Project and Program Management
Certificate Program

Project and Program Management

The pace of productivity
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Eva Janos, Project and Program Management Alumna

"It was interesting to compare how project management is done in reality and how it should be done."
Eva Janos, Project and Program Management Alumna

Program Description

Classroom • Online

As practiced by Silicon Valley leaders

We teach aspiring and seasoned project and program managers to serve as organizational pace-setters, motivating teams to produce value for all project stakeholders. You will learn the latest principles, practices, processes and tools to quickly originate project plans that:

• Establish business needs;
• Define products;
• Estimate costs and schedules; and
• Manage risk.

Study current industry practices including agile and lean project leadership methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, and the Adaptive Project Framework. 

Project and Program Management certificate program objectives

  • Plan and execute successful projects
  • Analyze stakeholder’s needs and requirements
  • Enlist and lead successful teams
  • Assess and manage project risks
  • Use both traditional waterfall and lean-agile project models
  • Make informed and profitable project business decisions
  • Prepare for the Project Management Institute’s PMP® exam
  • Qualify for the internationally recognized Master Project Manager® credential

 

Total Required: 7 courses/15–17 units. Take 4 core courses (10.5 units) and 3 elective credit courses (4.5–6.5 units)

Time Commitment: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 6–12 months.

Estimated Cost: $6,000

F1 Students: [Costs for F-1 students]

Courses

Total Required: 7 courses/15–17 units. Take 4 core courses (10.5 units) and 3 elective credit courses (4.5–6.5 units)

1. Required Courses

Fall Classroom Online
Winter Classroom Online
Spring Classroom
Summer Classroom Online
Fall Classroom Online
Winter Classroom
Spring Classroom Online
Summer Classroom
Units: 1.5 PPMT.X400
Fall Classroom Online
Winter Classroom Online
Spring Classroom Online
Summer Classroom Online

2. Elective Courses

Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom
Winter Classroom
Spring Classroom
Summer Classroom
Units: 2.0 CTDM.X401
Fall Classroom
Units: 1.5 PPMT.X403
Fall Classroom
Winter Online
Spring Classroom
Summer Online
Winter Classroom
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Online
Winter Classroom
Spring Classroom
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Spring Classroom
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom
Summer Classroom
Units: 1.5 PPMT.X402
Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom
Fall Classroom
Winter Online
Summer Online
Fall Online
Spring Online
Spring Classroom
Winter Classroom

3. Capstone Course

Units: 3.0 PPMT.X417
Fall Classroom Online
Winter Classroom
Spring Classroom Online
Summer Classroom

4. Required Certificate Review

Special Offering

Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom

Requisite Knowledge

Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.

Professional Development

PMI Approved

We are certified with Project Management Institute’s highest designation—Global Registered Education Provider (GREP).

PMBOK®

Our courses are compliant with the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

PMP® Exam Prep

Courses prepare you to sit for the PMP® exam, plus we offer the PMP® Examination Preparation course.

Program Chair

Frank Mangini, chair

Certificate Program Chair 

FRANK M. MANGINI, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSP, has over 25 years’ experience in project management and product development and served as the director of programs for ARGOSystems/Boeing Electronic Defense Systems. As senior programs manager and director of programs, he led multi-year programs that developed and produced shipboard and submarine electronic detection and protection systems for domestic and international naval forces. He has also been involved in commercial consulting and startup enterprises including the development and production of online sports training systems.  Mangini is a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He has also been a member of Toastmasters International since 2006 and has achieved the competence levels of Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze. He has taught project management courses for the UCSC Extension since 2002. He teaches classroom, online and on-site corporate training courses for the Project and Program Management certificate program. His special interests are project risk management, critical chain project management and Agile-Lean development projects.

Certificate Program Advisory Committee

DAVID BAKHTNIA, BSEE, MSEM, CSM, CSPO, CSP, SPC 4.5 (SAFe®)​
Agile Coach & TPM Consultant

UCSC, Silicon Valley Extension PPMT Instructor

VAIDEHI BHANDARI-JAIN
UCSC, MS, PMP
Senior Manager, Program Management Office, Facebook
Silicon Valley Extension PPMT Instructor

WILLIAM BROOKS, M.A., MPM, CIPM

Co-founder of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension PPMT certificate program and a former instructor in the program. 

MOHAMMED FENNICH
, PHD
Senior Management Consultant, SalesForce.com
Co-founding Manager, Kaditek
UCSC Extension Instructor

HAMID NOURI, MBA

Managing Principal and Executive Advisor AgiLeanIT-NAI
Founder of Nouri Associates, Inc. and Agileanit 

MARY ANN HIGGS, BA

Former HR Chief of Staff, Cisco Systems, former Business Operations Manager at Cisco Systems

RAVI KALLURI
, MS, MBA, PMP
Principal Program Manager, Aerohive Networks
Certified SAFe Program Consultant 
UCSC Extension Instructor, Project and Program Management

FRANK M. MANGINI, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSP
UCSC Extension Instructor/Chair, Project and Program Management

HONG NGUYEN-PHUONG, BSEE, MSCS, PMP®, PSM I, PSPO I, SASM, SA
Director of Engineering, Kryptono
Consultant, Silicon Valley Alliances
Co-founder, Net-Tags
UCSC Extension Instructor, Project and Program Management

RICH RONDEAU, MS, PMP, ITIL CSM, SAFe® 4
Project Manager, Vindicia
Vonzos Entrepreneur in Residence
UCSC Extension Instructor, Project and Program Management

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