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Division of Continuing and Global Education

Project Management for the Workplace

This course is designed to introduce project management skills without the need for PMP certification. It's not a PMP exam prep, but focuses on practical project management for the workplace.

Upon completion of this eight-hour course, students will be able to:

  • Identify project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders.
  • Apply appropriate approaches to plan a new project.
  • Apply appropriate methodologies to develop a project schedule.
  • Develop a suitable budget for a new project.
  • Identify important risks facing a new project.
  • Apply appropriate techniques to assess ongoing project performance.

In this course, students will learn fundamental project management principles, covering initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing processes. Additionally, they'll gain hands-on experience with tools like work breakdown structures, network diagrams, risk management, and earned value management. Course materials are purchased separately and details will be provided upon enrollment.

Suggested textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Sixth Edition. Available for purchase or rent on (price varies). If students join PMI (, the book is included in their membership fee. Student membership is $32 (full-time university students) and regular membership is $129. 

Completion of this eight-hour workshop may count towards the project management education required to sit for the PMP exam.

Please note: This class requires a minimum enrollment and may be cancelled if there is an insufficient number of students enrolled. In the event of a cancellation, students will receive a full refund or may transfer their fees to the next session of the class.


October 7 - 10, 2024




Kremen Education building, Room 140; Face-to-face



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Last Day to Register

October 1, 2024

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About the Instructor

Olustee "Steve" Smith is DBE (Disadvantage Business Enterprise) Small Business Coordinator for the City of Fresno. He is a Certified Project Management Professional with over 15 years of project management experience in energy and education. He received his Bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific and his Master's degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.