Project management standards are used around the world in all industries and in all disciplines, and project managers are in demand. The ACP Project Management will help you improve your knowledge and skills in project management and prepare you for the next step in your professional development. This program is aligned with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and prepares students to plan, schedule, and implement complex projects. In addition, the program prepares students to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam.


  • Apply fundamental project management principles, theories, and practices, including the basic concepts described in the most current version of the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Use project management tools and techniques that are effective in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project
  • Identify characteristics of high performance teams and ways to manage stakeholder expectations
  • Select appropriate techniques to communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders
  • Benefit from a Charter Global Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute and satisfy the education requirement for PMP® certification
  • Gain a competitive edge in the global job market with an internship in a U.S. company

Who Should Attend

The Certificate Program in Project Management is designed for professionals who wish to advance their skills to become project managers or pursue career opportunities in the area of project management.

Certificate Requirements

To earn a certificate at UCI Division of Continuing Education, students must complete all required courses with a grade of “C” or better.


Project LaunchExpand

The key elements at the Front End of the Project (FEOTP) determine the project's overall and final success. Learn to define and accomplish the scope, create effective communication plans, and understand the needs of the stakeholders — among the most critical aspects of project management.

Project PlanningExpand

Tackle the challenge of project planning. Learn to estimate time and cost, plan for project risk, create a schedule and budget using both traditional and Agile methods and define procurement needs and quality metrics. We practice the five P’s: Project Planning Prevents Poor Performance.

Project ExecutionExpand

The majority of resources are utilized during a project's implementation stage. Good planning can help you cope with changes and unexpected issues. Examine techniques to effectively report status, control a project, survey Earned Value Management techniques and manage issues that arise during projects.

Project Practicum With Multiple ProjectsExpand

Students will apply project planning concepts to a simulated project, create a resource plan for multiple projects, build a master schedule for multiple projects and deal with project issues under typical business constraints.

Global Aspects of Project LeadershipExpand

Today, many companies in all industries and verticals have workers dispersed around the globe, which creates project management challenges. Learn how to manage and lead a culturally and geographically diverse team.


As an optional last course and for an additional fee of $2,900, you have the opportunity to apply academic theory and gain practical experience in a variety of businesses and industries for 10 weeks. Also included in the internship is the Résumé Writing and Interviewing Skills workshop.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What time are ACPs offered?Expand
Classes are scheduled variously between 09:00 and 17:00 (California time).  Students will learn their specific class times when they enroll.

Is part-time study available?Expand
All ACP students must study full-time only.

What are the visa requirements of the program?Expand
An F-1 student visa is required for full-time, on-campus study.

Are there internship opportunities available after ACP study? Expand
Yes.  ACP programs offer internship opportunities at Southern California companies. 

Can ACP students apply for an OPT after their program?Expand
F-1 students who maintained their F-1 status for one full academic year (3 consecutive quarters) may apply for an OPT.  Contact an international student advisor at immigrationofficials@ce.uci.edu for more information.


Program Cost

Certificate Tuition: $7,900

Approximate Total Cost: $14,100 USD

Amount shown above is an approximation for tuition plus living expenses (housing, transportation, meals, books, etc.) This amount is before any discounts applied and excludes airfare.

You can view all the tuition and fees rates on our Tuition and Fees page

PMP®, PMBOK® Guide, and Project Management Professional® are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Provider is a member of PMI’s R.E.P. Program and PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant R.E.P.’s products, courses, publications, or services.

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Admissions Requirements


Fall 2023Sep 28 - Dec 15
Spring 2024Apr 1 - Jun 14
Fall 2024Sep 23 - Dec 12