessing stakeholders and managing their expectations, principles of organizational change management, the fundamentals of leadership styles and building effective teams, the impact of your communication style on project success, the mechanics of project communications and project archives, and records/document management.

You will apply and use practical techniques such as stakeholder analysis, techniques for successful negotiating, motivational models, communication styles and methods, and situational leadership.

Project Procurement Management - 14 hours, $595

Project Procurement Management is a 14-hour course that covers how to negotiate contracts and define vendor requirements to ensure that your project has the right cost-effective resources when you need them. You'll learn how to develop contracting strategies and the roles of the project and procurement departments in negotiating, administering, managing and closing contracts.

Course concepts include the procurement life cycle, the basic components and types of contracts, evaluation approaches, and vendor relationship management.

You'll apply techniques and practices including:

  • Make or buy analysis
  • Selection of contract types
  • Risk mitigation using procurement strategies
  • Procurement performance reviews and audits

Project Risk Management - 14 hours, $595

Project Risk Management is a 14-hour course that teaches you how to identify and assess risk to respond accurately to avoid any serious consequences or negative repercussions. You'll learn how to incorporate risk, through risk registers, audits and reassessment, into the project management plan.

Course concepts include risk identification, understanding probability and impact, developing reasonable risk response strategies. You will apply various techniques such as:

  • Risk categorization
  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • Expected monetary value analysis
  • Contingency analysis
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Decision trees
  • Variance
  • Trend analysis

Project Integration Management - 3.5 hours, $225

Project Integration Management is a 3.5-hour course that covers the integration of all interrelated project activities that lead to a successful project. You'll learn how integration processes can help you identify activity interdependencies, so that you can deliver projects on time and on budget to meet your business objectives.

Improve your ability to integrate all the elements of a project into a single comprehensive project management plan. You'll learn how to put that plan into action using monitoring and control techniques with a comprehensive change control process.

Course concepts include how all the project management knowledge areas work together, configuration management, change control boards, use of project reports and information, lessons learned, and the role of ethics in the project process. You will also apply project management techniques such as change requests, control logs, audits, historical information and close out reports.

We recommend that you take Project Integration Management after you've completed all other courses.

Software courses 

Learn more about the computer training available at Keyano College.

Microsoft Project 2013 (CEMSPM100)

Microsoft Project 2013 (CEMSPM100) is a 21-hour course that covers how to create a customized project plan Microsoft Project. Microsoft Project is a powerful tool that allows you to track the progress of your projects. You'll learn how to manage a project's time, budgets and resources as well as schedule and track project tasks.

Course topics include using drawing tools, setting options, workgroup functions, Project Central, sharing data among programs, multi-project management, cost management, tracking results, and resource and task management.

Primavera 106 - Fundamentals (CEPRIMA001)

Primavera 106 - Fundamentals (CEPRIMA001) is a 21-hour course that provides you with hands-on training for Primavera's client/server based solution over three days. You'll learn planning concepts and scheduling techniques. Practical solution-based workshops will help you create and track an entire project from beginning to end.

Primavera 106-P - Advanced (CEPRIMA002)

Primavera 106-P - Advanced (CEPRIMA002) is a 21-hour course that provides in-depth project management and resource management training in Primavera's client/server-based solution, building off skills that you've learned in the basic course (Primavera 102).

Course concepts include earned value analysis, updating baselines, importing and exporting project data, top-down budgeting, managing resource allocation, future-period bucket planning, and resource leveling. Extended case studies at the end of each session provide you with an opportunity to apply new skills and functionality.

Primavera Risk Analysis (CEPRIMA003)

Primavera Risk Analysis (CEPRIMA003) provides you with training for Primavera Risk Management solutions. You'll gain thorough background knowledge in risk management. The two-day class leads you through examples of risk modeling techniques and provides a lab-style workshop where you can apply the techniques that you've learned.

PDUs Opportunities - MindEdge


60 PDU Project Management Course Bundle
Cost: $999.00 (1,312.85 CAD)

Total PDUs/Contact Hours: 33 | Leadership PDUs: 25.5 | Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 12.25 | Technical PM PDUs: 23.25

CEUs: 3.3 (Contact Hours: 61)   |   Auditor CPE Credits: 34   |   HRCI Credits: 18 (Specified - Strategic Business)   |   SHRM Credits: 46

Cost: $199.00 (261.52 CAD)
Total PDUs/Contact Hours: 3 | Leadership PDUs: 7.75 | Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 0.5 | Technical PM PDUs: 3.75
CEUs: 0.3 (Contact Hours: 12)   |   HRCI Credits: 3 (General)   |   SHRM Credits: 12
Cost: $659.00 (866.03 CAD)
Total PDUs/Contact Hours: 18 | Leadership PDUs: 16.25 | Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 4 | Technical PM PDUs: 13.75
ACE Credits:    |   CEUs: 1.8 (Contact Hours: 37)   |   Auditor CPE Credits: 21   |   HRCI Credits: 18 (General)   |   SHRM Credits: 34
Cost: $249.00 (327.23 CAD)
Total PDUs/Contact Hours: 8 | Leadership PDUs: 0.75 | Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 7.25 | Technical PM PDUs: 3
CEUs: 0.6 (Contact Hours: 11)   |   Auditor CPE Credits: 5   |   HRCI Credits: 8 (Specified - Strategic Business)   |   SHRM Credits: 11

Project Management Professional (PMP) exams

We host paper-based Project Management Professional (PMP) exams in Fort McMurray on a regular basis. Please review the PMI Student Handbook to find out if you are eligible to write the exam.

You can send your payment through PMI and please note the details below for your application:

  • When it asks if you are taking a test as a group, say “No”, as this is to indicate a specific group test
  • When it asks if there is a CBT site in your area, you don't need to search, just say “No”
  • When it asks if there is a PBT site in your area, you don't need to search, just say “Yes”
PMI exam dates 
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Project Management Institute Customer Care
Project Management Professional (PMP) exam preparation courses 

We offer PMP Exam preparation course options in partnership with Mindedge.

PMP Exam Prep Course (6th edition)

PMP Exam Prep Course (6th edition) is an online and self-paced project management program that helps to build successful project managers at all levels of the organization. The course provides a comprehensive preparation for the PMP certification exam including exam tips, 12 comprehensive module quizzes, five process group tests, five process group tests, and two full-length, 200-question practice exams covering the PMBOK Guide areas of knowledge, which will provide a report to help you determine your areas of weakness.

The course earns you:

  • 35 PDUs/Contact Hours
  • 3.5 CEUs

Project Risk Management: PMI-RMP Exam Prep (6th Edition)

Project Risk Management: PMI-RMP Exam Prep (6th Edition) is an online and self-paced nine-module risk management course helps educate project managers to identify and respond to project risk.

This course provides a comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Institute's PMI-RMP certification exam including exercises, self-assessments, interactive games, and case studies. The course includes exam tips and two full-length, 170-question practice exams that cover the required five domains of risk management knowledge.

Each module explains how to improve your risk management practices:

  • Risk Strategy and Planning
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Risk Process Facilitation
  • Risk Monitoring
  • Reporting, Perform Specialized Risk Activities

The course earns you:

  • 30 PDUs/Contact Hours
  • 3 CEUs

PMP 12 - PMP Practice Exams & Exam Strategies - 6th Edition

The PMP 12 - PMP Practice Exams & Exam Strategies - 6th Edition course gives you an assessment of your readiness for the PMP exam. You'll take five process group assessments and two 200-question practice exams, which cover the Project Management Institute's standard, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). You'll also review key strategies for preparing for the exam.

The course earns you 0.5 CEUs.

Instructor Biography  

David Vlajic 
David Vlajic holds a Master of Business Administration and Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. Beginning in 2006, David has been employed with Syncrude Canada in various Leadership, Project and Turnaround Management positions. Throughout his Project and Turnaround career, he has been responsible for project budgets ranging from $100K to $250MM. David recognizes that PMI Project Management methodology has proven invaluable throughout his numerous projects from inception to closure. Although David recognizes such benefits, this is eclipsed by his awareness of Risk Management during the project life cycle given any unforeseen incident can prove disastrous to the project outcome. When David is not in the office, he enjoys golfing in the summer months and skiing in the winter. 
Sandra Efu

Sandra Efu joined Keyano College in 2015 as a Business Instructor. Presently, she serves as the Director of Student Services. As a Project Management Professional, Sandra is passionate about the use of project management techniques to advance change. She has led an array of local and international projects in the areas of education and community development and worked with various International Financial Institutions. Through work and personal travel, Sandra has visited several countries, including Bulgaria, Barbados, Dominica, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania, Taiwan, and the UAE. These experiences reinforce Sandra’s commitment to the advancement of cultural exchanges and education as tools for global economic development. 

Research interests:

Economics of education, teaching and learning in higher education, and program design, evaluation and enhancement for social good.

Recent publication:

Efu, S. I. (2019). Exams as Learning Tools: A Comparison of Traditional and Collaborative Assessment in Higher Education. College Teaching, 67(1), 73-83.

Yonis Libah

Yonis Libah hold an advance diploma in manufacturing engineering Technology and he is an active member of science and engineering technology professionals of Alberta. In addition, he is certified project manager professional (PMP) by project management institute and currently serve as member of board of directors at community futures of Wood Buffalo.

Yonis has 15 years of progressive professional experience in capital and sustaining projects in both oil/gas in manufacturing industry. Throughout his career, Yonis has preformed variety of roles in project management fields, which enabled him to build a solid base of knowledge and expertise. Such as, project development lead, project estimator and Lead Planner and Scheduler. By joining Keyano College in 2019 as a Project Management instructor, it allowed him to share his passion, skills and knowledge of project management within the community.

In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and playing Basketball. In fact, his is an avid Raptors fan.    

Golam Mostafa

Golam Mostafa holds a Master in Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and Project Management Professional (PMP).  Golam is an expert in Project Management and Supply Chain Management and passionate to help students and career building in the challenging job market.  Golam has been employed with Suncor Energy as a Supply Chain Management Specialist since 2006.  Throughout his career, he has designed and implemented various processes to improve safety performance, equipment reliability, cost reduction, and continuous growth. When Golam is not in the office, he enjoys networking and teaching.

Student Testimonials

"Keyano's Project Management program offers informative courses taught by experienced professionals. This program provides me the practical insight needed to take the first steps towards becoming a Project Management Professional. If you enjoy leading people this course is a must have foundation" - Johnny Bray,  Diversified

"It seemed obvious to me that the instructor is invested in the curriculum he was teaching.  He conducted himself in a professional manner.  This was my first instructor led class done online. I found it very effective. Online platform was easy to navigate. I look forward to attending another Project Management course that he is instructing." 

"The Basics of Project Management is a good course for people to refine their knowledge and for new workers to Project Management" -  Adam Juhlin 

Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant provides funding to Alberta business to help hire and train employees. You can receive up to $10,000 per employee per year for skills training.  Keyano College has a list of pre-approved courses and program areas that are eligible for the grant.  Visit our Canada-Alberta Job Grant webpage for information on how to apply and employer benefits.


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