ACP Project Management

Now offered year round.Overview

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.


  • Learn fundamental project management principles, theories, and practices
  • 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 stake-holders
  • Benefit from a Charter Global Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute
  • 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

In order to earn the Project Management Certificate, students must complete all the courses listed below with a grade "C" or better in each course.

All certificate programs at UC Irvine Extension require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation. International students who do not meet certificate program admissions requirements are invited to enroll in one of our English Language Programs.

Admission Requirements

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Teresa Gisbert Aramburu“In my ACP in Project Management, I developed my teamwork and communication skills and learned to work alongside others, despite cultural differences.”
Teresa Gisbert Aramburu
ACP Project Management

Program Cost

Tuition for applications received by March 31, 2015:
  • Certificate: $7,500 (Approximate total cost: $12,300 USD, excludes airfare)
  • Internship: $2,100
Tuition effective April 1, 2015:
  • Tuition: $7,900
  • Internship: $2,400


Jan 3 - Mar 26
Jan 6 - Mar 31
Apr 4 - Jun 26
Apr 3 - Jun 24
Jul 3 - Sept 24
Jul 2 - Sept 23
Sept 19 - Dec 15
Sept 18 - Dec 10


Introduction to an ACP

Gain an overview of the American higher educational system and acquire the academic skills to ensure your success in an ACP.

Professional Communications Seminar (PCS)

Understand American business culture, sharpen your communication and presentation skills, learn professional etiquette, and improve your business English.


  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Procurement Management: Contracting, Subcontracting, Teaming
  • Project Monitoring and Control with Earned Value
  • Management, Leadership, and Team Building within the Project Environment
  • Project Risk Management
  • Management of Multiple Projects
  • Project Management Practicum and Project Simulation

As an optional last course and for an additional fee, you have the opportunity to apply academic theory and gain practical experience in a variety of businesses and industries for up to three months. A research project provides additional training. Also included in the internship are the Resume Development and Interviewing Skills workshops.
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