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Project Management Professional Development Program with Remote Worker

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Working adults seeking to advance their career and enhance expertise encouraged to enrollProject-management-badge-icon

The University of Central Missouri Project Management Professional Development with Remote Worker certificate program provides students with formal management skills and credentials designed to enhance job performance. This program is designed for working adults and is intended to help students advance their career in project management or in any industry. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.  

UCM certificate cost icon   $3,295 including all materials and examination. Additional fees: Laptop (if needed) $400 Calendar icon  

Classes forming now. Let us know of your interest, and we will keep you informed of all course offerings.

Contact hours icon   160 including classroom training and homework  Prerequesites checklist icon   18 years of age or older, high school diploma or equivalent, basic to intermediate computer proficiency, home computer and Internet access. Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred. 1-2 years business experience preferred.  



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This certificate program is built to prepare you for employment, as well as success in the workplace, and is made up of three primary sections: Technical Skills, Personal Effectiveness Skills and Work Readiness Skills.


Technical skills

This comprehensive program prepares students to learn project management fundamentals including key project management processes, values and benefits of standards and processes, the nine project management knowledge areas and the five key process groups. The course includes simulation exercises covering building a project plan, time, quality, cost, communications, and scope management.

To support the fundamentals, the following will also be examined: project management methodologies, templates, tools, key terms, team and relationship building, roles and responsibilities.   

Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to take the industry-recognized credential exam for either the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP), if qualified. In addition, those successfully completing the course will earn a UCM Certificate of Completion and Remote Worker Certification upon passing the exam.

The projected job openings for project managers stands at 128,000 by 2029 and median pay is $73,570, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries will vary based on level of training and experience.


Personal effectiveness and work readiness skills

According to Leadership IQ, 46 percent of new hires fail within 18 months, but only 11 percent fail because of their technical skills. A stunning 89 percent of failures are the result of a lack of attitude or interpersonal skills to succeed.

To address this challenge, UCM has incorporated a curriculum we call CoreBuilders into this certificate program. CoreBuilders addresses critical Personal Effectiveness and Work Readiness Skills.

CoreBuilders focuses on attitude and interpersonal skills and is used in conjunction with technical training to maximize success. CoreBuilders prepares individuals with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills by focusing on three competency areas: Personal Effectiveness, Building Strong Relationships and Career Management.

With CoreBuilders, you will be challenged to examine yourself, ditch negative mindsets, behaviors, and even habits that hold you back, and learn how to replace them with proven success strategies.

You will learn how to develop a winning attitude, act with integrity, stay laser-focused on matters within your control, effectively communicate in various settings, become a valuable team asset, solve problems more constructively and set goals to drive your success.

Further you will be introduced to a time-tested human behavior model that can be practically applied in the workplace, transforming your relationships to healthy, productive and strong ones.

Finally, CoreBuilders equips learners to navigate the ever-changing job search process successfully and manage their careers in a fast paced, technology-driven marketplace.


Expected awards

  • UCM Certificate of Completion
  • Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Certification, must pass industry exam
  • Remote Worker Certification, must pass industry exam

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