Develop relevant, practical and in-demand project management proficiency while you pursue the credential that will get you noticed. Instructors with years of project management experience offer you direct access to the expertise you need. The latest Project Management Institute (PMI)® commissioned talent gap analysis by Anderson Economic Group (AEG) points to outstanding opportunities in jobs and career growth for project managers within the 11 countries studied. Through 2027, the project management-oriented labor force in seven project-oriented sectors is expected to grow by 33 percent, or nearly 22 million new jobs. The School of Continuing Studies at the University of Redlands is a PMI® Registered Education Provider.
Most courses can be taken in any order unless otherwise noted.
Required courses :
301 Project Management Principles and Practice (3 credits;28 PMI® Professional Development Units)
Overview of project management processes and principles used in planning and monitoring project activities from inception through closure. Topics include A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide)-Fifth Edition, the role of the project manager, project life cycle and project management deliverables. Emphasizes project planning, execution, monitoring and control. PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
302 Project Leadership, Teambuilding and Communication (3 credits;28 PMI® Professional Development Units)
Covers essential qualitative areas necessary for effective project management including leadership, personnel and team management, communication and strategic planning. Topics include team selection and development, effective project leadership, stakeholder management and communication strategies throughout the project life cycle.
303 Project Quality and Risk Management (3 credits;28 PMI® Professional Development Units)
Examine the principles and practices associated with project quality assurance and risk management including: quality assurance and risk management strategies, executing an effective quality assurance plan, and monitoring and controlling quality and risks. Project management best practices and standards are explored using PMBOK®Guide.
304 Project Planning, Procurement and Cost Management (3 credits;28 PMI® Professional Development Units)
Learn the essential project management tools and techniques involved planning and scheduling projects, procuring supplies and services and managing project costs. Topics include: collecting project requirements; developing scope of work procedures and documentation using work breakdown structures; conducting source selections; estimating and controlling costs; and, closing out project activities.
305 Project Management Practicum (3 credits;28 PMI® Professional Development Units)
Capstone experience to the project management certificate. A practical and applied approach for review and reinforcement of previously learned project management tools and techniques. A project portfolio with deliverables will be the final outcome of the course providing the student with a synthesis of the project management process in an applied setting. (Course to be taken last. May take one other Project Management class simultaneously.)
PMP/CAPM Examination Review
Four-day exam preparation workshop for Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) Certifications. In-depth topic reviews of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), state-of-the-art courseware, and practice assessments.