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PMCC Program Requirements

PMCC Program Requirements

Program Status

To maintain program status, students must complete six credits during each academic year (the academic year for PMCC students begins in the month they start the program). Students are required to receive an overall grade of 70 per cent or B- to pass each GCAP course. In addition, students are expected to maintain at least a B or 75 per cent in the program.

Students who fail a course, or who receive a grade of B- in two courses, may be removed from the program with no option for re-admission to GCAP graduate programs.


In keeping with Athabasca University’s mandate of open access, residency requirements for the PMCC are satisfied when the student has successfully completed nine credits within the PMCC program. The remaining credits may be transferred from other institutions, if the credits are applicable to the University’s PMCC program. Please see the GCAP website for advance credit and transfer credit policies.

Program Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from the program by submitting their request in writing to the GCAP program office and formally withdrawing from any courses in which they are currently registered. Students who withdraw may apply to re-enrol in the program by following the regular application procedures outlined above. Students requesting re-admission to the PMCC program will not receive special consideration.

Full- and Part-Time Involvement

Students may study in the program on a full- or part-time basis. Part-time students must complete a minimum of six credits per calendar year. Normally, the PMCC program is completed in one year. Program students will be considered full time if they complete a minimum of nine credits in a given calendar year.

Program Completion Time Limits

Students must complete the PMCC degree requirements within two years of their initial enrolment in the program. Students who do not, may be required to repeat courses completed at the beginning of their program.

Non-Program Students

Individuals who are not enrolled in the PMCC program may apply to register in PMCC courses on a first-come, first-served basis, space permitting. Courses taken as a non-program student may be directly applied toward the program in accordance with the degree requirements, if and when a student becomes a program student. However, the GCAP is under no obligation to admit non-program students into the PMCC program. To apply to take a course as a non-program student, please see the detailed information on the GCAP website.

Use of PMCC Credential

The PMC program does not have candidacy exams, therefore the use of PMC (C) or PMC (Candidate) during your program is not permitted. You may use this credential only after the degree is conferred.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, students must complete 12 credits of graduate coursework required for the PMCC degree.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2010 to Aug. 31, 2011.

Updated October 20, 2011