Project Management

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Lane Continuing Education is now offering innovative, modern project management training for Lane County and beyond.

If you have questions after reading the overview, please call our office at (541) 463-6100 and ask for the Project Management Coordinator.

What is project management and what do project managers do?

A project is a specific, time-bound activity that has defined objectives and goals. Within a project, the time-span is specific and finite, the final outcomes are planned, and there is a set budget.

A Project Manager is a professional that possesses the skills and aptitudes to execute project deliverables within a set of parameters. This differs from daily “management,” which is ongoing, and not necessarily tied to specific outcomes. Project Managers need to have specific skill sets that make them uniquely qualified for managing time-bound, budgeted projects, as well as technical skills and understanding of their industry.

Project Management is a growing field both globally and locally, with growth in Lane County estimated at 11-27% by 2027 depending on the specific occupational field. Globally, 2.2 million additional Project Managers will be needed by 2027.

Project Management Classes Offered at LCC

There are seven (7) skills-based training classes offered, detailed below. If you are only interested in one topic, you can take only that class. If you are working toward a career change, we suggest taking all 7 classes through the LCC PM Training Certificatea.

We will also offer a PMP® Exam Prep Course at least twice per year. Learn more about the exam prep course.

LCC Project Management Training Certificatea Course of Study

There are 7 classes total in the LCC PM Training Certificate. If all 7 classes are passed, the student will receive a Training Certificate from Lane Community College/The State of Oregon. LCC PM Training Certificate cohorts begin in fall and spring terms, and the 7-class certificate is completed in fewer than 6 months. Students can take each class one at a time, or can enroll in the LCC PM Certificate Cohort and save 17%. See below for a breakdown.

Class title Hours Cost if taken individually
Foundations of Project Management 18 $349
TOPICS: Overview of PM tools and techniques; project charter, schedule, risk closing
Project Leadership Essentials 18 $349
TOPICS: people skills, managing stakeholders, communication, leadership, organizational alignment
Project Quality and Control 13 $298
TOPICS: quality planning, control quality, assurance, performance control and metrics, change control, configuration management
Project Requirements and Procurement 13 $298
Topics: collecting and managing requirements, procurement planning, contract types/documents,
Project Risk Management 13 $298
Topics: planning, identifying, analyzing, and responding to risk, contingency management
Project Management Cost Management 13 $298
Topics: earned value, project budgeting and control, estimating
Project Management Simulation (Capstone) 19.5 $405
Topics: project execution life cycle, monitoring and controlling essentials, team collaborations, problem solving, MS Project
$2295 Total if taken individually
Seven class series. Cohorts begin in April and October. $1899 Discount for enrolling in the Certificate Programb

a The PM Training Certificate offered at Lane is awarded through the Lane Community College and the State of Oregon, and is not to be confused with the Project Management Institute’s Project Manager Professional® Certification. Although this class series will develop your project management skills and may count toward PMP®hours requirements, the certificate conferred is not a PMI PMP®. Learn more about PMI’s Certification Process,

bpartial refunds are not available if enrolled in the LCC PM Training Certificate

Virtual Instructor Led Trainings

All LCC Continuing Education Project Management classes are offered virtually, and are instructor led (VILT, Virtual Instructor Led Training).This method of delivery is flexible for the modern professional. This means you will log into a live class at the same time each week.

For the best experience in a virtual classroom, you will need a laptop, notebook, or PC with:

  • A solid, reliable WIFI connection
  • a webcam,
  • a built in microphone, and
  • speakers

You may also use a headset with a microphone function instead of built-in speakers and mic.

Learn more about taking a class virtually using Adobe Connect, from our PM Instructor, Jim O’Donnell.

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