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Project Management Certificate Program cate candidates may enroll in any or all of the courses,
UC Irvine Extension is a global charter member of certificate candidates should apply for the Certificate
the Project Management Institute, the governing body Program before completing the third class in which
that sets the standards for excellence in the project he/she enrolls.
management profession. Most project managers start After you have completed all requirements, you may
with training in the technology of their projects, but request to receive your official certificate by completing
frequently lack an understanding of the managerial the Request for Certificate Form (available online)
function necessary to manage projects. With industry and returning it to our offices as noted on the form.
leaders as instructors, UC Irvine Extension’s Project
Management Certificate Program teaches students
how to apply fundamental project management
principles, theories and practices, including the Our accelerated format gives you the same compre-
concepts described in the most recent edition of A hensive and in-depth course of study as the traditional
Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge format. However, the concentrated course schedule
(PMBOK® Guide). in the accelerated program expedites your learning
experience, enabling you to achieve your educational,
The program offers an organized sequence of courses professional and organizational goals in as few as 9
that will provide preparation in the practice of profes- months. You may enroll in the accelerated format at
sional project management. Required courses cover any time and may begin in any quarter. Participants
the body of knowledge helpful in preparing for the taking courses in the classroom or online format
Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam. may also take any course in the accelerated format.
Elective courses further develop skills in the area of Accelerated courses are held at our satellite campus
process improvement, scheduling using Microsoft (UCI Learning Center) located at 200 South Manchester
Project, rapid product development, and cost Ave, Orange, California.
Who Should Enroll This program qualifies for degree credit at our partner
This program benefits project managers from all universities. Visit extension.uci.edu/partners for
industries who want to prepare for the PMP exam, information.
project team members who want to upgrade their skills
to become project managers, and those who want to
make a career transition into project management.
Upon completing the program, graduates will meet the Bring this program to your workplace. Through
educational requirements to sit for the PMP® exam. Corporate Training, we can deliver this program or
Education credits in this certificate are not only valid customize one that fits your company’s specific needs.
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UC Irvine Extension, you must complete six required Vonessa Low
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tion. These requirements must be fulfilled within five
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Program Benefits Advisory Committee
1. Apply fundamental project management principles, Diana Adler, Technical Specialist/Scientist,
theories, and practices, including the basic concepts Management and Supervisory Development,
described in the most current version of the Project Nuclear Training Division
Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide.
Timothy Covington, M.S., PMP, Senior Manager –
2. Use project management tools and techniques Engineering, the Boeing Company
that are effective in initiating, planning, executing,
Quentin Fleming, M.S., Author and Management
monitoring, controlling, and closing a project.
Consultant, Fleming Management Consultancy
3. Identify characteristics of high performance teams
Steven D. Hall, PMP, Sr. Project Manager, Abbott
and ways to manage stakeholder expectations.
4. Select appropriate techniques to communicate
Deborah Wright Henley, M.B.A., Manager, Project
effectively with team members and other stake-
Management – IT Solutions, Northrop Grumman
5. Meet the education requirement to become certified
Stephen June, M.B.A., PMP, IT Consultant
as a PMP® and assist an individual in preparing to
take the PMP® exam. Adrienne Keane, PMP, MAPP, Talent Operations
Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.
6. Earn continuing education credits for professional
certifications (PMI REP number 1043). Leroy Lambright, PMP, CSQA, Director, Engineering
Quality Assurance, L3 Communications/IEC
Program Fees Karen Nguyen, Systems & Program Manager,
Kia Motors America
The following is only an estimate of program costs for
those who choose one format. Students have the Janice Preston, PMP, CPA, Core Performance
option of taking courses in various formats. Your Concepts, Inc.
total cost may vary substantially depending on the Tony Roberts, M.S., PMP, VP, Program
specific courses you choose. Actual fees may differ Management, Masimo Corporation
from the estimate below. Fees are subject to change
without prior notice. Stan K. VanBibber, PMP, SCPM, AVP, Enterprise
CLASSROOM ONLINE ACCELERATED
Course Fees $5600 $5825 $5875 Mark Van Holsbeck, VP, IT Governance and Risk
(6 required & Management, CISSP at Avery Dennison
2 electives) Marty Wartenberg, M.B.A., P.E., Business
Candidacy Fee $125 $125 $125 Consulting & Training
Textbooks $825 $825 $825 Julie Wilson, ACS, CEPM, FLMI, PMP
Parking* $136 $0 $0
Total Estimated Cost $6,686 $6,775 $6,825
*Based upon 4 quarters of enrollment.
$34 per quarter for evening parking privileges.
For course schedule: extension.uci.edu/pm
Required Courses (6) Project Risk Management
(Mgmt X474.1 – 2.5 units)
Introduction to Project Management Principles
Project success is achieved by project managers and
teams skilled in coping with project risks. Making good
(Mgmt X442.28 – 2.5 units)
decisions and using proven processes requires both
Project management has been proven to be the most
training and experience. Gain in-depth practice apply-
effective method of delivering products within cost,
ing subjective and quantitative methods to an actual
schedule, and resource constraints. Gain a working
project situation. Learn from peers through risk analysis
knowledge of the basics of project management that
exercises, case studies, and persuasive presentations.
can be instantly applied to any project. This course will
Discover how to recognize, assess, and respond to
provide the skills to ensure your projects deliver on time
project risks in an appropriate, cost effective manner
and on budget. Learn to define and manage scope via
in order to make better decisions. Prerequisite:
the elicitation of requirements and the creation of a
detailed work breakdown structure, create a defensible
and realistic project schedule and budget, develop and Earned Value Project Management
manage the project team, identify and manage risks, (Mgmt X474.7 – 2 units)
and understand the project procurement processes. Earned value is a technique for defining and establish-
Prerequisite: None ing project scope, schedule and cost in order to align
with executive management expectations. Learn to use
Management, Leadership and Team Building
the earned value method to establish a realistic project
in the Project and Program Environment
baseline, calculate a range of estimates-at-completion
(Mgmt X474.9 – 3 units)
(EAC), and apply effective methods for keeping your
The success of projects is dependant upon people and
project budget and schedule on target. Develop the
how effectively they work and communicate with one
strategies to effectively monitor, measure, and control
another. You will reflect upon your role as a manager/
costs and schedule. Set project standards and metrics
leader within a project management framework. Explore
to measure project success and forecast results. Hands-
concepts of human behavior, motivation, problem solv-
on exercises in this course will demonstrate how
ing, decision-making, influence, conflict management,
earned value can be used on any project of any size.
and organization structure. Build skills in recognizing
Prerequisite: Mgmt X442.28
and managing project stakeholders, communications,
team development, and working with virtual team OR
members, via presentations, case studies, readings, Project Monitoring and Control
essays, and discussions. Prerequisite: Mgmt X442.28 (Mgmt X452.39 – 2 units)
This course establishes the essential steps to plan a
Project Procurement Management: Contracting,
project by developing a performance measurement
baseline (PMB) to integrate the project cost and
(Mgmt X478.7 – 2 units)
schedule information. During execution of the plan,
Procurement management has become a vital project
compare schedule and cost progress data to actual
management skill, as organizations increasingly out-
performance to date by applying earned value metrics
source all but their core competencies. Understand the
(EVM). Use EVM to determine project costs and
scope of procurement management in the contempo-
schedule variances and to forecast the likelihood of
rary project management environment and the role and
completing the project within the established PMB.
responsibility of the procurement manager. Learn to
Explain variances and likelihood of recovery.
establish project scope, develop a procurement man-
Prerequisite: Mgmt X442.28
agement plan, select the proper contract type, define
strategic teaming agreements, evaluate and select
suppliers, and track supplier performance. Prerequisite:
Project Cost Management Advanced Project Management Techniques
(Mgmt X442.29 – 2.5 units) Using MS Project 2007
No organization has unlimited time, money, or (Mgmt X474.27 – 2.5 units)
resources. For that reason, cost management can Gain advanced skills and knowledge in building and
be used to evaluate the benefits and expenses of the managing complex projects using Microsoft Project
project in relation to other potential projects before a 2007 (Windows). Review scheduling techniques and
selection is made. Learn to evaluate and analyze the methods used to support Critical Path Method, the
financial viability and non-financial issues. Review performance of Risk Analysis, and for the management
basic financial terms and concepts that influence of multiple projects in an integrated team environment.
project selection decisions and understand all aspects Learn to identify and resolve common problems, use
of project planning. Discover how to prepare a cost methods for debugging the schedule, and develop
estimate and budget in addition to considering ways custom reports. Study and apply techniques for the use
how to monitor and control cost and manage changes of Earned Value method of performance measurement,
to the cost baseline. Prerequisite: Mgmt X442.28 tracking the progress of projects, resource loading
methods, and advanced techniques for budget devel-
opment. Recommended Prerequisite: Mgmt X474.24
Advanced PMBOK® Guide Applications
Elective Courses (Choose 2) (PMP Preparation Exam)
Systems Engineering for Project Managers (Mgmt X474.48 – 2.5 units)
(Mgmt X472.85 – 2.5 units) Review the nine knowledge areas in the PMBOK® Guide
Learn the benefits of combining traditional project and the key concepts in Professional Responsibility.
management with a systems approach for an improved Prepare to pass the PMP® Examination with a focus
product development cycle focused on customer needs on understanding how to integrate the detailed project
and reduced overall costs. Ensure steady progress management processes. To measure your preparedness
toward a project’s technical objectives through efficient for the exam, this course will provide exercises, practice
use of financial and human resources, and timely questions, practice exams, and practical tips from Project
completion of the project. In this effective system all Management Professionals®. The content of this course
components interact harmoniously—encouraging is fully compliant and aligns with the Guide to the
systematic and repeatable planning, design, and imple- Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®
mentation throughout. Specific systems engineering, Guide) – Fourth Edition. Prerequisite: Minimum of 35
process and management topics will be reviewed. hours of project management instruction, 4,500 hours
of project management experience with a bachelors
Project Management Using MS Project 2007
degree, or 7,500 hours without a bachelors degree.
(Mgmt X474.24 – 1.5 units)
Learn the skills needed to enhance the outcomes of Managing Business Process Improvement Projects
managing projects. Gain knowledge of the fundamentals (Mgmt X474.10 – 2.5 units)
of project scheduling and the key area of knowledge Learn how the structured approach of business process
for planning projects using Microsoft Project 2007 improvement (BPI) can be performed at all levels in an
(Windows). This course will emphasize the importance organization. Through a series of training activities, you
of defining the total project with the use of a Work will learn how to select, design, sell, implement, and
Breakdown Structure (WBS); then formally issuing and institutionalize the changes necessary for effective BPI.
controlling the project with the use of a Project Master Determine the process flow of a project, evaluate inef-
Schedule (PMS). Prerequisite: None fective use of time, and change the process for improved
effectiveness. In addition, collaborate on a class project
that will allow for application of techniques to organiza-
tion's processes and procedures. Prerequisite: None
Lean Project Management Managing Project Stakeholder Risks
(Mgmt X478.3 – 2.5 units) (Mgmt X474.28 – 1.5 units)
Review methods to enable dramatic reductions in Discover methods for significantly reducing risks that
project cycle time while maintaining effective control arise from poor communications by applying risk
over budget, resources, risk, and delivered value— management techniques to stakeholder management.
organizations that have embraced these concepts Rather than handling communications and risk manage-
have reported up to 75 percent reduction in project ment as separate processes, each producing separate
life cycle with dramatic improvements in non-recurring outputs in the project plan, learn to integrate them for
cost and customer satisfaction. Interactive exercises more effective communications that can improve a proj-
explore topics such as how to eliminate organizational ect manager’s ability to manage key stakeholder risks.
time barriers, the continuous-flow development process,
and advanced strategies for exploiting knowledge
(Mgmt X472.88 – 3 units)
reuse and economies of scope on quick-turn projects.
Develop the tools and techniques to manage a large,
Management of Multiple Projects complex program. This one task covers a vast amount
(Mgmt X478.6 – 2.5 units) of territory; jetliners, to ships, high-rise construction,
Managing multiple projects typically presents unique to large public work projects. Learn how to take all of
challenges compared to the management of one large these individual projects and integrate them together
project. Build on your existing skills in the areas of for a successful program. Managing a program can be
scope, time, cost, risk, human resources, leadership significantly more challenging than managing just one
and teambuilding through a combination of lecture project. Discover the complexity of programs and how
and team-based learning exercises. Learn to select the to successfully manage unique groups of multifaceted
most effective strategies and responses for multiple, projects so that all elements finish within a pre-deter-
small independent projects, portfolios, or large pro- mined order and are integrated with one another.
grams. Individual and group exercises will explore Prerequisite: Project managers with at least five years
scheduling techniques and honing in on an assess- of working experience.
ment of project environments through stakeholder
analysis. An adaptable multi-project simulation will also
reinforce the benefits of cooperation for mutual gain.
Prerequisite: Mgmt X442.28
Project Management of Information Technology
(Mgmt X474.8 – 2 units)
Focus on the unique challenges of managing an IT
project in an enterprise. Discuss those elements of
project management that are of greatest interest to IT
workers, including requirements definition and use-case
analysis, performance metrics, risk determination and
mitigation, task identification, scheduling, verification
and testing, and version control. IT staff members will
learn to work more productively with business analysts,
who frequently initiate IT projects.
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