Project Management Certificate

In today’s competitive world the effective execution of value-adding business process and related projects is imperative. The UAB Collat School of Business Management, Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods department and the Project Management Institute, Birmingham chapter are again offering the Project Management Certificate Program. The program’s approach provides the content and rigor of a graduate level academic course and practicality provided by practicing project managers.

The UAB Collat School of Business recognizes the need for those managing projects to be trained and certified in the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).  Our Project Management Certificate course is a non-credit, continuing executive education course and does not require one to be enrolled as a UAB student. As of the spring 2014 course, 189 people have completed the course. The program began in 2006 and continues to receive high evaluations of 4.5 out of 5 points.  Also, participants continue to give an overwhelming "yes" when asked  if they would recommend the course

 The Certificate Program

The Certificate Program consists of three course segments which may be taken in sequence or separately.

  • First segment- $1,650.  The Project Management Body of Knowledge segment is presented by UAB and addresses the PMI Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) with instruction and exercises. This first segment provides 36 contact hours with 20 face-to-face class room hours on Saturdays and 16 hours online instructions. The segment covers the project management knowledge areas and process groups with problem and project solution exercises and examples.
  • Second segment- $350. The second segment provides instruction and exercises in the use of the Microsoft Project software tool. This segment provides 8 contact hours with 4 face-to-face class room hours on Saturdays and 4 hours online instructions. Experienced project managers strongly recommend that one has an understanding of project management basics as provided by the first segment course before one attempts to use Microsoft Project.
CEU Credit: The first and second segments provide 4.4 continuing education units (CEUs) from UAB. The Collat School of Business issues a Certificate of Completion for the two segment course.  This course is a non-academic credit course. 

  • Third segment- The third segment is delivered by the PMI Central Alabama Chapter and provides exam prep for the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) certificate examination. The exam prep segment is provided and scheduled by the PMI Central Alabama Chapter. The PMP exam preparation segment reviews the PMBOK® from an exam-taking perspective with instructors providing practical pointers for successfully taking and passing the exam. For details and scheduling regarding the third segment please contact the PMI Central Alabama Chapter VP of education at vpeducation@pmibirmnigham.org 

    For information on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification go to http://www.pmi.org/Certification.aspx .

 

 Program Schedule 

The Project Management Certificate Program is offered twice a year with the courses starting in January and September.

See Fall 2014 Tentative Schedule

 Program Cost and Accepted Payment Method

The total cost is $2,000 for segment #1 ($1,650) which covers the Project Management Body of Knowledge and for segment #2 ($350) which address Microsoft® Project Professional 2012. The $2,000 also covers the cost of the international and local PMI membership dues for one year, the course text, refreshments, and parking. Segments may be taken together or separately.

Payment for the first and second segments is to be made to the UAB Project Management Certificate Course by Visa or MasterCard credit cards or by check. If paying by check please mail to the address given in the registration form below.

The schedule for the PMI Central Alabama Chapter Exam Prep Course will be determined and provided by the PMI Central Alabama Chapter.  Their website will provide schedule and related information.  The Exam Prep Course cost will be determined and collected by the PMI Central Alabama Chapter.  Please go to http://www.pmicac.org/ for details.

 Location

Classes will be held in the UAB Collat School of Business building at 1150 10th Avenue South in a class room to be determined. Parking is provided in the lot west of the School of Business building on 10th Avenue South.

 Registration

The deadline to register is Saturday, August 30, 2014. Please submit the completed registration form as an attached Word file via email to pcrigler@uab.edu .  If paying by check please mail to the address given in the registration form.
Registration form

 

 For Consideration

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential increases your salary by up to 10%, according to the PMI Salary Survey — Sixth Edition, 2009—and helps you stand out and better market yourself to prospective employers.

Data from Certification Magazine’s annual salary survey:

  • Project managers earn an average salary of $85,850
  • Professionals with PMP® certification earn an average of $95,820

 

Additional Info

The course provides the 35 contact hours required by PMI to take the PMP exam.  Also, 4,500 hours experience working in project management is required for those with an undergraduate degree.  For additional  information on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification I suggest you review the details at  http://www.pmi.org/Certification.aspx .  Also, you may discuss requirements with the PMI Central Alabama Chapter officers for whom you may find contact information at  http://www.pmiac.org/.

 

 Contact

CriglerPaul Crigler
Instructor
UAB Collat School of Business
Department of Management, Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods
(205) 837-3030