The Project Management Associate

Effective project management skills are important to working professionals in any industry. All professionals working in six sigma or other quality control management process, process engineers, general managers, middle/senior management, as well as product managers can benefit from the skills learned in this course and ensure that their efforts are in line with the most efficient and effective methods available for successful project management. Blending theory with practical examples and case studies, the Project Management Associate program serves as a stepping stone toward becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

The Project Management Associate Program

The Project Management Associate program offers participants the opportunity to define, plan and execute a project no matter how simple or complex the end goal. Participants will gain the tools and knowledge necessary to deliver successful projects both on time and on budget, while meeting any performance specifications determined from the outset. At a fundamental level, participants will explore the ins and outs of project management and the project life cycle including: project scope management, project time management, project cost management, project communications management, project risk management, project procurement management, project human resource management and project stakeholder management. Students will examine the key skills of a project manager, and learn how to develop and apply those skills for project success. Students will also learn how to create a project schedule, resource plan, and budget, and how to monitor and evaluate a project to manage time, cost, scope, and resources.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Project Management Essentials
  • Managing Multiple Projects
  • Effective Time Management
  • Project Risk & Cost Analysis
  • Use Microsoft Office

Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

National Certification

Upon successful completion of this  program, students would be eligible to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program  will be prepared and are eligible to sit for this national certification exam. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the externship option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.

Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.