Course Summary
Credit Type:
24 weeks (126 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 introduction to project management
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 project management
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Agile project management
This course is recommended for a combined 9 semester hours, with a total of 3 semester hours at the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree level and 6 semester hours at the upper-division degree level.


This course is offered through Coursera, which is an ACE Authorized Instructional Platform.

The course objective is to prepare learners for a career in the in-demand field of project management with professional training designed by Google and hosted on Coursera. Students will gain in-demand skills preparing them for an entry-level job.

Learning Outcomes:

  • create effective project documentation and artifacts throughout the various phases of a project
  • gain an immersive understanding of the practices and skills needed to succeed in an entry-level project management role
  • learn the foundations of Agile project management, with a focus on implementing Scrum events, building Scrum artifacts, and understanding Scrum roles
  • practice strategic communication, problem-solving, and stakeholder management through real-world scenarios

General Topics:

  • Embarking on a career in project management
  • Becoming an effective project manager
  • The project management life cycle and methodologies
  • Organizational structure and culture
  • Fundamentals of project initiation
  • Defining project goals, scope, and success criteria
  • Working effectively with stakeholders
  • Utilizing resources and tools for project success
  • Beginning the planning phase
  • Building a project plan
  • Managing budgeting and procurement
  • Managing risks effectively
  • Organizing communication and documentation
  • Introduction to project execution
  • Quality management and continuous improvement
  • Data-informed decision-making
  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • Effective project communication
  • Closing a project
  • The fundamentals of Agile
  • Scrum 101
  • Implementing scrum
  • Applying Agile in the organization
  • Initiating a project
  • Building out a project plan
  • Maintaining quality
  • Effective stakeholder communication
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Peer review graded projects with rubrics

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials