Cohort-Based Learning for Project Managers

Enrollment for Small Groups and Individual Employees.

Our Project Management 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)®.

The curriculum includes the following: project management lifecycle, project team leadership, waterfall and agile project methodologies, change management and stakeholder management, to name a few.

The program is designed as cohort-based learning so that learners go through and complete all of the coursework together. Upon completion, participants 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

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
  • 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 the organization


  • 2023 Cohort Schedule: September 11, 2023 – June 23, 2024
  • 2024 Cohort Schedule: April 8, 2024 – December 22, 2024

Each course format provides you with the same comprehensive, in-depth level of study and instructional excellence. Each course is 100% online and instructor led.

Course Formats

This course is delivered entirely online over 4-5 weeks and although students must meet weekly coursework deadlines, material may be accessed and completed any time of day. 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 that are new to UCI’s Division of Continuing Education receive a 10% discount on the Project Overview course enrollment fee. Please enter CORPED10 during check out.

Eligibility and Requirements

The program is composed of eight modular, standalone courses, which should be taken in total to earn a full certificate. Students who complete the required courses (totaling 13 units) with a letter grade of “C” or better will receive a certificate awarded by the Division of Continuing Education.

In order for all students to receive their official Certificate from UCI Division of Continuing Education, they must apply for candidacy and request their certificate in the program before the last course concludes. We recommend applying for candidacy during the start of the last course in the program. Each application includes a one-time candidacy fee of $125 that must be paid at the time of application with UCI Division of Continuing Education.

To apply for candidacy/request your certificate:

  1. Login to your online student account
  2. At the bottom of the left-hand column, you will see an option “Certificate/Specialized Study Application”
  3. Follow the steps and fill in the appropriate information
  4. Please note, if you would like your supervisor notified, the default address under your preferred address in your student account will be listed. If you need to update this information, you may do so by modifying the fields.
Approximate Cost $5,150
Format Online
Duration 9 months

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Course Schedule

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

Before enrolling in this certificate program, a person must first complete the prerequisite courses required.
Required Courses

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