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MCC Project Management Academy

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About the MCC Project Management Academy

The MCC Project Management Academy is a compressive learning program suitable for all background and experience levels. This 5-month learning program teaches project management principles, real world application, and project simulations integrating many of the concepts and best practices of project management. The program’s diverse curriculum is aligned with several globally accredited industry certifications to enhance job growth and performance.

Upon successful demonstration of project management knowledge and skills through project activities, students achieve a MCC Project Management Academy Certificate and are prepared to obtain several project-related certifications in project management, business analytics and agile/scrum.

Why enroll in the MCC Project Management Academy?

  For individuals For organizations
Complete the program Advance your career and skill set

If you would like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the MCC Project Management Academy program is the right choice. The program infuses real world project management application that prepares you to improve your results at work or will prepare you to move ahead in your field. Through applying best practices in project management, this program is well-suited for all career levels from aspiring to advanced.
Invest in your workforce to improve your bottom line

Do you have project based professionals who need a stronger skill foundation in project management? Do you have current employees that you want to advance into management or project leadership roles? If so, the MCC PM Academy may be a great fit for your organization. Through the MCC Project Management Academy, participants develop a well-rounded knowledge and skill set in project management which will enable them to complete more projects on time and on budget while meeting project goals.
Take a class Obtain PDU’s

If you are already certified through PMI, you must complete authorized continued education credits every 3 years to retain your certification. All classes in the MCC PM Academy are authorized by PMI for Professional Development Units (PDU’s) and taught by certified PMI instructors.
Group training

Organizations may just want to offer employees training on a specific topic or certification within project management. Look no further than the MCC Project Management Academy! Organizations can choose any class from our catalog, and MCC can deliver that training onsite, on campus or online for groups of 6 or more people within one organization.

Which certification stack is right for you?

  Associate Project Manager Project Professional
Audience
Aspiring project professionals
OR
Current project based professional with less than 3 years of experience leading or directing projects
 

Current project based professional with at least 3+ years of experience leading or directing projects
AND
Meets program prerequisite requirement
 
Prerequisites High School diploma or equivalent suggested  
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
5 years of experience leading and directing projects
OR
Four-year degree
3 years of experience leading and directing projects
 
End of program Credential
MCC Project Management Academy Certificate
+
Entry Certificate in Business Analysis
+
Certified Scrum Master®
+
PMI - Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM)®
 

MCC Project Management Academy Certificate
+
Entry Certificate in Business Analysis
+
Certified Scrum Master®
+
PMI - Project Management Professional (PMP)®
 


All project management curriculum is aligned with standards established by the Project Management Institute, Inc.®, and are taught by PMI certified instructors. PMI, PMP, and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

All business analysis curriculum is aligned with standards established by the International Institute for Business Analysis™ (IIBA) and are taught by IIBA certified instructors.

Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) is taught by a Scrum Alliance® Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an authorized training provider. CSM is a registered mark of the Scrum Alliance.

MCC Project Management Academy Course Descriptions

To view the required course sequence of the MCC Project Management Academy, open the Program Completion Guide listed at the top of this page. Course descriptions are listed below. All classes are taught by a PMI certified instructor.

Foundations of Project Management

This course introduces participants to the essentials of project management. From the standpoint of a single, stand-alone project, students go through the project life cycle to manage a real project in the workplace. Topics include project life cycles, including initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Subjects addressed include project charter, creating a WBS, network diagramming, finalizing the project plan, scope management, earned value measurement, and change control. This course is for project team members, project managers, and key stakeholders.

Hours: 20

Prerequisite – N/A

Introduction to Agile Project Management

This course introduces attendees to the essentials of agile project management. Topics covered include when, how, and where to employ agile, with particular emphasis on agile planning, agile estimating techniques, and agile execution. Subject areas addressed include various agile frameworks (including Scrum), user stories, the history of agile, sprints, retrospectives, requirements, common agile misconceptions, and agile as it pertains to the organization. Terminology, processes and definitions, where appropriate follow the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Hours: 13

Prerequisite – N/A

Certified Scrum Master

If you are ready to learn Scrum, the CSM® is often considered the gold standard of scrum methodology. In this 14-hour course, you will learn and apply the Scrum framework and gain an understanding of team accountabilities, events, and artifacts as well as how to guide your team to apply Scrum. This interactive and engaging learning experience provides you real world skills that you can immediately apply to your work and expand your career opportunities. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be ready to take and pass the CSM exam. Exam is included in tuition.

Hours: 14

Prerequisite – N/A

IIBA™ Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA)

This 24-hour hybrid course is for project professionals who want to become more versed in core knowledge and competencies for the in–demand field of business analysis. Participants will engage in hands-on lessons on the tools and techniques of business analysis planning, monitoring, requirements elicitation, requirements analysis, stakeholder management, requirements life cycle management, design definition, and documentation. Curriculum is aligned with the widely adopted framework through the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA) and is taught by instructors who are IIBA™ certified. Upon successful completion of training and self-study, participants are prepared for the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA™) exam.

Hours: 24

Prerequisite – N/A

Project Quality and Control

This course introduces participants to key concepts, methodologies, and best practices of project management, quality and control, and philosophies and techniques. Topics include planning, quality assurance, performance control, establishing project metrics, change control and configuration, categorization of complexity, project sponsorship, stakeholder analysis and communication, and techniques for managing large, high uncertainty and "edge of chaos" projects. Participants work in a team environment with hands-on activities.

Hours: 24

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

Project Requirements, Procurement and Cost management

This course introduces participants to the key concepts, methodologies, and best practices of collecting and managing project requirements, project estimating, budgeting, financial justification, and cost control. Topics include procurement planning, contract selection, source selection, procurement documents and procurement execution and control. The topic of earned value management, a technique commonly employed on larger projects to track progress and performance, will also be covered. Subjects addressed include the process for collecting and analyzing requirements, defining scope through effective WBS practices, procurement planning, execution, and contract control. This course is for project team members, project managers, key stakeholders, and professionals who desire a career in project management.

Hours: 24

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

PMI® Exam Prep

This course is designed to prepare students to take and pass the PMI® PMP or CAPM exam. This course takes participants through the initiating, planning, execution, controlling and closing processes and uses group exercises as a hands-on approach to reinforce key concepts. Participants are given practical tips, memory joggers, best-practice advice on effective test taking, and recommended study materials and methods. Practice tests are included. This course is for students who desire to effectively manage and control a project through completion, have previously taken the Project Management Academy courses, and aspire to pass the PMP or CAPM certification test.

PMI, PMP and CAPM are all registered marks of the Project Management Institute. Inc.

Hours: 35

Course Contact hours Tuition Price Fee Price
Foundations of Project Management  20 $595 $100 Book Fee
Introduction to Agile Project Management 13 $345 $10 Workbook
Certified Scrum Master® (CSM)* 14 $595  
IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ 24 $695 $185 BABOK Guide + Online Practice Bundle
Project Quality and Control 13 $345 $10 Workbook
Project Requirements, Procurement and Cost Management 24 $695 $10 Workbook
$50 PMI Membership††
PMI® Exam Prep† 35 $1,095 $10 workbook
$100 Online Practice
Total 143 $4,365 $475
2022/23 Academy Year Tuition and Fee Chart

 Notes:
* CSM includes costs of books, materials, and certification exam voucher plus one retake included in tuition price
 
PMI Exam prep and IIBA EBCA tuition price does not include cost of exams and must be purchased separately
 
†† PMI Membership fee is a discount student price for a 1-year Project Management Institute Membership. This membership provides steeply discounted exam pricing, access to local PMI network, and is valued at over $150 per year market price.

AREA OF EMPHASIS (optional)

An emphasis is an optional step-up certification track that will build on the fundamentals taught in the program to help participants dig deeper into their chosen specialization. An emphasis is used to signal more in-depth knowledge in a particular area of interest and is designed to be completed in conjunction with regular PMA coursework through complementing schedules. By adding an area of emphasis, participants enhance their professional marketability and ability to successfully lead projects. Adding an area of emphasis is optional and not required.

This emphasis is for project professionals who want to become more versed in core knowledge and competencies for the in–demand field of business analysis. Participants will engage in hands-on lessons on the tools and techniques of business analysis planning, monitoring, requirements elicitation, requirements analysis, stakeholder management, requirements life cycle management, design definition, and documentation.

Training is aligned with the widely adopted framework through the International Institute of Business Analysis™ and is taught by instructors who are IIBA™ certified. Upon successful completion of training and self-study, participants are prepared for the Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA™) or the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA™) exams.

Course Contact hours Tuition Price Fee Price
IIBA™ Business Analysis Certification* 21 $795 $60 BABOK Guide
$100 Online Practice
Total 21 $795 $160

Note: * Exams are not included in tuition price and must be purchased separately.

Emphasis: Quality Improvement Manager

This emphasis is for project professionals who want to become versed in lean and six sigma practices to improve project performance relative to quality, safety, and efficiency. Participants will engage in interactive simulations, small group interaction, and a comprehensive real-world projects including process mapping, root cause analysis, DMAIC methodology, visual management, pareto analysis, data collection, and statistical analysis.

This emphasis is a progressive model program, which participants start at White Belt and advance Yellow Belt and Green Belt certifications. The curriculum is aligned with international Lean Six Sigma certifications through American Society of Quality (ASQ®), which is globally recognized industry standard. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a MCC Lean Six Sigma certification, and can also pursue the American Society for Quality® Lean Six Sigma certifications.

For more information on Lean Six Sigma and this emphasis, visit the MCC Lean Six Sigma Academy website.

Group or Custom Training

Does your organization have multiple employees who could benefit from project management training? If so, project management customized training may be a cost-effective and efficient way to train the team in real world project management and leadership skills at a location and time convenient for you. Through a customized training from Metropolitan Community College, have the opportunity to tailor the curriculum to your organization’s specific needs but are leveraging the resources and expertise of MCC’s instructors and training materials.

For more information on this program or to speak with a MCC staff member, submit Interest Inquiry Form.