Project Management

Project Managers wear many hats and manage multiple stakeholders to complete projects that align to an organization’s overall vision. The UJ Accelerated Project Management Certificate helps you gain the necessary skills and knowledge to earn the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI), and to apply those skills to real-life projects. Start with a single course or take the entire certificate to accelerate your professional skills and earn credit towards a bachelor’s degree.
Online
Next Start: May 9th, 2022
Cost: $990 (course) | $3960 (certificate)
Total Courses: 4 courses
Duration: 8 weeks per course
Group Work:Asynchronous with weekly instructor-led sessions
Qualifications: All are welcome!

Who It’s For:

Individuals looking to level up their project management skills and anyone looking to launch a career in the project management field.

What You Get:

  • 3 credits that can be applied towards a Bachelor’s degree
  • Opportunity to earn the Certified Associate in Program Management (CAPM) certificate

Why Study Project Management?

Regardless of your field, project managers are always in demand because they support the implementation of projects and eventual achievement of the organization’s vision. Take your skills to the next level with this entry-level exploration of project management. Individuals that enjoy the rigor of evaluating project ideas, implementing processes for launching projects, monitoring the progress and completion of the project tasks, and assessing the outcome of implementation will thrive in this program..

What You’ll Learn

The Project Management program will equip you to combine strategy, programming, leadership, and business theory to help bring your team’s ideas to life and deliver the organization’s vision.

Introduction to Project Management

Examine the primary frameworks and concepts of project management to effectively lead at your organization.
Next start: May 9th & August 22nd, 2022

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According to a recent study of Human Resource Managers, effective project management is one of the most coveted skills for new hires in the modern economy. This course will introduce you to the power of effective project management through two primary frameworks: waterfall and agile. You will also learn vital project-management concepts that can be applied to a wide range of industries and occupations. This online class has optional live sessions.

In this course, you will:

  • Understand why organizations undertake particular projects and articulate how those projects fit within an overall delivery system.
  • Articulate the key differences between the two major philosophies of project management and provide a thorough explanation of the impact of adopting either methodology.
  • Articulate the typical product life-cycle within both major project management philosophies.
  • Understand the overall principles and processes that drive project management activity for both project approaches.
  • Describe the different organizational structures that can be used for project management purposes, and articulate their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Utilize and understand the core steps in justifying investment in projects.

Project Execution, Monitoring & Control, Implementation & Closure

Understand the full scope of a project manager through the exploration of stages of execution, monitoring, implementation, DevOps and closure.
Prerequisites: Intro to Project Management | Project Planning
Next start: January 9th, 2023

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Intoday’s fast paced work environment, no project proceeds from beginning to end without encountering unforeseen challenges, and the changing scope, priorities or context of a project may require various adjustments. Additionally, project implementation andclosure requires conviction and trust in established processes and personnel. In either context, these are vital parts of a project’s success and are reflections of how future projects will be managed. This course covers project execution, monitoring / control, implementation / handover, DevOps, and project closure. This course is intended to finalize a student’s preparation for their Project Management Practicum.

 

In this course, you will:

  • Learn how to ensure that the project plan is comprehensive, consistent, and totally integrated -including (if necessary) recommending trade-offs to meet project constraints.
  • Apply various approaches to project execution that ensure a committed and effective team.
  • Understand the challenges in tracking progress and implement specific approaches to ensure a reasonable level of accuracy in reporting.
  • Understand the market-leading ad platforms of Google Ads and Facebook Ads including relevant terminology and technical set-ups
  • Articulate various approaches to reporting that engage all parties, including team, stakeholders, and governance bodies.
  • Understand the processes for tracking changes, manage a project plan in the wake of said changes, and ensure that stakeholders and governance bodies are informed of changes.
  • Understand the various activities that may be required during project hand-over and implementation to ensure success.
  • Articulate the value of DevOps.
  • Detail how to close out all relevant aspects of a project.
  • Capture learnings from a project to ensure improvement in both individual and organizational performance.

Project Planning

Explore how scope, cost, and time apply to project planning and ultimately bringing to life of your organization’s vision.
Prerequisites: Intro to Project Management
Next start: June 27th & October 18th, 2022

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Any successful project starts with a plan. This course provides students with a deep understanding of project planning. Projects are a series of tradeoffs between scope, cost, and time, so you’ll need to learn how to balance them in order to create a plan which is realistic and achievable. You will also learn how to leverage resources, and how to manage risk, quality, and stakeholder expectations to ensure project success. This online class has optional live sessions. 

In this course, you will:

  • Understand why organizations undertake particular projects and articulate how those projects fit within an overall delivery system.
  • Articulate the key differences between the two major philosophies of project management and provide a thorough explanation of the impact of adopting either methodology.
  • Articulate the typical product life-cycle within both major project management philosophies.
  • Understand the overall principles and processes that drive project management activity for both project approaches.
  • Describe the different organizational structures that can be used for project management purposes, and articulate their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Utilize and understand the core steps in justifying investment in projects.

Advanced Project Management Practicum

Put your project management skills to the test as you apply all of your learning to manage a mock project from conception through completion.
Prerequisites: Intro to Project Management | Project Planning | Project Execution, Monitoring & Control, Implementation & Closure
Next start: March, 2023

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This course is intended as a culmination of a student’s work in the Project Management Major. Students will work in groups to manage a simulated project from scope to completion -encountering -and overcoming -challenges and complications along the way. This course will also provide students with an overview of the product life cycle, governance, and other topics to help contextualize project work.

In this course, you will:

  • Describe the product life-cycle and how project management can support various stages of this life-cycle.
  • Understand the role of governance and detail the responsibilities of the various actors involved.
  • Recognize when and how to integrate a predictive or agile method into a hybrid project management approach.
  • Understand the role of professional ethics in project management.
  • Understand what to expect on the CAPM exam and prepare for taking this professional test.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive skill in project management by applying their learnings to a simulated project.

How the Course is Structured

Take a Course

Take Intro Course to learn basic project management skills or take all four courses to prepare you for the CAPM certification.

Use Career Support Services

At the end of each course, you will have access to career advisors to help build your resume, write a cover letter, practice interview skills, and more!

Earn the UJ Accelerated Project Management Certificate

Complete all four courses to earn the UJ Accelerated certificate.

Apply your UJ Accelerated Certificate Towards a Degree

You can choose to apply your certificate as 12 credits towards a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Jamestown, as transfer credits to your school of choice, or as continuing education credits. Transfer of the credit will depend on the policies of your chosen institution or professional organization, but we can help.

What Makes UJ Accelerated Special

Every UJ Accelerated course provides:

Course Details

Courses include four elements:

Asynchronous Learning

Read, watch, and listen to the best information to build your foundational knowledge.

Expert Lectures

You will have specified opportunities to meet as a group for live-lecture or attend office hours to apply your asynchronous learning. Attend live or watch the replay(as applicable).

Upcoming Course Start Dates

May 9th & August 22nd, 2022 – Introduction to Project Management Apply Now →

June 27th & October 18th, 2022 – Project Planning Apply Now →

January 9th, 2023 – Project Execution, Monitoring & Control, Implementation & Closure Apply Now →

March, 2023 – Advanced Project Management Practicum Apply Now →

Tuition Options

Students can choose to pay now via credit card or later via invoice. Financial aid is also available for certificate completion.

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