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Project Management program to boost skills, career

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Project Management program to boost skills, career

Project managers are employed among a growing number of fields in the 21st-century workforce. To capitalize on this trend, Oakland University’s Project Management Principles and Best Practices Certificate program provides instruction on a broad range of topics for experienced professionals, as well as those seeking to establish a career. 

In addition, the certificate course teaches the core knowledge tested on the Project Management Institute's certification exams (PMP® and CAPM®), although those exams are not part of the course. Consisting of 35 contact hours, the program is a registered education provider with the Project Management Institute and focuses on several areas, including:

  • All ten of the Project Management Institute’s nine Knowledge Management areas (Project Integration, Scope, Human Resource, Time, Cost, Quality, Risk, Communications, Procurement and Stakeholder Management)
  • The institute’s five Process Groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Control and Closing)
  • The establishment of a comprehensive baseline project plan
  • Use of best practices (practical and theoretical)
  • Examination and use of a wide variety of specific project tools

The course meetings will run from Friday, Oct. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Human Health Building on Oakland’s main campus in Rochester. The dates and times are as follows:

  • Friday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., HHB 4043
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 1-5 p.m., HHB 4050
  • Friday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., HHB 4043
  • Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., HHB 4043 
  • Friday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., HHB 4043
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-5 p.m., HHB 4043

The course is offered through Oakland’s Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) unit. The cost to enroll is $1,250. Each student will be provided with course materials the first night of class. Course materials include “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK Guide), Fifth Edition, and a binder of the instructor’s PowerPoint slides. A one-hour break will be given on days longer than 4 hours to allow students to obtain their own meals. 

For additional information, contact Program Director Gene Fliedner at (248) 370-4281 or To register, click here and enter 90034 in the search box.

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