The Project Management Professional (PMP®)

Project Management Professionals have a firm understanding of the basic competencies involved in management and oversight, including areas such as effective time management, managing multiple projects simultaneously, scope and estimation of project undertaking and devising a detailed project plan alongside project risk and cost analysis. The program includes training and exam preparation for students to become a Project Management Professional (PMP®) as designated by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMP is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP demonstrates that individuals have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct people and helps individuals to stand out to employers and maximize their earning potential overall.

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) Program

Guiding a team toward successful project completion can be extremely taxing but also incredibly gratifying for supervisors and managers. More than that, however, juggling multiple projects at once, managing multiple staff and dealing with the individual and collective personalities on the project can be incredibly overwhelming without a fundamental understanding of how to get the most out of your team and really get things done. Valuable programs like the Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) ensure students are best apt to guide their staff through this challenging process.

Program Objectives

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

  • Identify the PMI framework, 5 process groups, and 9 bodies of knowledge
  • Apply project initiation tools and techniques in order to develop a project charter
  • Develop a flexible and practical project management plan covering the major project lifecycle
  • Use recommended best practice tools, techniques, and processes to plan for Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Risk, and Procurement
  • Explain project execution's relationship to integration management, success & techniques
  • Apply monitoring and control techniques to measure progress and forecast completion
  • Administer the processes for closing a project and completing project procurement
  • Apply the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to specific situations
  • Perform the preparation techniques, including identifying knowledge gaps for exam prep
  • 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 are several National Certification exams that are available to students who successfully complete this program:
    • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification
      • NOTE: This course satisfies the requisite 35 hours of project management education necessary to sit for the exam. However, PMI requires candidates for the PMP Exam to meet additional eligibility requirements including:
        • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent), plus 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education, OR
        • A 4-year degree, plus 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

National Certification

Upon successful completion of this Project Management Professional PMP® program, students will be prepared to sit for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional PMP® exam. Although there is no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete the Project Management Professional (PMP®) program will be prepared and are eligible to sit for this national certification exam. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the PMI PMP® and Microsoft Office Specialist (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.