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Project Management Certificate

Project Management has become a necessity for doing business! As resources become increasingly scarce, the need to closely manage and control cost, human resources, schedule and quality become a necessity. As the demand for better, faster, less expensive quality products continues to increase, so does the demand for knowledgeable, competent, trained Project Managers. Five courses are required to earn the certificate of completion; these 5 courses are also designed to prepare you to pass the exams to earn the Project Management Institute (PMI) designation as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

Instructor: Linda F. Desmond, PMP with extensive project management and teaching experience and former president of the Mass Bay Chapter of PMI

Project Management Essentials

An overview of essential knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques required for successful project management, the “science” of PM – including project planning, development, implementation and management, with attention to time, cost, scope, quality, human resources, risk, contracts/procurement, responsibility assignment, team building, negotiating, communicating, and problem solving. 

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 weeks, 9/15 to 10/20  

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $359 + $50 materials fee

CRN: 542 Course Number: MGMT1010 Section: RWA

Communication and Human Resource Management

Explore and practice good communication, team building, leadership, decision-making, conflict management, and resolution skills critical to project management success (because you need to work through others), and learn how to powerfully communicate project information!  The focus here is on the “soft” skills, which are often “hard” to master.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 weeks, 11/3 to 12/15 (no class 11/24)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $359 + $50 materials fee

CRN: 543 Course Number: MGMT1011 Section: RWA

Upcoming Courses:

Project Project Quality Management – Offered again Winter/Spring 2017

Managing Project Contracts and Costs – Offered again Winter/Spring 2017

Managing Project Risks – Offered again Winter/Spring 2017

 PMP®/CAPM® Certification Exam Prep

Feel more confident and maximize the probability that you will pass the exam the first time by taking this practical course combining tools, techniqeus, practice questions and test taking strategies, and reviews critical concepts while stepping through a project from initiation to close.  Includes extensive study materials with 500+ sample questions; satisfies the exam application training requirement.  PMBOK highly recommended but not included.  Not eligible for tuition waiver.

Instructor: Linda F. Desmond, PMP, with extensive project management and teaching experience and former president of the Mass Bay  Chapter of PMI

Course  Information

Dates/Time: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1 week (5 days), 10/24 to 10/28

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $870 fee + $125 materials fee

CRN: 617 Course Number: MGMT1033 Section: RWD


Additional Information

It is strongly recommended that all Project Management students have a copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 5th edition, ISBN 978-1935589679.  The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers a discounted rate to members.