Project Management Professional

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The Project Management program provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage projects effectively. Students will learn how to identify and work with various stakeholders and understand project phases and life cycles. They will learn how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and close a project. The program covers how to manage the scope of a project and create a work breakdown structure. The program also includes the quality control process to ensure a high-quality deliverable.

Group Learning 80 Hours
Becoming a Master Student 40 Hours
Introduction to Windows 60 Hours
Managing Windows 60 Hours
Microsoft Word - Basic 60 Hours
Microsoft Word - Intermediate 60 Hours
Microsoft Excel - Basic 60 Hours
Microsoft Excel - Intermediate 60 Hours
Microsoft Excel - Advanced 60 Hours
Microsoft Outlook - Basic 60 Hours
Microsoft Outlook - Advanced 60 Hours
Microsoft PowerPoint - Basic 60 Hours
Software Version Compatibility 40 Hours
Internet Essentials at Work 40 Hours
Keyboarding A to Z 20 Hours
Keyboarding Practice 40 Hours
Project Management Professional 250 Hours

Project Management Professional Includes:

  • Project Management Essentials
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management

Note: Curriculums are subject to change with technology and documentation updates. If curriculum or software is upgraded during your training, you will be charged for the replacement of your old training manual.

Prerequisite: Student must complete ALL Microsoft Software before stating the Project management component.


We take into consideration that we have a class full of students with sit/stand issues and need to allow them time to get up and move around for 10 minutes every hour, creating a time to clear their brains for a moment and move their joints to relieve pain.

Students will be in attendance a total of 1170-hours, minus 3 ten-minute breaks daily. Our students will have a total of 1023 class hours.

This program will take 59 weeks to complete, NOT including holidays.


Tuition: $16,670.00
Books: $1500.00
Total: $18,125.00

Tuition costs for our Project Management Program have been reduced $85.00 to comply with Labor & Industries Funding Policies.

Group Learning

Group Learning takes place daily and includes Classroom Discussions, Hands on Training & Group Activities, and Business and Professional Development courses. We cover an extremely wide, ever expanding, variety of topics including:

Classroom Discussions

  • Addressing frequently asked questions
  • Popular sticking points in the coursework
  • Function Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts
  • What are Math keys on the Keyboard (* / - + )
  • How to use a Table of Contents and Index
  • Using Reference Material
  • How to find “Help” in software applications and on the internet

Hands-On Training & Group Activities

  • How to use a Multi-line phone, Fax Machine and Copier
  • Introduction to computer hardware (Raspberry Pi) – Students will take apart and put back together a computer, while learning the function of each component
  • Data Storage
  • Introduction to OSX (Mac Operating System)
  • Introduction to iOS (iPad and iPhone)
  • Exploring the Cloud
  • Photoshop Basics
  • Hands on experience with assorted apps

Business & Professionalism Development

  • Communications: Business Communications, Business Etiquette, Email Management, Listening Skills, Telephone Skills
  • Personal Effectiveness: Business Etiquette, Effective Time Management, Business Ethics, Professionalism in the Office, and Organizational Skills
  • Customer Service: Customer Service Fundamentals, Customer Service in the Information Age, and Excellence in Service
  • English Essentials: Business Writing, Grammar Basics, Formatting Letters and Reports, and Vocabulary Improvement
  • Basic Business Math

Becoming a Master Student

Every student has the ability to be a Master Student; this course will help students tap into their natural learning abilities and shows them how to take control of their education. They will learn practical study techniques – such as anti-procrastination skills, test-taking skills, Muscle Reading, concept mapping, goal setting, and critical thinking. As they discover what works, they will develop their own unique style of learning that they can use to excel in all of their classes, and for the rest of their lives.

Course Objective:

  • Starting off on the right foot: Discover what you want to get out of your education and put your goals into action
  • Chart your course to success: The Master Student Map begins each chapter with key questions that guide thinking and learning, and helps develop essential critical thinking skills
  • Master learning in the online environment: Learn how to use technology resources and the Internet, and online communities, to study more effectively and succeed in your courses
  • Prepare for the workplace: The put it to work feature will show you how you can apply what you’ve learned in the real world

Operating Systems and Microsoft Office Suite

Introduction to Windows

This course is designed to teach the students the basic skills necessary to work with computers and the fundamental features of Windows, including: start and shut down Windows, work with the desktop, the taskbar and icons, move, minimize, maximize and restore windows, change a window’s size and shape, cascade, tile, scroll within and switch between open windows, hide and display a window toolbar and the status bar use the Back and Forward buttons, work with My Computer, using the Control Panel to view storage device properties and copy a diskette, create files and folders, rename, move and copy a folder or file, create and rename a shortcut, delete files, folders and shortcuts, retrieve a deleted object, empty and reconfigure the Recycle Bin and using Windows Explorer.

Managing Windows

This course is designed to teach the students how to Manage Windows and manipulate the Windows environment. Students will learn how to work with files and folders and how to customize Windows settings to suit their preferences.


  • Use the new features of Windows desktop
  • Use Control Panel fundamentals
  • Manage files and folders
  • Work with documents and copying files
  • Customize Windows
  • Identify the new features of Internet Explorer
  • Identify new features of Outlook Express
  • Add Network places
  • Search Web pages
  • Use Remote assistance

Microsoft Word - Basic and Intermediate

Basic: This course is designed to teach our students the basic skills necessary to use the Microsoft Word software. Topics covered by this course include exploring Word; using the Office Assistant, basic document skills, spell check and grammar check, working with document views, printing documents, envelopes and labels, applying character, paragraph and document formatting. The use of styles is covered, as well as setting tabs, indenting paragraphs, and using numbers and bullets in lists. Students will work with headers and footers, create section breaks and learn how to use online help.

Intermediate: Students will learn more advanced features of Word, including: how to insert dates and symbols into documents, how to work with AutoFormat, and borders and shading. Students will learn how to insert tables, graphics, charts and diagrams, as well as how to edit them in Word documents. This course covers how to create newspaper columns, track revisions, use comments, AutoCorrect and AutoText. Students will also learn to use the Thesaurus and Spell Check tools, how to use outline view and customize Word preferences. Finally, this course teaches how to manage files and folders, and use Word HTML features.

Microsoft Excel - Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced

Basic: This course is designed to teach our students the basic skills necessary to use the Microsoft Excel software. Topics covered by this course include exploring Excel, using the Office Assistant, basic workbook skills, working with ranges, creating simple formulas, and copying and moving data. Page setup and Printing workbooks are also covered. Formatting numbers and text, working with columns and rows, formatting cells, and using automatic formatting and styles are also covered in this course. Students will also learn how to use online help.

Intermediate: Students will learn some more advanced skills necessary to use the Microsoft Excel software. Topics covered by this course include using large worksheets, working with multiple worksheets, and managing worksheets. Students will work with Outlines and HTML files. Using Paste Special, range names, labels in formulas, other functions will also be covered in this course. Students will create and edit charts, draw an object, use additional effects and objects, and use AutoShapes. This course also covers managing data and files, and customizing Excel preferences.

Advanced: Finally, students will learn advanced features necessary for using the database capabilities and to effectively use the financial formulas in the Microsoft Excel Software. Topics covered by this course include working with databases, working with the data form, using AutoFilter and advanced filters, importing and exporting data, creating and revising pivot tables, using multiple workbooks, using conditional and custom formats, using templates, working with comments, using worksheet protection, and sharing workbooks.

Microsoft Outlook - Basic and Advanced

Basic: This course presents our students with the basics of Microsoft Outlook. Students will learn how to open and reply to e-mail messages, insert attachments in messages, use the Outlook calendar to schedule appointments and meetings, and use Outlook contacts.

Advanced: Students will learn the advanced features of Outlook, including: managing Tasks, work with Outlook Journal and use Notes. Customizing Outlook Today, creating rules, sharing and accessing other users folders, creating forms and working offline are also topics covered in this course.

Microsoft PowerPoint - Basic

This course is designed to teach students the basic skills necessary to use the Microsoft PowerPoint software. Topics covered by this course include exploring PowerPoint, using the Office Assistant, basic presentation skills, and use of the Outline pane, spell check, enhancing presentation text, printing, sending and publishing presentations, and formatting and editing text. Using graphic images and tables is covered, as well as using Slide Sorter view, using the Slide master, and working with drawing objects. Students will use slide show view, and edit multiple presentations simultaneously.

Software Version Compatibility

Students explore the differences between older versions and newer versions with hands on experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Professional Development

Internet Essentials at Work

This course is designed to teach the students the basic skills necessary to use a variety of web browser including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox software. Topics covered by this course include browsing the web, working with the favorite’s center, zoom in and out in a web page, save and print web pages, run searches, set internet options, work with privacy and security settings, install add-ons, play multimedia content.

Keyboarding A to Z

This Course is designed for students who want to learn how to touch-type to increase their speed and efficiency on the keyboard. The open, modular-style manual is designed for quick scanning in the classroom, and is filled with interactive exercises that will allow students to explore the intricacies of KAZ (Keyboarding A to Z).


  • Use the keyboard with correct posture, and identify the home keys and their importance in touch-typing
  • Touch type the letter keys with increasing speed and accuracy
  • Touch type capital letters, special characters, and standard punctuation
  • Develop increasing speed and accuracy, and calculate words per minute typing speed

Speedbuilder is designed to encourage short practice sessions, with twenty phrases presented at a time. The program provides feedback by displaying the learner’s progress in both speed and accuracy.

Keyboarding Practice

This time is used for skills reinforcement and speed building.

Project Management Professional

Project Management Essentials

This course provides an overview of the project management process. It introduces the characteristics of a project, the responsibilities that accompany project management, and the differences between portfolios, programs, and projects. The course will identify key project management concepts and terms and provide information about the variables that can influence project outcomes. It will also cover the project stakeholders and the organizational influences on a project.

Project Integration Management

In this course, learners will be introduced to Project Integration Management and its processes, the project charter, including the statement of work and business case. They’ll also be introduced to the project management plan. This course will equip students with skills to manage change in an integrated fashion so that, for example, changes to scope are reflected appropriately in the quality, schedule, and cost baselines. This course covers the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs to direct and manage project execution and monitor and control project work. Through interactive learning strategies and realistic scenarios, the learner explores these concepts and gains a better understanding of the project integrative processes in action. This course will equip students with the tools and techniques to manage project change in an integrated fashion and to close out phases and projects so that all aspects are brought to a controlled close.

Project Scope Management

This course will highlight the importance of project scope management to project performance. Through interactive learning strategies and realistic scenarios, the learner will explore these concepts and gain a better understanding of the inputs to, the tools and techniques for, and the outputs of the Project Scope Management processes. This course covers all the activities related to planning scope management and developing a project scope statement. This course will highlight the importance of the WBS and how it relates to the overall success of a project. Students will learn about verifying scope and controlling changes to a project’s scope baseline.

Project Time Management

This course covers defining and sequencing project activities in the project management discipline. The course explores project activities and activity attributes, and the method of developing network diagrams, including dependency determination and applying leads and lags. Learners will be provided with an overview of establishing resource requirements, sources of activity duration information, and methods of estimating activity durations. Some of the duration estimating techniques taught in this course include analogous estimating, parametric estimating, and using three-point estimates. Students will learn how to analyze activity sequences, durations, and resource and schedule constraints, to create the project schedule. Learners will also calculate the critical path using a forward and backward pass, calculate the float, and calculate the critical chain to monitor progress and make changes to the project schedule as require.

Project Cost Management

This course provides an overview of estimating and budgeting project costs. This course covers gathering cost information from numerous sources and then utilizing that information to apply tools and techniques such as bottom-up estimating and reserve analysis for estimating costs. Learners will determine the project budget by calculating reserves and funding requirements. Students learn how to monitor cost performance through earned value management (EVM), forecasting, and other techniques such as to-complete performance index (TCPI). The course demonstrates how to calculate planned value, earned value, actual cost, schedule and cost variance, and schedule-performance and cost- performance indices.

Project Quality Management

In this course, learners will be introduced to the quality planning process. This process will help students identify the relevant quality standards for a project and then determine how to satisfy those needs. Learners will be given an overview of the quality assurance and quality control processes. Learners will be introduced to the tools and techniques used in quality assurance, such as quality audits and performing a process analysis. They’ll also learn quality control tools, such as cause and effect diagrams, statistical sampling, and inspection.

Project Human Resource Management

This course emphasizes the importance of good project human resource management to overall project performance. It covers the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the first two Project Human Resource Management processes: Develop Human Resource Plan and Acquire Project Team. This course covers the Develop Project Team and Manage Project Team processes, the third and fourth processes within the Project Human Resources Management knowledge area. Techniques for developing project teams, such as training, team-building activities, and recognition and rewards will be discussed. Learners will also be introduced to strategies for enhancing project performance and conflict management techniques. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to- date project management information, so learners can effectively put principles to work at their own organizations.

Project Risk Management

In this course, learners will be introduced to the Project Risk Management knowledge area. Specifically, learners will be introduced the first process in the Project Risk Management knowledge area: Plan Risk Management. Techniques such as creating a risk management plan and preparing documentation for the risk identification and analysis processes will be covered in detail.

Project Procurement Management

In this course, learners will gain an understanding of what processes are involved in planning project procurement and how these processes interact with the overall project life cycle. Common tools and techniques for planning project procurement will be covered, including make-or- buy analysis.

Project Stakeholder Management

A project can be worthless if the right people aren’t involved from the beginning. Project Stakeholder Management focuses on making sure that the right stakeholders are identified, that stakeholder requirements are captured and incorporated into the work of the project, and that appropriate stakeholders participate in relevant project activities.

This plan is customizable to suit individual needs.

Curriculums are subject to change with technology and documentation updates. If curriculum or software is upgraded during your training, you will be charged for the replacement of your old training manual.

NOTE: This information is for your planning purposes only. Due to all the legal disclosures mandated by the State of Washington Workforce Training and Education Board, it is necessary for Allied Training Systems to write all proposals to ensure student receives all the information necessary.

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