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Non-Credit Courses


The four non-credit courses in the Professional Project Administrator (PPA) Program are industry-informed to teach fundamental skills all organizations regularly need.

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MS Office Fundamentals

This course will ensure you have solid fundamental skills using Microsoft Office apps to construct dynamic and engaging presentations, develop sophisticated written and financial documentation, and practical database competencies. You will build good filing practices for local, network and cloud drives and learn powerful tips and tricks to reduce frustration.  

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Foundations of Operations Management

Multi-disciplinary teams challenge our mindset and dramatically increase our collaborative problem-solving and creative capacity. In this course, you will work in project teams through a realistic case study within a shared-leadership model. Learning is achieved through personal insights about best practices and collectively applying these insights to your project.

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Business Writing and Effective Communication

This four-week online course is designed to teach you the plain language principles and techniques that will help make your written communications easy to read and understand. Practice your writing skills through online discussion forums, quizzes, and assignments. This course includes two hours of live, virtual instruction each week.

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Foundations of Proposal Writing

Proposal writing is one of the critical activities for many community organizations to secure funding and resources to deliver on their mandate and mission. This course provides a practical introduction to the elements of proposal writing. It includes hands-on practice to identify potential sources of funds, develop and refine a proposal from inception to completion, and demonstrate an understanding of ways to present a proposal to a range of audiences and decision-makers.