Project Management Specialist for CAPM®

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The Project Management Specialist
The Project Management Specialist program provides students the basic competencies involved in project management and oversight including areas such as effective time management, managing multiple projects simultaneously, scope and estimation of project undertaking and preparing a project plan alongside project risk and cost analysis.  The program includes training and exam preparation for students to become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) as designated by the Project Management Institute.  The CAPM® is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners designed for those with little or no project experience.  The CAPM® credential demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.   

The Project Management Specialist for CAPM® Program
Steering a large project toward successful completion can be extremely challenging but also incredibly rewarding. More than that, however, juggling multiple projects at once can be incredibly overwhelming without the tools to make the best use of time and resources. Project Managers are essential in all areas of industry and require the expertise to launch initiatives geared toward success at all levels.

The Project Management Specialist Program offers students the valuable CAPM® credential in combination with valuable time management, project risk and cost analysis skills and other tips and tricks for project management.  No matter a student’s current job or aspired position, effective project management and execution skills are essential to everyone’s professional success and the Project Management Specialist Program will ensure students gain the skills they need for success on the job from day one.  Whether you’re a student, new to project management, changing careers, or already serving as a subject matter expert on project teams, the CAPM can get your career on the right path or take it to the next level. 

    

 

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) project management framework to initiate a project
  • Apply project initiation tools and techniques in order to develop a project charter and stakeholder management strategy
  • Develop a flexible and practical project management plan covering the major project lifecycle processes and phases
  • Explain project execution in relationship to project planning, the factors that contribute to success, and the tools and techniques used
  • Apply monitoring, control, and closing techniques to measure progress on the project and forecast project completion requirements
  • Perform the sequence of steps a project manager must take to ensure a smooth project close and improvement on future projects
  • Demonstrate exam strategies in preparation for the CAPM® certification exam
  • Use Microsoft Office

Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.  This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period.  


Education and Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program. 
  • National Certification Available:
    • Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note:
Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.