MCC Project Management Academy

About the MCC Project Management Academy

The MCC Project Management Academy is a comprehensive education program suitable for all background and experience levels in project management. The program infuses a diverse curriculum of project management principles, real world application, and project simulations integrating many of the concepts and best practices learned in the foundation of the program. 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 a globally recognized certification in project management through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

All curriculum is aligned with standards established by the Project Management Institute, Inc.®, and are taught by PMI certified instructors.

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 track 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
+
Disciplined Agile Scum Master (DASM)Certification
+
PMI - Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM)®
 

MCC Project Management Academy Certificate
+
Disciplined Agile Scum Master (DASM) Certification
+
PMI - Project Management Professional (PMP)®
 

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

Why get a PMP certification?

The PMP recognized certification for project managers since it is a global certification and validates ability to speak and understand the global language of project management best practice application.

Why get a CAPM certification?

Would you like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role? The CAPM is a global certification which is ideal anyone who wants to distinguish themselves at their workplace or in the job market as someone who demonstrates effective practices working on or within project teams.

PMI certifications exam fees are not included in price and should be scheduled directly through PMI.

Why get a DASM certification?

Break free from your old ways by choosing a way of working that fits your team’s context. Find strategies to improve your processes and strengthen your team with the Disciplined Agile tool kit.

Disciplined Agile Scrum Master is an instructor-led course that shows you how to use Disciplined Agile (DA) to improve your team’s way of working. You will become familiar with foundational agile and lean practices that DA supports, practice using the tool kit to solve problems, and learn how to build high-performance teams.

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 – none

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 – Foundations of Project Management

Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)

Whether you are new to agile or an experienced professional, the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) certification is an opportunity to expand and improve your agile toolkit to focus on all options and associated trade-offs of critical decisions to your project. Through this training and certification, individuals and teams are better equipped to implement strategies from Scrum, SAFe, Kanban, Agile Modeling, Extreme Programming, Agile Data, and many other approaches in a manner which are tailorable and scalable. DASM is endorsed credential of the Project Management Institute® (PMI), Inc.

Hours: 14

Project Quality, Control and Risk Management

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

Additional Course Information

2021/22 Academy Year Tuition and Fee Chart

Course Contact hours Tuition Price Fee Price
Foundations of Project Management  20 $595 $10 workbook
$100 PMBOK Guide
Project Requirements, Procurement and Cost Management 24 $695 $10 Workbook
Project Quality, Control and Risk Management 24 $695 $10 workbook
Agile Project Management  13 $345 $10 workbook
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)* 14 $1,095  
PMI Exam Prep† 35 $1,095 $10 workbook
$100 Online Practice
Total 130 $4,520 $250

Notes:

* DASM includes costs of books, materials, and certification exam voucher included in tuition price

† PMI Exam prep tuition price does not include cost of exam and must be purchased separately

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.

Emphasis: Business Analyst

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 and Continuous 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 .

Course Contact hours Tuition Price Fees Price
LSS White Belt 10 $299  
LSS Yellow Belt Plus 30 $699 $25 Certification
LSS Green Belt Plus 40 $1,299 $75 Certification
$450 Software
Total 80 $2,497 $550

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 contact:

Business & Industry Partners Students & Professionals
 
Robert Caldwell
Workforce Training Manager
rcaldwell11@mccneb.edu
Phone: 531-622-4771

 
 
Kim Bridges
Workforce Training Coordinator
kdbridges@mccneb.edu
Phone: 531-622-2658