Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
Self-paced (39 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Project Management, Leadership, or Strategic Planning


The course objective is to prepare learners for PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management certification exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a project charter and project management plan
  • Calculate planned values, earned values, and schedule variances
  • Estimate activity resource requirements
  • Demonstrate understanding of foundational project management concepts and the different phases of the project lifecycle
  • Apply tools and techniques for closing a project or project phase
  • Define a project scope and collect project requirements
  • Create a work breakdown structure
  • Design a project schedule and its critical path
  • Perform earned value management calculations to assess a project's schedule performance
  • Apply various techniques for project cost estimating
  • Perform root cause analyses
  • Use control charts to determine whether a project is in or out of control
  • Perform risk management analyses

General Course Topics:

  • Project integration
  • Project scope
  • Project schedule
  • Project cost
  • Project quality
  • Resource management
  • Project communications
  • Project risk
  • Project procurement
  • Project stakeholders
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials