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Diploma in Project Management

Develop the skills for full-cycle project management & prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam.

In British Columbia, this program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Develop the skills to successfully plan, lead, manage, and deliver strategic projects on budget & on time.

Develop the technical, leadership, and business strategy skills required to move a project along its lifecycle phases.  Build your understanding of project management principles and how they relate to the eight project performance domains according to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). In this program, you will explore topics like managing project scope and change, creating project plans, understanding staffing and risk management, classic and agile approaches, goal setting, and other skills.  The program will prepare you for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam.

A Diploma in Project Management can open dynamic career opportunities in a variety of industries, with almost 87 million people expected to be working in project management roles globally by 2027.

Why Choose the Diploma in Project Management.

  • Learn about the stages of full-cycle project management and build career skills that are transferable to any industry and will support your success and growth in a variety of roles.
  • Choose a co-op to build your Canadian experience and career networks for an extra edge on getting hired upon graduation.
  • Get customized career search and co-op placement support from our Co-op Advising Team who have developed strong links to industry partner organizations.
  • Explore the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), a recognized set of standard terminology and practices used for project management.
  • Explore both classic and agile approaches to managing projects and discover the advantages and use cases of each.
  • Learn from industry experts with recent project management experience.
  • Prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam - students who pass the exam will secure a globally-recognized qualification.



Evening 64-66 weeks


Evening 114-116 weeks

Academic Evening Schedule includes 50 weeks study + up to 14 weeks scheduled breaks
Co-op Evening Schedule includes 50 weeks study + up to 14 weeks scheduled breaks + 50 weeks co-op placement

Schedules will be adjusted in December to accommodate public holidays. Contact us for more information.


Intermediate 4

(Equivalent to TOEFL iBT: 60, IELTS: 6.0)

OR Completion of a minimum of three full years of study in a secondary or post-secondary institution where the sole language of instruction is English.


View general Greystone College Admission Requirements for your chosen campus.


2024: Jan 29, Mar 25, May 21, Jul 15, Sep 9, Nov 4, Dec 30 (first session of 2025)
2025: Feb 24, Apr 21, Jun 16, Oct 6


Winter Breaks:
Evening Schedule:
2024/2025: Dec 16, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024

Why Choose Co-op?

Co-op or “co-operative education” combines academic study with a work placement related to your study area. This popular Canadian learning approach provides students with hands-on experience in their study field, quality references, and networks that will give them a competitive edge for finding future work and growing their career.


Take the Diploma in Project Management co-op and build work experience in entry-level positions like:

  • Project Manager (or Junior Project Manager)
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Team Leader
Career outcomes for this program fall under Canada's National Occupational Classification (NOC) 1221 Administrative Officers

Program Courses

Note that the Manage Operational Plans course has been integrated into Project Management Essentials.

Explore the foundational theories and principles of successful project management and gain an overview of the project life cycle and the integration of project management processes from initiation through to close.

Learn the fundamental skills necessary for the Canadian workplace. Explore topics such as oral and written communication, computer skills, and workplace preparation. The course will also cover the necessary skills needed for academic study in the program.

Learn how to identify, analyze and refine project costs to produce a budget, and how to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project costs. Explore methods for managing risks that may impact the achievement of project objectives. This can involve identifying, analyzing, treating, and monitoring project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes. You will also learn quality management techniques such as exploring quality requirements, implementing quality control and assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.

Learn to determine and manage project scope and time during projects which involves obtaining project authorization, developing a scope management plan, managing the application of project scope controls, determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes.

Explore human resources management as it relates to projects. This involves planning for human resources, implementing personnel training and development, and managing the project team. Learn how to link people, ideas, and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes.

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