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Project Management

For current learners, please visit the four-course Project Management Certificate page.

Overview

Project Management Institute Authorized Training Partner Our Project Management Certificate Program covers A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide, 7th edition), which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management. The UCI DCE program has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Upon completion, learners will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the PMP® exam.

Courses can fulfill the necessary education hours required to apply for the PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam. Courses can also be used to maintain the PMP® credential.

Who Should Enroll

This curriculum is created for individuals currently in, or aspiring to, work in and excel in roles requiring effective project leadership.

Program Benefits

  • Learn how to apply the concepts in real-world project management scenarios
  • Establish a road map to create a connection between projects and organizational strategy
  • Get products and services to market faster by integrating project components: cost, schedule, risk, quality, and leadership
  • Master the necessary skills to effectively manage projects and teams to become a better asset to your organization

Course Schedule

Each course is 4 to 5 weeks in duration and will be offered in an asynchronous modality with an optional synchronous weekly session with the course instructor. Learners can enroll into one or several courses each quarter. We recommend taking up to two courses concurrently at a time. Please contact BusinessPrograms@ce.uci.edu for assistance in developing a personalized course plan.

Required Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
MGMT X402.2
Project Management Overview (1.50 Units)
MGMT X402.2
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled Online
MGMT X402.3
Project Initiation (1.50 Units)
MGMT X402.3
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled Online
MGMT X402.4
Project Planning and Risk (1.50 Units)
MGMT X402.4
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled Online
MGMT X402.5
Project Schedule & Cost (1.50 Units)
MGMT X402.5
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled  
MGMT X402.6
Project Stakeholders & Change Management (1.50 Units)
MGMT X402.6
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled  
MGMT X402.7
Project Procurement (1.50 Units)
MGMT X402.7
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled  
MGMT X402.8
Agile Project Management (2.00 Units)
MGMT X402.8
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled  
MGMT X402.9
Project Leadership & Communication (2.00 Units)
MGMT X402.9
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled  

Elective Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
Project Management
MGMT X472.20
Intensive Project Management Review (3.50 Units)
MGMT X472.20
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled Online

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024 Summer 2024
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Jul 13 Oct 19 Jan 18 Apr 18
Courses Begin* (week of) Sep 25 Jan 8 Apr 1 Jun 24
Courses End* (week of) Dec 11 Mar 18 Jun 10 Sep 9
Administrative Holidays Nov 10, Nov 23-24, Dec 25-26, Jan 1-2 Jan 15, Feb 19 Mar 29, May 27 Jun 19, Jul 4, Sep 2

*Actual dates may vary by program.

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3-month Global Accelerated format also available

Learn How To Earn Your Certificate

Earn a Certificate

Apply to become a candidate for the program: A Declaration of Candidacy is required to establish candidacy in this program. Complete the application and pay the application and candidacy fee of $125 (non-refundable). Learn more about the benefits of becoming a candidate. Candidacy is not required to enroll into individual course in a program.

A candidate in the program is awarded a certificate upon the successful completion of eight (8) required courses totaling 13 units, each with a letter grade of “C” or better. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in their first course. To receive the Certified Digital Certificate after the completing all the program requirements, students must submit the Request for Certificate to initiate the certificate audit process. Students not pursuing the certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

“The instructors were all very open and encouraging and supportive in my learning experience which is where I got the highest value out of the whole process.” David Bartholomew
Management Consultant and Author

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will it take me to complete the entire program?
  • The program design allows you flexibility to complete it while adhering to work and life commitments. Learners will spend about 6 hours per week on average completing coursework. Please consider this as you determine how many courses to take concurrently. We recommend taking no more than 2 (two) courses concurrently. The program can be completed in as short as 6 months (two quarters).

    The Project Management Overview course must be taken be taken as a standalone first, as it serves as a foundation for the remainder of the program. Learners will also be selecting the project that they will be using for the duration of the program. Remaining courses may be taken in any order.
  • Where can I learn more about the PMP or CAPM credential?
  • If you are looking for the PMP credential, we highly encourage you to learn about the requirements directly from PMI. More information about their credentials can be found on the PMI website. The PMP® Credential exam is not provided by UCI Continuing Education. It is administered only by the Project Management Institute (PMI) after applying. PMI will issue the credential after successful completion of the exam. UCI DCE does offer an exam preparation course, titled Intensive Project Management Review. Please check out our website for the latest schedule for the course.
  • How does UCI’s program help me toward my career goal?
  • The UCI Project Management Certificate fulfills the educational requirements for the PMP application. Further, completion of UCI Project Management Certificate will demonstrate to employers that you have an established foundational skillset for a project manager, whether you are an individual breaking into the project management field, or you have been the accidental project manager for years. Lastly UCI’s courses will provide the opportunity for hands on application through class project work as well as learning from the experiences of the instructor and the other students.
  • I can’t find the answer to my question.
  • If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at BusinessPrograms@ce.uci.edu.

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.

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