Our Project Management Certificate Program was developed by local experts and is based on the latest edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide. The program is designed to help you develop practical, real-world skills to enhance your career and improve the productivity of your workplace.
See an overview table of required and elective courses in the program for more details. Courses in the program may be taken individually or as part of the full certificate program.
Program instructors have the professional project management and teaching experience to teach you the tools and techniques to deliver quality products on time and within budget. And they can help you develop the communications, leadership, and team-building skills you need to be an effective project manager as well.
Required courses focus on basic principles of project management, project planning and scheduling, and using MS Project as well as execution, monitoring, and controlling projects. Communications, requirements, and resource management and process development and improvement are other required courses. And students can choose electives from a broad range of subject areas to customize the certificate to meet their individual career needs. Electives are grouped into two categories based on the type of skills they develop: technical skills, such as how to manage projects with Excel and SharePoint, and soft skills, such as managing people well and giving great presentations.
In addition, the program requires completion of a final project management practicum course. In this course, students apply what they’ve learned in the other courses by working with a team to manage a real-world project.
To earn the certificate, at least 153 course hours must be completed. Required courses comprise 141 course hours, and electives comprise the remaining 12 course hours.
The program’s small classes let instructors give students personal attention. Classes are taught during evenings and weekends to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Our flexible program lets you start any quarter you like and finish at your own pace. You can take as few as one or two classes a week. Most students finish the program in three quarters.
And because Bellevue College Continuing Education is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider, core classes count toward the education requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certifications. Beginning project managers with a PMP® certification make an average of $3,000 to $4,000 more a year than non-certified project managers, so certification pays.
To register for a free information session, click on the session description below.
Release Management (RM) is the process of managing software releases from the development stage to software release. It’s a relatively new... More »
Risk is present in every aspect of every project. Rather than a one-time event, Risk Management is a process that starts the moment you are ... More »
Project Managers are in high demand! In this free information session, one of our certified Project Management faculty will cover informatio... More »
Communication and effective teamwork are critical but often overlooked components of effective project management. In this interactive class... More »
Gain hands-on experience using MS Project 2013 software in the key roles of planning, control and execution. Topics include: setting up proj... More »
This foundation course examines the project management framework including key terminology, project management context, project management p... More »
In this course, learn the fundamental skills of developing and managing requirements over product and service development life cycle process... More »
Precise execution of a project is critical to success. In this course, develop skills to perform tasks for the work-driven phase of a projec... More »
In this capstone course, apply and synthesize the skills, knowledge, and techniques learned in previous project management courses. Work wit... More »
A comprehensive project plan and a precise schedule are necessary components of a project. Using planning and scheduling techniques that wil... More »
Identifying, developing and applying processes and process improvements are critical components of successfully managing projects. In this c... More »
This course provides a systematic method for applying techniques and identifying the issues that can result in cost overruns, delayed schedu... More »
Prepare efficiently and effectively for the CAPM® exam by using tried-and-true strategies of internationally recognized CAPM® exam expert ... More »
The most common and powerful tool for the collection of information on and reporting of project status is the Earned Value Management System... More »
Explore the roles of ethics in planning and executing projects. Learn to ethically navigate situations that include lapses in ethical judgme... More »
Ready to increase your chance of success on the PMP® Exam? Prepare efficiently and effectively using tried-and-true strategies of internati... More »
What do project managers need to know about their role in procurement and contracts? Learn about essential procurement concepts based on th... More »
A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) gives stakeholders a vision of the project scope, provides a framework for deliverables, and ensures that y... More »
Find out how to influence others to achieve goals and make a positive difference. Develop key competencies that successful leaders use to bu... More »
Build strong teams and foster spirit, pride, commitment, and trust. There are definite team development stages and roles for each member. P... More »
Captivate, educate, and motivate your audience by learning to prepare, design, and deliver presentations that inspire them to achieve desire... More »
Learn how to be an effective meeting facilitator through skillful planning and execution. Participants in this course will explore how to ma... More »
In this fascinating and popular workshop, learn to say what you mean when it matters most! Whether at work or home, how we say it is often m... More »
Strong emotions often complicate communication. When tempers flare, verbal attacks and complaints can easily put people on the defensive. Ho... More »
Gain practical insight into the art of managing others. Obtain guidelines and techniques to successfully develop high-performing teams that ... More »
There are several proven methods of running teams and projects well. These methodologies promote project development in a collaborative, inc... More »
Find out where budget figures come from and what they mean. Gain skill in analyzing financial statements and using ratios to analyze cost in... More »
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