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Project and Program Management
Certificate Program

Project and Program Management

The pace of productivity

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Certificate Description

As practiced by Silicon Valley leaders

We teach aspiring and seasoned project and program managers to serve as organizational pace-setters, motivating teams to produce value for all project stakeholders. You will learn the latest principles, practices, processes and tools to quickly originate project plans that:

  • Establish business needs;
  • Define products;
  • Estimate costs and schedules; and
  • Manage risk.

Study current industry practices including agile and lean project leadership methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, and the Adaptive Project Framework.

Project and Program Management certificate program objectives

  • Plan and execute successful projects
  • Analyze stakeholder’s needs and requirements
  • Enlist and lead successful teams
  • Assess and manage project risks
  • Use both traditional waterfall and lean-agile project models
  • Make informed and profitable project business decisions
  • Prepare for the Project Management Institute’s PMP® exam
  • Qualify for the internationally recognized Master Project Manager® credential

Program Overview

Estimated Cost: Starting at $5,130. (You pay only for courses you enroll in.) | International Tuition Cost
Program Requirements: 7 courses (15 quarter units). Take 4 required courses (10.5 quarter units) and 2–3 elective courses (minimum 4.5 quarter units).
Minimum Hours of Instruction: 150 hours of instruction.
Estimated Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months.

Courses


1. Required Course(s):

Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
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Location
Section ID

01-10-2023 to 03-14-2023
$900.00
PPMT.X406.(34)

04-05-2023 to 06-07-2023
$900.00
PPMT.X406.(35)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

01-13-2023 to 04-07-2023
$900.00
PPMT.X415.(32)
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03-29-2023 to 06-07-2023
$900.00
PPMT.X415.(833)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

01-12-2023 to 02-17-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(852)

01-18-2023 to 02-15-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(53)
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04-07-2023 to 05-12-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(855)

04-20-2023 to 05-11-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(54)
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2. Electives: Leadership and Management

Quarter Units: 2.0
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Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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Instructor
Location
Section ID

02-21-2023 to 03-28-2023
$750.00
PPMT.X403.(820)

05-18-2023 to 06-08-2023
$750.00
PPMT.X403.(21)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

04-14-2023 to 05-12-2023
$720.00
PPMT.X411.(6)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
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Location
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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Cost
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01-17-2023 to 02-24-2023
$750.00
PPMT.X412.(814)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

04-04-2023 to 05-02-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X414.(12)
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3. Electives: Tools and Techniques

Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

01-09-2023 to 02-13-2023
$720.00
PPMT.X418.(6)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

04-01-2023 to 05-20-2023
$880.00
BUSM.X400.(9)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
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05-13-2023 to 05-20-2023
$750.00
PPMT.X416.(16)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
Start / End Date
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
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01-19-2023 to 02-16-2023
$720.00
PPMT.X413.(6)
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4. Electives: Agile Project Management

Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

02-15-2023 to 03-15-2023
$750.00
PPMT.X420.(7)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
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06-03-2023 to 06-10-2023
$750.00
PPMT.X409.(12)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

01-11-2023 to 02-08-2023
$720.00
PPMT.X408.(16)

04-03-2023 to 05-01-2023
$720.00
PPMT.X408.(17)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

05-15-2023 to 06-26-2023
$750.00
PPMT.X405.(17)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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12-03-2022 to 12-10-2022
$775.00
PPMT.X424.(4)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

03-02-2023 to 03-30-2023
$720.00
PPMT.X407.(11)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID
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5. Capstone Course:

Quarter Units: 3.0
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Cost
Instructor
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Section ID

03-04-2023 to 04-01-2023
$900.00
PPMT.X417.(31)

04-03-2023 to 06-16-2023
$900.00
PPMT.X417.(832)
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6. Completion Review:

Start / End Date
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Meet Our Instructors

Alan Tsuda
Founder & Global Team Consultant
Alka S Jarvis
Global SQ Process/Performance Excellence Officer | SEQA Chair
David  Bakhtnia
Certified Technical and Professional Consultant
Eric C Heilmann
Senior Consultant, Technical Program Management, Dell Technologies
Frank M Mangini
Instructor | Program Chair
Gail A Ferreira
Agile Transformation Leader and Enterprise Agile Coach
Hong Nguyen-Phuong
Independent Consultant
Karim N Sajwani
Executive Director Clinical Operations at Telios Pharma
Michael  D Taylor
PPM-certified master instructor | Principal, Systems Management Services
Mohammed Fennich
Business Technology Management, SalesForce.com
Moshe Gotesman
Agile Senior Program Manager | Agile Coach | Consultant
Ravi Kalluri
Senior Technical Program Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Richard B Rondeau
Agile Coach/Program Manager Safeway
Sanjay Bhatia
Director of Program Management, Exabeam
Soly Paterson
Professor
Sutanu Ghosh
Staff II Program Manager at VMware

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Speak to a student services representative.

Call (408) 861-3860

Envelope extension@ucsc.edu

Requisite Knowledge

Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.

Advisory Board

Frank Mangini, chair

Certificate Program Chair 

FRANK M. MANGINI, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSP, has over 25 years’ experience in project management and product development and served as the director of programs for ARGOSystems/Boeing Electronic Defense Systems. As senior programs manager and director of programs, he led multi-year programs that developed and produced shipboard and submarine electronic detection and protection systems for domestic and international naval forces. He has also been involved in commercial consulting and startup enterprises including the development and production of online sports training systems.  Mangini is a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He has also been a member of Toastmasters International since 2006 and has achieved the competence levels of Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze. He has taught project management courses for the UCSC Extension since 2002. He teaches classroom, online and on-site corporate training courses for the Project and Program Management certificate program. His special interests are project risk management, critical chain project management and Agile-Lean development projects.

Certificate Program Advisory Committee

DAVID BAKHTNIA, BSEE, MSEM, CSM, CSPO, CSP, SPC 4.5 (SAFe®)​
Agile Coach & TPM Consultant

UCSC, Silicon Valley Extension PPMT Instructor

WILLIAM BROOKS, M.A., MPM, CIPM

Co-founder of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension PPMT certificate program and a former instructor in the program. 

MOHAMMED FENNICH
, PHD
Senior Management Consultant, SalesForce.com
Co-founding Manager, Kaditek
UCSC Extension Instructor

HAMID NOURI, MBA

Managing Principal and Executive Advisor AgiLeanIT-NAI
Founder of Nouri Associates, Inc. and Agileanit 

MARY ANN HIGGS, BA

Former HR Chief of Staff, Cisco Systems, former Business Operations Manager at Cisco Systems

RAVI KALLURI
, MS, MBA, PMP
Principal Program Manager, Aerohive Networks
Certified SAFe Program Consultant 
UCSC Extension Instructor, Project and Program Management

FRANK M. MANGINI, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSP
UCSC Extension Instructor/Chair, Project and Program Management

HONG NGUYEN-PHUONG, BSEE, MSCS, PMP®, PSM I, PSPO I, SASM, SA
Director of Engineering, Kryptono
Consultant, Silicon Valley Alliances
Co-founder, Net-Tags
UCSC Extension Instructor, Project and Program Management

RICH RONDEAU, MS, PMP, ITIL CSM, SAFe® 4
Project Manager, Vindicia
Vonzos Entrepreneur in Residence
UCSC Extension Instructor, Project and Program Management

GAIL FERREIRA, SPC5, ICP-ENT™, ICE-AC™, CSP, LSSBB, PMP
Senior Executive

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