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Wage potential $126,048 annually
Average annual income $98,527
Project Managers can work in virtually any industry including information technology, financial services, government agencies and manufacturing.
The average annual wage in this field is $98,527, with an earning potential of about $126,048 per year.*
Washington State's aerospace industry is currently hiring a high rate of project managers.
|CAP 150||Project - Level 1||1 credits|
This course is the first in a series of two courses designed for individuals who will use Microsoft Project 2002 as a tool to assist them in managing projects. The topics in this course cover the critical skills necessary to create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources, and resource assignments. You will create a project plan file containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project in order to implement the project plan. Microsoft Project 2002 (XP) is used in this class, but those that are using an earlier version will still benefit from this class.
|CAP 151||Project - Level 2||1 credits|
In Project - Level 1, you used your project management skills to create a complete project plan. This course will build upon that knowledge, and give you the opportunity to work with a project plan once it has entered the project implementation phase. You will exchange project plan data with other applications, update project plans, create custom reports, reuse project plan information, and collaborate on project plans with others. Microsoft Project 2002 (XP) is used in this class, but those that are using an earlier version will still benefit from this class.
|PMP 100||Project Management Fundamentals||1 credits|
This class provides the theory and core methodology you will need to manage projects or participate on project teams. In this class you will: discuss the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager's role in each phase; list and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure; discuss techniques for setting up a strong project team; list and discuss elements of a Risk Management Plan; discuss techniques for planning and sequencing project activities, including the Work Breakdown Structure and the Network Logic Diagram; identify the Critical Path for completing a project on schedule; list and discuss the cost elements that should be included in a project budget; discuss techniques for controlling for deviation from budgets and schedules,key elements of project management communications and reporting tools; and key activities of project close-out.
|PMP 120||Project Management - PMP Prep||3 credits|
Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today's fast-paced and highly technical workplace. This course expands upon the basic concepts of project management you discovered in the Project Management Fundamentals course and covers in-depth the essential elements of managing a successful project. Focusing on the generally accepted practices of project management recognized by the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI®), this course offers you a standards-based approach to successful project management across application areas and industries. This class helps prepare you for the Project Management Professional Certification test. To prepare for this class you should have taken Project Management Fundamentals and Project – Level 1 and Project Level 2. All materials are provided with the class.
|PMP 130||Project Management Integration Project||1 credits|
Integrated Project Management is a capstone course in the Project Management Certificate program. You will complete a project plan of our choice that will utilized the knowledge, skills and methodologies that you learned in the certificate program. You will also team with other project managers to work through project simulations and case studies.
This program typically starts in Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters