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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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Our Certificate at a Glance

Find out more about the Project Management Noncredit Certificate Program.


August 2024-April 2025
7 courses to earn certificate


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


$845 Core Courses
UW-Green Bay Partnership Rate

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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

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

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

August 21-29, 2024, live online 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Register
October 14-22, 2024, live online 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Register
December 5-13, 2024, live online 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Register
February 5-13, 2025, live online 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Register
March 24-April 19, 2025, asynchronous online. Register

Managing Multiple Projects

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.
Instructor: Alan Waite
Cost: $845

September 16-24, 2024, live online 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register

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

September 18-26, 2024, live online 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Register

PMP® Information Session

Join UWM Program Director Anne O’Meara and PMP instructor Sandra Hoskins for an interactive training session on the PMP Boot Camp and the PMP or CAPM PMI credentials.
Cost: No Fee

September 26, 2024, live online 5:30-6:30 p.m. Register
January 30, 2025, live online 5:30-6:30 p.m. Register

Estimating, Scheduling & Managing Project Performance 

Through case studies and hands-on practice, examine each step involved in estimating time, resources and costs for budgeting and project scheduling. The elements of the planning phase of a project are critical to its execution and control. Learn how to accurately track performance throughout the project’s life cycle using valuable metrics.
Instructor: Jackie Ramin
Cost: $845

September 30-October 8, 2024, live online 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Register
February 19-27, 2025, live online 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Register

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

(Counts as Two Core Classes)

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.
Instructor: Sandra Hoskins
Cost: $1,595

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.

October 16-December 11, 2024, live online 8:30-11:30 a.m. Register
March 19-May 14, 2025, live online 8:30-11:30 a.m. Register

Managing Project Risks

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.
Instructor: Jackie Ramin
Cost: $845

October 17-25, 2024, live online 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Register
March 17-25, 2025, live online 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Register

Critical Thinking: Business Analysis & Decision-Making Strategies

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.
Instructor: Barb Farmerie
Cost: $845

October 28-November 5, 2024, live online 1-4:30 p.m. Register
April 21-29, 2025, live online 1-4:30 p.m. Register

Managing Project Scope & 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. This course takes an in-depth look at each step involved in estimating time, resources and costs for budgeting and scheduling a project. Gain the tools and skills needed to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and with the high-quality work expected of your team.
Instructor: Sam Coomar
Cost: $845

October 31-November 8, 2024, live online 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Register
March 24-April 1, 2025, live online 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Register

Empowering Project Teams: Facilitating Communication & Collaboration

Teams that can communicate, collaborate and cooperate provide the foundation of successful project and product delivery. Get the core tools and techniques to ensure timely delivery of information to stakeholders. Develop your ability to collaborate and influence without authority, creating a positive work environment that leverages roles and responsibilities. Required and optional texts (purchased by participant) – Required: “Building Team Power,” Second Edition, by Thomas Kayser. Optional:  “You Can’t Lead With Your Feet on the Desk” by Ed Fuller. Required text approx. $30.
Instructor: Alan Waite
Cost: $845

May 20-June 15, 2024, 24/7 asynchronous. Register
February 24-March 4, 2025, live online 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register

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Gain a Competitive Edge

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 Coomar

Sam Coomer

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.

Barb 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.

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.

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.

Christopher Ledvina

Need Guidance?

If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Christopher Ledvina, Business Development Specialist.

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