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Project Management Institute Authorized Training PartnerThe 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. The UCI DCE program has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

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

Who Should Enroll

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.

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(Highly experienced workers can earn up to $183k)

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

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.

  • 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.

  • Remote
    Synchronous class instruction using web-conference technology.

Required Courses

MGMT X472.75
Project Launch (3.00 Units)
MGMT X472.75
CampusOnline CampusOnline to be scheduled to be scheduled
MGMT X472.76
Project Planning (3.00 Units)
MGMT X472.76
CampusOnline CampusOnline to be scheduled to be scheduled
MGMT X472.77
Project Execution (3.00 Units)
MGMT X472.77
CampusOnline CampusOnline to be scheduled to be scheduled
MGMT X472.79
Project Practicum with Multiple Projects (3.00 Units)
MGMT X472.79
CampusOnline CampusOnline to be scheduled to be scheduled

Elective Courses

Non-Certificate Courses
MGMT X472.20
Intensive Project Management Review (PMP® Exam Preparation) (3.50 Units)
MGMT X472.20
Online Online to be scheduled to be scheduled
MGMT X422.23
Happy High-Performance Teams (2.50 Units)
MGMT X422.23
to be scheduled to be scheduled to be scheduled to be scheduled
MGMT X457.12
Presentation Skills (1.50 Units)
MGMT X457.12
  to be scheduled    
MGMT X462.96
Professional Sales Readiness (4.50 Units)
MGMT X462.96
Online Online to be scheduled to be scheduled
MGMT X462.97
Sales Management I (4.50 Units)
MGMT X462.97
Online Online to be scheduled to be scheduled

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 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Jul 15 Oct 21 Jan 20 Apr 21
Courses Begin* (week of) Sep 20 Jan 3 Mar 28 Jun 20
Courses End* (week of) Dec 13 Mar 14 Jun 6 Sep 6
Parking Permits Expire Dec 31 Mar 31 Jun 30 Sep 30
Administrative Holidays Nov 11, Nov 25-26, Dec 23-24, Dec 30-31 Jan 17, Feb 21 Mar 25, May 30 Jun 20, Jul 4, Sep 5

*Actual dates may vary by program.


3-month Global Accelerated format also available

Learn How To Earn Your Certificate

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

To earn the 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 with a non-refundable $125 application fee. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the digital 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. Course substitutions will not be accepted for this program.

“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

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.

PMI, PMP, PMBOK and the PMI Authorized Training Partner seal are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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