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Project Management Noncredit Certificate

Shape the Outcome

Optimize scope, time and budget to achieve project goals. 

Effective project managers use a variety of tools and techniques to deliver quality projects on time and within budget. Develop skills and knowledge you can bring to traditional and agile business environments.

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June to December, 2023
7 courses to earn certificate


Scheduled Online Study (Canvas) & Live Online Sessions (Zoom) OR Online Asynchronous (Canvas)


$845 Core Courses
UW-Green Bay Partnership Rate

UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Certificate Offered in Cooperation with UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education (UWM SCE) is an Authorized Training Partner with Project Management Institute (PMI). You earn Professional Development Units recognized by PMI for every course you take in the UWM certificate. For the PMP Boot Camp and the DASM prep class, you receive licensed, up-to-date content and online learning assets from PMI as well as UWM’s customized content. PMP Boot Camp and Disciplined Agile courses and instructors are authorized by PMI.

Flexible Training

Taught by instructors with industry and academic experience, the Project Management Certificate Program offers a range of courses designed to meet your professional goals. 

Scheduled Live Online Courses meet for 14 hours total, usually 4 half days, via Zoom. You will need camera and microphone and will work in groups for parts of each session.

Online Asynchronous Courses take place over four weeks with weekly assignments, group discussions and feedback from instructors via Canvas. Plan to work 4-6 hours per week and to meet specific deadlines. 

Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials approximately one week prior to the first day of each class. 

Project Management Foundations


Success in project management demands a structured, systematic approach to projects. Develop the core tools and techniques for each phase: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing. Gain a working foundation to better plan and control a variety of projects in your organization. This is a required course for earning the certificate.
Instructor: Sandra Hoskins
Cost: $845

Jun 20, 21 & 27, 28
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Format: Scheduled Online Study (Canvas) + Live Online Sessions (Zoom)


Aug 22, 23 & 29, 30
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
 Scheduled Online Study (Canvas) + Live Online Sessions (Zoom)


October 2-28, 2023
 Online Asynchronous (Canvas)


Agile Project Management


Quickly responding to changing conditions is critical to success in today’s business climate. When properly executed, agile development rapidly generates the project outcomes and deliverables that your business requires to compete in fast-paced marketplaces. This course provides an overview of Agile from the Agile Manifesto to how it is being used today.
Instructor: Sandra Hoskins
Cost: $845

Jun 22, 23 & 29, 30
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
 Scheduled Online Study (Canvas) + Live Online Sessions (Zoom)


Sep 21, 22 & 28, 29
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
 Scheduled Online Study (Canvas) + Live Online Sessions (Zoom)



Managing Project Scope & the Impact of Change


You are about to kick off a project. The scope and budget are set – or are they? This project is too important: you need to keep a good handle on it to ensure the team members don’t squander their hours away. Take an in-depth look at each step involved in estimating time, resources and costs for budgeting and scheduling a project.
Instructor: Sam Coomar
Cost: $845

Jul 10-Aug 5, 2023
 Online Asynchronous (Canvas)


Oct 26, 27 & Nov 2, 3
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
 Scheduled Online Study (Canvas) + Live Online Sessions (Zoom)



Managing Multiple Projects


Sep 4-30, 2023
In the fast-paced world of project management, most project managers manage more than one project at a time. Learn tools and techniques for managing multiple projects. Through case studies, classic project management theory and real-world, hands-on experience, gain a portfolio of tools, processes and templates that can be used immediately on your job. Required textbook purchased by participant: “Managing Multiple Projects,” by Tobis and Tobis.
Format: Online Asynchronous (Canvas)
Instructor: Alan Waite
Cost: $845


Managing Project Risks

Oct 12, 13 & 19, 20
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Review tools and processes that help mitigate risk and increase quality as companies demand products and services faster and cheaper. Understanding and managing risks in delivering quality products are key to customer satisfaction.
Format: Scheduled Online Study (Canvas) + Live Online Sessions (Zoom)
Instructor: Jackie Ramin
Cost: $845


PMP® Boot Camp: Intensive Test Prep Plus Study Strategies & Tools

(Counts as Two Core Classes)

Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6, 13
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

For anyone who is preparing to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exams, this 35-hour course provides students with an in-depth study of knowledge areas covered in the “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge®” (PMBOK®), PMP® Exam Content Outline and Agile® Practice Guide as they relate to the three domains of project management. The course provides a context for traditional, agile and hybrid approaches to the project life cycle. The course focuses on the knowledge required from the multiple resources required to implement a PM framework and to complete the exam.

Included in this course:

  • PMP® Student Manual
  • Sample Scenario discussion to reinforce concepts
  • Detailed information to support the content of the PMP Exam Content Outline, PMBOK Guide and Agile Practice Guide
  • Manual and electronic templates that can be used as a study aid and for daily project work
  • Additional study aids for post-course study
  • Brain Dump Sheet
  • Electronic Flashcards
  • 12-24-week Study Agenda
  • Access to a weekly one-hour content review call
  • Application support including a project tracking sheet and review prior to submission.

Format: Scheduled Online Study (Canvas) + Live Online Sessions (Zoom)
Instructor: Sandra Hoskins
Cost: $1,595


Critical Thinking: Business Analysis & Decision-Making Strategies


Oct 30, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct 31, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & Nov 1 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sharpen your skills by becoming more aware of your own thought process and the thought processes of others. Learn techniques to foster critical thinking through probing and reflecting. Enhance skills in structuring an argument, judging the credibility of a source and making better decisions.  As a result, you become more effective in analysis, communication and leadership.
Format: Scheduled Online Study (Canvas) + Live Online Sessions (Zoom)
Instructor: Barb Farmerie
Cost: $845


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Gain a Competitive Edge

Digital Credentials

Upon successful completion of a minimum of seven courses, you will receive an exclusive UW-Milwaukee credential, a certificate and a digital badge validating your accomplishment and signaling to employers your mastery of the curriculum. The digital badge can be featured on LinkedIn, your resume, email signature and website.


instructor Sam Coomer
Sam Coomar

PMP, DASSM, CSM, Six Sigma Black Belt

Sam Coomar is a business leader with varied experiences in business development, management, information technology and project management. Sam is currently a program manager in life sciences and information technology. He has worked for AON and CVS-Caremark in program management and solution delivery roles.

instructor Barbara Farmerie
Barb Farmerie

Barb Farmerie was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but has been a resident of Milwaukee for more than 20 years. Much of that time was spent working for MillerCoors as an IT development manager where she delivered business application projects throughout all functional areas of the organization including human resources, finance, international sales and delivery, marketing, and plant operations. During this time, she also acquired her MBA from Marquette University.

instructor Sandra Hoskins
Sandra Hoskins


As a speaker, mentor, educator, consultant, author and project manager, Sandra Hoskins is committed to working with people who want to create excellence in their life, whether at work, home, play or in their community. Sandra’s passions are project management and education. Her participation in these professions has taught her the importance of work-life balance.

instructor Jackie Ramin
Jackie Ramin

Jackie Ramin is a program manager at CDW in Madison, Wisconsin. In her 19 years at CDW, she has managed information technology projects including Cisco IP telephony, network engineering, servers and storage, data center co-location, e-commerce web site development and building and data center construction. Ramin is PMP-certified and has a master’s certificate in project management from UW-Madison. In addition, she has served on the UW-Madison School of Business Project Management Advisory Board and has taught a master’s level course on project management.

instructor Alan Waite
Alan Waite

Alan Waite is CEO of the Praxis Corporation and executive director of the Phoenix Rising Praxis Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Over a span of 35 years, Waite has served as a business executive, HR payroll manager, public service legislative business analyst, life and corporate coach, educator, author and courtroom trial consultant. He was board chairman and senior vice president for NVS Technologies, Inc., an environmental corporation that marketed waste-to-energy and bio-remedial technologies. He was also the executive vice president of Pallas Productions, Inc., a California-based music production company.