Welcome to Project Management
Find course listings, schedule and registration information under the PUBLIC WORKS program.
The Project Management courses are found in the Public Works program at SCC, but use teaching materials and include course content, case studies and software applications to address all applications of managing projects in construction, information technology, large corporations, small business, government and community organizations.
Earn a Certificate.
Our program has been designed in direct response to the growing industry demand to prepare project management professionals and project team members who can work with both Project Managers and as a team member. Perhaps they will work independently using project management skills. This program provides the ideal groundwork for those who may want to be a project team member, Project Manager assistant, Project Coordinator or pursue the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential in the future following completion of the work experience requirement.
Who should consider taking this program?
This program is for anyone who desires to learn more about managing projects, large or small, and needs to report on progress to others. For those who want to tame the chaos of a project, get organized and be able to track progress towards completion, align budget and expenses and to evaluate how to approach the same or a similar project the next time around. The course material and learning exercises are applicable for students with limited career experience and business professionals alike. This program is also a perfect first step for those who may want to pursue a PMP Certification in thier future. The courses are applicable for both public sector and private industry employees in large or small organizations as well as those who are self-employed, consultants. Anyone wanting to enhance their promotability or attractiveness as a job candidate can benefit from project management skills.
What is an example of a project when referring to project management?
A project is defined as having constraints of a specific time to delivery, budget and measurable outcomes. Examples might be publishing a newsletter, staging a conference, holding a fund-raiser, opening a new business or a new branch, moving the location of a business, hiring a new team or downsizing, or even planning a wedding!
What can you expect to get out of it?
Whether you just want to be professionally and expertly organized, manage a challenging project in your life -- personal, professional or volunteer -- or ypu have an interest in learning about project management, you will benefit. If you are looking for a special edge to obtain that next promotion at work, or to get a job, these skills may just be the right ticket. You will learn how to define, plan, execute (deliver), and manage (control) projects of all types and sizes. In this hectic world, juggling time and resources have never been more important.
What does it cost?
California Community Colleges are a great value. California residents pay $46 per unit, plus health and parking fees, and for books and materials -- resulting in a cost that is unequaled anywhere for professional Project Management training by qualified and experienced instructors.
Schedule of Classes:
PMPs: Check with PMI (Project Management Institute) on using courses for professional development units.
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The required texts are current and appropriate for today's project manager, and include a student copy of MS Project. Texts can be purchased from the campus bookstore. A note for students: ALWAYS save receipts when purchasing text books, do not open shrink wrap or software envelopes and don't write in your books in case you need to return them for some reason.
PMI (Project Management Institute - Orange County) has Student Membership for SCC students currently enrolled in the program. PMI has monthly dinner meetings with speakers, PMP (Project Management Professional) certification exam preparation, a library for members and a wide variety of resources and activities.
How to Enroll/Register:
Be sure to register (and pay all fees) BEFORE classes begin to avoid being dropped and losing your space. A best practice is to register prior to the class/semester start and attend the first night of class. If you need to drop for some reason, there is an opportunity for obtaining a full refund.
Map and Directions to SCC Campus
Call us at (714) 628-4883, our office is open Mon-Thu, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM or leave a message.
Or, email Barry McCarthy, Instructor/Coordinator at email@example.com