Project Management Fundamentals Program

Now Online! Due to COVID-19, our cohorts will be held via virtual classroom experience until further notice.

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Geared towards professionals who do not have formal project management training, this noncredit program provides essential fundamental training in common methodologies used by project managers today. Students will complete the program with a well-rounded set of both hard and soft skills needed to understand and implement project management best practice, including the principles of project management, project team management, and project assessment.

After completion of this program, depending on individual circumstances, students may consider preparing for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.

Students may also register for classes individually rather than the full program.

Full Certificate Tuition $25.00   Register Now!

Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Agile 101 Online, Starting: 06/29/2021
Agile 101 Online, Starting: 04/28/2021
Project Management Fundamentals I Online, Starting: 05/26/2021
Project Management Fundamentals II Online, Starting: 06/02/2021
Project Risk Management Online, Starting: 04/21/2021
Project Risk Management Online, Starting: 06/16/2021
Project Leadership, Teambuilding and Communication Online, Starting: 06/23/2021
Building Teams of Trust, Collaboration, and Results Notify me!
Feedback, Expectations, and Delegation for Effective Managers Online, Starting: 04/01/2021
Feedback, Expectations, and Delegation for Effective Managers Online, Starting: 05/24/2021
Managing Generational Diversity Online, Starting: 05/24/2021

Class Details

Schedule: Classes are generally offered each semester during the following times:

  • 1-day in-person classes: Weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm (with a 1-hour lunch)
  • 2-day in-person classes: Weeknights from 6 to 9 pm

Classes may be offered online, conforming to the same schedule.

Tuition: Each in-person class is $279/ $1699 total upon completion*

  • There is a $25 fee required to register for the full program. Registration and payment of the $25 nonrefundable fee, signifies the intent to complete all courses associated with this program. Fees cover additional student services provided for our program students.
  • Tuition is due at the beginning of each course.
  • Financial aid is not available for this noncredit program. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.
  • Find out about the Professional Education Tuition Installment Plan and other payment options »

* Tuition listed above is for the 2020-2021 academic year, and subject to change without advance notice. Online options, when available, may result in a lower overall tuition.

Most daytime classes:
University of Utah Sandy Center
One Sandy Center
10011 Centennial Pkwy, Suite 100
Sandy, UT

Most evening classes:
Continuing Education Building
Research Park
540 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT


This program is entry-level, with no prerequisites. Register for the program, then complete 6 required classes within 1 year with a grade of “Satisfactory” to successfully complete the program, and to earn the completion award and digital badge:

  • Fundamentals of Project Management I
  • Fundamental of Project Management II
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Leadership, Teambuilding and Communication
  • Agile 101
  • 1 elective of your choosing; please contact Professional Education
  • Total Hours of Instruction: 36

    Though classes may be taken in any order, we strongly recommend that you complete Fundamentals of Project Management I before taking any other courses in the program.


A solid foundation in project management.
This program’s required coursework provides depth and breadth that allow even those new to project management to begin effectively using project management methodologies on the job. It is also an excellent foundation for those wishing to continue their study of project management after this program.

Dynamic instructors with deep project management experience.
Instructors for this program have been selected based on their professional experience, education, and ability to teach in a dynamic and engaging manner. Each instructor brings unique experience from banking, healthcare, technology, finance, and accounting organizations. These instructors are all engaged in their fields and bring a wealth of Project Management knowledge and experience to this program.

Digital badges.
Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital badge upon satisfactory completion of all required courses. Find out more about Digital Badges at the University of Utah »

Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for individuals who have participated in project coordination and management, who would like to pursue a career in project management, or who would like to implement the common methodologies and practices of formal project management. This program gives essential knowledge in project management basics and will prepare the students to bring project management practices to their workplace, and/or to determine if the CAPM and PMP certification is the right path for them. It is designed for a variety of individuals:

  • Individuals new to project management.
  • Individuals who have been in project management but want to better understand the concepts and popular methodologies of project management.
  • Individuals who are interested in pursuing the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications and want to brush up on the fundamental skills.

Experience in project coordination or management is encouraged but not required.

Professional Education at the University of Utah

Phone: 801-585-1780
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