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Applied Project Management

To streamline the naming convention of our flagship project management program and further align with industry standards, the Applied Project Management Certificate Program will undergo a name change to the Project Management Certificate Program effective January 2, 2019.

The curriculum and certificate program requirements will not change and students who began coursework before winter 2019 in Applied Project Management will have the option to claim their certificate in Applied Project Management or Project Management. Candidacy requests received before October 26, 2018 will be assigned to “Applied Project Management” and requests received on October 26, 2018 or after will be assigned as “Project Management”.

Please reach out to our program representative Chris Casas at chris.casas@uci.edu with any questions or to discuss a transition plan.

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Overview

Project Management InstituteThe Applied Project Management Certificate Program covers A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management.

Upon completion, you will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional® Exam. Recognized domestically and internationally, the PMP® certification sets the standard for excellence in project management.

Who Should Attend

Individuals in any discipline who work on projects in either the public or private sector will benefit from coursework, as well as those with 3-5 years work experience who are preparing to pursue career opportunities in the area of project management.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for managers in California.

47,847
Jobs
(2016)
8.40%
Projected Growth
(2017-2027)
$94k-$161k
Annual Salary
(25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Apply fundamental project management principles, theories, and practices, including the basic concepts described in the Project Management Institute's newest release of the PMBOK® Guide
  • Practice using the most effective project management tools and techniques to launch, plan, and execute a project
  • Identify characteristics of high performance teams and ways to manage stakeholder expectations
  • Develop documentation on simulated projects to gain a deeper understanding of Project Management principles and practices
  • Satisfy the education requirements to sit for the PMP® exam
  • Earn continuing education credits for professional certifications (PMI® REP number 1043)

Course Schedule

Scheduling & Course Formats

Each course format provides you with the same comprehensive, in-depth level of study and instructional excellence. To personalize your experience and manage the time it takes to earn your certificate, we encourage you to mix and match course formats according to preference.

  • Campus
    In this 6-week, on-campus format, meetings are scheduled on a recurring weeknight basis and students complete coursework from home and online.

  • Hybrid
    Students gain access to and begin studying course material online one (1) week in advance of three (3) on-campus, full-day classes scheduled on Saturdays.

  • Online
    This course is delivered entirely online over 6 weeks and although students must meet weekly coursework deadlines, material may be accessed and completed any time of day.

Please visit our Project Management Course Grid for information on winter quarter 2019 course scheduling.

Learn How To Earn Your Certificate

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

To earn the Applied Project Management Certificate, participants must complete four (4) required courses totaling 12 units (120 hours) of instruction with a grade of “C” or better. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Advisory Committee

  • Kenneth Binnings, EDD, MBA, PMP, Director, Customer Implementation and Migration Office, Sprint
  • Timothy Covington, M.S., PMP, Senior Manager – Engineering, The Boeing Company
  • Susan Embry-Busch, Senior Vice President of Information Technology, American Health Care
  • Kristine Hayes Munson, IT Risk and Compliance Manager, VP, State Street
  • Karen Nguyen, M.S., PMP, National Manager, Program & Technology Integration, Kia Motors America
  • Janice Y. Preston, PMP, CPA, Chief Operations Officer, Core Performance Concepts, Inc.
  • Tony Roberts, M.S., PMP, Director, Trivista
  • Tariq Shaikh, PMP, PMI-OC President
  • Marty Wartenberg, MBA, PE, Business Consulting & Training
  • Debora Wright Henley, MBA, Manager, Project Management – IT Solutions, Northrop Grumman Corp

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

PMP®, PMBOK® Guide, Project Management Professional® and PMI® are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Provider is a member of PMI's R.E.P. Program and PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant R.E.P.'s products, courses, publications, or services.

“I've learned so much from the course that I've decided to send all of my project managers to attend this school.” Vickie Minchokovich
Principal & Founder, V.R & Associates