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Project Management


This certificate focuses on developing knowledge and professional skills needed by a Project Member and the Project Manager. Coursework includes topics such as leadership during the project life cycle, planning, executing and controlling project tasks and deliverables. Skills covered include risk management and utilization of project management software to develop a project plan, schedule, budget, and produce deliverables for project progress reports. This certificate includes courses that can be used to earn a 2-year General Business associate degree.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time:
Part Time:

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

  • Develop a project work plan, including defining scope and deliverables and anticipating risks.
  • Guide project implementation and manage the schedule and the budget.
  • Create the project team based on project management principles.
  • Develop strong communication skills.
  • Acquire relevant technical skills, including proficiency with MS Project.

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.


Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit
transfer, and advanced placement.

Course Course ID Credits Availability

This course is an overview of project management from a business perspective. Topics will include project authorization & planning as well as managing project resources, scheduling, budgeting and risk. Students will apply principles to their own project.

BUS 118 5.0

This course will teach the students how to define and sequence project tasks and how to use the most popular planning and control tool, MS Project. Students will complete a project using Project Management elements, including developing a project plan and budget. Students will also work with resource allocations, critical path, dependencies, estimating, risk management, contingency planning, implementation, and evaluation. Prerequisite: IT 101 or BUS 169 and BUS 236

BUS 229 5.0

This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills. Students learn communication styles and effective ways to adapt communication to meet business needs. Through individual and group activities, students improve understanding of cultural diversity, non-verbal communication, and individual influences on communication. Techniques for making informal and formal business presentations are also covered. Careful preparation for the employment interview is emphasized.

BUS 236 5.0

This course will explore aspects of successful teams, and examine the importance of assessing and recognizing individual team member skills. This course will also review and use tools to support the growth and development of teams in effective decision-making, efficient meetings, and improving team performance.Prereq: BUS 236

BUS 237 5.0

May be taken concurrent with BUS 229 - Project Management Tools Techniques and Control

In CWE 110, students apply theory and skills learned in previously completed courses to their internship work site. Students write learning objectives, participate in online discussions, have performance evaluations, and share/reflect on their experiences through oral presentation and a final essay. Hybrid course meets 2x during the quarter. Read instructor notes for meeting dates and times. Credits variable (2-3). Prerequisite: CWE 101 or Instructor permission.

CWE 110 3.0

Explores basic formats and content of technical communication. Covers writing process; analysis of purpose and audience for various reports and documents; research, documentation, presentation of technical material; and communication in digital media. Projects include writing and editing, digital communication, and collaboration. Prereq: ENGL& 101.

ENGL& 235 5.0