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Accelerated Project Management Certificate   

Class Overview

Have you ever managed a project and felt overwhelmed by the process, or underwhelmed by the results? Or do you aspire to be a project manager, but need training?

Learn how to guide a project with confidence, and skillfully lead a team to a successful result. In this class, develop skills to competently plan, manage, execute, and finish a project. Gain practical experience using the most effective project management tools that can be used immediately in a work setting.

The core curriculum brings to life the most modern Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guidelines. We will explore real-world scenarios and examine the specific challenges that often get in the way for people delivering projects, and learn how to work through them skillfully. 

This course is taught by a credentialed project management professional with vast experience managing projects in business as well as teaching this curriculum in an engaging and useful way.

This course offers an in-depth learning experience that will enhance your job growth and performance, or could be a pathway to a new career. The accelerated format is designed to provide high-quality content in a relatively short period over two quarters. It is scheduled for evenings to accommodate people who work during typical business hours.

By completing this course, you will earn a professional project management certificate that will bolster your resume and inform future employers about your knowledge and skills. This course will prepare you for professional project management exams from the Project Management Institute that will demonstrate your competence and expertise:

Certified Associated Project Management (CAPM) exam (no experience needed) or Project Management Professional (PMP) exam (if you have experience).


Schedule Details

This course runs for two quarters (total of 33 sessions), Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 pm - 9:15 pm, 4/15/2024 - 8/12/2024.

  1. Foundations of Project Management: April 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, May 1
  2. Requirements & Procurement Management: May 6, 8, 13, 15
  3. Project Cost Management: May 20, 22, 29 June 3 (no class on May 27)
  4. Project Quality & Control: June 5, 10, 12, 17
  5. Project Risk Management: June 24, 26, July 1, 3
  6. Agile Project Management: July 8, 10, 15, 17 
  7. Project Leadership Essentials: July 22, 24, 29, 31
  8. Project Capstone: Aug. 5, 7, 12

** Note: If you're interested in a shorter introductory in-person class, see: Foundations of Project Management.



  • No textbook will be needed – the instructor will share materials.
  • Optional reading: Global Megatrends Report by the Project Management Institute.

Learning Objectives

  • How to define project scope, choose an approach, and translate a statement of work into a complete and effective project plan
  • Tactical leadership skills, stakeholder management practices, and team-building capabilities
  • Risk definition, risk management processes, and change management procedures
  • Presentation and communication skills needed for project management

Who Might Enjoy This Class

  • Individuals who lead or serve on projects.
  • Anyone seeking hands-on skills for managing and overseeing projects
  • People who want to increase their value to their employer, or their marketability in the job market.
  • Project managers who want to refine their knowledge, skills, and experience
  • Anyone interested in preparing for the CAPM or PMP exams.
  • Everyone is welcome – no experience required!

Career Outlook

Glassdoor reports that project managers in Seattle earn over $100k. In the PMI 2022 Job Report, it states, "According to PMI’s 2021 Talent Gap report, 2.3 million new project management employees will be needed each year to meet global talent demands by 2030." 


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