Project Management is a continually growing field across many industries. Employers are looking for professionals who have the skills to oversee a project from start to finish in the most effective and efficient way possible. Employees of any specialty from assistants to directors can use and will benefit from project management skills in their day to day responsibilities.
Courses will provide students with greater understanding about the principles of project management, project team management and project assessment. Students will gain skills in project management techniques and methodologies. This full certificate satisfies the PMI 35 contact hours of formal project management education for the PMI PMP® credential or 23 hours for the PMI CAPM® credential.
This certificate program provides participants with essential fundamental project management training. Professionals who are interested in the field of project management, and who may have experience but do not have formal training will learn common methodologies used by project managers today. Students will complete the certificate with a well-rounded set of both hard and soft skills needed to understand project management best practice.
Designed for those who are CAPM® or PMP ® bound, this online certificate course combines foundational project management courses with a PMP® exam prep course for a total educational experience. This certificate will provide students with greater understanding about the principles of project management, project team management and project assessment. All courses are offered in an online format and align with PMI® frameworks. PMI® student membership is included in tuition. Complete both programs and receive a Project Management Essentials Certificate from the University of Utah.
Project Management Fundamentals Certificate Online – PROEA 102
This is an instructor-led online program with a fixed start and end dates as opposed to an on-demand start model. The program is offered once a semester and students must start with the cohort.
Through a series of reading materials, learning activities, videos, and online interactions with other students and your instructors / coaches, you can expect a flexible and engaging experience. Students generally may move through the course at their own pace as long as activities, discussions and assignments are completed by their due dates. You’ll experience the class by using the U of U Canvas (Instructure LMS) portal which is like a class website.
PMP Exam Prep Course - PROEA 644
This live, online course provides Project Managers with the instruction and skills needed to master the Guide to the Project Management Institute® Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 6th Edition, understand the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) best practices, and attain a Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. The PMP® credential is the most widely accepted professional certifications on the globe.
Please note: this class provides you with an additional tool in your arsenal of study vehicles. It should augment and not replace other forms of study. The PMP Exam is not included in the certificate price.
Who should take this certificate?
This certificate is designed for a variety of individuals:
Experience in project coordination or management is encouraged but not required.
Required Courses: 2
Total hours of instruction: 71
Schedule: Most certificate courses will be offered in spring, summer, and fall semesters.
Format: Classes will be in the online format.
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Other Certificate Details
Program Cost -
Tuition for individual classes is as follows:
Financial aid is not available for this noncredit certificate. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.
#1 - Register for the Certificate
Registration for this certificate, and payment of the $25 nonrefundable fee, signifies the intent to complete all courses associated with this certificate program. Fees cover additional student services provided for our certificate students.
#2 - Register for your Certificate Classes
Once you’ve registered for the certificate and received a confirmation from our team, you may begin to register for individual certificate classes.
Certificate Completion Requirements
How is my accomplishment recognized?
Digital Credentials / Badges
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Why choose the University of Utah?
We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!
By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.
Resume Power - Benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.
Instructor Excellence - Learn from instructors with real world experience and professional credentials.
The Power of the U Network – Students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.
Networking – Meet and network with other students pursuing or working in the industry.
Student Support – Count on the ongoing support of a dedicated student services staff that will assist you every step of the way.
Are there exams? Am I graded?
There are no exams. Certificate classes are graded with a "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" option. For successful certificate completion, students must achieve a "satisfactory" grade in all classes.
Can I apply these classes to a degree at the University of Utah?
This certificate is noncredit and cannot be applied to any for-credit degree.
Is there a minimum or maximum number of classes a student may take in a semester?
There are no minimums or maximum number of class restrictions for students. The certificate must be completed within two years.
Will I have flexibility in what classes I take and when?
Once admitted, students are responsible for enrolling in individual classes on their own through the Professional Education website. Students may consult with the certificate program manager if they have questions about specific courses. (See contact us section)
Are these classes eligible for federal financial aid?
Students pursuing a certificate are considered "non-degree seeking," a status that is not eligible for federal student aid loan programs.
Does it matter which course I take first or in what order I take the classes?
No, you may take courses in any order