The Project Management Specialist for CAPM®

The Project Management Specialist Professional program provides students the basic competencies involved in project management and oversight including areas such as effective time management, managing multiple projects simultaneously, scope and estimation of project undertaking and preparing a project plan alongside project risk and cost analysis. The program includes training and exam preparation for students to become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) as designated by the Project Management Institute. The CAPM is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners designed for those with little or no project experience. The CAPM credential demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.


The Project Management Specialist Program

Steering a large project toward successful completion can be extremely challenging but also incredibly rewarding. More than that, however, juggling multiple projects at once can be incredibly overwhelming without the tools to make the best use of time and resources. Project Managers are essential in all areas of industry and require the expertise to launch initiatives geared toward success at all levels. The Project Management Specialist Program offers students the valuable CAPM credential in combination with valuable time management, project risk and cost analysis skills and other tips and tricks for project management. Effective project management and execution skills are essential to everyone’s professional success and this program will ensure students gain the skills they need for success on the job from day one.


Program Objectives

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

  • Use the PMI project management framework to initiate a project
  • Apply project initiation tools and techniques in order to develop a project charter and stakeholder management strategy
  • Develop a flexible and practical project management plan covering the major project lifecycle processes and phases
  • Explain project execution in relationship to project planning, success and techniques
  • Apply monitoring, control, and closing techniques to measure progress on the project and forecast project completion requirements
  • Perform the sequence of steps for a smooth project close and future improvement
  • Demonstrate exam strategies in preparation for the CAPM certification exam
  • 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) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Exam
      • NOTE: PMI requires candidates for the CAPM Exam to meet additional eligibility requirements:
        • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or equivalent) plus 1,500 hours of project experience, OR
        • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.


National Certification

Upon successful completion of this  Project Management Specialist for CAPM program, students will be prepared to sit for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM®) exam. Although there is no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete the Project Management Specialist for CAPM® 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 CAPM 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.