Project management is the methodology employed to maintain control over schedule and resources and assure quality results in the midst of risk and uncertainty. The process starts with examining the situation and organizing the team; moves through identifying tasks and estimating resources; and concludes with setting schedules, managing risk, and completing a plan.
The USM Project Management Certificate Program consists of a three-course core curriculum and electives. The core builds individual and organizational skills through a series of progressive courses based on proven practices. The electives allow participants to customize the program to match their individual career or organizational needs.
Required Courses: (56 total hours)
Required courses must be taken in the following sequence:
- Effective Project Management (21 hours)
- Implementing Project Management (14 hours)
- Advanced Project Management (21 hours)
Elective courses (minimum of 12 total hours): choose any combination of Professional Development Courses. Browse our Courses.
This certificate program is offered during both the fall and spring semesters.
- Fall 2013
- Advanced Project Management- begins 12/5
- Spring 2014
68 total contact hours / 6.8 CEUs
Total cost of required courses is $1,370 – includes all course materials. Elective course fees vary. Participants register and pay per course.
This program is currently approved for use of GI Bill Benefits. To use your U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits, please contact USM Veterans Services firstname.lastname@example.org / 207-780-4826 after you have registered for the certificate program. You can register online, over the phone, or in person.
Track the progress of your certificate program with this form.
- Jim Milliken has provided management and communication consultation to business, industry, and nonprofits throughout the United States since 1986. His specialties include project management, in which he holds the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, problem solving and delegation, business writing and advertising, and negotiation and presentation skills. His work combines organizational skills with nearly 30 years' experience as a newspaper editor. www.millikenproject.com
After you have met all certificate program requirements, complete the certificate completion form, and we will award your certificate.
- Project Management Institute (PMI)
Serving practitioners and organizations with standards that describe good practices, globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise, and resources for professional development, networking and community. An international association with over 240,000 members in 160 countries.
- Maine Project Management Institute (Maine PMI)
The Maine Chapter was established in 1986 and is recognized, per capita, as one of the most active chapters in the United States. The Chapter holds monthly meetings, publishes a newsletter, provides free technical and educational advisory services to members and interested corporations, and operates a project management training program. Non-members are always welcome to attend chapter meetings.