The Certificate of Completion in Project Management offers students a comprehensive review of project management concepts and techniques through the four courses outlined below. After the completion of the four courses, students will not only be prepared for the Project Management Profession certification exam, but will also have completed 12 hours of college credit toward a degree. Courses can be taken at the undergraduate or graduate level. In order to enroll, students must meet Amberton University\'s general admission requirements.
Amberton University offers four ten-week sessions (Summer, Fall, Winter, & Spring). Each course is 3 credit hours and may be offered during the week (one meeting per week beginning at 6:30pm for 10 weeks) and/or on Saturday (every other Saturday for five meetings from 8:00am-12:00noon). Tuition is $600 per course.
Project Scope & Quality Management
The course presents an overview of project management and the importance to the organization. The integration of project management principles is studied, as well as project scope management and project quality management.
Project Cost & Contract Procurement
The course covers a broad range of cost related uses, ranging from basic budgeting to cost estimating to capital budgeting. It also covers basic contract and procurement principles. The course prepares student for Scheduling & Cost Controls and Contracting for Project Managers portion of the Project Management Certification test.
Project Risk & Time Management
The course presents risk and time management concepts as stepwise processes to manage risk and uncertainty in order to improve the likelihood of a project’s successful and timely completion. The student will learn quantitative and qualitative techniques to assess project risk, effective means to mitigate and control risk and how to more effectively communicate the cost savings benefits of risk management to project sponsors and project team members. In addition, the student will learn techniques to estimate, schedule and control project activities using PERT, CPM and other methods. The course adds new concepts and methods to those learned in previous project management courses, and integrates and expands the risk and time management processes using case studies, exercises and real world experiences. Class material will include, but not be limited to, topics emphasized by the Practice Management Institute and its certification exam.
Project Human Resources & Communication Management
The course covers the processes required to make effective use of people involved with a project. Stakeholders include: sponsors, customers, individuals, and contributors. In addition, the course covers processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and ultimate disposition of project information. Major topics include those typically covered by the Project Management Institute Human Resource Management and Communication Management Examinations.
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