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Project Management

Central Michigan University (CMU) and the Program Management Institute (PMI) - Great Lakes Chapter are offering the Project Management professional development preparation courses for various levels of project management certifications. The accelerated non-credit courses taught online or face-to-face are for the following certifications: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Program Management Professional (PgMP).

The Great Lakes Chapter for the Project Management Institute is a professional organization located in the Detroit Metro area and is dedicated to advancing the project managment skills of its over 2,000 members. Their mission is to enrich the knowledge, skills, careers of their members in leading projects for stakeholders' competitive advantage. The organization is know locally and globally for developing and advancing the project management profession. You can find more information on their web site at

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
is an entry-level certification for project practitioners, designed for those with less experience. It distinguishes within the job market and enhances your credibility and effectiveness on working the project teams. Project Management is a rapidly growing profession. Through 2020, 1.57 million new jobs will be created and qualified practitioners are in demand. The course will prepare individuals for the CAPM certification exam and provide the following outcomes:

  • Uses a team approach with learning activities in each of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Process Groups to prepare for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam.
  • Students will have access to a complete project plan as part of the course work.
  • The course uses participatory learning techniques (games, discussions and hand on exercises) that engage students in learner-to-learner interaction.
  • Students will be able to understand a complete project plan including the subsidiary plan for each knowledge area in the PMBOK.
  • Students will be able to explain what is required to effectively use the PMI Process Groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing) and Knowledge Areas in terms of process inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs.
  • Improve test taking capabilities by learning how to dissect questions and restate what is being asked in order to work through selecting the best answer.
  • Apply project management terms and techniques to a project plan provided to the class and understand how plan components can change using the Integrated Change Control process.
  • Understand the differences between Predictive/Waterfall and Agile/Adaptive projects and how an Agile team uses the Scrum technique to manage a project.
  • Demonstrate knowledge by elaborating process and outputs to the PMBOK framework using the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition processes flow.

Standard tuition $1,295
CMU student/alumni discount $1,195
PMI member discount $995
PMI member and CMU student/alumni discount $895
PMI member and Great Lakes Chapter member discount $965
PMI member, Great Lakes Chapter member, and CMU student/alumni discount $865

June 7 - July 9, 2021

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