Project Management Fundamentals Program

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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. You 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, you may consider preparing for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.

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

Cohort Registration

Watch a recording of the information session held on Sep 11 2023.

Class Details

Our classes are for everyone! You do not need to be a student of the University of Utah to take this program. There are two paths to complete this program listed below:

Cohort Registration

  • Cohorts run over 6-7 weeks depending on scheduling. Students must complete all classes within the semester of registration
  • There is a 10% savings by registering to complete the full program in one term over registering for individual courses. Cohort prices reflect this discount.

Individual Class Registration

  • Register for the 6 required classes at your own pace, over the course of one year.
  • Tuition is due at the beginning of each course.
  • Individual classes, and their upcoming dates and formats are listed below under Upcoming Classes. If a class has already been held, or states “Notify me” it will be held again during an upcoming semester.

Schedule: Classes are offered each semester during one of the following times:

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

Classes may be offered online, or in person and are synchronous. Attendance is required virtually or in person for the full duration of the class. Our live classes are not recorded.


Upon finishing the program, you will receive a Digital Badge and a program completion award via email by the end of the semester. Please contact us if you need your award sooner.

Networking with professionals and peers.

Mentor instructors with deep project management experience. Our instructors are all engaged in their fields and bring a wealth of Project Management knowledge and experience to this program.

Required Courses

This program is entry-level, with no prerequisites. It is valuable for new and experienced Project Managers. Complete one section each of the 6 required classes within 1 year. Each class features 6 hours of curriculum.

  • PROEA 601 Fundamentals of Project Management I*
  • PROEA 602 Fundamentals of Project Management II
  • PROEA 101 Agile 101
  • PROEA 603 Project Risk Management
  • PROEA 604 Project Leadership, Teambuilding and Communication
  • PROEA 608 The Art of Delegation for Project Managers

Total Hours of Instruction: 36

*We recommend completion of Fundamentals of Project Management I before taking any other courses in the program and following the order listed above.



  • Summer 2023: $1,506.00 (10% discount)
  • Fall 2023: $1,657.00 (10% discount)>

Individual Class Registration

  • Summer 2023: $1,674.00 (6 classes at 279.00 each)
  • Fall 2023: $1,842.00 (6 classes at 307.00 each)

University of Utah Employee Discount Eligible

Financial aid is not available for this noncredit program. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.



  • Each class includes 6 hours of instruction, attendance is mandatory.
  • Classes may include pre-work found in class Canvas page.


  • Classes are graded on attendance and participation.
  • Students must attend full class (7 hours) to receive an S (passing grade)
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Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Agile 101 10/03/2023
Agile 101 09/26/2023
Agile 101 11/14/2023
Project Management Fundamentals I 10/24/2023
Project Management Fundamentals II 09/26/2023
Project Management Fundamentals II 11/07/2023
Project Risk Management 10/03/2023
Project Risk Management 11/28/2023
Project Risk Management 10/17/2023
Project Leadership, Teambuilding and Communication 10/17/2023
Project Leadership, Teambuilding and Communication 12/05/2023
Project Leadership, Teambuilding and Communication 10/24/2023
Art of Delegation for Project Managers 10/24/2023
Art of Delegation for Project Managers 12/12/2023
Art of Delegation for Project Managers 11/07/2023