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Project Management

Short-Term Certificate

This certificate program focuses on both the development of knowledge and professional skills to become a Project Manager. Learn leadership in the project process, planning and control, risk management, and utilization of MS Project management software to develop a project plan, schedule, budget, and produce deliverables for management reporting. Students complete 19 credits, resulting in a Project Management Certificate.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Short-Term Certificate Full Time: 3
Part Time: 4 to 5
19.0

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

Individual courses may have prerequisites. See course notes below.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • Prep for either the CAPM or PMP certifications

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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.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $2,147.76
  • NonResident Cost : $2,432.00
  • International Student Cost : $5,534.32

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

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online
  • Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Prerequisite: Must have completed BUS 169 or BUS 171 or demonstrate equivalent

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. Prereq: BUS 169 or equivalent.

BUS 118 5.0

Project managers, team leaders, and work group managers must be able to integrate people, projects, and sponsors inside and outside the organization in order to complete tasks and deliverables on time. This course will teach you effective leadership, the difference between leading and managing, and the various styles of each. Learn through participation in role playing and other activities. It will also include responsibilities, team development, team dynamics, personality types, influence without authority, conflict management, and organizational and cultural influence on a project. Prereq: IT 101 or BUS 169; BUS 236.

BUS 119 3.0

Prerequisite: Must complete BUS 118; Must have completed BUS236 or an approved equivalent

Students will work collaboratively in a team environment to complete the planning of a project using the project management tools introduced in BUS118. Students will also learn how to define and sequence project tasks using Microsoft Project software. Additional topics include project team management, stakeholder analysis, and project initiation, and project quality. Prereq: BUS 118 or instructor permission; BUS236 or equivalent.

BUS 229 5.0

Must be taken after BUS118; May be taken concurrently with BUS229

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) Prerequisites: Completed 45 credits and/or instructor permission.

CWE 110 3.0