Certificate Type: Certificate of Professional Preparation
Major Code: PMT-BC
The Project Management Certificate Program introduces students to all areas of project management, from project initiation through closure. Students will learn how to scope a project, create a plan baseline that includes a schedule and time-phased budget and address the quality parameters of the project. The curriculum also reviews human resource management, proper project communication and procurement techniques and how to identify and manage project risks. The final required class is a capstone course that requires students to apply what they have learned during the program. This certificate is upward compatible with the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, Engineering Technology.
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
|ETI3440||Project Management National Standards|
This course provides a review of the ANSI standards of federal project management including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards (and its nine project management knowledge areas and five project processes) and other applicable standards. The course will also introduce the concept of Earned Value Management as defined in the ANSI A748 document. All federal projects in excess of $50M must be managed using certified EVM management systems.
|ETI3630||Project Communication and HR Management|
Managing the human elements of project management is as challenging as mastering the technical aspects. Innovative approaches are employed to successfully motivate, communicate, negotiate and resolve conflicts among the team members and stakeholders. In this course students develop an understanding of the individual, the group and the project team. Proven techniques to make conflict a constructive rather than a destructive experience are discovered. Students develop effective communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to successfully lead both domestic and global projects.
|ETI3442||Project Scope, Schedule and Budget Management|
This course provides an overview of the theory and practice of managing projects within various organizational structures. The fundamental building blocks of project management are addressed with special emphasis on the triple constraint. Students gain a solid understanding and foundation to successfully manage each phase of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals linked directly to stakeholder needs and utilize proven project management tools to complete the project on time and within budget. The key management aspects and proven techniques that differentiate project management from other types of management are fully addressed.
|ETI4115||Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management|
Quality management ensures that project deliverables meet pre-determined criteria. Methods for quality management are studied including quality planning, assurance and control. Risk management is the systematic process of identifying, analyzing, evaluating and controlling project risks. Both qualitative and quantitative risk analyses are conducted and strategies for proactive risk aversion and reactive risk response are developed. Procurement management is the acquisition of direct project scope and auxiliary services from outside the business unit or organization. Methods for procurement management are studied including planning, solicitation, selection and contract administration.
|ETI4448||Applied Project Management|
In this comprehensive course, students will build statements of work and work breakdown structures, make activity and resourcing decisions, set timelines and utilize scheduling and resource allocation methods. Risk management methods will also be used in working as groups to create and manage project plans. Techniques will be appropriate for large and small projects within commercial, academic or non-profit organizations.