Hiring new staff, redesigning a website, releasing a new product — all of these are projects.
Successful companies and organizations know that it pays to have a team member trained in the management of projects.
A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. It is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and, therefore, has a defined scope and resources. Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. Even professionals without the title "project manager" find these skills and tools useful.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading professional organization to standardize and codify this knowledge through PMI’s "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK® Guide), as well as certifications such as the CAPM and PMP exams. '
Who would benefit from this certificate program and courses?
These courses are applicable to project managers in virtually any industry, including health, construction, information technology (IT), and business. However, by creating a "common language" around project needs - everyone can benefit from this knowledge and skills.
What You Will Learn
As business needs and methodologies shift, our Project Management program has expanded to offer multiple courses that lead to successful project implementations following PMI practices.
These courses are designed to give practical and hands-on tools for professionals in the workplace – whether that is in construction, software development, or customer-facing services.
Our instructor-led courses are not specifically exam prep courses, but cover key information for and are eligible for the educational units to take those exams.
We do offer several online, on-demand options for exam preparation.
No application is required.
Two years of college or two years of work experience. For our longer certificate courses, we recommend at least 1-year of experience managing projects or leading project tasks to understand the general concepts. However, if you are planning on taking the certification exams, please reference current PMI requirements. https://www.pmi.org/certifications
No prerequisites are required for the PM Skills® courses through our partner MindEdge.
Salaries of PMP-certified workers are 20% higher than those of non-certified individuals.
Employers need to fill nearly 2.2 MILLION project-oriented jobs every year.
Our courses met the educational requirements of PMI and teach the practical application of the project management principles behind the PMI certification exams, such as the PMP (Project Management Professional). Several exam prep courses, and PMP Skills certification (PMSCP), our offered by our education partner, MindEdge. Learn more about certification
*Early Bird prices are available on selected courses.
FALL, WINTER, & SPRING / Foundations of Project Management*
The nine-week course is highly interactive and energetic and will include a combination of lecture, Q&A, group exercises, and tests to evaluate knowledge transfer. Key tenets of good project management practice is excellent communication, empowering leadership, strong people skills, a firm and consistent management style, combined with experience and wisdom.
Study at your own pace and prepare for exams with these on-demand courses offered in partnership with MindEdge. See the catalog.
EXAM PREP COURSES
PM Skills® PMSCP™ Certification
The PM Skills® PMSCP™ certification includes 14 courses that are completely online and self-paced, which provides the most flexibility in completing the curriculum.
CAPM® Exam Prep Course
This course provides a comprehensive preparation for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam including exam-taking tips, 25 comprehensive module quizzes, and two full-length, 150-question practice exams covering the areas of interest from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide), which will provide a report to help you determine your areas of weakness.
This course provides a comprehensive preparation for the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification exam including exam-taking tips, comprehensive module quizzes, and over 200 practice questions covering the areas of knowledge as described in PMI's Program Management Professional Exam Content Specification.
This completely online and self-paced nine-module risk management course helps educate project managers in identifying and responding to project risk. This course provides a comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Institute®'s PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® certification exam including exercises, self-assessments, interactive games, and case studies along with exam-taking tips and two full-length, 170-question practice exams covering the required five domains of risk management knowledge.
For Project Management and Foundations of Project Management, we recommend students have at least one year of project experience responsible for the planning, scheduling, controlling, resourcing, and motivating of a team of people engaged in accomplishing a set of predefined goals.
Is there an application to take these classes?
No application is required for these courses. If you are interested in becoming certified through the Project Management Institute (PMI), you will need to follow their application procedures.
Why study project management?
Upon successful completion of Project Management or Foundations of Project Management, each student will be able to plan, schedule, and control a project including the acquisition of staff and their motivation. The skills acquired are not restricted to just the project management role but in other aspects of professional and personal life. These skills include creating and maintaining a budget, recognizing and mitigating risk, monitoring and assessing progress in achieving a goal, developing and communicating a strategy and making professional, public presentations.
Will these classes prepare me to take the PMP test?
Our courses are designed to teach the practical application of project management. Course hours are applicable towards the required educational hours to take PMI exams. The PMBOK houses the content from which the Project Management Institute (PMI) draws the questions for the test. Course hours are applicable towards the 35 hours of project management education required to take the PMP.
However, Project Management and Foundations of Project Management are not PMP test preparation courses. About 25% of our students take a separate exam prep course prior to sitting for the PMP exam. You will receive a Certificate of Completion with successful completion of either course.
Why should I take your class instead of another?
Programs specific to test preparation will teach you the material specific to the test, however, they may not teach you the benefits of engaging in certain management practices described in the PMBOK. Project Management and Foundations of Project Management address what to do, why and when you should do it, and what the pros/cons, risks/benefits of using a particular method are. You will have access to the tools that help you become an effective Project Manager. Multiple methods are discussed, as well as how and when to select the appropriate ones in practical application.
Are the courses current with the PMBOK®?
Project Management has been updated to include information from PMBOK® 7 and The Standard for Project Management.
The content and topics covered in Foundations of Project Management are taken from the Project Management Body of Knowledge, version 6 (PMBOK® 6) and other supplemental readings consistent with the CAPM®.
What else do I need to know about this class?
During this class, you will learn criteria on when to use what and, in the handout notes, reference material on details as well as citations to books and papers that detail the methods even further. You will work with a team to develop a project using the project management skills you are learning and present your project in the last session.