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Project Management Certificate Program

$2,750 (discounts available)
Ten-week online classes start monthly
Online with weekly live study sessions
Ziplines Education & Subject Matter Experts

Project management is consistently one of the top skills employers look for across industries.

The University of Arizona Continuing and Professional Education Project Management Certificate Program is a fully online professional development program that teaches you in-demand project management skills in just 10 weeks.

Who Should Take the University of Arizona Project Management Certificate Program?

This noncredit program is open to all. You do not need prior project management experience. This program is ideal for:

  • Early-career project managers who want to improve their project management skills
  • Business-focused professionals looking to develop new skills, including Agile project management
  • Individuals who have been asked to manage a project or projects in their department
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners looking to better manage their processes and increase efficiencies

What You Will Learn

  • Project management basics, including the stages of project management and different project management approaches (including waterfall, agile and hybrid)
  • How to plan, scope and create a project plan
  • Key principles of Agile for software, including Kanban and Scrum basics and creating an Agile project plan
  • Hands-on experience using Jira, Microsoft Project, Google Sheets and other tools to build a project plan
  • Budgeting, managing costs, progress tracking, stakeholder management, communication and much more

Earn an In-Demand Jira Certification

You will earn the following industry-recognized certification that demonstrates your practical knowledge and skills: Jira Software Essentials Associate Certification. 

Career Support

Get the support you need to meet your career goals, including:

  • Resume and cover letter review
  • LinkedIn profile optimization
  • Small-group workshops on topics such as negotiating tips, how to effectively communicate your skills, and Q&As with hiring managers/recruiters
  • Access to career coaching

Class Schedule and Format

Class Dates: Classes start monthly

Format: The convenient online format allows you to learn from any location: in Arizona, across the country or around the world.

The ten-week class includes weekly on-demand online learning content such as videos and reading, plus assignments to reinforce your learning and provide you with practical hands-on experience. All activities can be completed online, on your own schedule, each week.

You can also attend optional (but recommended) mentor-led live online sessions once a week.

You should expect to spend 8-10 hours per week working independently (learning, working on assignments), plus an additional 1-2 hours per week attending the optional weekly mentor-led live sessions.

What Is Included in the Project Management Certificate Program

  • Approximately 90 hours of learning (meets Project Management Institute requirements for project management training)
  • Technology certification: Jira Software Essentials Associate Certification
  • Digital badge and digital certificate of completion upon successful completion of course

Paying for Your Certificate Program

Payment plan options are available for qualifying participants. Payment plan options may include additional fees.

Discounts are also available for veterans and for University of Arizona alumni and staff members.

This program is offered in collaboration with GreenFig. 

This program is offered in collaboration with Ziplines Education.