Project Management Certification Program

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Project Management Certification Program

2017 Summer Session

1. Introduction to Project Management

Did you know that Project Managers earn between $45,000-95,000 per year? Project management is the ability to define work efforts in terms of time, budget, and resource needs essential for business planning. We will cover the forms, tools, and processes to plan and manage these efforts both efficiently and effectively. This is the first course required for the national certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Course #210072
3 Saturdays - June 24, July 1, 8
8am - 5pm 
 • Room 905 • $519

Create your profile and Register or contact Judy at 510-723-6665 or

3. Project Execution and Control

A successful Project Manager relies on an effective management plan, which provides a baseline for monitoring progress, identifying variances, and taking timely action to mitigate the impact of problems. In this course, you learn how to create such a plan and implement it through to project completion and evaluation.

Course #210073
3 Saturdays - Aug 5, 12, 19
8am - 5pm • Room 905 • $519

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2. Project Management Tools Fundamentals

This hands-on course provides an overview of project management tools and their functionality.  Conducted in a PC Lab environment, students will get an opportunity to work with the tool while receiving support from an experienced and knowledgeable instructor/coach.  Students will have an opportunity to develop a project schedule from scratch, use the baseline schedule to understand and manage resource allocations, task assignments, and change.  Students will learn how to create and modify reports for their project communication needs.  These skills are essential for anyone working in project management and especially those preparing to take the PMP®/CAPM® Credential Exam.

Course #210076
3 Saturdays - July 15, 22, 29
8am - 5pm • Room 905 •  $519

Create your profile and Register or contact Judy at 510-723-6665 or

4. PMP®/CAPM® Preparation

The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers two credentials for project managers who want formal recognition of their project knowledge. In particular, the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification for experienced project managers and the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)® credential for entry-level project managers. These are well-recognized credentials for project managers, both those in the job market and those who want to work in a formal business project management environment. Both credentials require that the applicant complete a comprehensive description of their experience and pass a certification exam. This course prepares students to complete the test application, study for, and pass, either the PMP® or the CAPM® examination, both based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)®.
Course #210077

3 Saturdays - Aug 26, Sept 9, 16
8am - 5pm • Room 905 • $519


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

Textbooks are required for all courses 


Revised An Introduction to Project Management, Fifth Edition:
With a Brief Guide to Microsoft Project Professional 2016
May 12, 2016
Fifth Edition by Kathy Schwalbe (author)
ISBN-13: 978-1533000781


Achieve PMP® Exam Success, A Concise Study Guide for
The Busy Project Manager, updated January 19, 2016
5th Edition by authors Diane Altwies and Janice Preston
ISBN-13: 978-1604271324


Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide,
Project Management Institute
5th Edition, 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1935589679


Textbooks are available at Chabot College Bookstore. Call them at 510-723-2650 to check if they are in stock.

Catherine Pinkas


Catherine is a certified project management professional (PMP) with 20+ years consulting on projects in large and small companies. In addition, she has developed courses and taught project management at UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco State College and University of San Francisco. Catherine brings extensive knowledge in the field and in teaching the skills necessary to become a project manager.


"The Project Management Certification Program at Chabot College is a great program. The cost was only about 25% of the cost due to a grant provided to the college.  The classes... have helped me  tremendously with my temporary project management job today... I will be well prepared to search for consulting work as a project manager."

"... it was a very worthwhile 2 classes to help get a foundation for project management."
-Marguerite Mazzitti, Director of Fundraising March of Dimes

"I learned how to approach the PMP/CAPM exams, that risk is something significant and quality can be assessed at multiple stages in a project."
-Don Carlos

"Catherine managed the presentation in an excellent manner - targeted, on-point & applicable to real life situations."
- Marguerite Mazzitt