USC Project Management Certificate Program

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Fundamentals of Project Management

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The Fundamentals of Project Management course is a hands-on introductory program designed for professionals who have little or no experience with project management. This two-day course thoroughly covers the useful strategies necessary to deliver a project within the defined method, cost and schedule constraints.

Upcoming Programs

Fundamentals of Project Management

February 9 & 10
Tuition: $595 (includes all course materials)
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Project Management Certificate

December 14, 2014
8:30am 5:30 pm
Tuition: $2,200 (includes all course materials)
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USC’s Fundamentals of Project Management course will enable you to identify scope, risks and resources efficiently – empowering you with a highly sought after skill set most companies are seeking. This program is designed to introduce you to the Project Management Certificate; which is a gateway to earning your Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential.

Program Focus Areas:

  • Project life cycle
  • Defining scope
  • Scheduling logistics
  • Project risks
  • Maintaining control
  • Execution


Tuition for the Fundamentals of Project Management is $595, which includes all course materials.

Curriculum Overview

Day 1

  • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management
    • Describe a Project
    • Describe the Project Management Life Cycle
    • Identify the Role of a Project Manager
  • Lesson 2: Initiating a Project
    • Determine the Scope of a Project
    • Identify the Skills for a Project Team
    • Identify the Risks to a Project
  • Lesson 3: Planning for Time and Cost
    • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Sequence the Activities
    • Create a Project Schedule
    • Determine Project Costs

  • Day 2

  • Lesson 4: Planning for Project Risks, Communication, and Change Control
    • Analyze the Risks to a Project
    • Create a Communication Plan
    • Plan for Change Control
  • Lesson 5: Managing a Project
    • Begin Project Work
    • Execute the Project Plan
    • Track Project Progress
    • Report Performance
    • Implement Change Control
  • Lesson 6: Executing the Project Closeout Phase
    • Close a Project
    • Create a Final Report

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