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
Required Credits: Total Required: 7 courses/15–17 units. Take 4 core courses (10.5 units) and 3 elective credit courses (4.5–6.5 units)
Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 6–12 months.
|1. Required Courses|
|Project Integration and Risk Management||3.0||Fall Classroom Fall Online||Winter Classroom Winter Online||Spring Classroom||Summer Classroom Summer Online|
|Project Leadership and Communication||3.0||Fall Classroom Fall Online||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom Spring Online||Summer Classroom|
|Role of the Project Manager||1.5||Fall Classroom Fall Online||Winter Classroom Winter Online||Spring Classroom Spring Online||Summer Classroom Summer Online|
|2. Elective Courses|
|Achieving Organizational Agility using the Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe©||1.5||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom|
|Advanced Schedule Optimization Techniques||1.5|
|Agile Product Life-Cycle Management (APLM)||1.5||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Agile Project Management Using Scrum||1.5||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Clinical Project Management||2.0||Fall Classroom|
|Creating the Successful Team||1.5||Fall Classroom||Winter Online||Spring Classroom||Summer Online|
|Decision-Making Tools and Techniques||1.5||Winter Classroom|
|Effective Negotiations: Principles, Strategies, and Techniques||1.5||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Extreme/Agile Project Management||1.5||Fall Online||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Lean-Agile Project Management: Achieving Business Value||1.5||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Managing International Projects||1.5||Spring Classroom|
|Managing Projects at Startup Companies||1.5||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Managing Projects with Microsoft Project||1.5||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Managing Software Projects||1.5||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Managing the Development of New Products||1.5||Fall Classroom||Winter Online||Summer Online|
|Outsourcing and Contract Management||1.5||Fall Online||Spring Online|
|Principles of Business Analysis||3.0||Spring Classroom|
|Schedule Optimization Techniques for Managers||1.5||Winter Classroom|
|3. Capstone Course|
|Applied Project Management||3.0||Fall Classroom Fall Online||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom Spring Online||Summer Classroom|
|4. Required Certificate Review|
|Project and Program Management Certificate Completion Review||None||Fall Online||Winter Online||Spring Online||Summer Online|
|PMP® Examination Preparation: 35 Hour||3.5||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.
Recommended Course Sequence
Please follow this sequence
Begin withRole of the Project Manager. Then you can takeProject Integration and Risk Management orProject Leadership and Communication, ending your core requirements withApplied Project Management. Electives may be taken in any order provided the prerequisites are met.
To receive your certificate
Upon completion of the course sequence you may request yourProject and Program Management Certificate Completion Review.
We are certified with Project Management Institute’s highest designation—Global Registered Education Provider (GREP).
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.