Program Courses

To earn a project management certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses depending on which track of study they choose:

  1. Applied Project Management Certificate: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 402-0 or PROJ_PMI 402-DL) only
  2. Essentials of Project Management Certificate: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 401-0 or PROJ_PMI 401-DL) and two Electives
  3. Certificate in Agile Practices: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 403-0) and two Electives

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Annual Schedule

Expand the annual schedule lists below to see which quarters each project management class is typically offered in.

Project Management Annual Schedule - Core Courses

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CORE COURSES
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
PROJ_PMI 401-0 Essentials of Project Management (On Campus/Remote) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 401-DL Essentials of Project Management (Online) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 402-0 Applied Project Management (On Campus/Remote) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 402-DL Applied Project Management (Online) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 403-0 Agile for Practitioners X X X X

Project Management Annual Schedule - Elective Courses

ELECTIVE COURSES
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
PROJ_PMI 204-0 Developing People and Teams X X X
PROJ_PMI 211-0 Soft Skills for the Project Manager X X
PROJ_PMI 225-0 Power Excel Skills for Project Managers X X
PROJ_PMI 300-0 Managing Global Teams X X
PROJ_PMI 315-DL Risk Management (Online) X X
PROJ_PMI 345-DL Practical Project Planning (Online) X X
PROJ_PMI 350-0 Leading and Coaching Agile Teams X X
PROJ_PMI 360-0 Agile Estimating and Planning X X
PROJ_PMI 365-0 Supporting an Agile Transformation X X
PROJ_PMI 370-0 Managing Product Backlogs and the Product Owner Role X X

Attribution

PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PMI-ACP, and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Registration


PDP courses are offered online, remotely, and on-campus. Please refer to the Schedule Notes for course delivery information.

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PROJ_PMI 402-DL : Applied Project Management


Description

Our Applied Project Management Course is specifically designed for seasoned project managers like you, with over five years of hands-on experience, who are eager to master advanced techniques and strategies. Taught by practicing project managers with over 25 years of experience, these industry experts will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently manage complex projects and drive organizational success. Through this course, you’ll earn ongoing professional education hours (PDUs) to maintain your certifications and stay ahead of the game in your career.

Dive deep into advanced project management topics such as financial metrics-based project selection techniques, managing sophisticated stakeholder relationships, and aligning project dependencies across your organization. You’ll gain expertise in advanced scheduling methods like PERT, critical chain, and hybrid delivery. You’ll learn proven best practices for budgeting, cash flow management, and risk management strategies. Our course goes beyond technical skills, emphasizing leadership competencies essential for handling significant project disruptions, overcoming resistance to change, and navigating complex organizational dynamics.

Moreover, you’ll explore ways to leverage your organization’s PMO, critically evaluate project management tools, and harness the power of generative AI to enhance project outcomes.

By the end of this course, you will be equipped to tackle the most challenging projects with confidence and lead your team to success.

After completing this course, students are able to demonstrate the following:

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 60 (Ways of Working: 36; Business Acumen: 15; Power Skills: 9)

Recommended Course Materials:

Students may purchase these books from any retailer where they are available, in any format.

Registered students can access their online course site here. An activated NetID and password is required for login. *Please note: It may take up to 24-hours for registered students to be added to the online course platform.


Additional Information:

This course is offered every academic quarter.

Prerequisites

This course is intended for individuals with at least five years of experience managing projects. 

Tuition : $1990

Summer 2024
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
06/30/24 - 09/07/24Asynch
Asynch 50
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Ryali, Balajirao
Online
Cancelled42187
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted asynchronously, online.

Course Materials :

Recommended Course Materials:

Schwalbe, Kathy. An Introduction to Project Management, Seventh Edition: Predictive, Agile, and Hybrid Approaches. © 2021, Schwalbe Publishing. ISBN-13: 979-8695713459

Students may purchase these books from any retailer where they are available, in any format.

Optional Course Materials:

Project Management Institute, Inc. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management. Published August 2021. ISBN: 9781628256642

Access to optional course materials is provided to students enrolled in this course through the online course site.


Fall 2024
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
09/29/24 - 12/07/24Asynch
Asynch 50
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Baumgartner, Daniel C.
Online
Open19097
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted asynchronously, online.

Course Materials :

Recommended Course Materials:

Schwalbe, Kathy. An Introduction to Project Management, Seventh Edition: Predictive, Agile, and Hybrid Approaches. © 2021, Schwalbe Publishing. ISBN-13: 979-8695713459

Students may purchase these books from any retailer where they are available, in any format.

Optional Course Materials:

Project Management Institute, Inc. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management. Published August 2021. ISBN: 9781628256642

Access to optional course materials is provided to students enrolled in this course through the online course site.

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